Wine Tastings

    • Adventures With Spit Buckets and More Life Lessons at Wine Tastings

      Adventures With Spit Buckets and More Life Lessons at Wine Tastings What have I learned attending a decade-plus worth of wine tastings all over the country and world? Well, I’ve certainly accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience. But I’ve also developed some, shall we say, neurotic tendencies. Here is one circumstance that, at some point, will strike all wine tasters.

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  • Huber’s Winery

    … features bottles of all the wines from the list as well as a variety of brandies (Applejack is a popular choice) and vodkas made at the Huber’s Distillery, which opened in 2001. Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards is located at 19816 Huber Road. They take wine orders only by phone (how’s that for old-school?) — 812-923-9463 — and can only ship…

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  • Achaval-Ferrer Takes Malbec to New Heights

    … at large, and it was a unique opportunity to hear from the co-founder, Santiago Achaval. As the seminal book on Argentinian wine Vino Argentino by Laura Catena says: “Achaval-Ferrer has done much to promote the distinctive terroirs of Argentine Malbec.” This was never more evident than in the interesting vineyard designate Malbecs at the tasting…

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  • Wonderful Winderlea!

    … The centerpiece of Friday’s agenda was a summer wine pairing luncheon at one of my favorite Oregon wineries, Winderlea, that is in the heart of the Dundee area. On the way out of Salem, we stopped at St. Innocent, a winery I have never visited that came highly recommended. We enjoyed one of the wine flights offered and I particularly liked…

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  • Sass Winery

    … I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry Sass, owner and winemaker for Sass Winery, about two years ago here in Charleston at a wine pairing dinner. When plans for my trip West were firming up, I emailed Jerry and asked it if would be possible to stop by as he isn’t open to the public and I wanted to be sure it wouldn’t be an inconvenience. He…

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  • Codorníu Raventós’ Wines Around the World

    … of the group is to make world class wines that express terroir with a nod to tradition and the use of sustainable winemaking practices. At a recent seminar in Chicago, we tasted a few of the higher end and more innovative wines in the portfolio. Cordoniu’s winemaker, Bruno Colomer, showed us two sparkling wines made from 100% Xarel.lo, Chardonnay…

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  • Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005

    … Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005 16 January 2014 by Kenny Galloway Part of our gift package after my team one first prize at the Défi de Bacchus 2009 wine tasting competition in Lyon, France. Figured it was time to crack open the bottle. So cheers to the ONE-FOUR! Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005 Tasting Notes: Ruby…

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  • Vanguard Wines 2013 Grand Portfolio Tasting

    … Thanks to a very generous invitation from The Andersons Sawmill Wine Shop, I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s Vanguard Wines “Grand Portfolio Tasting”, near Downtown Columbus, Ohio. Vanguard Wines is one of the largest (if not the largest) wine importers to Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. And they have a great selection to boot! This year…

  • Discovering the Taste of Romania – Thank You Silvia!

    … in the area. Târnave is home to Romania’s coolest vineyards and, similar to the Mosel region in Germany, the vineyards rest on remarkably steep slopes. The wines tend to share the high acidity, commonly found in Mosel valley wines. The Feteasca Regala varietal is exclusively Romanian, created in the 1930s from a cross between the Grasa and Feteasca Alba…

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  • Wine Tasting at Uncorked for Saturday April 6, 2013

    … Are we dreaming or is this a weekend day and it's not cold and rainy?! Yes! Time to get out and enjoy one of the great Saturday afternoon free wine tastings at Uncorked in north Raleigh, off of Durant Rd. The knowledgeable and friendly Neal Thornton from Grapevine Distributors was on hand to sample four wines, a Prosecco, a Pinot Noir…

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  • I'm back with a vengeance!!

    …I received some really good news today. I have been slacking on updating this journal, and I'm sorry for that. I have a new phone, and it should make it more convenient to update my blog. Today I was able to share the 2007 JAX cab and Y3 Syrah... Yum yum…

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  • Sip & Shop for Toys for Tots! (Nov. 28, 2012)

    …Please join us on Wed., November 28th from 6-10pm at the annual Holiday Mingle Jingle marketplace and benefit for our last BIG event of the year. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and craft beer, live entertainment, food trucks and more while finding the perfect gift for the foodie, fashionista or wine enthusiast in your life. Donate a new…

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  • Silverado Vineyards

    … in the picture above. The tasting room is located inside. “The beginning of vine planting is like the beginning of mining for precious metals: the winegrower also ‘prospects’.” - Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters, 1880 This quote is found on Silverado's website, and I think it's a great winemaking quote. It's from Stevenson's…

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