2015 Smith & Hook Proprietary Red Blend

Smith and Hook are the names of two ranches that were replaced by namesake vineyards sometime in the late 70s before the Hahn couple bought the property.  Known to me as producing one of the better Central Coast Cabernets that I’ve had, I was eager to try this when I first saw it.  The base of this blend is Merlot …

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Wine Reviews: Wines for a Scorching Summer

Honestly, summer is my least favorite season. I make the most of it, sure, and I spend as much time outdoors as possible. But I’m prone to heat exhaustion and, and it’s going to reach 100 degrees in DC as I publish this. Eek. So, I’ll be consuming massive amounts of water and hiding away in air conditioning today. During …

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Introducing Coteaux Champenois: Champagne’s still wines

The grand cru of Oger in the Cote des Blancs produces some of the regions’s top wines. Champagne is the world’s most famous sparkling wine, its secondary fermentation in the bottle known as la methode Champenoise. But before the monks Dom Ruinart and Dom Perignon realised the potential of capturing bubbles in bottles – thanks to advances in glass technology …

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Liber Pater to release world’s most expensive wine

Only 550 bottles of Liber Pater’s 2015 vintage were produced and just 240 set for release in September this year – priced to ‘show the real and old taste of Bordeaux’, according to the estate. Speaking exclusively to Decanter.com, Liber Pater’s owner and winemaker, Loïc Pasquet, said that no price can truly pay justice to Bordeaux’s 150-year history but that …

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Send back all the Republicans to their dark, slimy hole

Sometimes, things that Trump and his white nationalists say and do are so disgusting that even neo-fascist Republicans have to criticize them—or pretend to. Trump’s “Go back” hate speech to The Squad was truly epic when it comes to overt racism: an historic, shameful new low for a U.S. president. Marco Rubio—“Little Marco” as Trump insulted him during the primaries—professes …

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A (bad) day in the life of a wine writer

I’m currently in Canada. I’ve just spent four wonderful days in the Okanagan Valley, but when it came time to leave, things didn’t go so well. Maybe I should have just stayed there? The day began with an alarm set for 0450. 0510: get into my hire car and head to Penticton Airport, for my 0625 Westjet flight to Toronto …

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Quiz: Best way to serve wine

Scroll down and click in the box to start our quiz on serving wine. ??? See more wine quizzes here The post Quiz: Best way to serve wine appeared first on Decanter. Source : https://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz/quiz-best-way-to-serve-wine-287830/

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Daily Wine News: Redefining “Fine Wine”

(Source: Pixabay) “Isn’t it about time that we start defining ‘fine wine’ by how seriously the producer is about taking care of the land and the people who work on it?,” asks Jane Anson in Decanter. “And that means not only applauding the ones that do, but seriously questioning the ones that don’t.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov …

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Could red wine help power a mission to Mars?

‘I told you we should have brought an extra case…’ Astronauts may be able to use resveratrol, an antioxidant compound found in the skins of red wine grapes, to help them maintain bone and muscle mass on Mars. A daily dose of resveratrol could help the human body cope with Mars’ partial gravity, says an initial study published by Frontiers …

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The Chenin Blanc renaissance?

Sorting the Chenin Blanc at Radford Dale in Stellenbosch. Chenin Blanc has a very strong claim to be the world’s most versatile grape variety, successfully producing dry and demi-sec wines, all the way through to lusciously sweet, as well as sparkling – and not forgetting brandy and ‘sherry’ styles in South Africa. The grape has the rare talent of producing …

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Fruit of the vine

jonathan charles photo has added a photo to the pool: It seems rather wonderful that the vines ar able to create these beautiful succulent grapes after such a hot dry summer… Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancharlesphoto/48313552941/in/[email protected]

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