Daily Archives: August 24, 2019

Summer Spritz cocktails: Recipes to try

If you’ve enjoying a spot of al fresco drinking anytime in the past few summers, you will likely have spotted a neon orange drink, in a large wine glass chinking full of ice and beaded with condensation. The Aperol Spritz, a spritely, refreshing, bittersweet aperitif that hails from Venice has become a global phenomenon, dominating summer drinking and introducing everyone …

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Costco Wine and Beyond

We are fortunate that there are nine Costco locations in and around the Atlanta area where we live. Some have a different and/or better wine selection than others, and it’s fun to go to new stores and see what they might carry. The Great Costco Hunt. If you live in a smaller metro area it’s likely you only have a …

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WT Vintners: boutique wines from Washington State

I first met Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen back in 2015, when I had a chance to taste through his wines at his garage winery in Woodinville, near Seattle. I was immediately impressed, as my write-up here shows. For him, winemaking is still a side-gig, and he remains wine director at RN74, but working in a top restaurant like this gives him a …

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Jean-Guillaume Caplain (Loire)

With his cuvées outside his farm Monthou-sur-Cher (Loire) I visited a few weeks ago Jean-Guillaume Caplain of domaine Peaux Rouges for his 2nd vintage, he is a new vigneron who is working on a small surface near Monthou-sur-Cher. He’s lived… Source : https://www.wineterroirs.com/2019/08/jean-guillaume_caplain_peaux_rouges_loire.html

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Piper-Heidsieck: Producer profile

In approach and style, Piper-Heidsieck’s wines stand out for their striking freshness, dominated by up to 55% of Pinot Noir but joined by palate-filling Pinot Meunier and mineral, incisive Chardonnay. No oak is used, but reserve wines from older vintages across a broad sweep of the Champagne region add nuance, complexity and harmony. Tasting Piper-Heidsieck: Tasting notes by Michael Edwards …

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Andrew Jefford’s top 25 premium Argentinian Malbecs

Today’s southern hemisphere is full of exciting combinations of variety and location for the wine lover to enjoy. See Andrew Jefford’s top 25 premium Argentinian Malbecs You may also like Malbec across the Andes Premium South American red blends: Panel tasting results Argentina’s mountain wines: Calchaquí Valley reds Top South American Cabernet Franc wines: Panel tasting results The post Andrew …

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