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New Weekly Wine Tasting Group in Portland Oregon
WineMiser.com announces a new once a week wine tasting group in Portland
Tuesday Nights 6:30 PM til ?
Upcoming Wine Tastings
High End Champagne Tasting May 14th at OWOB details here
Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting May 21st at Portland Wine Storage details here
Oregon Vs. Burgundy Tasting May 28th of elite Oregon and Burgundy Pinot Noir details here
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Wine Spectator Picks under $15
- RIVERA Chardonnay Castel del Monte Preludio No. 1 2011 $14 (Wine Spectator)
This Italian white boasts cream and spice accents
- CAROL SHELTON Zinfandel Mendocino County Wild Thing Old Vine 2009 $19 (Wine Spectator)
A zesty California Zinfandel with appealing flavors
- CRISTOM Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Sommers Reserve 2009 $41 (Wine Spectator)
A ripe Oregon Pinot Noir with hints of pepper and clove
- VIDIGAL Douro 2010 $10 (Wine Spectator)
A ripe Portuguese red with spicy accents
- CANOE RIDGE Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills The Expedition 2011 $15 (Wine Spectator)
This Washington Chardonnay is smooth and generous
- 2011 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay CrossBarn
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=217530&id=1&___z=qT6vPjk7u1KaoER4AaIWow%3d%3d'>2011 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay CrossBarn</a></b></font><br>Readers looking for a delicious Chardonnay that won’t totally deplete the budget should check out the 2011 Chardonnay Crossbarn. A gorgeous entry-level wine, the 2011 is laced with juicy apricots, peaches and white flowers. I would prefer to drink the 2011 over the next few years, while it remains expressive and pretty. There is a lot to like here. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016. It is always fascinating to sit down with Paul Hobbs and his winemaker Megan Baccitich, as these Chardonnays and Pinots run the gamut of styles, clones and sites in Sonoma. According to Hobbs, the 2010 harvest was two weeks later than normal, while 2011 was three weeks later than normal! One of the other main differences is that temperatures increased toward the end of 2010, but stayed very much on the cool side in 2011. My impression is that when all is said and done, vintage 2011 will turn out to be superior to 2010 for this range. As always, the Hobbs house style does a very nice job of capturing both textural richness and plenty of site specificity. Tel. (707) 824-9879<br> Rating: 89 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=217530 >Estimated Cost: $23-$49</a>
- Craft beer is too hoppy. Discuss.
<p>“Craft beer is too hoppy. Discuss.” I tweeted that the other day in response to this Slate article. It sparked a good conversation on the twittuh and it seemed worth continuing here. While I like hops, there are a ton of hoppy and overly hopped beers in the market today as well as high-alcohol beers. [...]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/05/20/craft-beer-too-hoppy-discuss/">Craft beer is too hoppy. Discuss.</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- The Wine Advocate introduces new terms for the trade
<p>Continuing the significant changes unfolding at the Wine Advocate over the past six months, the publication has announced new terms and rates for trade subscribers. Previously, subscriptions were line-priced at $99 a year. Going forward, trade subscriptions will be $199. What do they get for the extra fee? Employees can use the same login. And [...]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/05/17/wine-advocate-new-subscription-terms-trade/">The Wine Advocate introduces new terms for the trade</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Yeasty boys: beard hair powers fermentation
<p>Just catching up with this story…last fall, Rogue Ales in Oregon announced they had sourced a new yeast strain from an unusual place–the brewmaster’s beard! Given the huge correlation between the hirsute and the hipsters, beard yeast could be the yeast El Dorado for “natural” wines. I guess the only question would be if it [...]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/05/17/beard-yeast-brew-beer-fermentation/">Yeasty boys: beard hair powers fermentation</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Pietradolce Winery, Solichiatta, Sicily: Recent Releases
- Vinography Images: The Endless Row
- Wine In 140 Characters or Less
- Why can't the French be nicer to wine? (Don't quote me)
' Serve them good wine, they will make good laws', said Michel de Montaigne, one of the most popular philosophers in the world and former mayor of Bordeaux. This sentence should resonate in the corridors of the French Senate, at a time when a special committee proposes to raise taxes on.
- Three new MWs (Free for all)
In Vintners' Hall in London last night, at a dinner for the great and good of the international wine trade, I had the great pleasure of proposing the health of the Vintners' Company on its 650th anniversary. I had to adjust my speech at the last minute because of receiving news that the total.
- German 2012s - Pfalz (Tasting articles)
Jancis writes: Our German specialist Michael Schmidt tasted widely at the VDP's Weinbörse, its first showcase of 2012s, in Mainz at the end of last month, an experience he describes in Mosel Riesling 2012 - terroir v tradition? Below are his notes on 27 Pfalz 2012s. We'll be publishing the.
- Milbrandt Vineyards: 2012 Traditions Pinot Gris and 2010 The Estates Cab
- Challenging Wine Pairing: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
- A Wine for Tonight: NV Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava