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Perhaps surprising for some, English wines are gaining quite a reputation internationally as being amongst some of the best in the world. The Heart of Kent is home to several small Kent vineyards and wineries producing award-winning white, red and sparkling wines, which visitors can try for themselves at free wine tastings. Chapel Down Winery uses grapes grown in two of the largest vineyards in Kent at Lamberhurst and Tenterden in its award winning sparkling wines - good enough to rival genuine champagne and please the most discerning wine drinker. The Winery, shop and Bistro at both vineyards make for a great day out. Biddenden Vineyard - one of the oldest commercial vineyards in Kent - grows and produces both wine and apple cider at its on site winery. Just a short distance away, Bacchus, Reichensteiner and Schoenburger grapes are grown alongside Dornfelder and Rondo in the 25-acres of vineyard at Sandhurst.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • V V - A hint of Basil on the finish?  That's interesting.  I like ... Merlot we bought at the New Kent Winery a few weeks ago on that 350 mile motorcycle ride down to Langley Speedway.  It's right near the NASA research center buildings down in Hampton, V Read More

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  • EM - So what was the 2011 Merlot?  That Chardonnay looks tasty to me. ... ... ... even stopped at the New Kent Winery for a wine tasting on the way back.  I was in pain with my arms / hands already hurting a bit before we even started, so I wasted no time heading up for a hot bath to soak my body after we made it back home.  It was a very lon... Read More

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  • Great report, as always.  I've accumulated some bottles of 2011 Las Madres--the Eric Kent, Apsara, Myriad--so I can have a poor imitation of the experience.  What a great event. Read More

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  • "Guess what day it is"  It's Wednesday, April 15th ... ... 14.3% abv. 2014 Eric Kent Las Madres Syrah - Kent Humphrey pulled from the first pick and fermented this 50/50 blend in open top SS tanks and it saw no new oak. The wine had intense black olive notes on the nose that rolled over to the palate. The most fragrant sample of the afternoon.... Read More

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  • OT, you should go to this tasting they do where everyone who makes Syrah from ... tasting with Apsara, Eric Kent, and Myriad later this spring.  The will still be pretty young, but I've got reserves and it could be fun to check in.JD and I need to figure out when we are doing the '09/'10 CdP event, with horizontals and two year verticals and t... Read More

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  • King Ferdinand I of a united León-Castile, Mark, apparently started an ... buy 23 acres of woodland in Kent1 aureus would buy 400 litres of cheap wine1 aureus would buy 200 pounds of flourInteresting to note relative values back in that day. My reading is that a single aureus was enough for a year's worth of bread for a single person. Throw in... Read More

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  • Emark, I feel your pain with the Rosenblum, but have you checked out Rockwall Wines, aka Kent Rosenblum's next best thing?  I was fortunate enough to wander into their Alameda tasting room and got to spend about 2 hours tasting with Roger Rosenblum. I believe that the old Sonoma Rosenblum wines are being reincarnated in the new Alameda winery. T... Read More

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  • Sorry for the late arrival... have been offline a bit.Occasio winery, ... Bent ... Bent Creek winery, Steven Kent (Mirassou- cabs/chards).   Wente is a decent tasting because they pour wines that are not distributed (I am not a fan of those).  If you go to Wente, go to the estate property at the golf course, a bit of a detour.  3 Steves is new... Read More

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  • Steven Kent Sauvignon Blanc Lola Ghielmetti Vineyard Livermore Valley 2013


    Tight and focused on the nose with gentle suggestions of white flowers followed by notes of lemongrass and lime. Seamless in the mouth with refreshing acidity and a touch of gravelly minerality supporting lithe, elegant green plum, lemongrass and green apricot fruit. this is lovely in a rather elegant style with a moderately long, zesty lemony f... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Steven Kent Sauvignon Blanc Lola Ghielmetti Vineyard Livermore Valley 2013


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