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    Movie Review: American Wine Story

    This past weekend, I had the opportunity to view a screening of American Wine Story. This highly anticipated film chronicles a group of people who take their unexplained passion for wine to another level. In the spirit of similar documentaries like SOMM and Blood Into Wine, AWS tries to indirectly explain this unique obsession of a handful of wine lovers who abandon their sc ...

    8 readers - By Uncorked Remarks

    Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 - Fall 2014 Edition

    An all new list! This post brought to you by: Get the Spindrift Cellars Pinot Noir 2012 for just $17.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! It's time for the next update of The Reverse Wine Snob Top 10 Red Wines Under $20! In fact, we're well overdue for an update and with fall officially starting and a bit of crispness in the air, our thoughts naturally turn to red wine.

    8 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off

      Wine Folly - - 8 readers - Finding a truly amazing wine at a price in the sub-$12 realm is actually pretty rare… you could say it’s mythic. When you come across one of these mythic wines you may have experienced an overwhelming sensation of irrational glee and desperation as you buy up as much of the wine as you can. 5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off This brings us to the topic of P ...

      10% Off at Liquid Discount with code "columbus10wwp"

      The Wellesley Wine Press - - 8 readers - Liquid Discount is running a sale this weekend for WWP readers. Get 10% off site-wide with code: columbus10wwp Considering using this as an opportunity to stock up on cellar defending daily drinkers -or- an early opportunity to pick up some special wines for the holidays. I've been wanting to try the 2012 Elk Cove Pinot Noir for some time. It's a ...

      Northwest Wine Round-up September 15th to 22st 2014

      Washington Wine Report - - 7 readers - A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… Jamaica The Gleaner writes about Washington wine. The Toronto Sun writes about Charles & Charles. From around the country… Wine Spectator writes about Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback.

      Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitation ...

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      Behind the Scenes: World Beard & Mustache Competition 2014

      … and the Columbia Gorge AVA; the wines of the Salento peninsula in Puglia (Apulia), Italy, including Primitivo (Zinfandel), Negroamaro, Nero di Troia, and Aleatico; and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. What's your agenda? Exposing beautiful, high-value wines for everyone. Are the pictures all yours? All photos are mine unless otherwise…

      By Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun

      Wine Adventure: Howard Kleinfeld

      … used to say ‘no’ to, which has enriched my life tremendously with adventure,” says Kleinfeld, author (as Howard K) of “Dial M for Merlot,” www.DialMForMerlot.com, a lighthearted novel imbued with its character’s passion for wine. “But you don’t have to book a trip to Napa or the Bordeaux region of France. You just have to be willing to try a new…

      1 readers - By Wine Diva Lifestyle

      Halloween party wines

      … is an intriguing blend: Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet and Mourvèdre. The percentages are not revealed and it would have been a challenge keeping track during the blending. Besieged 2013 is a delicious wine. Dark in colour and full-bodied, it begins with aromas of plum and blackberry. On the palate, the fruit flavours…

      3 readers - By John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine

      A Passion for Winemaking Returns for Napa Valley's Michael Mondavi

      … to be what my father Robert said I had to make. Now I have my son Rob and Daughter Dina making our wines and I advise, but I encourage them to make their own kind of wine and create a change in the tradition of Mondavi style wines. You see it especially in EMBLEM ($35.), mostly Cabernet but with a creative blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel…

      4 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      New Releases From Grgich Hills Estate

      … and Calistoga and is still best known for its Chardonnays, which consistently earn accolades from wine critics. Grgich also makes Fume Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and dessert wines. I recently had the opportunity to try some of the wineries new releases. 2011 Grgich Hills Estate Zinfandel – Crimson in color. 14.5…

      5 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

      The New 2015 Portland Events Wall Calendar Hits Stores

      … Tips for the world traveler and gourmet, The Ravenous Traveler blog shares food and wine experiences with a focus on getting great wine and elite culinary experiences for a high value. More specifically, The Ravenous Traveler focuses on recommendations for high-value wines, restaurants, culinary tours, and world travel destinations, especially…

      2 readers - By Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun

      Ravenswood Besieged by Nature this Halloween

      … Besieged 2013 This wine is deep ruby red in the glass but I like that it is still translucent even to the core. With swirling there are legs, showing it’s 14.5% alcohol, but it does not feel that strong, with the balance of the fruit in the wine. Upon first sniff the wine had a prominent roasted chicken dark meat aroma, together with red berries…

      1 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

      Sones

      …, this is a blend of Viognier, Pinot Gris, Torrontés and Sauvignon Blanc. The nose is floral, with mineral notes; it's a rich, smooth creamy wine; less crisp than I remember previous vintages being, but still a good wine to have with seafood. 2010 Zinfandel, Zayante Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains An intense, rich wine whose raspberry nose follows on through…

      2 readers - By Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines

      9th CoCo Wine & Culinary Festival Features Wine, Food, Music, Art

      … tasted more than 100 wines supplied by wine distributors to come up with the best wines in several categories. The best of show gold was won by John Anthony Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Best of show silver went to SeaGlass Pinot Noir 2013. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut won honorable mention gold while Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon was honorable mention…

      1 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

      2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Keeping an eye on my Ridge...

      … 2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Keeping an eye on my Ridge lest some pesky Kansas City Royals fan tries to take it! This is some benchmark stuff. Rich blackberries and raspberries macerated with aged balsamic and brown sugar into a decadent syrup. Pine needles. Great acidity to keep all this decadence in check on the palate. GO GIANTS!!! 4/5 bones $$ Zinfandel, Petite Sirah 13.8% abv Sonoma County, California, USA …

      1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

      … Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012 California As I wrote last month, I’m advertising NakedWines.Com on my website and testing out how good of a value that $100 off an order is as well as their Angels program. Frankly, I wouldn’t feel comfortable advertising them without trying out the service for myself! So I’m also reviewing their wines as I drink them…

      1 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Living The Dream — Making Organic Wine — Part 1

      … Tony Coturri, the pioneer biodynamic/organic winegrower in Glen Ellen, California. I got the “job,” and reported for duty the third week in September. The timing was perfect, as the alarm had just sounded. I was handed a pair of shears, and before I knew it we’d loaded fifty empty boxes onto a truck and were headed off toward the Zinfandel…

      1 readers - By Organic Wine Journal

      The Week in Zinfandel (10/13/14)

      …Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! 1 Wine Dude reviews the 2012 m2 Wines Lodi Native Soucie Vineyard Zinfandel. Wine Align reviews the 2012 Rock Wall Wine Co. Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel. A Wine Story writes Meeting…

      4 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

      Matching Cheese and Wine

      … of Blue Stilton. Cabrales – a dry or sweet Sherry for this Spanish blue cheese or a sweet wine. Caerphilly – Could I suggest a crisp dry English wine with this hard cheese. Or try an Albarinho (Portuguese white), a Spanish Red, a Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc. Cambembert – at its best when the centre is still hard while the outer is creamy…

      4 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon
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