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    Montes to trial vineyard near Peru's Machu Picchu

    Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes intends to plant vines in Peru's Sacred Valley, near to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, to test the area's ability to produce wine. Aurelio Montes is keen to experiment in Peru's Sacred Valley. Image credit: Wikipedia / Charles Gadbois Montes (pictured) told journalists at a dinner in London this week that the vineyard trial in Peru will begin next week.

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    Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

    Best Buy! The Northwest’s most accessible example of Sauvignon Blanc excels in the hands of Australian winemaker Wendy Stuckey. She crafts it in an approachable, food-friendly style that starts with aromas of fresh-mowed grass, gooseberry, lime peel and kumquat.

    9 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Argentina – A Reach For Higher Ground

      GrapeRadio - - 7 readers - 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 vineyards in the world.

      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.

      Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

      Wine Blog - - 4 readers - 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.

      #NapaQuake: A harvest of recovery

      Vinopanion - - 4 readers - Over two weeks have passed since a significant earthquake hit Napa and the surrounding cities, at 3:20am Sunday morning 08/24/14. Named the South Napa earthquake by USGS, the 6.0 quake hit Napa particularly hard, despite what could be considered a quake of intermediate intensity.

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      Robert H. Fritz of Solaro Estate Winemaker Profile

      …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…

      4 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Review of Kuhlman Cellars Texas Red 2012

      …The post Review of Kuhlman Cellars Texas Red 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. The renowned 290 wine trail that runs from Johnson City to Fredericksburg, Texas, is a world all its own. Many years ago there were open fields and a winery or two here and there scattered amongst the sparsely populated small towns within the region. In 2014…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

      … interdependence of every human being Example: In a bed of nails, if one sticks up above the others, it must be hammered to be the exact same height as all of the others Classes: A social outlook, political, philosophical, religious, economic Cultures: France, Japan, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine Communications: High context, equivocal…

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      Argentina – A Reach For Higher Ground

      …-tech.com Click Below to Play the Show: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Show #373 (59:52 min 57.5 MB) Podcast: Play in new window | Download…

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

      …[Image borrowed from the Wines That Rock Website. Mark Beaman is in the middle of this image.] One of the many charms of Mark Beaman is that I got a winemaker profile during harvest. One would think that it’s pretty hard to do right now. Certainly I did. So I used a different technique than the meet n’greet interview process. I sent questions…

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      Why a bad vintage is good, Super Tuscans @WineSearcher & a special dinner @SottoLA

      … writing the piece and it’s been great to work with Wink Lorch, the current editor there. She’s an amazing writer and a wonderful editor. Alfonso also published his first piece there, a fantastic overview of Etna wines. The Brunello coverage also kept me from responding to an important comment here by Sicilian winemaker Marilena Barbera. In response…

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      #NapaQuake: A harvest of recovery

      … 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 himself. Napa…

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      Montes to trial vineyard near Peru's Machu Picchu

      …Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes intends to plant vines in Peru's Sacred Valley, near to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, to test the area's ability to produce wine. Aurelio Montes is keen to experiment in Peru's Sacred Valley. Image credit: Wikipedia / Charles Gadbois Montes (pictured) told journalists at a dinner in London this week…

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      Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

      … fermentation in attenuated oak, allowing for a refreshing entry of Granny Smith apple, gooseberry, quince and slate. Enjoy with fare such as rosemary-rubbed chicken, halibut, mussels steamed with curry, Vietnamese pho laced with ginger or a fruit plate featuring chevre. Rating: Excellent Production: 110,000 cases Alcohol: 13% Winery website The post Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Horse Heaven Hills, $15 appeared first on Great Northwest Wine.…

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      Fatherhood – The First Grapes Arrive

      … mouth-feel. Conch keeping a watchful eye Once at the winery (Healdsburg Custom Crush) we met up with winery partner Brian Kobler who also serves as our consulting winemaker. By then Conch, who had the day off from his position at Kosta Browne Winery, joined Donna and me for our first crush. Conch made the decision to de-stem the grapes before…

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      Review of McPherson Cellars Les Copains Rosé 2013

      … International Wine Competition in June, 2014. They followed that up later that month with a silver medal at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition. I was able to visit McPherson Cellars in May and after a tasting, I got the chance to talk to owner and winemaker Kim McPherson. He wanted to show me a new label he was starting to use…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Wine Tasting Rating – Chateau Chantal – 2012 – Pinot Blanc

      …Review We first enjoyed this Pinot Blanc at Chateau Chantal when we were conducting our interview with their winemakers Mark Johnson and Brian Hosmer. Tonight, Uncorked Monthly put it to our New Bottle Experience wine tasting rating. Chateau Chantal’s Pinot Blanc is wonderful light, summery white wine with some subtle fruit flavors. If you prefer…

      6 readers - By Uncorked Monthly

      WBC14: Bridlewood Estate Excursion

      …View from Bridlewood’s mission bells. As I wrote in my thoughts on the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14), the overall value of the conference is one of the biggest reasons I’d consider going again in the future. And nothing can illustrate that better than the one additional excursion I attended the afternoon after WBC14 closed: the Bridlewood…

      7 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Winemaker Greg La Follette

      …Winemaker Greg La Follette in his Barlow tasting room in Sebastopol About winemaker Greg La Follette Greg La Follette, an esteemed winemaker, is most known for his passion for making the finest Pinot Noir in the land. In addition to his own winery and label, Greg is a vastly sought-after consulting winemaker. At the recent Family Winemakers event…

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