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Grape Wall of China: Tasting time | Signature Wine Club and Baozza to pair in Beijing
By Jim Boyce | Wine club Signature and baozi-pizza specialists Baozza will team for a tasting at Q Bar on September 8. Attendees can try ...
Reverse Wine Snob®: Raymond R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon – Nice and Easy
Break out the Raymond R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon at your next BBQ. Cabernet Sauvignon from California. This review is brought to you by CorkExclusive where you can buy wines like the Raymond R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon for just $10.99 plus get FREE SHIPPING on 3+ bottles (mix&match). The Raymond R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Lot No. […] The post Raymond R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon – Nice and Easy appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
Traveling Wine Chick: Summertime Red: 2014 Madrigal Family Winery Garnacha
This past year, I have been exploring grenache/garnacha from various regions and at different price points and and happily discovered the 2014 Madrigal Family Winery Estate Garnacha, Calistoga, Napa Valley ($50). *CLICK HERE TO READ*
jamie goode's wine blog: Grower Champagne Focus: Léclapart, Charlot-Tanneux, Emmanuel Brochet, Chevreaux-Bournazel
I had these lovely grower Champagnes in a wine bar in Reims (the excellent Au Bon Manger, 7 Rue Courmeaux). Anyone who thinks of Champagne merely in terms of the Grand Marques needs to think again. Anyone who doesn’t think Champagne is a terroir wine needs to think again. I need to go back, soon. Champagne [...]
jamie goode's wine blog: The Bee-Side Grenache from Domaine of the Bee
Justin Howard-Sneyd’s Domaine of the Bee is based on three small plots of old bush vines in Cathar country, deep in the south of France near the village of Maury. Normally, the wines are made in a rich, bold, opulent style, but with this new release, a Grenache, they’ve opted to aim for a more [...]
Reverse Wine Snob®: Kirkland Signature Series Chablis Premier Cru – Inexpensive Elegance
The Kirkland Signature Series Chablis Premier Cru, big time Burgundy at a bargain price. 100% Chardonnay from Burgundy, France. The wine sees no oak and is aged in stainless steel for 12 months. The Kirkland Signature Series Chablis Premier Cru is available for just $14.99 at Costco, which is a rather astounding price. Very few […] The post Kirkland Signature Series Chablis Premier Cru – Inexpensive Elegance appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
jamie goode's wine blog: In the Alentejo, Portugal, for just a day
I’m just on the way home from Lisbon. I’ve spent today consulting for a major Alentejo winery that changed hands a while back. The new owner is smart enough to seek outside opinions before making changes, and through his new winemaker made an approach to me. So I visited, looked around the vineyards, had a look [...]
Traveling Wine Chick: Trentadue Winery
Many people outside of this area may not know of Trentadue, but Leo and Evelyn Trentadue are well known in Northern California as farming and winegrowing pioneers since the 1950s. *CLICK HERE TO READ*
The Wine Economist: A Sneaky Preview of a Work in Progress: “Around the World in Eighty Wines”
I am busy working on the third draft of my next book, which will be released at about this time next year (lots of work left to do!). It is called Around the World in Eighty Wines and I am sure you have already guessed that it is inspired by the famous Jules Verne adventure story. […]
jamie goode's wine blog: Wines with Winerackd: Meinklang Konkret and Thörle Hölle
Popped over to spend a very pleasant evening with Daniel Primack, who among other things established Zalto in the UK, to the eternal debt of serious wine lovers across the nation. We had a few lovely wines, including this pair. The Meinklang is a beautiful wine: not perfect, but with immense charm and an astonishing [...]
Natalie MacLean: Top 100 Wine Blogs: New Ranking from Feedspot
Feedspot, which replaced Google’s RSS live feed for blog updates last year, has just published a new report on the Top 100 Wine Blogs. A friend nudged me about it on Twitter, as it’s not something you can enter. According to the editors of Feedspot: In the world of wine, these are the best of the best wine blogs who run their craft and work hardest to improve the entire wine industry. They are the most influential to both the trade and consumers. Their voices influence thousands of other wine personalities and tens of thousands of wine professionals. These wine […]
winegoggle: Ripped Sauvignon Blanc from the Kaalvoet Meisie
The nearest South Africa comes to Chablis has nothing to do with Chardonnay. That searing slash of steely minerality found in Chablis is amiss from unwooded South African Chardonnays. Whilst some wines do offer some of those features wine boffins refer to as tense, nervous, edgy or wired, the country’s southern sunshine and its eagerness […]
Natalie MacLean: Wine Talk on Bell Media’s New TV Show “The Drink”
By Alex Powell & Priya Rao, A Vine Romance It’s finally here–August 2nd brings the launch of our new show for Bell Fibe TV1 called, The Drink. In it we explore the best that Toronto has to offer in terms of beer, sake, scotch, cocktails and of course, wine! In fact, one of our 4 episodes in dedicated to this glorious beverage from Mother Nature! The episode is called, quite appropriately, “Calling All Wine-o’s!” In it we visit a super high-tech private wine storage facility, we trace the roots of a bottle of wine in a vineyard-to-restaurant segment, Alex breaks down […]
Traveling Wine Chick: Wine and Olive Oil
I’ve been on a bit of a writing ‘vacation’ since the fourth of July weekend, trying to sort out what I can continue to do in my increasingly limited spare time. I’ve enrolled in a wine marketing course this fall and I am being considered for a print writing opportunity, so I am at a point… More Wine and Olive Oil
jamie goode's wine blog: Domaine Clavel Le Mas: excellent value from the Languedoc
Not to be confused with the Côtes du Rhône domaine of the same name, Domaine Clavel has vineyards in four different Languedoc terroirs: Pic St Loup, Grès de Montpellier, La Méjanelle and Saint Christol, with 33 hectares in all. The farming is organic. This, their entry level red, is really smart. It’s from Grès de Montpellier, [...]
jamie goode's wine blog: Holus Bolus Blanc Roussanne 2014 Santa Maria Valley, California
This is a lovely Roussanne from California’s Santa Maria Valley. It’s made by Peter Hunken and Amy Christine, the duo behind Black Sheep Finds, based in Lompoc’s famous wine ghetto. Peter was previously with Stolpman Vineyards, working with winemaker Sashi Moorman. Along with Sashi, he started Piedrasassi and Holus Bolus, in 2003. In 2008 Sashi and [...]