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 back t ...

    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

      … McGinnis): Ray Isle on Left followed by June Rodil, Devon Broglie MS, Russ Kane, Paul M. Bonarrigo (non-panelist), Craig Collins MS. After realizing my dilemma, I called Texas wine marketing maven Denise Clarke after recalling that she had been part of a Texas wine marketing delegation to New York City and by chance maybe she had the information I…

      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

      … nights). We have a lovely, more traditional tapas house here in Napa that we frequent pretty often called Zuzu. We brought the Carredueñas Cigales Tinto Roble 2012 to dinner there one night at their bar and it was a perfect example of the aforementioned tasty wine characteristics, making it our favorite of the three samples. All of the staff…

      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

      … it means there will not be anything built across the road to take away from the view they currently have. Chris explained the different blocks of vineyard they will be planting which will eventually be a total number of seven acres. Marsanne and Roussanne will be planted first. Chris pointed out the gutters had just been installed…

      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 a different style that we really liked. About $28. And the name is pronounced Shamus, or “James” in Gaelic. Produced by the Foley father/son team of James Sr. and James Jr. 5. 2012 Ceretto Langhe Arneis - we go to Piemonte for this wine, an Arneis from the Langhe DOC. This was one of our last stops, at the Winebow table as we chatted with Helen…

      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

      …. He recently catered 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…

      1 readers - By WineFashionista