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Ste. Chapelle Cabernet Sauvignon Snake River Valley

Wine Review: Ste. Chapelle Cabernet Sauvignon Snake River Valley 2012

By Snooth Editorial

Light raspberry and cherry aromas on the nose with a touch of clay and cinnamon. Cherry bubblegum flavors on the palate with a light mouthfeel, a touch of dus..

May 28, 2015

Tenuta Polvaro Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: Tenuta Polvaro Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

By Snooth Editorial

Pungent licorice, black cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose with a fair bit of heat still in the bottle and a hint of sawdust and earth. In the mouth there..

May 28, 2015

Winter's Hill Dry Rose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon

Wine Review: Winter's Hill Dry Rose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Light, bright and cheery, this wine has inviting candied cherries and quince paste aromas. In the mouth it's full yet juicy and fresh, with maraschino cherry ..

May 28, 2015

Golden Anniversary: Pinot Noir Celebrates 50th Year in Oregon

Golden Anniversary: Pinot Noir Celebrates 50th Year in Oregon

By James Duren

Oregon’s wine families scoured the state fifty years ago looking for the perfect Pinot Noir site. They found it in the Willamette Valley, The Oregonian report..

May 28, 2015 in Commentary

South African Craft Wine Movement More Talk Than Taste?

South African Craft Wine Movement More Talk Than Taste?

By James Duren

The craft-made bandwagon in South Africa has plenty of room. The country’s wine industry has taken advantage of the extra seats, hopping on with all it’s mig..

May 28, 2015 in Commentary

The Texas Wine Scene is Booming

The Texas Wine Scene is Booming

By Christy Canterbury MW

As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, I love the line, “A slab and a Cab, please.” As a native Texan, I never would hav..

May 28, 2015 in Commentary

Seco in the South: Mexican Vineyards Suffer From Drought, Too

Seco in the South: Mexican Vineyards Suffer From Drought, Too

By James Duren

While California's vineyards and associations have done well to discuss and promote solutions to combat the state’s mega-drought, winemakers in Mexico have su..

May 28, 2015 in Commentary

Great White North: Gray Report Names Top 10 Northern Canadian Quaffers

Great White North: Gray Report Names Top 10 Northern Canadian Quaffers

By James Duren

Imbibe, aye! Earlier this month, award-winning wine blog The Gray Report released its list of the 10 best wines from northern Canada, all of which, according..

May 28, 2015 in Commentary

Toowoomba Test: Queensland Wine Contest Starts This Weekend

Toowoomba Test: Queensland Wine Contest Starts This Weekend

By James Duren

The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) will celebrate 16 years of its yearly wine contest when it kicks off the RASQ Wine Show and Mediterranean ..

May 27, 2015 in Commentary

Scientists to Elderly Women: Easy on the Wine

Scientists to Elderly Women: Easy on the Wine

By James Duren

How much wine is too much wine for women of a certain age? According to United Kingdom-based newspaper The Daily Mail, a new study says women in their 70’s ..

May 27, 2015 in Commentary

Label Me Handsome: Bottle Art Plays Big Role in Sales Numbers

Label Me Handsome: Bottle Art Plays Big Role in Sales Numbers

By James Duren

In the wine world, consumers judge the books by their cover. This past Friday, The Wall Street Journal reporter Lettie Teague dove into the world of wine lab..

May 27, 2015 in Commentary

Chateau Margaux Exec Gives Insight on Hong Kong, Chinese Wine Scene

Chateau Margaux Exec Gives Insight on Hong Kong, Chinese Wine Scene

By James Duren

Hong Kong has long been on the cutting edge of pricey wine auctions and lofty vino ambitions, while China as a whole has lagged behind. This month South Chi..

May 27, 2015 in Commentary

Thrones Throwdown: Cali Vineyard Goes To Legal Fistacuffs With HBO Hit

Thrones Throwdown: Cali Vineyard Goes To Legal Fistacuffs With HBO Hit

By James Duren

Popular HBO action/drama Game of Thrones has one winery seeing red over Thrones’ new line of beer titled “Three-Eyed Raven.” This past week online news outl..

May 26, 2015 in Commentary

Georgian Winemakers to Putin: Thanks for the Cold Shoulder, Vlad

Georgian Winemakers to Putin: Thanks for the Cold Shoulder, Vlad

By James Duren

History would advise against crossing a powerful Russian politician. The tiny country of Georgia learned this lesson nearly a decade ago when a spat between ..

May 26, 2015 in Commentary

Stealing the Limelight: Bloomberg Explores Recent High-Profile Wine Heists

Stealing the Limelight: Bloomberg Explores Recent High-Profile Wine Heists

By James Duren

Claire Suddath’s May 22 Bloomberg Business story reads like an-old school crime novel, and rightly so: “A Pinot Noir”, the story is titled. Suddath provided..

May 26, 2015 in Commentary

Thank You Beery Much: Millennials Shunning Suds for Vino

Thank You Beery Much: Millennials Shunning Suds for Vino

By James Duren

You know it’s bad when Anheuser-Busch, the grandaddy of all beer companies, sounds the alarm. Morgan Stanley recently released a report detailing the changin..

May 26, 2015 in Commentary

Roll Tide & Wine: ‘Bama Bill Opens Up Winery Sales Reach

Roll Tide & Wine: ‘Bama Bill Opens Up Winery Sales Reach

By James Duren

If you’re an Alabama winery, you’ve got to keep your own wine sales in house. A new wine bill sponsored by Representative Becky Nordgren may change that, ac..

May 25, 2015 in Commentary

The Magnificent Seven: Court of Master Sommeliers Crowns Newbies

The Magnificent Seven: Court of Master Sommeliers Crowns Newbies

By James Duren

Seven was the lucky number at the 2015 Court of Master Sommeliers Master Sommelier exam this past week at The Little Nell hotel in Aspen, Co., at which six Un..

May 25, 2015 in Commentary

Comedian, Captain Kirk: Shatner Hosts Walsh on Brown Bag Wine Tasting Premier

Comedian, Captain Kirk: Shatner Hosts Walsh on Brown Bag Wine Tasting Premier

By James Duren

Beam me up, Walshy. William Shatner kicked off the second-season premiere of his wine-discussion show Brown Bag Wine Tasting (Ora TV) by sitting down with HB..

May 25, 2015 in Commentary

Brazilian Cuisine is Begging for Wine

Brazilian Cuisine is Begging for Wine

By Ben Carter

Wine is not the first pairing that comes to mind when you’re talking about Brazilian cuisine. Coffee, fruit drinks, cachaça, and beer are all more traditional..

May 22, 2015 in Wine & Food

New Aussie University Training Center Gets Inside Mind of British Drinkers

New Aussie University Training Center Gets Inside Mind of British Drinkers

By James Duren

The University of Adelaide recently celebrated the opening of its Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production, a resource designed to help winemakers and e..

May 22, 2015 in Commentary

Kiwi-Korean Wine Festivals Scheduled for May, June

Kiwi-Korean Wine Festivals Scheduled for May, June

By James Duren

Wine is the bridge between two countries and a whole lot of water. Later this month and into June, the new Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea is scheduled..

May 22, 2015 in Commentary

Supervines? Florida Researcher Using Science to Strengthen Grapes

Supervines? Florida Researcher Using Science to Strengthen Grapes

By James Duren

Mildew and black rot, your days may be numbered. Dennis Gray, a developmental biologist from the University of Florida and its Institute of Food and Agricul..

May 22, 2015 in Commentary

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