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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

      WBC14: Bridlewood Estate Excursion

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 7 readers - 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 Estate Excursion.

      Wine Tasting Rating – Chateau Chantal – 2012 – Pinot Blanc

      Uncorked Monthly - - 6 readers - 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 ...

      #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.

      Fatherhood – The First Grapes Arrive

      Bacchus and Beery - - 3 readers - Read Part 3 of our Starting a Family Winery Series “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies.” (Prissy from Gone With the Wind) And that’s how it felt when we arrived at 5:15 AM to bring in our first grapes. All that I had learned in preparation for that moment seemed to evaporate in the excitement.

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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…

      4 readers - By Do Bianchi

      #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…

      4 readers - By Vinopanion

      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…

      10 readers - By Decanter

      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…

      3 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

      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…

      1 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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      The ‘Res Ipsa Loquitor’ mutual admiration society circumlocution

      … this special day with Kent and other winemakers. It is obvious in your hosting this 'Thank You' event how much you value your volunteers. I am sure the event was appreciated by all. Nancy and I will be looking forward to next year's annual PSILOVEYOU event in February. [Dark & Delicious] In the meantime, thanks again and may the FORCE be with all…

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      Wines of South America by Evan Goldstein

      … varieties, regions, touring, dining, brands, and their wine labels. It's the quintessential guide. Each winery listed, and there's a plethora of them, has its founding date, address (so you can find it), who owns the winery, who the winemaker is, who's the viticulturist, for what the winery is best known, its signature wine, and other labels…

      20 readers - By Wine Blog

      A moving expereince… and I mean a *real* moving for Carica Wines

      …, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Winemaker Charlie Dollbaum has also added a Rosé to the Carica portfolio. The name 'Carica' means . . . The name Carica, and the fig leaf on the label, are inspired by the fig trees (botanical name Ficus carica) that still flourish on the hillsides of northern California vineyards. Together, the grapevine and fig tree have traditionally symbolized a life filled with peace and prosperity.…

      7 readers - By Wine Blog

      Perissos Vineyards and Winery: Harvest Visit

      … varieties, challenged in areas by a patch of high pH soil and cotton root rot, was getting treated with an innovative technique of microbes. Seth’s vision is for these microbes to set after the soil fungus that causes this vineyard scourge. Seth Martin at Perissos Vineyards (Courtesy James Skogsberg) Here was Seth, the winemaker and vineyardist (wearing…

      11 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Exclusive Interview with Winemaker Beau Carufel

      … Beau CarufelA few years ago I joined this thing called Twitter, you may have heard of it. I wasn't really sure what to talk about so I started talking about what I know...wine. These conversation have lead to numerous friendships both on and offline. One great friendship formed with Winemaker Beau Carufel. We took a few minutes to catch up…

      5 readers - By The Wine Key's Blog
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