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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
- NINE STONES Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012 $13 (Wine Spectator)
A dark, focused Australian Shiraz
- LA BRACCESCA Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010 $25 (Wine Spectator)
A pretty, balanced, long Tuscan red
- JULIEN PILON Condrieu Lône 2012 $59 (Wine Spectator)
A bright, edgy Northern Rhône red
- DOMAINE LA GRANGETTE Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc 2012 $12 (Wine Spectator)
A crisp, ripe French white
- VICTOIRE Brut Champagne Prestige NV $30 (Wine Spectator)
A harmonious, smoke-tinged Champagne
- 2012 Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas Vineyard
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=246077&id=1&___z=GuiOkC39U%2fPE8zdZ0CCFtg%3d%3d'>2012 Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas Vineyard</a></b></font><br>The 2012 Single Vineyard Las Brisas Pinot Noir is sourced from a cool, south-facing vineyard exposed to the ocean breeze (brisa), which yields 1.5 kilos of grapes per plant, the last Pinot Noir to be harvested. Only 30% of the wine ages in oak barrels, while the rest matures in stainless steel to keep the freshness. It has a very clean, ripe and fruity nose with sweet aromas of raspberries and strawberries. The medium-bodied palate feels a bit sweet, with jammy, ripe fruit with moderate acidity. Drink now-2016. Viticulture is very recent in the Leyda Valley, a small appellation within the San Antonio Valley in the Aconcagua region, a mere 12 kilometers away from the Pacific Ocean, south west of Santiago. It’s a cool region, apt for grapes like Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Vina Leyda was created in 1997, and I’m amazed at how they could register the name of a whole appellation for a winery, but they did. I met with winemaker Viviana Navarrete and tasted through some of their most recent releases. Their whites do not go through malolactic fermentation to keep the freshness, not even the Chardonnays. The standard here is for wines with good acidity and freshness, clearly influenced by the sea, quite impressive, at very good prices. New vineyards are planted at higher density, and they want to talk about yield per plant (and they plant 10,000 plants per hectare), not in absolute figures, and the soils in the new vineyards are mostly granite. They also have chalk soils and some red clay, and they vinify the fruit from different soils separately. They have a total of 190 hectares of vineyards, planted in three different sectors from which they produce around one million bottles, which for Chile is a small- to medium-sized winery. Their main interest is Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Importer: Winebow, Montvale, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620; www.winebow.com<br> Rating: 89 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=246077 >Estimated Cost: $22</a>
- California law allows minors to sip and spit–for credit
<p>Being an undergrad and drinking may appear to go hand in hand. But now they can legally go together in California. Well, sipping and spitting, that is. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a the so-called “sipped and spit” bill last week. As of next year, California students enrolled in beer or winemaking classes will […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/07/29/california-allows-minors-sip-spit/">California law allows minors to sip and spit–for credit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Phil Mickelson drinks $40k DRC – sipped & spit
<p>Phil Mickelson has really made the most of having the “Claret Jug” since winning the British Open last year. How much? He told the Scotsman about his Bacchanal: “I’ve loved having the Jug with me for the last 12 months,” he confirms. “The people who know and love the game get a big kick out […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/07/15/phil-mickelson-drinks-40k-wine/">Phil Mickelson drinks $40k DRC – sipped & spit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- G.D. Vajra in Barolo – “clean traditionalist”
<p>Giuseppe Vaira was caught in a fight when he was in elementary school. It wasn’t the sort of meet-you-at-the-bike-racks kind of thing. No, it encapsulated what might happen only to the son of a winemaker, or even the son of a Barolo winemaker. He was classmates with two other kids who were also from wine […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/07/10/vajra-barolo/">G.D. Vajra in Barolo – “clean traditionalist”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Vinography Images: The Blue Berry
- 2014 Family Winemakers Tasting: August 17, San Mateo
- Will Climate Change be the Death of Cork?
- Help the indies, win a copy of Wine Grapes (sticky) (Free for all)
29 July 2014 - Very many thanks to everyone who has contacted us so far to nominate their favourite wine merchant(s). Do please read the rules below. This is a writing competition, so we're looking for your words about why you like a retailer, not just a name. And we'd love you to include an image.
- China loses its shine (Free for all)
This article has also been syndicated. China was for long seen by wine exporters as El Dorado - a mysterious place that promised golden rewards if one could but crack the code. But that is now definitively unravelling amid signs that it is all very much more complicated and less promising than.
- Indie writing competition - Gallo Wine Gallery (Free for all)
Here is the first published entry in our Indie writing competition and it is a model of its kind. David Muhleman has been careful to describe the place, the people, the selection, the prices, and just what makes it special: If you have been to Barolo/Barbaresco , then I assume you have been.
- A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Julia’s Dazzle Rosé
- Challenging Wine Pairing: Gnocchi
- A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon