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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
- ROSEMOUNT Merlot South Australia Diamond Label 2012 $9 (Wine Spectator)
A fresh, inviting Australian Merlot
- COLUMBIA CREST Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills H3 2011 $15 (Wine Spectator)
A refined, velvety Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
- PAZOS DE LUSCO Albariño Rias Baixas 2012 $35 (Wine Spectator)
A smoky Spanish white
- FINCA SOPHENIA Cabernet Sauvignon Tupungato Altosur 2013 $13 (Wine Spectator)
A juicy, lush Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon
- BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS TAMARAL Tempranillo Ribera del Duero Crianza 2010 $30 (Wine Spectator)
A racy, focused, deep Spanish Tempranillo
- 2011 Michel Ogier La Rosine Syrah VDP
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=234762&id=1&___z=uvIoiGlQ%2bjXVxn%2bd4DYn2w%3d%3d'>2011 Michel Ogier La Rosine Syrah VDP</a></b></font><br>The 2011 Syrah La Rosine IGP, which comes from steep hillside slopes located around the town of Vienna, offers serious bang for the buck. Comprised of 100% Syrah, it offers impressive notes of kirsch, toasted spice, herbed meats and leather to go with a supple, beautifully fruited and textured profile. Up-front and already delicious, it still has the balance and density to evolve gracefully for upwards of a decade. One of the next generation of winemakers to come up through the ranks by working with his father, the young, yet talented, Stephane Ogier (who is one of the youngest vignerons in the appellation) has been fully in control at this brilliant estate since around 2003. Covering roughly 7 acres in Cote Rotie, there are new plantings just now coming on line, both in Cote Rotie and in the surrounding regions as well. In addition, they are in the process of building a completely new cellar located on the western edge of Ampuis. There’s lots going on here, and if you’re a young wine lover today, count yourself lucky that there are young vignerons of this caliber out there. Looking at the 2011s, these show slightly more linear profiles than the 2012s, yet both vintages possess fantastic purity of fruit and overall elegant profiles. Robert Kacher Selections, New York, NY; tel. (212) 239-1275<br> Rating: 91 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=234762 >Estimated Cost: $24-$38</a>
- Which states drink the most wine?
<p>Which state is the thirstiest for wine? It’s a question we’ve noodled before as Washington DC is the thirstiest non-state in the nation! The good folks at Business Insider have taken the initiative to produce this handy map showing comparative wine consumption data, which they also list in a table. (Since the data relate to […]</p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/03/07/map-wine-consumption-america/">Which states drink the most wine?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- The trial of Olivier Cousin
<p>This week, Olivier Cousin went before a judge. The heinous crime of the pony-tailed vigneron? Truth in labeling. Here’s the story (which we’ve mentioned before but it’s worth a recap): Cousin farms 12 acres organically–neigh, biodynamically for Cousin who tills his vineyards with horse-drawn plows. In those vineyards in the town of Anjou, he has […]</p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/03/07/trial-olivier-cousin/">The trial of Olivier Cousin</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Parker’s putdowns
<p>Robert Parker (not Tony) standing with Yao Ming (Image removed–see update below) Robert Parker’s “World Tour” of Asia continues. And while it may be hedonistic fruit bombs poured from the importer “partners” by day, Parker drops the chat room bombs late at night. Evidence #1, comments about the wines Eric Asimov (NYT) and Jon Bonne […]</p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/03/06/parker/">Parker’s putdowns</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Napa Wines and a Diversity of Opinions
- Vinography Images: Sunlit Ridges
- Returning to Chateauneuf-du-Pape For the First Time
- How the big name champagnes really taste (Inside information)
Not for the first time, the new, improved Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial cuvée of non-vintage champagne did rather well in a blind tasting. I spent last Friday with a group of sommeliers from all over Asia in Hong Kong. We discussed the current state of the wine market in Asia, about which I.
- German 2012 white Pinots and Silvaners - take note! (Tasting articles)
There may always be doubters who will argue that the white Pinot grapes and Silvaner are not in the league of Riesling and should therefore not be awarded Grosse Gewächse status in the VDP classification. This prejudice seems to be more widespread abroad than in the homeland. To my mind there are.
- The Deep South - by Marble Arch (Nick on restaurants)
My one and only trip to the southern states of America left very strong and very happy memories. These range from breakfasts in Savannah to sunny lunches in genteel Charleston. They encompass particularly long 'cocktail hours' in New Orleans, under the tutelage of the late RW Apple Jnr, of the New.
- Walla Walla Wine Visits Seattle 2014
- Open That Bottle Night 2014 [Wow! Alert]
- A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay