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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.
Saturday Wine Tastings in Portland: November 8, 2014 November 8, 2014 Saturday, September 27, 2014 Great Wine Buys German Riesling: It’s Great for Thanksgiving! We’re always going on about how Riesling is great for Thanksgiving; come taste for yourself. All German today from Hexamer, Dr. Loosen, Pazen and more.
A hot spot for sipping wine throughout cool autumn in Southern Indiana photo by Sara Havens As soon as there’s a chill in the air and a crunch of leaves under the foot, residents of Louisville, Ky., and beyond make the 40-minute trek up the windy roads that lead to Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards in the small farming town of Starlight, Ind.
… By Ben Heskett SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- It is a rare treat when one of Argentina’s venerable Malbec producers chooses to share its wines in your city. Such was the case on a beautiful late summer day at a recent "Achaval-Ferrer Estates tasting at the Piperade restaurant here. The winery has done much to expand the view of Malbec in the world…
… with a stop at Anne Amie, another vineyard I had not visited. Anne Amie is one of three wineries involved in the Cube Project in which three wineries, Anne Amie, Bouchaine of Napa, CA, and Lincourt of Sta. Rita Hills, CA, each produce three single vineyard Pinot Noirs for three years (2010-2012) to evaluate the impact of wine making and terroir…
… 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…
… complement to the session on terroir, eight Ballard Canyon wineries presented their remarkable Syrahs during an afternoon tasting. The wineries included Kimsey, Beckmen, Stolpman, Rusack, Harrison Clarke, Larner, Jonata, and Saarloos and Sons. Syrahs are very dark in color (we all had purple teeth by the end of the tasting) with intense flavors…