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Australian Wine Blogs

25 February 2020

Australian Wine Blogs
  • Curly Flat Chardonnay 2018
    24 February 2020

    A beautifully balanced Chardonnay smashing the pleasure zone. Wow!

    The 2018 vintage in Macedon has been heaped with praise. This Chardonnay was picked over three days with clones and blocks kept separate. Wild yeast fermented, it spent 12 months on lees.

    Winemaker Matt Harrop describes this wine as shapely. Take a sip and you'll see he's nailed it. Dripping in white stone fruit, there's good depth and concentration. Almond meal, raw cashews and a vanilla creamy drive queue behind a generous squeeze of lemons and grapefruit. Nicely weighted through the mouth with dangerously moreish textural feels, the acidity has been well handled and dances on point. Race to this. Run don't walk.

    Drink to eight years.

    95/100

    Region: Macedon Ranges
    RRP: $46
    Source: Sample

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  • Aitken's Folly Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
    24 February 2020

    If there was such a thing as a sessional Pinot, this would be awfully close. It's such a delicious wine with no fuss or pretentiousness. Glasses are empty in no time with wines like these.

    If you drive past Aitken's Folly, don't blink as you could miss it. A small 3 hectare site, 75% is planted to Pinot - the other 25% being Chardonnay.

    Made by Dan and Sarah-Kate Dineen at Maude, a stone's throw around the corner.

    Dark cherry fruit and blackberries swarm the mid-palate. There's some restrained power but yet walks with open arms ready for an embrace. Red apple acidity keeps things bounding along with super fine spices on close. It really is great drinking and humbly priced.

    Drink now to five years.

    92/100

    Region: Central Otago
    RRP: $35
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Aitken's Folly Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
    24 February 2020
    A luscious fruit forward Chardonnay from a little place called Wanaka.

    Tourism has made sure that Wanaka isn't so little any more, that's for sure.

    If you drive past Aitken's Folly, don't blink as you could miss it. A small 3 hectare site, only 25% is planted to Chardonnay. From the 548 clone, Aitken's Folly were only the second vineyard in New Zealand to plant it behind the famed Kumeu River.

    Made by Dan and Sarah-Kate Dineen at Maude, a stone's throw around the corner, this Chardy sees 12 months in oak.

    Some concentrated stone fruit get the juices flowing early. Cashews slide in as do lemons and lemonade. There's a soft vanilla oak influence from the oak with a lick of caramel on close. I could sink a few glasses easy - an perhaps I did. Such a fab drink. 

    Drink now to three years.

    92/100

    Region: Central Otago
    RRP: $28
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Peregrine Pinot Noir 2017
    24 February 2020
    I hired a bike and rode from Arrowtown to Gibbston last week. If you're ever in that neck of the woods, do it! The scenery is stunning. Naturally, I needed to hydrate so it only made sense to drop in to Peregrine. It makes sense, they were on the track... A solid Central Otago Pinot Noir here.

    The cellar door was chock a block when I arrived. The two ladies did their best to appease the masses but were like salmon working hard to get upstream. A quick fire tasting it was in the end.

    This is all dark fruits and pretty dried red petal scents. Some earthiness meets bright acidity. Soft and fine tannins to close, this will please many.

    Drink to six years+

    91/100

    Region: Central Otago
    RRP: $45
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Peregrine Pinot Gris 2019
    24 February 2020
    Super fresh Pinot Gris. A delightful drink.

    Stone fruit driven as nashi pears tucks in behind. White flowers add a pretty perfume. Some texture comes via partial barrel fermentation. The finish is long with a deft ginger spice riding out the the finish.

    Drink now.

    93/100

    Region: Central Otago
    RRP: $32
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Peregrine Riesling 2018
    24 February 2020
    I really enjoyed this Riesling - a class act.

    Dry with a minerally drive, talc feels follow a citrusy drive of lemons, lime pith and lemongrass. So clean and fresh, green apple acidity whips through on close as the parting act. Delish.

    Drink now but will age gracefully.

    93/100

    Region: Central Otago
    RRP: $27
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Peregrine Rastasburn Riesling 2018
    24 February 2020
    There is plenty of Riesling with varying amounts of residual sugar being toyed with in the Central Otago region. This wine from Peregrine carries 25 grams.

    The bones of a good wine are there but the balance just ain't quite right. Sweetness hits you straight up before some good acid brings things around to balance it out. Honeyed tones slide under apricots, white fleshed nectarine and green apples. This would suit dishes with a spicy kick.

    Drink now to five years.

