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The sipping forecast – part two

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Four more of our sage winemakers share their reflections on the state of Italy’s 2014 vintage with our buyer and Italian wine expert David Berry Green Loredana Tanganelli and Antonio Brandi at Scopetone, Tuscany The 2014 vintage was much influenced by the weather: a warm, wet winter and the mild spring brought forward the flowering and the […...

Berrys' Wine Blog 2 hours, 6 min ago

The Essence of Wine

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First of all, I have to apologize to Alder Yarrow of Vinography, regarding his book called The Essence of Wine. When he asked if I'd read it, I was ready. Then, Dharma stood me on my head and it's taken from September 5 until now to get back onto my feet. Life does that… All […] The post The Essence of Wine appeared first on Wine Blog....

Wine Blog 2 hours, 36 min ago

The Hill grape fraud case does NOT taint Napa Valley!

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  Last week’s very long (3,700 word) article in the New York Times about the Jeff Hill case has stirred up tension in Napa Valley, where some people think the author, Vindu Goel, went over the top in painting Napa as a place where wine quality is “built on quicksand.” (Some of you might not […]

Steve Heimoff| Wine Blog 3 hours, 27 min ago

David Suire, the Right-Hand Man of Nicolas Thienpont Presented Wines of the Nicolas Thienpont Collection of Right Bank Bordeaux Estates in Washington DC, USA

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Picture: David Suire and Mark Wessels, Managing Director of MacArthur BeveragesNicolas Thienpont makes a number of Bordeaux wines, ranging from petite chateau wines to classified growth wines, as Owner, Managing Director or Consultant of the estate. David Suire is his right-hand man. David came to Washington DC, USA, to present to us some of the wi...

Schiller Wine 4 hours, 7 min ago

Off the Beaten Path Varietals: Kerner

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Developed in 1929 in Lauffen, Germany by German grape breeder August Herold, Kerner has quickly become a popular varietal throughout Germany, Austria, and parts of Northern Italy. Herold crossed the varietals of Trollinger (also known as Schiava Grigia or Grauvernatsch depending on what part of the world you’re in; photo: Castelfeder Vernatsch harv...

Portalis Wine 11 hours, 9 min ago

Birmingham Journal: Shove Over, Cornish Pasty: Balti Curry Vies for a Spot on Britain’s Culinary Honor Roll

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Some say Balti curry, adapted from Pakistan for British tastes, should gain European recognition alongside the Cornish pasty.

The Pour 13 hours, 32 min ago

Front Burner: Momofuku Milk Bar Pops Up

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A couple of new hot, sweet drinks will make their debut in Madison Square Park; a kettle for pour-over coffee; Eneko Atxa’s guest appearance; and more.

The Pour 15 hours, 30 min ago

Tasting note: “bitter clown tears”

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This tasting note is no doubt better than the wine! But, oddly, I bet it actually helped sales of the wine (assuming people read it). It wouldn't surprise me if there were a store out there somewhere that posted only mockeries or send-ups of tasting notes. Would resonate well with the youngs. If anyone lacks […] The post Tasting note: "bitter...

Dr Vino's wine blog 16 hours, 15 min ago

Recipe Lab: Texas Chili Makes a Welcome Guest

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A Texas chili, like all great beef stews, combines the fragrant spices of a tagine, the succulent beefiness of pot roast and the slurpy heat of a goulash. (Article plus video.)

The Pour 17 hours, 27 min ago

Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wineries

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Russ Kane VintageTexas on SommChat Wednesday 1/28 11AM CT – Discuss Texas Hill Country Wineries This January marks my 20th year since first finding out that Texas had a native (yet still infantile) wine industry and operating as a consumer, wine group director, wine writer and blogger. In 1995, there were less than 40 wineries in

VintageTexas 18 hours, 47 min ago

Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance

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Review of the value-priced Mia wines from Freixenet. Among the many reasons Spain has become a source of some of the world’s best wine values is their innovative spirit. For many decades, Spanish wines were mired in old-fashioned techniques and inferior, obsolete equipment. These harsh and unappealing wines ignored the tremendous potential in the...

