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Chateau Montelena Winery

 Mark As Read    

Visiting the Napa Valley can be an overwhelming wine experience, with so many fantastic wineries offering a dizzying array of varied styles, grapes and focus points.  With almost 500 wineries calling the Napa Valley home it can be difficult to choose which 3-5 wineries to hit in a day.   Chateau Montelena, just north of Calistoga, makes n...

About.com Wine 1163 days ago

Win Tickets to Brenner’s 2011 Beer Festival!

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nce again Houston-area beer lovers and connoisseurs are invited to sample over 50 artisan brews paired with chef-crafted culinary delights at the 2011 Brenner's Beer Festival on Saturday, October 8, hosted on the grounds of Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou, just off Memorial Drive. Continue reading →

another wine blog 1162 days ago

NYT: wine consumers “brainwashed” into thinking they need education

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Writing in yesterday's NYT, Eric Asimov delivered wine education a puzzling broadside in the last paragraph of a story about beer: Beer consumers are a far more confident lot than wine consumers. They’re at ease with beer, mostly because they’ve had a solid grounding in their subject, unlike wine consumers who’ve been brainwashed into believing...

Dr Vino's wine blog 1163 days ago

More Great Israeli Wines Make it to the US

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Keeping up with the Jones is tough.  Keeping up with the Mondavi's is even harder.  Cabernets, Merlots, and even Zinfandels from California to France keep getting top headlines and top scores.  With the Israeli wine scene growing by the day, coming up with the right taste for an ever evolving pallet is the biggest challenge

The oldest Indian wine, Draksharishtha and the intelligence of Ayurveda

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In India, wine was traditionally used to bring back health. Ayurvedic wines as medicine is documented in the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda. Arishthas and Asavas are fermented juices, and herbs. Draksharishtha, the name indicates grape wine. Draksha, the sanskrit word means grape. The Kannada speaking people would recognise the word to ...

Indian Wine 1162 days ago

Good earth winery's newest offers - Hospitality Biz

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Good Earth Winery Pvt Ltd has launched a new line of high-quality wines designed to demonstrate the synergies of wine and Indian food pairings. 'Blanca' is a white wine made from Nashik Chenin Blanc grapes. It exhibits aromas of guava, lychee and apricots. 'Bella' is a rosé made from Shiraz grapes. It is dry, fruity and redolent of ...

Indian Wine 1162 days ago

“Natural wine” — the latest trend

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What is “natural wine”? Well, if you Google the term (with quote marks) you get 307,000 results, and I’m not about to go through them all the find out. Instead, I’ll quote from Wikipedia, which is the first result: “Natural wine is wine made with minimal chemical and technological intervention in growing grapes and making

Steve Heimoff| Wine Blog 1163 days ago

Rockers Gone (Wine) Wild ~ Bad Company’s Paul Cullen & AC/DC Join the Ranks

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BAD COMPANY'S PAUL CULLEN: Wine, food, and song does it for Paul Cullen… (Being a rocker, I'm sure that women are in that mix, too; as in keeping with wine, women, and song…) In the 1990s, Paul Cullen was the base player for Bad Company. While he's still a musician (now a guitarist who plays

Wine Blog 1163 days ago

A Wine for Tonight: 2009 Viu Manent Carmenere Reserva

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Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2009 Viu Manent Carmenere Reserva from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. A Wine for Tonight: 2009 Viu Manent Ca...

Wine Peeps 1163 days ago

The Gay Squid Theory of Wine Publishing

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There will be some that argue we've always been there. But I think the case can be made that now, today, the Information Age has transformed into the Age of Advocacy. And what I'm wondering is how wine information fits...

Wine Bloggers and the Opening In The Tent

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This is a shout out not only to a fellow wine blogger, but also to the wine trade that, if they have not yet noticed, the best wine bloggers are being invited inside some very important tents. David White of...

To Reserve or Not to Reserve? And What's the Difference Anyway?

 Mark As Read    

In your wanderings down supermarket aisles and through wine stores, you may have come across wines labeled "Reserve" or bearing the name of a vineyard and wondered what the designations were all about. What does it mean to be a "reserve" wine? A vineyard wine? And what difference--if any--does it make to the taste? Or the price tag?If you are confu...

Good Wine Under $20 1163 days ago

What to Know About 2010 Finger Lakes Rieslings

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By Evan Dawson, Managing Editor Many of you will taste a wide selection of 2010 Finger Lakes rieslings this evening as a part of the inaugural Riesling Hour. It's a marketing effort that seeks to bring more wines to more...

New York Cork Report 1163 days ago

Tasting juices at Jacky Preys (Touraine, Loire)

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Jacky Preys filling a glass from atop a vat Meusnes, Touraine (Loire) I dropped for a short visit without advance warning at the Touraine winery Domaine Jacky Preys, wondering if there were things of interest going on in mid september....

A Malbec Three-Way (Or “This Bud’s No Longer For You!”)

 Mark As Read    

Ok, It’s (probably) not what you’re thinking. What I wanted to do today was highlight the versatility of Argentine Malbec – not just because it’s capable of delivering more than the tongue-coating, savory inkiness of a dry red that we’re used to, but also because I’m kind of all-Malbeced-out from my South American jaunt, and Copyright © 2011. The a...

1 Wine Dude 1163 days ago

champagnes:Champagne Armand de Brignac

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champagnes:Champagne Armand de Brignac

Drinks Are On Me 1163 days ago

Actor Darren Criss of GLEE!

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Actor Darren Criss of GLEE!

Drinks Are On Me 1163 days ago

The Beatles!

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The Beatles!

Drinks Are On Me 1163 days ago

Rethinking Drinking

 Mark As Read    

Some of my readers may not know that I have been a regular contributor to Walla Walla Lifestyles, a magazine about the valley's people, wine and food. It is distributed 11 times a year through subscription with the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. The following article is from the September 2011 issue.Perhaps I am a glutton for punishment, because the l...

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