    90/100

    Region: Central Otago
    RRP: $27
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Thomas Wines Elenay Shiraz 2018
    24 February 2020

    What this wine demonstrates best is Andrew Thomas' ability to blend parcels of his top fruit and create a wine of supreme class. Soon to be released, run at this, don't walk.

    Affectionately named Elenay, it's derived from L and A which stands for Lips and Arseholes. Fact! Just like a butcher brings bits together to make fabulous sausages, so too is the case here.

    A blend of fruit from Sweetwater, Belford, Dam and Kiss blocks, the focus is drawing from the newer oak barrels. If you could drink this everyday you'd die happy.

    Lusciously medium bodied, the fruit waltzes through with ease. All line and length, pretty scents of red flowers and red currants lead to a mouthful of dainty fruit that just purrs. Soft spices, dried herbs and what seems to be a never ending finish leave you beaming. Brilliant!

    Drink to 10 years+

    95/100

    Region: Hunter Valley
    RRP: $35
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Thomas Wines Dam Block Shiraz 2018
    24 February 2020

    I just want in. Big love for this release of the Dam Block.

    From a tiny 0.8 hectare site just opposite the flagship Kiss vineyard, these vines produce a wine that's powerful with rounded shoulders. The intensity is salivating. An elegant introduction is followed by a dense blue fruit drive with that Hunter earthiness lingering long. I could get comfy with this for a long time.

    Drink to 10 years+

    94/100

    Region: Hunter Valley
    RRP: $45
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Luna Estate Eclipse Chardonnay 2018
    24 February 2020
    I was in Wellington recently and it was suggested that I head to the Noble Rot Wine Bar - what a place! A smart list coupled with clever food and cool vibes, I was just smitten. I ordered a glass of this Chardonnay off the list, and then another. A fabulous drink from Martinborough and then some.

    White stone fruits move to a seductive lemony explosion. It's coiled and expressive without being weighed down. Touches of flint, raw cashew and brioche complexity tuck themselves in behind grapefruit which moves to a neat beat. An old school lemonade tang just sits on a long and what seems a never ending finish. A cracker!

    Drink to eight years.

    94/100

    Region: Martinborough, NZ
    RRP: $35
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Wine Blogs

25 February 2020

Wine Blogs
  • How To Make A Tropical Cocktail
    25 February 2020

    Whether you are on a beach in Hawaii or relaxing in your back garden, there’s never a wrong time or place to enjoy yourself a Tropical Cocktail.

    The Sparkling Wine

    Citra was founded in 1973 and has 6,000 hectares of vineyards, that grow four different Sparkling Wines, including the one I’ve chosen to include in this Tropical Cocktail.

    Citra Vini Rina Passerina Brut Tasting Notes – “Citrus aromas. Soft citrus with Apricot and minerals on the palate.”

    A Highly Commended winner in the Zesty & Zingy Category in The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

    If you want to give this Sparkling Wine a try you can buy a bottle on their website for only €6,90.

    How To Make A Tropical Cocktail

    Enjoying a Tropical Cocktail

    Ingredients

    • Sparkling Wine
    • Watermelon
    • Pineapple
    • Mango
    • Tropical Juice

    How To Make A Tropical Cocktail

    1. Cut the fruit and place into a blender, I used 2 parts watermelon, 1 part pineapple and 1 part mango.
    2. Pour in some tropical or pineapple juice and blend.
    3. Pour into a glass and top up with Sparkling Wine.
    4. Garnish with a slice of watermelon, pineapple and mango.
    5. Serve and enjoy.

    Tropical Cocktail Tasting Notes

    Aroma – “Watermelon, pineapple with a hint of mango.”

    Taste – “You get a tingling tropical fruit sensation initially, then smoothie characters with a nice kick of fizzy citrus at the end.”

    This is the kind of Cocktail you can easily keep ordering and before you know it, end up feeling a little tipsy.

    A delicious Cocktail that I would definitely recommend to any tropical fruit lover.

  • Saturday SWEbinar: The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam
    25 February 2020

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    On Saturday, February 29th at 10:00 am central time, we are pleased to offer one of our most popular webinars—The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam—presented by Jane A. Nickles, CSE, CWE: If you are currently pursuing the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Certification, or considering the CSW as your next stage of professional development, this session is for you! This one-hour, online workshop will cover all aspects of the CSW, including what the test covers, how difficult the test is, what type of questions to expect, the resources available to students, and how long SWE recommends for study before sitting the exam.

