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Summer of Swirling: V.I.P. Table Favorites. Article & Reviews by: Eric Guido It has been a summer full of fine foods, good friends and some absolutely beautiful bottles of wine.

Summer of Swirling: V.I.P. Table Favorites

It has also been one of my busiest summers to date. My workload has been tremendous, hence the lack of updates here on the blog, but that doesn’t mean my focus and dedication have waivered. I feel it’s time to do a little summer recap and introduce my readers to some of the great bottles I’ve enjoyed—before they are all gone. What’s more, autumn is right around the corner, and there are some red wines here that simply need to be retasted for optimal enjoyment as the weather cools.

Best Values Let’s jump right into it with some of the best values I’ve found and work our way up to the vintage wines and highest scorers. The Castillo de Monseran Carinena was new to me and a big surprise. 2009 Castillo de Monseran Cariñena 50 Year Old Vines - The nose was ripe, yet characterful, showing dark fruit, ripe strawberry, mint, and a hint of oak. 2011 Stein St. Wine Berserkers - international wine social media, online community, and forums. TN: CellarTracker Texas Offline - Part Two Post #1 by Joe Dulworth » May 26th 2010, 6:26am Some CellarTracker forum members decided to gather for a few days in San Antonio, TX to share some wine and good times.

Wine Berserkers - international wine social media, online community, and forums

The second evening started at TexasWineGeeks (Billy & Teddy) place before heading out to a local restaurant. Now onto the show...Round one was at Billy and Teddy's place. 2009 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River ValleyWIML92Light yellow color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Merlot. Freakonomics and Where All These New Wines Come From - Aftertaste by Lot18Aftertaste by Lot18. We are asked all the time about the new wine brands that appear in Tasting Room shipments and on Lot18.

Freakonomics and Where All These New Wines Come From - Aftertaste by Lot18Aftertaste by Lot18

Neptune’s Trident? The Stub? The Tender? Blend « Anti Wine Snob. JackaRoo Big Red 2003, SE Australia, $7.35 for 750 ml(49% Cab, 44% Shiraz, 7% Merlot)(Red Wine) According to my Google search, “Jackaroo” is an Australian term for an apprentice on a cattle station or ranch….

Blend « Anti Wine Snob

Well, that makes me want to say something cutesy involving Australian slang and barbecue, but I shall refrain from doing so. You’re welcome. Cheap Wine Review Blog. Wine Library TV: Gary Vaynerchuk's daily wine video blog. Aftertaste by Lot18. CostcoWineBlog.com - Reviews of wines found at Costco. The Verbose Vine. Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Wine Blogging Wednesday #36: Unoaked Chardonnay. Cameron Hughes Wine. What’s the difference between Tannins and Acidity? « Anti Wine Snob. What’s the difference between Tannins and Acidity?

What’s the difference between Tannins and Acidity? « Anti Wine Snob

This one stumped me for a while. When you read about wine-especially red wine–you invariable hear some mention tannins and acid. What’s the difference? I wondered. I thought tannins were acid. 1. “Tannin: 1. “Tannic Acid. Okay, so we have a definition. The answer, come to find out, is yes and no. A. Tannins are a group of phenol compounds found in plants, which create a group of chemicals called “Polyphenols“. There are two main types of tannins: Hydrolyzable Tannins and Condensed Tannins. I Know The Winemaker.

Enjoy Wine By The Glass Without Pulling The Cork. Wine Aroma Wheel from UC Davis. Wines of France - A guide to French wines. Because we tell it like it is. Wines. Shiraz. In the Vineyard: The vineyards are planted on the floor of what was, many millions of years ago, a great inland lake.

Shiraz

Evidence of this lake can be seen in the massive water washed boulders. As the rainfall declined the lake dried up leaving a deposit of calcareous silt many meters thick. The drying of the soil and the effect of the elements cured the top layer of this calcareous silt into rock hard calcium carbonate. At first it was thought that these soils were only suitable for pastures as the roots of orchards and vineyards could not penetrate the calcium carbonate. Clonal / Rootstock Selection One clone is used, SH1 - South African selection that delivery one of the best wines. Two rootstocks are used, 101-14 and Richter 110. Growing Season Growing Data (October – April) Rainfall: 333.7mm Mean Maximum Temperatures: 24.95°C Mean Minimum Temperatures: 10.27°C Vine Age: 3-25 years Pruning Regime: Cordon/Spur Pruned, Vertical Shoot Positioning. Wine Review: 2013 Arabella Shiraz. I have previously reviewed an Arabella wine not that long ago and thought it was very good.

Wine Review: 2013 Arabella Shiraz

In that same shipment from Naked Wines, I picked out the 2013 Arabella Shiraz because when you think of South African wine, you think Shiraz. I will spare some bashing of Naked Wines, like I normally do, and I will spare some of the description of the winery since I have reviewed them before. Instead this will be a short quick review of the wine. Global Discovery Club > JOIN OUR WINE CLUB. 6 bottles delivered every 3 months $90 per shipment First shipment includes a lushly textured Riesling from Washington's Yakima Valley, a buttery, oak-aged Chardonnay from Chile, a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from Médoc, France, a warm and rich Touriga Nacional from the California's Sierra Foothills, a juicy and exuberant French Beaujolais Villages and a Reserva Malbec from Argentina.

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Mirassou Pinot Noir Wine Review - Honest Wine Reviews. From Modesto, California, Mirassou Pinot Noir is a popular wine that you can find in many stores and restaurants.

Mirassou Pinot Noir Wine Review - Honest Wine Reviews

The Mirassou brand has been owned by Gallo since 2003. However, David Mirassou was kind enough to contact me via Twitter. In his message he said “I am still involved in every part of the Mirassou wines. Dirty and Rowdy Family Wines. Find the right wine at the right price, right now.