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    Grand River Valley Wine Region to Host 3rd Annual Cask Tasting On September 13

    Wine cellar in Burgundy (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Winegrowers of the Grand River Valley are pleased to announce their third annual tasting event, “Cask 1014”, on September 13 from Noon-5:00 PM. Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, and St. Joseph Vineyards are participating in this drive-yourself tour.

    9 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Finally, I’m a Convert

    Yes, this will be a post about the wine – what did you think I will be writing about? I completely changed my perception of one wine region, so convert or not, but this is what this post is all about. Don’t know about you, but when I visit the wine region and wineries in it, I generally come with certain set of expectations, a perceived notion if you will.

    8 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      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.

      Old Favorites and an Old Friend

      Virginia Wine Time - - 6 readers - As summer begins to give way to fall, we conclude our roundup of winery visits to the Monticello area. Here we summarize our visits to two favorites and a meeting with an old friend. Read on to find out more! Blenheim Vineyards: We always look forward to a tasting here. We enjoyed all of the wines that we tasted, but we must select favorites.

      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 ...

      Writing you don’t see, revealed… Cadaretta’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard

      Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Cadaretta Wine's Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard is a story that I wrote for our client. Because it's for their Website, it's got a copyright on it and stories like this I never put onto my blog ~ like so many other internal documents that I produce daily. But this one has just stuck with me, I mean really stuck with me. I first wrote it, then ran it by Dr.

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      #NapaQuake: A harvest of recovery

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      Old Favorites and an Old Friend

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      Cimarone Winery

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      Wineries of New England: Newport Vineyards

      …Have you heard the term “tourist winery” before? I didn’t, but now I have. Follow along, I will explain. Recently, the subject of the wines of 50 states came back into my focus – after tasting wines from Vermont, Colorado, Texas and Connecticut, it was kind of easy to get carried away, right? When we arranged a short weekend getaway with family…

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      Labor Day Weekend Wine Events and Festivals

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      Wine Tasting Rating – Chateau Chantal – 2012 – Pinot Blanc

      … a refreshing, lightly fruited white wine, you’ll enjoy this Pinot Blanc. Rating About Chateau Chantal It’s a perfectly charming winery and Old World inn stocked with fine wine and staffed with attentive proprietors whose sole purpose is to provide a space or experience to meet your every need. Uncorked Monthly’s featured interview with Mark Johnson and Brian Hosmer will be published with in the next week. http://www.chateauchantal.com/…

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      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…

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      Celebrating Cabernet Day

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      Labor Day Wines

      … as a result of our recent trip to the Monticello area. First Colony Winery: Lots of changes here with a renovated tasting room since our last visit. We enjoyed the crisp Rose 2013 with its bright strawberry aromas and flavors and refreshing acidity. Rose is excellent any time of the year, but we made sure to purchase a bottle for our last Wolftrap concert…

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      Thoughts On The Napa Earthquake

      … map for the West Napa Fault provided by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is evidence that anyone applying to build a structure in Napa likely doesn’t need a wake-up call when it comes to seismic risk. Corison Winery in St. Helena was well out of the zone of most intense shaking, but like many of us winemaker Cathy Corison felt the quake…

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      Finally, I’m a Convert

      … of this perceived notions are founded based on the prior experience with the wines of the region, both at the winery and outside. It is easy to build – just visit a few wineries, where you don’t like the wines, or buy a few bottles in the store which you will not care for, and that’s enough to label the whole region as “not my thing”. Once the perceived notion…

      8 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Writing you don’t see, revealed… Cadaretta’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard

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