    Login Instructions: At the appointed time, just click on this link: Saturday, February 29th at 10:00 am central time—The Insider’s Guide to the CSW Exam. Link will go “live” a few hours before the scheduled date. There is no need to register in advance.

    When the SWE Adobe Connect homepage appears, click on “enter as a guest,” type in your name, and click “enter room.” There is no need for a dial-in number; audio will be available via the speakers on your computer or mobile device.

    • If you have never attended an Adobe Connect event before, it is also a good idea to test your connection ahead of time (just click on the link).
    • If you are having any trouble with your Adobe Connect connection, please see our SWEbinar Trouble-shooting page.

    This SWEbinar is offered free-of-charge, and open to the public! This session should last for about one hour as a live, interactive event.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jane Nickles: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Colpasso Nero D’Avola 2018
    25 February 2020
    This Nero D’Avola comes from Sicily and is made using the “appassimento” method whereby some of the grapes are partially dried before vinification. The result gives an extra kick of intensity and structure. Under DIAM cork.
    Colpasso, Nero D’Avola, D.O.C, Sicily, 2018

    Rich and generous aromas of blackberry, blood plum, roast walnut, fresh leather, deep caramel with a concentration of “Rum ‘n Raisin” chocolate and wisps of drying herbs. The palate equally as generous as it is smooth with the aforementioned fruits in abundance. There’s still bright acidity and very fine tannin, while a tickle of heat is not unnoticed. A good import at a keen price.

    RRP: $22.99
    Alc: 14%
    Rating: 17/20
    Wine sample courtesy of Fourth Wave Wine
  • Paxton Pollinator Shiraz 2017
    25 February 2020

    From Paxton’s Pollinator series, which honours the bees that are the most vital part of the world’s agriculture. Bearing the NASAA stamp as being certified organic, the wine comes from Biodynamically farmed vineyards and contains minimal Sulphur Dioxide (Preservative).

    Paxton, Pollinator, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2017

    The colour, a deep garnet with a bright rim of ruby. Plush aromas: red plum, raspberry, vanilla and chocolate with a steely vein of minerality. Interest certainly comes from a smoky nuance and a (perhaps psychological?) suggestion of honey. The palate at once both full and light. Bright and focused, buzzing (pardon the pun) with energy. Tannins are elegant, supple and malleable, weaving their way around the quality fruit. Very good persistence and depth, a wuality wine.

    RRP: $27
    Alc: 13.5%
    Rating: 17.75/20

    Wine sample courtesy of Paxton and Cellarmasters.

  • 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition
    25 February 2020

    Texas Wine Lover was invited to the event for the purposes of this press coverage. However, all opinions, experiences, and photographs are entirely our own.

    The 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition happened on Sunday on the Houston Rodeo grounds where guests enjoyed the wine and food dishes. The event featured more than 450 winning wines from the 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition and food from 113 Houston restaurants.

    The 2020 Best Bites winners were:

    Outstanding Showmanship Award

    • 1st Place: Brother’s Produce
    • 2nd Place: JW Marriott – Downtown

    People’s Choice Award

    • 1st Place: Grazia Italian Kitchen & The Caboose – Smoked & Soaked Wagyu Chuck, Corn Pudding, Date Gastrique, Cabernet Reduction, Tallow Fried Crumble, Micro Arugula & Amaranth
    • 2nd Place: Cotton Culinary The Art of Catering – Duck Carnitas

    Tasty Tradition Award

    • 1st Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy – Lasagna with Marinara Sauce
    • 2nd Place: Revival Market – Miso Mushrooms Toast, Whipped TX Goat Cheese & Houston Urban Honey

    Trailblazer Appetizer Award

    • 1st Place: Brennan’s of Houston – Hot Hot Oyster with Crystal Hot Sauce Butter, Pepper Jelly Glaze & Pickled Okra Chow Chow
    • 2nd Place: Smokey Cheeks – Smokey Cheek Taco with Coleslaw, Pickled Onions & Cilantro, finished with a Blueberry Ghost Pepper Hollandaise Sauce
    • 3rd Place: The Capital Grill – Porcini-Rubbed Smoked Bacon with Sweet Corn Risotto finished with Tomato Jam

    Lone Star Entrée Award

    • 1st Place: NOBU – Black Cod Miso on Lettuce Cup topped with Crispy Khataifi
    • 2nd Place: Phat Eatery – Beef Rendang
    • 3rd Place: Pinstripe’s – Short Ribs with Parmesan Polenta & Peppercorn Cream

