Wineries

    Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

    Now it’s time for the top whites. (you can read about the Top Ten Reds here) We’ve been drinking more white wines lately, and due to that fact we’re expanding to a Top Ten list for whites. There were many good ones. A few trends were that Sauvignon Blanc was everywhere, Chardonnay is still everywhere, and the Rose craze seems to have died down a bit.

    9 readers - By Red Wine Please!

    D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

    It would be an understatement to say that the Lady and I love the country of Spain. We’ve been twice together and I’ve been one additional time, on top of those adventures. Indeed, two years time we hope to take the pilgrimage of Camino del Santiago, during my sabbatical from work. The people, the food, the landscapes, and of course the WINE…all of it continues to pull me bac ...

    6 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion

      Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 6 readers - Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas The biggest news that I’ve heard is some time started with an email out of the blue from Susan Auler that said, “Just wanted to let you know about our wonderful new venture.” The details that followed were about a new Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas.

      Stomp Grapes at Lake Chelan Wine Valley’s Crush Festival

      Grape Experiences - - 6 readers - Purple feet aside, what better way to celebrate the harvest than to participate in Lake Chelan Wine Valley’s annual Crush Festival to be held the weekends of October 4-5 and 11-12? Grape stomping, wine tasting, barbeques, live concerts, and more can be enjoyed at twenty one boutique wineries as they open their cellar doors for your behind-the-scenes look at winemaking.

      Ballard Canyon – Syrah Incubator

      Luscious Lushes - - 7 readers - Wrapping up my week in Buellton at the Wine Bloggers Conference, the focal tasting seminar on Ballard Canyon and its Syrah was the highlight of the conference for me. One of the newest AVAs, Ballard Canyon was established within the Santa Ynez Valley in 2013. Long known as an excellent source for Grenache and Syrah, the area is a long, thin canyon running north to south in a curving line.

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      Huber’s Winery

      … recommended be consumed with some dark chocolate. photo courtesy Huber’s Winery After the tasting, you’re encouraged to sit and stay a while at the winery, where you can purchase your favorite bottle(s) and sip the afternoon away. There’s also a small cafe that offers cheese trays, pizzas, pretzels and beer cheese, sangria and more. The gift shop…

      1 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

      … attention was focused as I read Ray’s lead-in where he described his not so good wine tasting experiences in Texas with his father many years ago. Then, he flashed forward to the 2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival and his narrative included his preliminary misgivings having accepted an invitation to be on a wine panel about Texas wine at the Austin…

      2 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      A New View for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

      … Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley will be forever known as the winery that beat the French. Many people know the role that the winery’s 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon played in bringing worldwide attention to America’s premier wine country. This wine beat the best of the French Bordeaux in the famous 1976 Paris Tasting, where French judges…

      1 readers - By WineFashionista

      D.O. Cigales: #wine with savory quality

      … It would be an understatement to say that the Lady and I love the country of Spain. We’ve been twice together and I’ve been one additional time, on top of those adventures. Indeed, two years time we hope to take the pilgrimage of Camino del Santiago, during my sabbatical from work. The people, the food, the landscapes, and of course the WINE…all…

      6 readers - By Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion

      Preview of Lost Draw Cellars

      … Ottmers. We knew we were going to be in Fredericksburg for the Texas Hill Country Wineries October Wine Trail event, so I contacted Andy Timmons about the winery. He told me, “Kim McPherson and his assistant winemaker Spencer Igo are making my wine here in Lubbock where I can help in the process and hopefully learn a lot in doing so. My nephew…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      The Tireless Trio’s Triumphant Turnaround

      … Kaz, Randy and X are baaaack! In the first of the post-radio episodes, we *completely* ignore all sensible radio clock formats and just keep on going. Seriously, we need a clock. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make it possible!!patreon.com/winebizradio…

      5 readers - By Wine Biz Radio

      Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas

      …Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas The biggest news that I’ve heard is some time started with an email out of the blue from Susan Auler that said, “Just wanted to let you know about our wonderful new venture.” The details that followed were about a new Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas. The plans…

      6 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Kuhlman Cellars

      … as necessary. There is a tasting fee of $20 but besides the personal experience provided, it also includes a food pairing for each wine. There is a total number of five wines offered and four out of the five wines are made with Texas grapes and there is no surprise with the fifth wine using Sonoma County grapes. Jennifer Beckmann, Certified Sommelier…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      2014 Pinot Noir Harvest at Diamond Hill Vineyards

      …2014 Pinot Noir Harvest at Diamond Hill Vineyards If at all possible I like to break away for at least a morning and go to pick grapes during the harvest at a local New England winery. Two years ago I made it to Saltwater Farms on a glorious fall day. This year the beginning of the Pinot Noir pick at Diamond Hill happened to be on a day I could…

      4 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Dragonette Cellars

      … Los Olivos, Ca On our trip to Los Olivos a couple weeks ago, we stopped in Dragonette Cellars for a tasting. We have always been huge fans of their Pinot Noir and were looking forward to visiting them again. On this particular day, we started our adventure with a delicious lunch at Sides Hardware & Shoes (on a side note…the seasonal…

      3 readers - By Winery Explorers

      Catching A New Stride

      … http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/170948854-winebizradio-winebizradio-20141006.m4a Kaz, Randy and X talk about losing one’s mobile phone in New York City, among other things. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make all of this possible!! patreon.com/winebizradio…

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      Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

      … with the fruit in a harmonious way that results in a smooth and just totally pleasing wine. There is some crisp acidity balancing it all out. It finishes clean and long. This would be a great wine with food or just by itself. Probably about $28 or so. Everything Jordan was pouring was excellent. 10A. 2012 Colliano Cuvée White – another wine from Slovenia…

      9 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Cliff Lede's Vineyards Rock

      …Cliff Lede Winery is just over the hill from Sonoma Valley in the Yountville area of southern Napa Valley. They sit right in "Cabernet central" surrounded by wineries like Shafer and Pine Ridge. Cliff Lede gets good reviews, but I admit I've never had one of their wines. Perhaps because in typical Napa fashion tasting costs $25 and up or because…

      6 readers - By Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma

      Ballard Canyon – Syrah Incubator

      …Wrapping up my week in Buellton at the Wine Bloggers Conference, the focal tasting seminar on Ballard Canyon and its Syrah was the highlight of the conference for me. One of the newest AVAs, Ballard Canyon was established within the Santa Ynez Valley in 2013. Long known as an excellent source for Grenache and Syrah, the area is a long, thin canyon…

      7 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Livermore Stories: BoaVentura de Caires Winery

      … an auction dinner for a neighboring winery, and he cooks for some of his wine club events. Talk about multitalented. Thanks to his Portuguese grandparents Brett grew up around wine. “My grandmother would cook lunch and you’d always have a glass of milk and some apricot brandy or port.” While most of his wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Brett does…

      1 readers - By WineFashionista