Daily Archives: July 1, 2019

I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker David Ramey

Episode 468 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features winemaker David Ramey, founder and co-owner of Ramey Wine Cellars and Sidebar Cellars. David Ramey was a student in the UC Davis enology program during the late 1970s, an era in which that university played host to a number of people who would subsequently become well known …

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Looking for Gaja

@WineAlchemy1 has added a photo to the pool: The famous Gaja Barbaresco winery is at the top of the street on the right, before the Church Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/winealchemy1/1780604161/in/[email protected]

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When Dark & Delicious Returns as the Petite Masters at Copia

Who: PS I Love You What: Masters of Petite: Petite Sirah Panel, Tasting, & Walk-Around Reception When: Sunday, July 14, on Bastille Day, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Where: Copia, Napa Valley Why: Celebrating our French Love Child Petite Sirah’s Heritage While the carefree days of Dark & Delicious are now but a drifting memory, there’s […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/07/01/when-dark-delicious-returns-as-the-petite-masters-at-copia/

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Stonewall: 50 years and counting…

On this fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising I share my experience with AIDS. In the early 1980s I was living in San Francisco, in the Castro District, which was one of the epicenters of the epidemic. The gay press (free newspapers like The Sentinel and the Bay Area Reporter) were reporting on some strange diseases which were popping up …

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Top wine shop buys: DWWA medal winners

DWWA 2019: Top wine shop buys This year’s Decanter World Wine Awards saw more than 280 of the world’s best wine experts come together to blind taste close to 17,000 wines. Here we look at some of the top-awarded wines that you might find at your nearest wine shop or just a click away, and by coincidence, these winning wines are …

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Austrian Grüner Veltliner: panel tasting results

Entry criteria: Producers and UK agents were invited to submit their latest-release Grüner Veltliner whites from premium regions around Austria Scroll down to see the tasting notes & scores See all of the wines tasted here The judges Stephen Brook Decanter contributing editor Brook is the author of almost 40 books on travel, wine and more, and has won numerous …

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Daily Wine News: En Rama Sherry

A venenciadora pours Sherry drawn from a cask. (Wikimedia) “Sherry’s identity, for the most part, relies heavily on the aging process, unlike most regions where the concept of terroir is the message winemakers want to convey. However, en rama (raw) wines—usually finos and manzanillas that are basically bottled straight from the cask and undergo only the roughest filtration to remove …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 1, 2019

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format.  They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented …

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wines to contain more white grapes

There is concern at rising alcohol levels in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, say producers. It’s a practice that has been authorised since at least the 1930s-era appellation rules, but including white grape varieties in Châteauneuf-du-Pape red blends has new impetus. Winemakers in the famous southern Rhône appellation say that warmer conditions linked to climate change mean higher alcohol levels that could threaten freshness …

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