    Two-Steppin’ Dessert Award

    • 1st Place: Ooh La La Sweets – Praline Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
    • 2nd Place: Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria – Mini Cannoli
    • 3rd Place: Joyce’s Seafood & Steaks – White Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Rookie Award

    • Killen’s in the Heights – Smoked Brisket Enchilada

    Trail Boss Food Truck Award

    • Eaker Barbecue – Smoked Pulled Pork atop Creamed Corn with Green Onion Garnish

    As a reminder, the Top Texas Winery was Becker Vineyards and their award-winning wines were being poured. The Top Texas Wine was awarded to Bingham Family Vineyards for their 2017 Dugout Red and that was being poured to guests with the winning saddle located behind the table.

    The 2020 competition included 3,528 entries from 19 countries, including France, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, Argentina, and South Africa. Texas wineries were awarded 508 medals, and 380 entries came from this year’s featured region, Mendoza, Argentina.

    We made a point to try and visit every Texas winery table where representatives were, and the photos we took are in the gallery.

    Champion wines will be auctioned at the Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction and Dinner on Sunday, March 1.

    Visitors to the 2020 rodeo can enjoy a selection of award-winning wines by the glass or bottle at the Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Garden during the rodeo. For more information on Rodeo Uncorked! Events, please visit rodeohouston.com/wine.

    Enjoy the photos we took during the 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition!

    The post 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition appeared first on Texas Wine Lover.

  • Endorsements for the March 2020 San Francisco election
    25 February 2020
    This may be Nancy Pelosi's last primary Welcome to Super Tuesday! For the first time in my lifetime California is going to play a major role in choosing a Presidential candidate. This is great because the diverse Golden State grapples with large issues better than most of the country. The Presidential primary alone makes this ballot an exciting one. But there are other people and issues on
  • Tips for hosting a blind wine tasting party
    24 February 2020
    It can be really fun to host a blind wine tasting party. Over the years, I’ve hosted many blind wine tastings, and thought I’d pass on some tips for a successful party. Once you’ve set the date, I’d suggest finding someone who can give you a hand the day of the party. I’ve been so grateful…
  • Curly Flat Chardonnay 2018
    24 February 2020

    A beautifully balanced Chardonnay smashing the pleasure zone. Wow!

    The 2018 vintage in Macedon has been heaped with praise. This Chardonnay was picked over three days with clones and blocks kept separate. Wild yeast fermented, it spent 12 months on lees.

    Winemaker Matt Harrop describes this wine as shapely. Take a sip and you'll see he's nailed it. Dripping in white stone fruit, there's good depth and concentration. Almond meal, raw cashews and a vanilla creamy drive queue behind a generous squeeze of lemons and grapefruit. Nicely weighted through the mouth with dangerously moreish textural feels, the acidity has been well handled and dances on point. Race to this. Run don't walk.

    Drink to eight years.

    95/100

    Region: Macedon Ranges
    RRP: $46
    Source: Sample

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  • Aitken's Folly Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
    24 February 2020

    If there was such a thing as a sessional Pinot, this would be awfully close. It's such a delicious wine with no fuss or pretentiousness. Glasses are empty in no time with wines like these.

    If you drive past Aitken's Folly, don't blink as you could miss it. A small 3 hectare site, 75% is planted to Pinot - the other 25% being Chardonnay.

    Made by Dan and Sarah-Kate Dineen at Maude, a stone's throw around the corner.

    Dark cherry fruit and blackberries swarm the mid-palate. There's some restrained power but yet walks with open arms ready for an embrace. Red apple acidity keeps things bounding along with super fine spices on close. It really is great drinking and humbly priced.

    Drink now to five years.

    92/100

    Region: Central Otago
    RRP: $35
    Source: Cellar Door

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  • Aitken's Folly Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
    24 February 2020
    A luscious fruit forward Chardonnay from a little place called Wanaka.

    Tourism has made sure that Wanaka isn't so little any more, that's for sure.

    If you drive past Aitken's Folly, don't blink as you could miss it. A small 3 hectare site, only 25% is planted to Chardonnay. From the 548 clone, Aitken's Folly were only the second vineyard in New Zealand to plant it behind the famed Kumeu River.

    Made by Dan and Sarah-Kate Dineen at Maude, a stone's throw around the corner, this Chardy sees 12 months in oak.

    Some concentrated stone fruit get the juices flowing early. Cashews slide in as do lemons and lemonade. There's a soft vanilla oak influence from the oak with a lick of caramel on close. I could sink a few glasses easy - an perhaps I did. Such a fab drink. 

