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Friday, July 31, 2009

Wine Blogs Update

* 1WineDude in the Media (or “Not a WBC Recap”) | 1 Wine Dude

* 2005 Colgin “IX Estate” - Red Wine | The Wine Cult

* After the Dust Settles … - Good Grape: A Wine Blog Manifesto

* Appellation America squeezed

* Brooklynguy's Wine and Food Blog: Wine of the Week - Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges

* Drylands 2008 Sauvignon Blanc « Wine with Dinner

* Lady of the Grape Wine Blog - Blog Archive - California 2009 - Nadeau Family Vintners

* Cabernet Franc: What We Learned From 656 Glasses of Wine

* Hunt Country Vineyards 2008 Valvin Muscat

* Pendock Uncorked at The Times - Blog Archive - Grapes of Wraith

* REthink Wine Blog - Blog Archive - Exciting Times Ahead

* Riesling (Once Again) Shines in Oregon | Enobytes Wine Blog

* When blogs go bad

* The 2009 Wine Bloggers Conference: a foundation for raising the collective spirit - winehiker witiculture

* The Wine Curmudgeon: Mini-reviews 4: Chateau St. Jean Fume, Angels Peak, Trefethen riesling, Mumm Brut Rose

* Tommolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2007 8.7. | The Wine Connoisseur

* Vintner's Journal: Tasting: Long Meadow Ranch steaks and 1997 Viader

* Viva la Wino!: 2007 Montirius Cotes du Rhone

* Wine Week 133: Not always what you expect from them. | The Wine Connoisseur

* Wine-O-Rama - Blog Archive - Burlwood Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon California

* Wine-O-Rama - Blog Archive - Geyser Peak Winery 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (3)

* Wineass - One Line Wine Reviews - Blog Archive - 2007 Dupond Sauvignon Blanc

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Wine Picks and More...

Under $20 Value Wine Pick – 2005 Sogrape Dao Callabriga Red ...
The good friend of ours who shared this wine with us loved the wine so much, he had bought about half a case of it and still had a few bottles left to share. I believe he picked it up for about $12/bottle? The wine also received a nice ...

WeeklyWinePick.com 2007 Charbono, Robert Foley ...
This week's pick comes from sommelier Sarah DiBari, wine director at Boston's Mooo Restaurant at the XV Beacon Hotel. Sarah offered these comments about the Robert Foley Charbono: “Charbono is a varietal that originated in the Savoie ...

2005 Davis Bynum Winery Laureles Vineyard Russian River Valley ...
I was given three single vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs, and I needed to pick the best one for today's wine offering. Each of the wines was placed in a paper bag, concealing their true identities. ...

2008 Domaine de la Fouquette Rosee d'Aurore | Jason's Wine Blog ...
With none in the house I decided to stop by Vintage Wine & Spirits, one of my local shops here in Mill Valley, and this was their pick. A bit pricey for an every weekend sipper for me but given it was from Provence I was willing to give ...

Guide to Life for Women: I received a Best Blog Award!
Wine Pick #3. This is one of my favorite whites. It is clean and crisp...with a light, fruity and floral finish, not sweeet at all. It seems to be a go -to white for me. While it is still on the warm side here in Arizona I continually ...

Random Ramblings on Wine and Food: Back to Basics: Blind ...
Conclusions: We thought it would be easier to pick out the New World from the Old World, but it turned out to be harder than anticipated. I might add, however, that while we did have most of the best of the best of CA, we didn't really ...

Guide To The Process Of Manufacturing Wine
To use grapes with wine though, you need to know the exact harvest season. If you don't pick the grapes during the right time, your wine will suffer due to the level of increases in sugar and a lack of acidic extent. ...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Wine News

Wine find: 2008 Black Opal Cabernet Merlot - Baltimore Sun
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com Wine find: 2008 Black Opal Cabernet Merlot Baltimore Sun This Australian red wine, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, doesn't have the complexity that puts critics in the rapture zone. ... Cassis berries ...

