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Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...
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During the Rose virtual tasting, some folks started talking about the various ways to make rose. (Bleed off wine early from red maceration, shorten contact between skins and wine, mix red and white, which is banned some places). But someone said that all grapes have white flesh. Almost perfectly true, but there is a very small group of grapes... Read More
I know what I like to sip... I know what cheeses I like... How to marry these? I have searched high and low, mostly on the net, and i typically find generalities and a lot of useless info. I am looking for someone who knows their stuff and thinks outside the box... For example, I have an amazing stilton I bought at a wine shop, paired wel... Read More
In the end of the April me and my husband want to go to taste some wines. Also want to see SF.I would appreciate any advice-where to go, what wineries to visit etc. Where to stay.Thank you in advance! Read More
The discussion about "natural wine" Vs "industrial wine" is really hot in Italy. After hundred of posts, articles and discussion i can resume my opinion: 1) i like good wines, 2) i don't like bad wines, i can just add i particulary love territorial good wines.Too much simple?There's some hot discussion around and not for all the issue is so simp... Read More
Drive four hours north and west of Manhattan and you’ll find yourself in ... ... is housed in a beautiful old barn with vaulted ceilings and employs young wine connoisseurs to pour a flight of delightful, young, drinkable wines.Sheldrake Point Winery 7448 County Road 153 Ovid, NY 14521Hosmer Winery 6999 State Route 89 Ovid, New York, 14521Cayu... Read More
What are everyones top 5 favorite Napa Valley wineries & vineyards and why?Mine are (not in this order):1) Pride Mountain Vineyards2) Miner Family3) Palmaz4) Hill Family5) Elyse WineryHonorable Mention: Cade, Somerston Read More
Last week in A Sneak Peek at ZAP Festival Zinfandels, we went through some of the non-Sonoma County Zinfandels that will be featured at the upcoming ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers) annual grand tasting at its Zinfandel Festival, to be held in San Francisco, January 27 - 29. While there were some gems to be found in that mix of appellations... 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
HiI have just joined Snooth and am exploring a bit. I have been buying, selling and tasting wine for over 20 years. Recently I started a new side to my business www.bellawinetours.com where we take people to some of the finest Chateaux in Bordeaux and taste some of the best wines. It is always great fun arriving at Chateau Lafite Rothschild or C... Read More
Thanks to everyone for your ideas, recommedations, and tips. We had a great two plus day trip into wine country! We can not wait to return. We did not hit any of the Huge, well known producers, as we wanted to stay away from traffic, as it was a weekend during High Season. Here's a synopsis of our travels:Day 1:Chateau Montelena: We had to ... Read More