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    Central Otago: Where Nature and Pinot Noir Reign

    New Zealand was put on the wine map with their Sauvignon Blanc that exhibits its signature grapefruity aromas and tastes .  But there are more wines in that beautiful country which beg notice and a healthy pour.  Recently, representatives from New Zealand Complexity, a portfo...

    17 readers - By Grape Experiences

    A Conversation with Stephan and Chloe Asseo of L’Aventure Winery, Paso Robles, CA

    L’Aventure Winery produces some of our favorite wine in the Paso Robles wine region in California. We asked Stephan and Chloe Asseo a few questions about their remarkable wine.     Tell us a short history of your winery including how it all began, the terr...

    9 readers - By 2 Hollywood Winos

      The Austin Winery

      Texas Wine Lover - - 7 readers - The post The Austin Winery appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. http://theaustinwinery.com The Austin Winery is located on the east side of Austin and is an urban winery. Ross McLauchlan is the CEO and President who works o...

      Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend

      The Wit Is Out - - 7 readers - I received this as a Christmas gift in 2013 (yeah I know – what took me so long?) and has a delectable blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Merlot & Sangiovese grape varietals ...

      Traditional Barolo at Borgogno in Piemonte

      Red Wine Please! - - 6 readers - After starting our northern Italian wine adventure in a Barbaresco, we went searching for the other famous Nebbiolo DOCG the next morning, that being of course Barolo. Where Barbaresco is sma...

      Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras

      The Wit Is Out - - 5 readers - This Grand Vin de la Vallée du Rhone red blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre sells for $16 and has an ABV of 14.5%. The Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras was a nice surprise as I had no preconceived notio...

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      Exploring Cabernet Franc — Cornerstone Cellars

      … Photo courtesy of Craig Camp I first knew of Craig Camp, of Cornerstone Cellars, several years ago through the Wine Bloggers Conference, but our paths never crossed.  I’m not sure why.  It wasn’t until, several years later, through the introduction by a mutual friend, Thea, that I was officially introduced to Craig and able to taste a few…

      3 readers - By Vindulge

      CrossBarn Chardonnay Makes Great Meal Even Better

      … - CrossBarn Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma Coast Cost: $24-26 What: Sometimes the wine makes the occasion and sometimes the occasion makes the wine. Then there are those wonderful, rare moments when the wine and the occasion are superb and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. That happened to me recently when we spent a weekend…

      2 readers - By BottleReport.com

      Central Otago: Where Nature and Pinot Noir Reign

      … of Cambridge visited Central Otago.  Local wineries were selected to share their best wines with a focus on Pinot Noir at a private event held at host winery Amisfeld.  Felton Road, Mt. Difficulty, and Quartz Reef were among those included and I would love to know what the royals thought about Central Otago Pinot Noirs! Although there were…

      17 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras

      … This Grand Vin de la Vallée du Rhone red blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre sells for $16 and has an ABV of 14.5%. The Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras was a nice surprise as I had no preconceived notions when I purchased this wine – I’m getting better at this as I get older & wiser. Aromas of dark cherry, dark plum…

      5 readers - By The Wit Is Out

      Rosés of Summer – Tribute to Grace Grenache Rosé

      … it’s going-going-gone! I purchased this wine myself, although any sips I may have taken in Los Olivos at WBC were entirely provided by the wineries pouring. The post Rosés of Summer – Tribute to Grace Grenache Rosé appeared first on Luscious Lushes - a wine, food, and travel blog. …

      4 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Get on the bus: The road to Bien Nacido Vineyards #WBC14

      …The first time I boarded a school bus, I was a five-year-old kindergartener toting a thermos full of orange juice. My biggest mistake was sitting next to a boy, not knowing that girls and boys had to sit on opposite sides of the bus. I thought he was cute. He thought I had cooties. The last time I…

      2 readers - By Señorita Vino

      The Austin Winery

      … The post The Austin Winery appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. http://theaustinwinery.com The Austin Winery is located on the east side of Austin and is an urban winery. Ross McLauchlan is the CEO and President who works on sales and sourcing grapes while Cooper Anderson is the Vice President and head winemaker. Chief of Operations is Matt…

      7 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      A Conversation with Stephan and Chloe Asseo of L’Aventure Winery, Paso Robles, CA

      … an oenology college in Burgundy region of France. For 17 years I was making wine in the Bordeaux region of France. The Asseo Family owned three properties all on the Right Bank of France. Stephan also managed a few well-established wineries in the same region. In France, there is something called AOC (Apellation d’Origine Controle), which basically means…

      9 readers - By 2 Hollywood Winos

      Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend

      … I received this as a Christmas gift in 2013 (yeah I know – what took me so long?) and has a delectable blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Merlot & Sangiovese grape varietals from Sonoma County (56%), Joaquin County (23%) and Napa County (21%) which yielded a deep garnet color with an alcohol…

      7 readers - By The Wit Is Out

      Traditional Barolo at Borgogno in Piemonte

      … After starting our northern Italian wine adventure in a Barbaresco, we went searching for the other famous Nebbiolo DOCG the next morning, that being of course Barolo. Where Barbaresco is smaller, and the tiny villages are just that, there is actually a town of Barolo. It’s quaint, with a traditional European feel and maybe a Continue reading…

      6 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      #SpainLove: Gloria Ferrer’s 22nd Annual Catalan Festival 07/19/14 & 07/20/2014

      … As my lovely #Vinopanion readers already know, I am a *huge* fan of Spain, Spanish culture, food, and of course, #wine!  Indeed, I have had the great fortune to attend media trips to both the Navarra and Murcia wine regions of that Iberian country, and I just hosted two events for #MurciaWine at #WBC14 last weekend.  The Lady Beth Fontaine (Tw…

      5 readers - By Vinopanion

      Wine of the Week 8 – return of a favourite

      …With summer sporadically here, I was very excited to see that one of my favourite dry white wines had returned to Marks and Spencer, it’s great value too. Regular readers will know that I love wines that are just slightly unusual and a … Continue reading…

      3 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Rant: Caveats of Direct Wine Shipping

      … to order wine from anywhere across the country. There are three important issues you need to understand, all matters which may serve to limit your ability to get wine delivered to you, despite this new law. First, the new direct wine shipment law only applies to wineries and does not allow you to receive shipments of wine from out of state wine shops…

      1 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Sud de France – excitement & variety

      …Recently I was invited to attend the Vinisud wine fair in Montpellier and had a great time sniffing out all sorts of wines from the south of France. The fair actually covers the whole of southern Europe, but I limited … Continue reading…

      1 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page