    Drink now to three years.

    92/100

    Region: Central Otago
    RRP: $28
    Source: Cellar Door

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25 February 2020

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  • Ep 314: Ribera del Duero, Spain -- a Study in Power and Elegance
    25 February 2020

    Ribera del Duero makes some of the most outstanding Tempranillo in the world. Located in the northwest of the Spain, about two hours north of Madrid, Ribera del Duero has been making wine for 2,600 years but its modern story is one of a dynamic, changing region that is improving every year. This is an exciting region and an example of Spain's willingness to change, improve and go the distance to produce excellent quality wine.

    Here are the show notes:

    • Ribera del Duero is on an elevated northern plateau of the Iberian Peninsula. Altitude of more than 2,000 feet, varied soils that include limestone cliffs, and the Duero river are defining features of the region.
    • The region follows the course of the Duero river for approximately 115 km/70mi upstream from the southern plains of Burgos, west to Valladolid and includes parts Segovia and Soria to the south and east. The west has the most aromatic wines, the central has fruitier wines, and the east has big, bold wines.
    • The climate of the region has influences of Mediterranean, Atlantic, and continental climates, but is generally pretty extreme (‘three months of winter and nine months of hell’) with hot summers and huge diurnals that result in slow ripening and a long growing season
    • The wines are usually 100% Tempranillo but are allowed to include up to 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Malbec with no more than 5% of Garnacha or the white that is native to this area, Albillo Mayor.
    • These wines are powerful with a full body, black fruit notes and flavors from oak like smoke, vanilla, and tobacco. The best ones are balanced with acidity and tannin.
    • Along with Rioja, Ribera del Duero is the only Spanish wine region that utilizes crianza, reserva and gran reserva for the aging and labeling of its wines.

    Top Producers: Aalto, Alión (owned by Vega Sicilia), Alonso del Yerro, Emilio Moro, Pago de Carraovejas, Pesquera, Dominio de Pingus, Vega Sicilia , O Fournier, Hacienda del Monasterio

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  • Master Class; Barbaresco and Barolo
    24 February 2020

    Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Exploring the Wine Glass. Today is all about Nebbiolo! I had the honor to attend BBWO2020 in NYC in February with over 200 wineries present. The event was hosted by the Conzorzio di Tutela Barolo, Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani which, has been protecting and promoting the identity of their wines since 1934.

    The event included both Barolo and Barbaresco. Although both are made with 100% Nebbiolo, they are named after their distinct regions in Piedmont, Italy.  When tasting Nebbiolo, you can expect a wine that is full of aromatics including  florals, cherries,  and dark berries along with flavors of earth, forest floor and dark fruits.  The tannins are high as well as the acidity, but are balanced so well, you crave the next sip.

    Join in today and learn about the regions, soils and the regulations of the Geographical Definitions as explained by Alessandro Masnaghetti.

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  • NZ Wine Podcast 63: Greg Hay - Wet Jacket Wines
    24 February 2020

    Having started one of the first wineries in the region - Chard Farm, with his brother Rob Hay and then being instrumental in the development of the Peregrine brand and growth, Wet Jacket is Greg Hay's third winery venture.

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    Music track featured on this podcast: ‘Kuaz’ – courtesy of Brent Page

  • The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence in Farming and Winemaking with Steve Matthiasson
    24 February 2020

    Steve dreamt of farming his entire life. He became an obsessed gardener and cook while studying philosophy in college. In 1994, while back in grad school for horticulture after three years as a bike messenger/wannabe farmer, he found a job in vineyards and orchards working for a small sustainable agriculture consulting firm. In 1999 he co-authored the California manual on sustainable vineyard practices. In 2002 he started consulting on vineyard practices in Napa. He still loves the challenge of solving vineyard problems for others, but since 2003 the primary focus has been on his own family farming and winemaking with his wife Jill. Steve is a life-long student of the craft of viticulture.

    Eric Asimov has said of Steve’s wines, “Matthiasson wines bear an agricultural stamp, as fresh, lively and alive as the best produce from a farmers’ market.” Steve is a James Beard Award Finalist in 2018 & 2019, and has been named Winemaker of the Year by both the San Francisco Chronicle and Food & Wine Magazine.

    Learn more about Steve with the show notes here.

