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    Pinot with Passion: Wooing Tree Vineyard | Central Otaga, NZ

    Wooing Tree Vineyard’s trademark Wooing Tree towers above the pinot noir vines beneath a summer sky. Wooing Tree Vineyard’s partners in crime: Steve Farquarson (L), wife Thea, sister Jane, and brother-in-law Geoff Bews. Welcome to binNotes: Meet the Winemaker Like wine? You’ve landed on the right page! Today’s Exclusive: Wooing Tree Vineyard | Central Otago, NZ by L.M.

    7 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

    Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

    The concept that age is a beautiful thing doesn’t always play out well in our Western Culture. In one of my psyche classes, we learned that there are two cultures that make up the world; although, I would argue that I fit into a third one. It would be an evolving Melting Pot culture, which takes a bit from each: Collectivism Focus: Emphasizes interdependence of every human b ...

    5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Viña Koyle: Cristóbal, Carmenere & Auma

      The Passionate Foodie - - 4 readers - The art of blending. The death of 700,000 beetles. Cow horns filled with dung. An indigenous Chilean flower. The soul. These were all fascinating topics that arose during a recent dinner I attended at Alden & Harlow with Matt Demers of Quintessential Wines and Cristóbal Undurraga Marimón, co-owner and winemaker at Viña Koyle, a Chilean winery.

      Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile

      Texas Wine Lover - - 4 readers - The post Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Robert H. Fritz is the winemaker and co-owner at Solaro Estate now with two locations. The primary winery is located in Dripping Springs and a new Urban Winery is in Houston. Solaro Estate has been winning many awards with their Texas wines including wines from their large estate vineyard.

      Have you ever thought about Making Your Own Wine at Home?

      Wine Blog - - 4 readers - Making your own wine is done by a lot of home winemakers. And, if you’ve ever thought about making your own wine, right in the comfort of your home, there’s a great new book on the market. Written by Lori Stahl, and published by Fox Chapel Publishing, Making Your Own Wine at Home is a no nonsense book that’s a practical, how-to beginners’ guide.

      If you want a Moniker Wine, name it that… Moniker Wines

      Wine Blog - - 4 readers - MONIKER WINE: it’s not brain surgery, people, but look how long it took someone to come up with the actual moniker as a wine brand. Now that it’s out there, the rest of us are all slapping our foreheads. Leave it to the folks at Mendocino Wine Company, to branch out into the Moniker realm. I remember when I wrote about Petite Sirah being the John Wayne of wine varieties.

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      Autumn’s Claire-ity [sic]

      …RBuchanan photo: View south over Okanagan Lake toward Summerland, Naramata and Peachland as autumn arrives. Lately when it comes to my personal blog, I’ve been following the first half of Ernest Hemingway’s advice well. However, I’ve not been delivering so much on the second part of his advice to “Live it up so you can write it down.” In autumn…

      2 readers - By Roz's small fry Blog

      If you want a Moniker Wine, name it that… Moniker Wines

      …. The members of PS I Love You were pouring their wines to go along with chef’s dishes. It was then that I learned of Tim’s sharp wit and great marketing savvy. Now, his next generation has joined his wine company… Chase Thornhill, his son, has been given Moniker Wines to market, among his other duties, and success will be his. According to Chase…

      4 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Have you ever thought about Making Your Own Wine at Home?

      … exception to Vitis vinifera: Zinfandel Cabernet Sauvignon Seyval Blanc Vidal Blanc Riesling Concord (Vitis labrusca, not Vitis vinifera, like the others above) If you’re on the East Coast, there are markets where you can purchase grapes grown in California and delivered to you. Our Wooden Valley Winery client from Suisun Valley (another client) has…

      4 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Viña Koyle: Cristóbal, Carmenere & Auma

      … winemaking. Beginning at Franciscan Estates in Napa, California in 2001, he later traveled, in 2002, to Rosemount Estates in Australia and then the famed Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux, France. In 2003, he was recruited to become the lead enologist at Vina Kaiken in Argentina. However, he was eventually drawn back to Chile, to become the chief…

      4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Pinot with Passion: Wooing Tree Vineyard | Central Otaga, NZ

      … | Central Otago, NZ by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Pinterest It all started with the tree. The Wooing Tree. A rendevous spot for most of Central Otaga’s ‘wooing’ couples. Fertile ground indeed, and the eventual site for award-winning Wooing Tree Vineyard, known for their ‘Pinot with Passion.’ binNotes first…

      7 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® returns on February 20, 2015

      …Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah®,Dark & Delicious™,Event,Food & Wine,Petite Sirah,PS I Love You,Wine,Wine Business,Wine tasting,Winemaker,Winery,Zinfandel About the ® in Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah®… ← This image to the left, is NOT a PS I LOVE YOU event. ← This one is a case of trademark infringement. ← If other entities didn’t…

      3 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Meet the Winemaker: Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards

      … humble, award winning, winemaker. Christine Campbell: Historically, what grape varieties did your parents plant? Adam Campbell: They planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Burgundy was the model and they liked to drink these wines. CC: Did your family have a background in grape growing? AC: I actually come from a farming family. My Grandfather was a pear…

      1 readers - By Christine Campbell/ The Alcohol Professor

      Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile

      … by the vineyards to hang out and enjoy what all of our lives, in the winemaking world, are about. What’s the greatest part about being a winemaker? Personally, my other world starts and finishes with a legal case. Winemaking encompasses history, patience, and the future of every vintage. What is your winemaking philosophy, that is, what are you trying…

      4 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Review of Kuhlman Cellars Texas Red 2012

      … in the connected winery and to frolic though the estate vineyards with a glass of wine on a nice day. Dirt, vines, grapes, strict and loving winemaking, fine stemware, and a passionate family at Kuhlman; that is what this is all about! Now on to the wine. The Texas Red is a carefully crafted blend of five varietals, led by the beloved and powerful…

      2 readers - By Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover

      Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

      … wine by winemaker Joe Freeman. The ability that I have to study winemakers for the every day long haul is fantastic privilege, and an honor. With each new winemaker for whom I work, I have to taste their wines repeatedly. As a result, I taste their wines in many incarnations, and become very familiar with what they’re crafting. We all know…

      5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      Argentina – A Reach For Higher Ground

      …Interestingly, Argentina’s wine history and culture began about the same time as our’s here in the U.S. Arguably more interesting is the fact that it began with the same impetus – Italian immigration. Today, Argentina has become known as the world’s largest purveyor of Malbec. Another thing that singles out Argentina – some of the highest altitude…

      7 readers - By GrapeRadio

      The many charms of a winemaker ~ Mark Beaman ~ During harvest, no less

      … of working for Belvedere, Barefoot Cellars, Robert Mondavi, and Ironstone, this set the stage for launching Diaz Communications. My last 14 years of being a private contractor, starting two marketing groups (the most successful being PS I Love You for Petite Sirah), and having a plethora of clients along the way… my reputation is now pretty set for my…

      1 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      #NapaQuake: A harvest of recovery

      … – Founded by the Napa Valley Vintners organization with a *huge* $10 million pledge, they also have put together a fantastic hub for quake relief information. Napa Earthquake Volunteers – #NapaStrong – GoFundMe.com – A hugely succesful effort, immediately started by winemaker Jason Moore of Modus Operandi Cellars (WL) who lost quite a bit of wine…

      4 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion