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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
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November 12th Cabernet Sauvignon The King of Reds

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November 19th – Bubbles Blowout Bash – Champagne v Sparkling Wines – BYOB or Just come & Taste Beautiful Barolos, Piedmont Pleasures of the Noble Nebbiolo – BYOB or Just Taste

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November 26th The other Noir, Gamay Noir aka Beaujolais

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December 3rd Barolos & Nebbiolos from the Piedmont = Pure Pleasure – BYOB or Just Taste
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December 10th The Pleasures of Pinot – Pinot from everywhere in Vancouver at Cellar 55
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Picture from November 5 Tuscan Wines
Brunello-Results


Results of Tuscan wine tasting
Brunello-Results
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Pictures from the Septemebr 10 Rhone Wines Tasting

French Wine Regions

French Wine Regions


French Wine Regions
Rhone Rangers Scores September 10
The scoring for the tasting of the Rhone wines.
Arlene and Ruth

Arlene and Ruth


Arlene and her mother Ruth
Rhone wines Lineup

Rhone wines Lineup


The Lineup of Rhone wines tasted
Food for Rhone wines

Food for Rhone wines


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.

Rhone Suzanne Stephanie

Rhone Suzanne Stephanie

Rhone Tasters
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  • 2013 Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc
    <font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=298977&id=1&___z=eHNvWCR5P7fluxQiW6kh4Q%3d%3d'>2013 Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc</a></b></font><br>The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc comes from three vineyards, predominantly whole-bunch pressed in order to settle as clean as possible, fermentation in 300-liter used barrels where the lees can be worked and limit sulfur for six months. It has a fine, tense and slightly chalky bouquet with touches of Mirabelle coming through. The palate is crisp on the entry with a fine line of acidity. Good tension here, very nicely focused and refined with hints of almond and walnut toward the finish. Very fine. When I visited Reyneke, a vicious cold front was sweeping into the Cape. As the rain lashed down and the end of the world seemed nigh, winemaker Rudiger Gretschel, in his infinite wisdom, suggested we taste the Merlot from barrel. This entailed a 50-meter dash through the torrential rain that imperiled life and limb. Usually I would refuse. What if I caught a cold? However, I make an exception here since this is one of Stellenbosch’s finest estates and Rudiger one of its most conscientious winemakers. I did forewarn that I will sue if I did get a sniffle. The 40-hectare Reyneke estate in the Polkadraai Hills includes 30-hectares under vine, the remainder devoted to grazing and pasture. The soils are granitic with quartz pebbles. “Biodynamics makes sense here,” Rudiger explained to me as I was drying off. “The soils can be quite acidic, with a pH around 5.5. Now they are around 6.8 as we are getting life back into the soil, planting cover crops and building organic material from 1% to 4%. The oldest vineyard’s vines are Chenin Blanc that used to belong to our neighbors, around sixty years old. We have just pulled out the Pinotage that used to be planted next to the Chenin Blanc and we are looking to plant some Semillon and Sauvignon Gris there. The estate has been biodynamic since 2003 and certified since 2006 – I think still the only one in South Africa.” Repeating my invocation from previous reports, these wines can be stellar. They might not be the cheapest in the market but still, compared to what you can buy in other countries, you will not be disappointed because these wines fulfill both in a sensory and intellectual way. Importer(s): Indigo Wine Group, LLC, 213 Nassau Street S. Venice, FL 34285 , (941) 483-1816, www.indigowinegroup.com<br> Rating: 90  <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=298977 >Estimated Cost: $17-$29</a>

Dr Vino

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    <p>Oh, Canada! Check out this 5-minute radio segment from CBC wherein to Canadian wine personalities start sparring verbally–and then literally–in the studio. And there’s no hockey involved. Good stuff. Very Monty Python-esque. You will be LOLing. In other wine news: AU REVOIR and BONJOUR: Jacques Puffeney, a viticultural leader in the Jura, has sold his […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/12/12/canadian-fisticuffs-sipped-spit/">Canadian fisticuffs! Sipped & spit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
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    <p>In my six-week NYU class ended recently. In the class, we taste six wines (blind) around a certain theme every week and I poll people on their visceral reaction to each wine before we discuss it. The wines that have weak polling numbers have to be put out to pasture or run for election in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/12/10/ridge-three-valleys/">Wine picks from my NYU class</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
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    <p>White truffles are a rare delicacy: The short season for the mushrooms, the stratospheric prices ($2,000 a pound is not uncommon) and the intense aromas and flavors make this mostly something for the world’s super rich. Shaving a few grams of a white truffle on a dish such as risotto can send the price at […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/12/08/largest-white-truffle-auction/">A white truffle sells for $61,250</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>

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