     

    In this episode we mention…

    Native Seeds Search Organization Gary Nabhan, author on native foods Anson Mills, heritage rices Chef Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar Chef Rodney Scott, James Beard Award Brownen Percival & Steve Matthiasson Sustainability Talks in London on Wine & Cheese Premier Viticulture, Steves Vineyard Company Tenets of Integrated Pest Management • Monitoring • Establishing an Economic Threshold • Cultural Controls 2012 Limerick Lane Pinot Noir 14 Inkas Vodka High Wire Distillery in Charleston, South Carolina Follow Steve On… INSTAGRAMFACEBOOKWEBSITE

  • Ep89: Have a Healthy Heart
    22 February 2020

    February is American Heart Month and we’ve decided to go red in not just wine, but in heart health awareness. As the number one killer in the nation, heart disease can be preventable and we want to make sure you know how! Sipping on a delicious red wine made by a cardiologist (how cool is that!), we go through lifestyle tips to keep your ticker ticking, and what you need to know to keep yourself and your family healthy. You’d be surprised at what matters – especially for women! So this month, think more than just candy hearts and GO RED! #ourhearts

    To find out more information about heart health or to find an American Heart Association Heart Walk near you, visit www.heart.org.

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  • Episode 10: An Interview with Vassilis Papagiannakos in Attica, Greece
    22 February 2020

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    Show Notes

    Papagiannakos produces bright, expressive and delicious wines from local and international varieties. Perhaps the most compelling thing about Vassilis Papagiannakos philosophy is his…

    The post Episode 10: An Interview with Vassilis Papagiannakos in Attica, Greece appeared first on The Wine Beat.

  • February 20 2020 - LIVE Show: Wine industry topics & updates
    21 February 2020
    Since 2009!  It's the show dedicated to the wine industry. Featuring: Wine news, updates, events & more.  We welcome your comments and questions on our chat/live feed pages during the LIVE show. Show Host:  Ron - Wine maker, cellar master, vineyardist and tasting expert. Questions during the LIVE show? Visit our Facebook page and comment on the LIVE video feed - http://www.facebook.com/allaboutwinebtr or chat with us on our BlogTalkRadio page during the show. E-mail the show with your questions and comments, anytime, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Joy Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyards
    20 February 2020

    WINE ROAD EPISODE 100!!  | Joy Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyards

    Please welcome Joy Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyards. Pop open a bottle of bubbly or Pinot Noir with the ladies as we sit back and hear about the Instagram-worthy Iron Horse Vineyards property, the up and coming additions to Iron Horse, and of course, Wine Road’s next event weekend, Barrel Tasting!

    Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma County with news on events, wineries, wines, dining options, activities, and places to stay.

     

    Special Guest

    Joy Sterling, CEO of Iron Horse Vineyards

    Show Notes

    :40 Guest of the Podcast: Joy Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyards

    :55 Sponsor of the Podcast: Pure Luxury Transportation 

    2:05 Welcome Joy! 

    4:20 Wine of the Podcast: Iron Horse Pinot Noir 

    11:15 Inspiration Vineyard Wine Labels 

    14:30 Iron Horse Vineyards Winery - Definitely Instagram worthy! 

    18:35 Oyster Girls; April - October

    19:45 Picnics to come! 

    20:50 Be sure to make an appointment! 

    23:18 Joy, what’s your favorite Sonoma County hot spots? 

    24:28 Book of the Podcast: Vignette: Stories of Life and Wine in 100 Bottles by Jane Lopes

    26:35 #SipSonoma

    28:40 Barrel Tasting Weekend

     

    Links

    Guest of the Podcast: Joy Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyards

    Tours & Tastings at Iron Horse Vineyards

    Sponsor of the Podcast: Pure Luxury Transportation 

    Wine of the Podcast: Iron Horse 2016 Deer Gate Pinot Noir 

    The Oyster Girls 

    Ocean Reserve 

    Big Bottom Market 

    Book of the Podcast: Vignette: Stories of Life and Wine in 100 Bottles by Jane Lopes

    #SipSonoma

    Barrel Tasting Tickets

     

    Credits:

    The Wine Road podcast is mixed and mastered at

    Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA. 

  • Two Guys Talking Wine - Episode 179
    19 February 2020

    It’s early in the year so naturally Michael has left André in North America by himself. Michael is in Italy […]

    The post Two Guys Talking Wine - Episode 179 appeared first on Andre Wine Review.

  • History of the CMS
    19 February 2020

    Fred Dame, Brian Julyan, and Ronan Sayburn discuss the foundation of the Court of Master Sommeliers in the UK and US. Geoff Kruth also interviews former Master of the Vintners' Company Rupert Clevely on the organization's history and ties to the formation of the IMW, WSET, and CMS.

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