Grapelines 19 hours, 15 min ago

Dori Murvin: Sorceress of Service

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Almost everyone has a connection to the service industry. Whether you're a frequent restaurant diner or a former (or current for that matter) service industry employee, you are surely aware that there are some people who dedicate their lives to making each of your restaurant experiences memorable. We see general managers doing table visits and cele...

Bite and Booze 19 hours, 54 min ago

Q&A: Jean-Marc Roulot

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I met up with Jean-Marc Roulot recently. Not only does he make the excellent wines at Domaine Guy Roulot in Meursault but he has pursued a parallel acting career, with 52 credits to his name including Haute Cuisine (fire it up on Netflix during this blizzard). In case you missed it, you can check out […] The post Q&A: Jean-Marc Roulot ap...

Dr Vino's wine blog 21 hours, 22 min ago

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 26, 2015

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So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available […] Grab The 1W...

1 Wine Dude 21 hours, 37 min ago

Étienne de Montille on the philosophy of winemaking

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With Burgundy on our mind – and palate – in the midst of Burgundy 2013: En Primeur, we caught up with Étienne de Montille, who has taken ChAsteau de Puligny-Montrachet from strength to strength since taking over in 2001. Here he shares his impassioned blueprint for making great Burgundy. I try to make the wine that […] The post Étienne de Mon...

Berrys' Wine Blog 1 day ago

Harvard… Hum… Brodiaea, Inc.

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Harvard University, by any other name in wine country, is now called Brodiaea, Inc. When Harvard gets involved, we're just off the normal beaten path. It's been my experience that the learning curve is very long and steep for this industry. Investors want their profits today. The old adage of, "If you want to make […] The post Harvard… ...

Wine Blog 1 day ago

2012 Wild Meadows Merlot 750 mL

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The 2012 vintage, while starting off with a stunning resemblance to 2011, finished off the season well: average heat accumulation and cumulative precipitation. Most bud break occurred in early April. Although overall precipitation for 2012 was slightly above normal, it was not evenly distributed over the growing season. August saw low humidity, low...

Wine Blog Pro 1 day ago

Talking to an audience with different levels of wine knowledge

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  That was part of my challenge last week at a wine dinner I hosted, for Jackson Family Wines, at Ling & Louie’s, a fine Asian-fusion bistro in Scottsdale, Arizona. Seasoned speakers know it’s helpful to have advance knowledge of who your audience is. (Actually, it’s “whom” your audience is, but that sounds so precious.) […]

Visiting Azienda Mondo in Ticini, Switzerland

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Picture: Azienda Mondo in Ticini, Switzerland As part of the 2014 Digitul Wine Communications Conference in Montreux, Switzerland, I explored the wines of Ticino during a post-conference press trip. This posting - Visiting Azienda Mondo in Ticini, Switzerland - is the seventh of a series of postings (see below) emanating from my visit of Ticino.Pic...

Schiller Wine 1 day ago

Wild Flour Bakery

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Wild Flour Bakery is an artisanal bakery located in the Sonoma Wine County near Sebastapol. They use a brick oven to bake the most amazing sourdough breads, scones, and biscotti.

Cheers2Wine Blog 1 day ago

Junk Art: Guaranteed to Make You Smile!

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The junk art of Patrick Amiot is guaranteed to make you smile. More than 170 outdoor sculptures adorn the yards and business of the small town of Sebastopol. The street on which he lives has more than 20 sculptures scattered throughout the front yards. Florence Avenue is often called

Cheers2Wine Blog 1 day ago

New Year, New You!

 Mark As Read    

Are you tired of the same ‘ole New Years Resolutions year after year? At the start of the New Year gym parking lots fill up, fridges are full of fruits and veggies, and Pinterest boards light up with "get fit" inspiration. However, come February the gym rats get their front row spots back, your Pinterest

Ken's Wine Guide 1 day ago

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

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Explore Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. This 3,900 acre state park located near Kenwood offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, and stargazing.

