Daily Archives: July 25, 2018

Wine critics vs. crowdsourcing: which is best?

It’s never a good idea for wine critics to defend the field of wine criticism against its critics, because they end up sounding whiney and defensive. I got plenty of criticism during my time, and I never took the bait, but Eric Asimov did last week, and he shouldn’t have. His column, which ran in the Wednesday New York Times …

Read More »

2016 Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape

2016 Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf du Pape

Finally, this bottle arrived at my Costco.  I know several of you have found it already and posted a few things on the forums indicating potentially positive things about this year’s vintage.  The Kirkland Chateauneuf is always one of the wines I look forward to reviewing most every year, and this year it came with a huge surprise. A 10% …

Read More »

DIY Craft Tutorials: How To Etch Wine Glasses

DIY Craft Tutorials: How To Etch Wine Glasses

Click SHOW MORE for more details on this project! Our blog is www.RunningWithSisters.com. It is loaded with DIY crafts, jewelry tutorials, and all kinds of gift crafts to make. Let’s connect! Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Pinterest: How To Etch Wine Glasses by Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil The O'Neil Sisters Running With Sisters Etch wine glasses with your own custom design. These …

Read More »

Riedel Vinum Wine Glasses Unboxing

Riedel Vinum Wine Glasses Unboxing

Now at IWA! Riedel Vinum wine glasses strike the right balance between design & value. They are the ideal foundation for your stemware collection and a great starting point for the aspiring connoisseur. Music "Heartwarming" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 source

Read More »

The Wine Making Process from Start to Finish at Adirondack Winery

The Wine Making Process from Start to Finish at Adirondack Winery

Adirondack Winery's Wine Making Process de-mystified! Since most of you who visit our Tasting Rooms in Lake George and Bolton Landing have never seen HOW we make our delicious Fruit Infused Wines, Award Winning Whites and Red Wines, we thought we'd share our process with you from start to finish in an informative Wine Making Video! Enjoy! source

Read More »

Assessing smoke-taint and fermentation issues

Assessing smoke-taint and fermentation issues

In this third part of her study, Elaine highlights what scientists are learning as a result of last year’s California wine-country fires. See also California fires then and now and The reality of the 2017 California fires today.  Producers in both Napa and Sonoma counties have been emphatic that it would do them more damage in the long run to release a questionable …

Read More »

Glasses

Glasses

Testing Nikkor 50/1.2 Posted by arkland_swe on 2013-04-20 06:02:54 Tagged: , glas , glass , wine , vin

Read More »

Daily Wine News: Coming Full Circle

Daily Wine News: Coming Full Circle

(Flickr: Chris Pople) In Grub Street, Maureen O’Connor reports on sommeliers’ obsession with natural wine. “Natural-wine advocates see themselves as rebels… But when rebels gain ground, there will inevitably be a point when they are rebels no more. During our conversation at Ruffian, Jon Bonné reminds me that Robert Parker himself was once an outsider. Parker lived on a dairy …

Read More »

Jordan New Release Reveal Tasting Live Stream Wine Tasting

Jordan New Release Reveal Tasting Live Stream Wine Tasting

Join John Jordan and Winemaker Rob Davis as they preview our new vintages of Jordan Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon with a live audience at the first-ever Jordan New Release Reveal Tasting. These wines debut April 1, 2018: 2016 Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2014 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (in magnum) source

Read More »