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In April of 2010 this Riesling was awarded as The Best White Wine of Pasific Rim. There were wines from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California and from across the United States—1600 wines in all—enter...
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Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Chile has many high points that make it a go-to country when looking for outstanding wine. The number of unique regions that feature diverse soil types and microclimates is simply astounding. Chile has three thousand miles of coastline north to south as well as mou... Read More
That trans-Atlantic flight you've been dreading will be much easier to deal with now that airline giant United has announced beginning June 1 it will offer free wine and beer on all flights between the United States and Europe, Asia, Argentina , Brazil and Chile. “United Airlines passengers will no longer have to reach for their wallets if they... Read More
It's been a good year for wine in the European country of Georgia. Earlier this year the European Union ended import tariffs on the country, and news from the nation earlier this year revealed a new winery opened in Keda with the help of the equivalent of $600,000USD given to the winery by Georgia's Agriculture Management Agency, Georgian wine n... Read More
Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?! :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More
Good news! I've been invited to my first wine makers dinner! Needless to say, I'm excited about the opportunity. The dinner is going to be with Gilles Nicault from Long Shadows next week.Naturally I'll be doing my homework in advance to learn what I can and think about good questions I'd like to ask. I know that Long Shadows has been discussed h... Read More
. . . and, boy, are my arms tired.I don't know when I first heard the term "Super Tuscan." I'm guessing that it was 10-12 years ago. I really did not know what it meant--me being very focussed on my California world.I did, of course, learn that a Super Tuscan was a wine that was made from grapes that were outside the Tuscany tradition--specifi... Read More
I’m slightly embarrassed to say I’ve never tasted English wine, that may be a good or bad thing, I’ve yet to find out.From what I can gather wine production here is overseen and regulated by the European union. The recommended Varieties for the UK are.........Huxelrebe Madeleine Angevine 7672 MullerThurgau (Rivaner)ReichensteinerSchonburgerSe... Read More
Japanese back in the '80s, UK and French money from before that, Australia and Chile more recently. Not too surprising, but I suppose it is a milestone of sorts.From the April 24 issue of Wine Industry insight... Chinese Investors Buy Into Napa ValleyChinese investors have made international headlines over the past year buying chateaux in Fran... Read More
One topic leads to another! How many of you think cork taint is less common than it was a few years ago? I think things have gotten better and I know of at least one cork broker who has a method of purging the TCA out of the corks before delivery. Plus, they work with a very sophisticated wine lab and the QC is much better. What do you think? Read More
The results are in for the 2011 SF Chronicle Wine Competition and there are a lot of medals coming back to the Livermore Valley. With over 5000 entries this year the competition was tuff. Here is a list of the medal winning Livermore wineries. Bent Creek Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Chouinard Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery,... Read More