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.

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    Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

    Did you ever thing about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, he wrote: I saw your blog… hilarious to see that New Zealand indeed looks like a boot.

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      Snake River Valley Harvest Festival

      WineDineDIY - - 7 readers - The Ste. Chapelle Snake River Valley Harvest Festival was held last weekend, and as you may recall from this post (LINK) I was a vendor alongside Jessica Wyman to promote our new collaboration Vino & Vinyasa. All in all the event was a success. The crowd wasn’t as large as we’d hoped, maybe because there were approximately one million events in the Treasure Valley that day.

      Winery Visit Roundup

      Virginia Wine Time - - 6 readers - In this post we share our experiences at three wineries that we visited within the past month. It includes one newbie, too! Granite Heights Winery: Always a treat to visit Luke and Toni at Granite Heights. We enjoyed the crisp 2012 Chardonnay with its characteristics of pear and citrus with a flinty finish.

      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.

      Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 5 readers - The fishing lake at Oak Farm Vineyard. Click twice for the full view. Oak Farm Vineyards Winery (23627 Devries Road) is on its way to becoming the first of its kind in the Lodi, CA, appellation: a family-owned estate that offers the full experience of a large-scale destination winery, minus the glitzy hotel and pretension.

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      Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!

      … to be in everything ever. As for the wines, Oak Farm is remarkable in California for growing an equal amount of white and red grapes. All of their wines are made solely from their vineyards on the estate. The sultry Verdelho 2012 would be ideal for hot summer afternoons by their lake, and the 2012 Dolce Blanc, a sweet gewürztraminer, is like finding a cool, shaded…

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      Winery Visit Roundup

      …. Paul enjoyed the light-bodied 2013 Merlot with its bright cherry nose and elements of dried herbs and sweet tobacco. I found the cherry wine to be the most intriguing. This dessert wine was made with morello cherries; it was aged in stainless steel berries. In the tasting room, this tasty treat is served inside of a chocolate cup! Decadent indeed! I made certain to purchase a bottle to serve with a favorite chocolate dessert.…

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      Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

      …. Stainless steel helps to preserve all the varietal character, and pleasant flavors. A great apéritif wine with gorgeous cheeses of full body would make this wine a great food and wine hit at any gathering. FINISH: Fresh and clean with lemon meringue pie lingering. Very yummy. Lawson’s Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough NZ) RRP $17 I love Sauvignon…

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      Snake River Valley Harvest Festival

      … was spending quality time with my new partner in wine and since we survived the day without driving each other nuts, I’d say we’re at the beginning of something beautiful! Speaking of beautiful check out these park views: If you are interested in inviting Vino & Vinyasa to your winery or event, contact me at winedinediy dot com for more information. The post Snake River Valley Harvest Festival appeared first on WineDineDIY.…

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      Harvesting Grapes at Gray Ghost Vineyards

      …Wine tasting is an activity to be enjoyed by adults. We neither support nor condone the consumption of alcohol by minors. Virginia Wine Time is a wine blog written by two wine enthusiasts who enjoy Virginia wine. Warren is the writer and Paul is the photographer and webmaster. All content and photographs are property of Virginia Wine Time and may not be used without prior permission.…

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      #NapaQuake: A harvest of recovery

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      Old Favorites and an Old Friend

      …. Old House Vineyards: It was here that we met an old friend, Andy Reagan. Andy is now the winemaker at Old House, and we got to catch up with Andy while we were in the tasting room. Andy seemed eager to take the helm as winemaker at Old House, and we know that the vintages crafted by Andy will be as superb as his wines at Jefferson Vineyards. We…

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      Cimarone Winery

      …At the tail-end of my 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference experience, I stopped in at Cimarone Winery. I’d heard of them through Twitter, as the winery’s social media (@cimarone) did a great job letting us bloggers know they were in nearby Los Olivos and would be offering a special tasting for us if we ever had the chance to steal away from…

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      Otium Cellars

      …Over the weekend we went to Otium Cellars in Loudoun County. Here’s a short video of our visit. Tweet…

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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

      …Messina Hof nearby Fredericksburg, Texas In addition to individual winery events, special festivities are taking place including harvest celebrations. For more information about each event go to the designated website. Enjoy spending time with others who enjoy wine! Cheers! Kathy August 29 – September 1 Three Fox Vineyards, Delaplane, Virginia…

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      Wine Tasting Rating – Chateau Chantal – 2012 – Pinot Blanc

      …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. If you prefer…

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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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