British sales of French wine declining - United Press International
British sales of French wine declining United Press International Bottles of Yarden wine are sold in a tourist center at the Golan Heights Winery in Katzrin in the Golan Heights, February 27, 2007. The first vineyards were ... and more »

Obama presents NC wine to Italian president - WRAL.com
msnbc.com Obama presents NC wine to Italian president WRAL.com Ronda, NC — A North Carolina wine was part of a gift President Barack Obama presented to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano before he attended the G-8 ... Local Wine Given By ...

Luxury Wine Market Reels from Downturn - Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times Luxury Wine Market Reels from Downturn Wall Street Journal Many of America's high-end wineries are reeling from the economic downturn, as even wealthy drinkers slash spending on fine wines. ... Wine EventsThe Olympian Good ...

Muscadet a refreshing wine for summer - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Muscadet a refreshing wine for summer The Star-Ledger - NJ.com In the middle of summer, wine should be light and refreshing, like the 2005 Domaine de la Louvetrie Le Fief du Breil ...

Wines for that special shellfish lunch - Chicago Tribune
Wines for that special shellfish lunch Chicago Tribune Given this would be a special-occasion meal for most people, the wines are priced accordingly luxe. Two wines tied for first place. ... To oak or not to oak? A tasting of Napa Valley ...

Like wine? - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Seattle Post Intelligencer Like wine? Seattle Post Intelligencer After I first noticed the appeal I dutifully began collecting corks from wine bottles. This week I bagged the corks and tossed them over the gate (contrary ...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Wine News

* 2008 Bonny Doon Albariño, Ca’ del Solo estate vineyard, Monterey ($20) at Wine Reviews at Chateau Petrogasm http://tr.im/qMUf

* LENNDEVOURS: What We Drank http://tr.im/qMUr

* Reading: Some wine trends quaint, others enraging http://tinyurl.com/np3whq

* Crisp whites, cool reds for summer http://tinyurl.com/nuyojt

* Ravenswood: The evolution of a winery and a winemaker | Napa Valley Register http://tinyurl.com/lfw9qn

* Wine Wise: Summer wine tasting notes http://tr.im/qMX0

* Reading: Wine in restaurants | Napa Valley Register http://tinyurl.com/nj6d7q

* Taking time to stop and smell the rosés http://tinyurl.com/mbvqaq

* Fighting over the wine list http://tinyurl.com/njemsk

* Flying high on New Zealand wine http://ur.ly/ygn

* A Bottom-Line Sauvignon Blanc http://ur.ly/ygo

Friday, July 03, 2009

Wine News

Holiday tip: 'Wines go with grilling on July 4th': 'You have to be versatile with your .. http://bit.ly/IURnc

A first glance at Germany's 2008 wines: 'First impressions: If the juicy, pitch-perfect.. http://bit.ly/PrTog

Homage to 'one of the world's greatest Merlot wines': 'I had never encountered an Itali.. http://bit.ly/wNuKv

Picks from 2008 'rich, bold' German and Austrian vintage: 'As usual with these wines, s.. http://bit.ly/3CJIq

Drinking habits hold steady despite recession http://tinyurl.com/mf2taw

San Francisco International Wine Competition announces 29th annual results http://tinyurl.com/m8u9zn

Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division Findings Point to “Value Being in Vogue” http://tinyurl.com/nhjcsb

Wine Tastings: Finding Cheap Wine That You Like http://tinyurl.com/nlmv94

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


A Syrah that's 'far more than just fruity': 'Luckily for me, fanatics like Steve MacRostie are taking a gam.. http://bit.ly/gixKC

Three 'great value, easy to find wines': 'As a wine journalist I'm always delighted to find wines that.. http://bit.ly/dfb6M

Rosé called the perfect summer wine for red drinkers: 'I just had an amazing rosé and realized for the mill.. http://bit.ly/Nd73B

Take holiday from high wine prices with these American-made picks: 'For whatever reason, the search for rea.. http://bit.ly/19ZSPT

Jancis Robinson touts two great Chilean Sauvignons: 'In hot, humid weather, what could be more agreeable th.. http://bit.ly/Dibpr

Beat heat with 'cool, crisp' (and affordable) sauvignons: 'Sauvignon blanc is like summer in a bottle with .. http://bit.ly/bHpJY

Chilled reds: summer quenchers, from Malbec to Rioja: 'We have come to relish chilled red wines in summer. .. http://bit.ly/uYHGE

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