Vinography Images: New Pinot

New Pinot BUELLTON, CA: Recently planted Pinot Noir grapevines in the Santa Rita Hills come alive as wisps of fog burn off under sunny skies near Buellton, California. Because of its close proximity to Southern California and Los Angeles population centers, combined with a Mediterranean climate, the coastal regions of Santa Barbara have become a popular weekend wine getaway destination …

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 9/15/19

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included the debut vintage of a new wine brand — Strange Family Vineyards, who farm some organic acres in the Santa Rita …

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Château Roubine Cru Classé

STORY ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE LABEL I work in one of the most balanced industries in the world, and one of the most ancient: wine. The more I know, the more I know I don’t know. (That’s a balance, right?) This wine business began with balance ~ The balance of science and art. If wine isn’t […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/09/21/chateau-roubine-cru-classe/

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No surprise: A third of Democrats are “religiously unaffiliated”

“Inherit the Wind” is the 1960 film, starring Spencer Tracy and Fredric March, that recreated the infamous 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial. The movie vividly depicts the stupidity, savagery and dangers of Christian evangelicals in America; Tracy (who was nominated for an Academy Award) gives a powerful performance as an eminently sane man disgusted with this cult’s insanity. Alas, they’re still …

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2015 Chateau Saintayme St Emilion Grand Cru

I love finding wines like this at Costco and this one turned out to be even more of a gem than I expected. A 2015 Saint Emilion Grand Cru for $16.59.  What a deal.  My first reaction is a little skeptical but then consider the monstrous ratings from virtually every critic that are all 90+ points. 92 from Wine Spectator …

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Top restaurants and wine bars in Dublin

Trinity College Dublin Green Man Run by the wonderful David Gallagher (aka the nicest man in the Irish wine industry) and his lovely wife Claire, this wine bar and shop has a great selection of natural and classic wines. A bit further out but worth it for the opportunity of being ‘Green Manned’. Anyone in the know buys their wine …

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Regional profile: Vinsobres

There are some descriptors in wine that are always considered complimentary. ‘Fresh’ is one of them. Even in mature wines it’s always considered a virtue. So it’s not surprising that claiming freshness as a characteristic of their wines is something many appellations do, including Vinsobres. But thanks to its unique natural setting – a northerly location, high altitude and, crucially, …

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