• The Urban Winery Is Not an Urban Myth

      5 questions with Old 502 Winery's president/winemaker Logan Leet All photos by Sara Havens. The Old 502 Winery opened in downtown Louisville, Ky., in January of 2013 and has been thriving since. Not only are they a stop on the popular First Friday Trolley Hop, along with trendy galleries, restaurants and bars, but their tasting room stays busy throughout the week and on into the weekend.

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    • Tuesday Twaddle: “Offloading” brands, and the old spinning cone

      When is it time for a winery to “offload” underperforming brands? It happens. You’ve had a line, or SKU, in the market for years, but for some reason, it’s never gained traction. So the hard decision must be faced: Is it time to pull the plug on Grandma? This is the situation Treasury Wine Estates is facing.

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    • Dominus + Napanook Wine Tasting 2011 to 1991 Vertical

      Dominus Estate By Olivier deMaisonneuve Montreal Passion Vin is the annual rendez-vous when the Fondation de l’Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont invites wine lovers to open their wallets for a good cause. They also get the unique chance to taste world renowned wines and meet the actors behind those famous labels. This year funds were raised for a new integrated cancer treatment center.

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  • Pierre Sparr Brings Great Value to the LCBO

    …. The Crémant is now on the LCBO general list and delivers great quality for a crisp, refreshing sparkling at a great price of $18.95. Handpicked Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois, approximately 11 months of lees contact, no malolactic fermentation and proud utilization of Méthode Traditionnelle. The Rosé is 100% Pinot Noir, aged in stainless…

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  • Dom Perignon Champagne 1998 Vintage Tasting Sparkles

    …, Dom Pérignon mandates its own law, stating that the wine will age no less than seven years before release to the public. Dom Pérignon 1998 has already been released, but Richard Geoffroy has discovered that Champagne, when aged in the cellar with longer lees contact, goes through three full evolutions. These evolutions of maturation are referred…

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  • Keswick Vineyards

    … Keswick Vineyards is one of our favorite wineries. We try to visit them each time we travel to Charlottesville. During our last visit to Charlottesville over the Columbus day weekend, we were able to stop by Keswick to see what was new. We elected to do a tasting of the current offerings in the tasting room. As is always the case, we started…

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  • Chestnut Oak in Full Bloom

    … will feature estate grown grapes crafted by Eiserman. The tasting began with a very fruity 2010 Rose that was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Manseng. At 1% residual sugar, it was a pleasing sipper. Three vintages of Petit Manseng were next on tap, and these included pours from 2009, 2011, and 2012. These were all quite distinctive growing seasons…

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  • How to Import Wine, Craft Beer, Spirits into Ontario

    … Industry veteran Steven Trenholme will guide you through the intricate process of importing & selling beverage alcohol in Ontario & Quebec. The morning will be focused on understanding the dynamics of the industry and have the know-how to organize private imports for your personal consumption. With this ‘taste’ of what is involved…

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  • Chateau Chantal Deutschland Expedition

    … Podcast: Play in new window | Download Chateau Chantal Deutschland Expedition – Mark Johnson and Brian Hosmer, Winemakers Interview: August 22, 2014 Length: 05:56 Interviewer: Kim Brittingham I learned that this was started because Mark Johnson and their Director of Hospitality Brian Lillie set out on a quest for the perfect Riesling…

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  • Winery Visit Roundup

    … operate this small winery that currently has four acres planted in vines. Doug Fabbioli serves as wine consultant; however, Tina Marchione is full time winemaker. We gave our nods to the 2012 vintages including the 2012 Black Walnut White made from Traminette grapes. We also enjoyed the 2012 Cabernet Franc Reserve with its notes of seed berries…

    Virginia Wine Timein Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot Chardonnay- 7 readers -
  • Naked Wines Advertising

    … You may have noticed the little advertisement for $100 in free wine that’s been on the site recently—it’s right about there →. If you click on it and make a purchase or sign up to become an Angel at Naked Wines, I’ll make a commission. Yep, you can click that one, too. That’s, of course, a big reason why I agreed to host the ad, but I had…

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  • Argentina – Part 4

    … Spain, Italy, and France. Most were farmers and they brought with them treasured vine cuttings from the old country: Spanish Tempranillo and Torrontés, Italian Barbera and Sangiovese, and French Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Malbec. However, things started to go downhill for the wine industry throughout the twentieth century, thanks to a variety…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 4 readers -
  • Science and Wine: The Argentine Marriage of True Vines

    …, with a rare combination when young: solid structure and silky texture. Argentine wine isn’t just bottled sunshine; it’s the liquid expression of solar energy. When I drink Malbec, I feel voluptuous and expansive—that’s probably why I’m also often wearing my buffet pants with the elasticized waistline. I like to indulge my thirst and my hunger…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Malbec- 6 readers -
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