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URL :http://www.vinography.com/
Filed Under:Food & Drink / Wine
Posts on Regator:1502
Posts / Week:4.5
Archived Since:February 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The King of Zweigelt: The Wines of Umathum, Burgenland

19 hours agoFood & Drink / Wine : Vinography

Austria, for good reasons, continues to be better known around the world for its white wines than its reds. It's hard to compete with such an incredible wealth of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. And in truth, far more bad red wine is made in Austria than good. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of July 14, 2014

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 A few nice 2012's from LIOCO, a favorite producer. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Solar Powered

Solar Powered Young grape leaves unfurl to soak up the morning sun in a Sonoma County vineyard. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Dot Wine and the Fear of Change

As someone who makes his primary living helping leading companies utilise internet technologies for competitive advantage, I have always found observing the wine industry's approach to the Internet an amusing spectator sport. When feeling...Show More Summary

Annual Napa Wine Library Tasting: August 10, Napa

Dedicated wine lovers in the San Francisco Bay area get several opportunities each year to indulge their passions for wine. Large, themed tastings like the ZAP Zinfandel Festival are great opportunities to get a sense of a certain varietal...Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of July 7, 2014

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 a couple of nice wines from Alta Maria Vineyards down in Santa Barbara. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: The Berry

The Berry A single grape of Chardonnay catches the summer sun in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

2014 West Sonoma Coast Wine Festival: August 2-3, Sebastopol, CA

Cool climate has become a popular catchphrase in the world of wine, thanks, in part, to global warming trends that threaten some popular wine regions' abilities to produce their traditional wines in the same styles to which they are accustomed. Show More Summary

Drew Wines, Mendocino, CA: Recent Releases

Jason Drew is talking to me about ripeness. "It's not easy to answer the question of what ripe tastes like," he says. "If the flavors are at their most optimum on the vine, then it's too late.There is that perfect moment of ripeness that occurs but the challenging part is figuring out when to strike to get it. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Pocket of Sun

Pocket Of Sun A small section of wine country hillside catches the sun breaking through the fog in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of June 29, 2014

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 an absolute knockout Pinot Noir from Adelsheim Vineyards in Oregon. Show More Summary

Vinography Unboxed: Week of June 22, 2014

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. As much as it...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Spring Pastels

Spring Pastels Old vine Zinfandel pokes up through colorful fields of mustard and cherry blossoms in this Spring, Sonoma County scene. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

Blaufränkisch is Best Before Breakfast

In the pantheon of wine grapes, a precious few are revered for what some refer to as their transparency to terroir. By this, we mean the degree to which the grape, when handled the same from a farming and winemaking perspective, demonstrates significant character differences depending on the specific place it is grown. Show More Summary

Austria: The Wine Lover's Dream Destination

Every wine region in the world has its own unique allure, but not all are created equal. Some offer better wines than scenery, others have landscapes that make up for their relative lack of creature comforts. The best wine destinations...Show More Summary

Weingut Veyder-Malburg, Wachau, Austria: Current Releases

In Austria's Wachau valley, it's hard to pay attention to what winemakers tell you, especially when they're talking with you in a vineyard. The Danube twists olive and lazy below incredibly steep hillsides terraced with centuries-old rock walls, each containing but a single row of vines, climbing for thousands of feet from the floodplain. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Rolling Vineyards

Rolling Vineyards The crest of a rolling vineyard surfaces like the back of a whale in the ocean beneath the fog in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

A Guide to the Post Wine Blog Era

The world of wine media has changed greatly in the 10 years since I began my wine blog, Vinography.com. By the end of 2004 there were perhaps a dozen wine blogs in existence, but within two years that number would swell into the hundreds, and later, thousands. Show More Summary

You Bet Your Blauburgunder: Exploring Austrian Pinot Noir

Hello from Vienna, Austria, where I am spending a few days wandering around what has to be the greatest indoor wine tasting venue on the planet, the Schonbrunn Palace, where the bi-annual VieVinum wine festival is underway. Every two...Show More Summary

Vinography Images: In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight The sun shines through the trees, putting a spotlight on a Sonoma County vineyard. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary

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