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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 7 PM til ? at the Portland Wine Storage tasting room.
Portland Wine Tasting Weekly Group
Upcoming Wine Tastings – November – December 2013
November 12th Cabernet Sauvignon The King of Reds
November 26th The other Noir, Gamay Noir aka Beaujolais
December 10th The Pleasures of Pinot – Pinot from everywhere in Vancouver at Cellar 55
Picture from November 5 Tuscan Wines
Results of Tuscan wine tasting
Pictures from the Septemebr 10 Rhone Wines Tasting
French Wine Regions
Rhone Rangers Scores September 10
The scoring for the tasting of the Rhone wines.
Arlene and her mother Ruth
The Lineup of Rhone wines tasted
Food for the Rhone wines- The Food, – Italian Herb Roast Beef, Pepper Crust Salame, Gorgonzola,Cotswold, Triple Cream Brie, Tarragon Crackers and Red Pepper Crackers. Plus tastes of Prosciuuto Crisps, Rasberries, Plums and Beef Jerky for wine taste identification.
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Wine Spectator Picks under $15
- BODEGA NORTON Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Barrel Select 2011 $14 (Wine Spectator)
A ripe, plummy Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon
- ANCIENT PEAKS Merlot Paso Robles 2011 $17 (Wine Spectator)
A solid, well-structured Paso Robles Merlot
- CLOUDY BAY Chardonnay Marlborough 2011 $32 (Wine Spectator)
A creamy, crisp New Zealand Chardonnay
- PAULO LAUREANO Alentejo Vinha das Lebres 2011 $12 (Wine Spectator)
A spry, muscular red from Portugal
- ARGYLE Brut Willamette Valley Vintage 2010 $27 (Wine Spectator)
An expressive, crisp Oregon sparkler
- 2011 Brick House Vineyards Gamay Noir
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=226647&id=1&___z=2qbJoPIM4xnRaymrYBAH0Q%3d%3d'>2011 Brick House Vineyards Gamay Noir</a></b></font><br>Tunnell’s 2011 Gamay Noir is redolent of ripe, juicy boysenberry and blueberry with tartness of berry skin, seed crunchiness, and slight granularity of tannin combining for an invigorating finish. Faintly stony suggestions as well as the wine’s tartness lend a certain sense of austerity unexpected considering the vivid evocations of ripe berries in the nose; but this is quite precise in its flavor delineation and its firmness allied to energetic stimulation. I expect it to be fascinating to follow through at least 2017, during which time it may well take on a patina that encompasses greater complexity as well as some sense of palate richness. Willamette biodynamic pioneer Doug Tunnell – for much more about whom and about whose property and portfolio consult my Issue 202 introduction – brought in all of his 2011s in the last days of October and first days of November at close to 12.5% natural alcohol, and they were then chaptalized (in part simply to extend fermentation), but remain just under 13%. With the exception of his “Moe’s” bottling from Momtazi Vineyard in McMinnville, Tunnell utilized a higher share of whole clusters and stems in 2011 than he had in 2010. He claims that it’s critical to combine the use of stems with extended maceration even after reaching dryness, which supports a hypothesis I’ve developed since last year that the many vintners who refer to Ribbon Ridge Pinot as inherently tough are probably pulling their young wine off of the skins as it takes on obvious tannins rather than, as it were, letting it get over a hump. “It took me time to understand this,” says Tunnell. “You watch those tannins climb, and climb, and climb. But don’t pull the trigger; restrain yourself! Then they start coming together.” The chance to taste additional older wines with Tunnell on this recent occasion has enhanced my respect and admiration for his work as well as encouraged my belief that the wines he is crafting from recent vintages are going to number among those Ribbon Ridge Pinots that serve as future benchmarks for what is possible with this grape in the Willamette Valley. (Incidentally, Tunnel could not locate even a single bottle of his “basic” 2011 Pinot Noir Select for me to taste in July and I failed to subsequently connect with one.) Tel. (503) 538-5136<br> Rating: 89 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=226647 >Estimated Cost: $28-$30</a>
- John Kerry says cheers with Moldovan wine
<p>It’s not every day you hear urging Americans to drink wine. But that’s what John Kerry did today during a brief stopover in Moldova. The Secretary of State wasn’t modeling his actions on Thomas Jefferson. Instead, by visiting a winery and raising a glass of Moldovan red, he was trying to help the agrarian economy […]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/12/05/kerry-moldovan-wine/">John Kerry says cheers with Moldovan wine</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Would Amazon Drones give a lift to wine?
<p>Jeff Bezos had some crazy talk for Charlie Rose at the end of a 60 Minutes segment: Amazon is working to deliver some items in 30 minutes or less via unmanned, aerial drones. It’s not April Fool’s Day; Amazon tweeted a link to a picture of the “octocopter” delivery vehicle and published this futuristic video […]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/12/01/amazon-drones-give-lift-wine/">Would Amazon Drones give a lift to wine?</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Talking terroir: Taste the wine microbes!
<p>A glass of pinot noir from one place often tastes different from a glass of pinot noir from another distant site. While it’s hard to control all the variables such as grape ripeness and winemaking, the resulting differences are often ascribed to the terroir, or growing microclimate. It’s such a powerful yet nebulous concept that […]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/11/25/wine-microbes-terroir/">Talking terroir: Taste the wine microbes!</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Vinography Images: Birth of a Grape
- Introducing The Essence of Wine Book
- Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick
- Autumn collections - a guide (Free for all)
Here is your guide to our 20 regional collections of tasting notes totalling about 2,000 wines reviewed. We very much hope you will find them useful. You may remember we surveyed you and the majority of Purple Pagers asked for regional collections as opposed to those presented by retailer. Should.
- California 2012 preview (Tasting articles)
See California wine summit - a guide . A foretaste of the excellent 2012 vintage fittingly concluded the week of themed tastings that comprised the California Wine Summit. The quality of the vintage played its part but the selection by Alder Yarrow , who moderated this tasting, was truly.
- Doing London's West End with children (Nick on restaurants)
I asked a doctor friend what I thought was a fairly innocuous question - whether he was particularly busy in the run up to Christmas - but it had him roaring with laughter. 'You don't understand, Nick. I have to be. Our children are still under 10 and these particular holidays are very expensive..
- Challenging Wine Pairing: Deep Fried Turkey
- Happy Thanksgiving!
- Digging into the Cellar for an Amazing Wine Pairing Dinner