Cheers2Wine Blog 2 days ago

Sommelier 2015

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Sommelier is Israel's most professional wine festival. Not intended for hobbiests or people looking to get drunk but rather intended for true oenophiles, members of the industry such as restaurant buyers and wine shops as well as sommoliers, wine waiters, bar managers, buyers, etc. Sommelier will take place 26-27 January between 12:00-21:00 at the ...

Long-distance crus

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David Jones, Senior Account Manager in Hong Kong, reports back on the growing local demand for the less-renowned vintages of Burgundy and Bordeaux In our business in Hong Kong, over the course of the last six months or so, there has been a noticeable upsurge in appreciation for the value, quality and character typical of […] The post Long-dis...

Berrys' Wine Blog 3 days ago

After a Deal, British Chocolates Won’t Cross the Pond

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As a result of a settlement with the Hershey’s Company, Let’s Buy British Imports, or L.B.B., agreed this week to stop importing all Cadbury’s chocolate made overseas.

The Pour 3 days ago

RIP SkyMall, purveyor of random wine stuff

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Forget the ECB–the big business news of the day is that the parent company of SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy! Yes, the catalogue found "in the seat back in front of you" that peddled bizarre but somehow captivating objects is on a ground stop that may really be interminable. SkyMall loved pets–everything you never thought […] Th...

Dr Vino's wine blog 3 days ago

Modern Farmer’s Future in Doubt

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The remaining paid editorial staff members of the 100,000-circulation quarterly and website have resigned.

The Pour 3 days ago

Observations from an Emerging Wine Market (Colorado)

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Last week, I attended the VinCO Conference and Trade Show in Grand Junction, CO. I was able to give two presentations to some of Colorado's most prominent winemakers, winery owners and emerging wineries. There were a lot of questions about selling more wine online - and I thought I'd share some insights. Overall, Colorado wineries are sm...

Vin 65 3 days ago

Friday Feature Photo: Centuries-Old Quinta do Noval

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Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: February 15, 2011 Location: Porto, Portugal About: Century old bottles of Quinta do Noval collect layers of dust, waiting for that one singular moment when they can sing their story. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target […]

Catavino 3 days ago

Modern Farmer Ceases Publication

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The 100,000-circulation quarterly and website that tried to link effete urban farmers’ market culture with the practicalities of actual farming, ceased publication Friday.

The Pour 3 days ago

Bite and Booze devours the #SoMes!

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Jay and Logan go over the script for the SoMesYesterday evening in Baton Rouge may have been a little dreary, but I didn't let that keep me from having a good time! Blair, my Chief Confusion Coordinator, and I fought Baton Rouge traffic for the half-a-mile trip from our office to the Pelican House. With a Gnarly Barley Radical RyePA in one hand I j...

Bite and Booze 3 days ago

The Pour: The Romance of Wine

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Great wine by its nature is mysterious, unpredictable and perhaps ultimately unknowable.

The Pour 3 days ago

City Kitchen: India on a Griddle: A Savory Dosa Recipe Worth the Effort

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Making dosas may seem daunting, but as with pancakes, it gets easier after the first one.

The Pour 3 days ago

Drink: The New Orleans Variations

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Riffing on the classics — the Sazerac included.

The Pour 3 days ago

A Good Appetite: Feta Brine Improves Roast Chicken

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Adding feta cheese to a saltwater brines adds punch to a simple roast chicken. (Article plus video.)

The Pour 3 days ago

A return to natural simplicity, in all things

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  If there’s a new no-makeup, or low makeup, look for women—and the Wall Street Journal says there is–then I’m a fan. I never did like that Tammy Faye Bakker over-the-top clown face, although I did like Tammy Faye herself, who seemed to be a big-hearted, fair-minded, loving woman who never hesitated to part company […]

Cleansing the Body Portuguese Style with Pork!

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Each New Year starts with well-intentioned resolutions, many of which involve cleansing your body of all the goodies you gorged on during the holidays. But resolutions are as quickly broken as they are promised—especially if there isn’t a solid plan in place. For foodies, the biggest challenge has to be […]

Catavino 4 days ago

A bard day’s night

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Ronnie Cox, our Brands Heritage Director and an ambassador for The Glenrothes considers the drams worthy of toasting the fêted Scottish poet come Burns Night There are reputedly more statues of Rabbie Burns around the world than there are of William Shakespeare; the cause of this is undoubtedly the courage of Scots in leaving their country […...

Berrys' Wine Blog 4 days ago

Kiedrich: Visit of the Basilica of Saint Valentine and of Weingut Robert Weil - Germany-North Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

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Picture: Weingut Robert Weil, with the Basilica of Saint Valentin in Kiedrich in the Back, RheingauThe Rheingau part of the Germany-North Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014) began with a visit of 2 holy places “ the Basilica of Saint Valentine and Weingut Robert Weil in Kiedrich.Weingut Robert Weil is without any doubt the Rheingau's flagship winery. It i...

Schiller Wine 4 days ago

Berlin wine bars : Ottorink

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Andreas Rink Kreuzberg, Berlin Ottorink is the oldest Weinbar in Berlin, in a city where wine-considered-for-itself made a recent entry : Just three few years ago according to several wine-wine Berliners, if you wanted to indulge in some well-chosen wines...

U.S. Food Trucks Will Roll at Milan World’s Fair

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American food trucks will be a highlight of this year’s fair, from May through October.

The Pour 4 days ago

Hungry City: LoLo’s Seafood Shack in Harlem

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The extemporaneous spirit of a Caribbean open-air barbecue joint is strong at LoLo’s Seafood Shack in Harlem.

The Pour 4 days ago

Malbec: Henry Earl Estates 2012

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Oh the joy of Malbec. It's that dark purple inky little grape with a French and Argentinian lineage, that often finds its way into my glass. And like many Malbecs before, the 2012 Henry Earl Estates Malbec also found its way into my glass - - until the last drop. Who is Henry Earl Estates, you ask? The owners of Henry Earl Estates are Dick and Wen...

Sneak Peeks: “Texas By The Book” Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell

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Sneak Peeks: "Texas By The Book" Dinner Offerings from Chef Ross Burtwell Last week I posted an announcement for the upcoming Friday February 27th Six-Course Texas Wine Dinner and book signing event with Chef Ross Burtwell, Chef Terry Thompson Anderson and me. Click here for details. Come to this event and start your Texas Hill

VintageTexas 4 days ago

Burg surge: wine auctions 2014

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Wine auctions around the world ticked higher in 2014. But auction hammers were coming down the fastest in the US, which surged 26 percent according to data aggregated by Wine Spectator. They report that global wine auctions halted two years of declines to grow at a 4.5% rate to $352 million; the US accounted for […] The post Burg surge: wine ...

Dr Vino's wine blog 4 days ago

Eat: By the Fire

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No mode of cooking is more ancient, simple or free.

The Pour 4 days ago

Furmint Adventures Episode 3: Barta Winery

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The third episode of my Furmint Adventures is now available for your viewing edu-tainment. In this episode, I get my sorry lush ass dragged up to the Öreg Király d?l? (Old King Vineyard), an ancient volcano with an historic vineyard on it that was saved from oblivion by Károly Barta, owner of Barta Winery. Of […] Grab The 1WineDude.com Tasti...

1 Wine Dude 4 days ago

Spanish Hard Cider: The Golden Nectar of Asturias

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Cider(Sidra) production in Spain is concentrated in Asturias and Guipúzcoa, two mountainous regions in the northern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Both regions produce a similar style traditional cider: dry, still, and cloudy with sediment. Asturian cider is called Sidra, while the Basque name for the fermented apple nectar is […]

Catavino 4 days ago

What to drink in 2015: Rhône

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In our latest chapter on the wines to uncork in 2015, Adam Holden – Rhône Specialist – examines vintages past from this fabled French region Anyone lucky enough to have reds in the cellar from the outstanding 1985, 1989 and 1990 vintages should consider finding a good excuse to enjoy them this year; though wines from the great […] The post Wh...

Berrys' Wine Blog 5 days ago
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