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How are you?

How are you? This is a question most of us are asked frequently, but it’s a difficult one to answer. Of course, when we’re normally asked this question, there’s an expected answer, and unless we’re speaking to a good friend in the right context, then it would be unusual not to give this expected answer: I’m good [...]

Video: the Marlborough wine region, the grower’s story

  Marlborough, New Zealand’s largest wine region, relies heavily on growers. Wine arrived here relatively lately (first vineyard plantings of the modern era were 1973, but things didn’t really get going in earnest until the mid-1980s), and much of the development has involved farming families here planting vineyards, in order to sell grapes to wineries. I spent [...]

“Why Are You So Into Pinot?”

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/10306727[/vimeo] Watch Paul Giamatti’s eyes while Virginia Madsen is speaking. Great acting in the best wine scene ever in film. You might need to click back for the video… Happy New Year! The post “Why Are You So Into Pinot?” appeared first on Winecast.

Beringer 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

One of the top pieces of advice I can give anyone is this: if you want to buy great wines at a discount, don’t buy from famous places. Case in point: Knights Valley produces some killer Cabs, but you probably never heard […] The post Beringer 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

The wines of Gabrielskloof, Bot River, South Africa

Gabrielskloof, where I’ve spent the last 10 days working vintage, is a winery on the up. Bernhard Heyns, owner, Gabrielskloof It’s owned by Bernhard Heyns. In his previous life, Bernhard’s family owned a brick-manufacturing company, based on a clay quarry that they owned. Then they discovered a coal deposit under the clay. So Bernhard got planning [...]

Will Basketball Be the Next Sideways?

It all began with Instagram. Some of the more wine-savvy among the 35.4 million fans following NBA basketball star LeBron James noticed that LeBron seemed to like wine. In November of 2014, during the Thanksgiving Holiday, James snapped...Show More Summary

Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 2/18/18

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained out of the wine-related...Show More Summary

Harvest at Gabrielskloof: managing red wine ferments

Foot treading a whole-bunch ferment to release some juice I’ve been enjoying working with some of the red wine fermentations this week. Wines are fermented here in two different formats. First, there are the small poly bins which take about a ton and a half of grapes, and which are suitable for small lots, or [...]

Winecast 77 – Champagne

My first true Winecast in 5 years to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this podcast and wine blog. The post Winecast 77 – Champagne appeared first on Winecast.

Wired Tests Wine Preservation Systems, Picks Correct Winner

Private Preserve has been my choice for years. via Wired The post Wired Tests Wine Preservation Systems, Picks Correct Winner appeared first on Winecast.

Introducing VINEYARD Sonoma County

Even before the day fully breaks, the fields come alive. The first hint of light on the horizon brings with it a cacophony of song as the birds move from their night's seclusion out into the vines. If the fog has settled in through the night, this time can be eerie, as rows of gnarled shapes slowly emerge through the brightening light. Show More Summary

Vinography Images: Shaving Flavor

Shaving Flavor MARGAUX, FRANCE: Shavings of oak collect in the house tonnellierie or barrel cooperage at Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux. Margaux is one of four original Premier Grand Cru classÉ wines according to the famous 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Show More Summary

Harvest at Gabrielskloof: collecting grapes

Driving through the Swartland The producers working in the Gabrielskloof cellar in Botriver – Peter-Allan Finlayson, Marelise Niemann and John Seccombe – all buy grapes from growers spread across the various Cape wine regions. This means that there’s quite a bit of driving around during vintage time. You need to go to the vineyards to [...]

Harvest at Gabrielskloof, pressing Grenache Gris and barrel work

With four different producers working in the same cellar space, there’s always plenty going on at Gabrielskloof, especially because I’m here right in the peak period of harvest. Here are a couple of things I got up to on the same morning. Above we have Marelise Niemann’s Grenache Gris (this will be released under her [...]

Cameron Hughes, Lot 467, Lodi Field Blend 2012 ($9)

6 days agoFood & Drink / Wine : Winecast

I have written and podcasted many times over the years about my love of California Zinfandel and Zin-lead field blends. The tradition of the field blend was brought to California by Italian immigrants over 100 years ago and some of the most individual expressions of this tradition are still bearing fruit in Sonoma’s Dry Creek […]

WBW 74 Wrap-up: 39 Sparkling Values

6 days agoFood & Drink / Wine : Winecast

This is my fifth time hosting Wine Blogging Wednesday, our monthly virtual tasting event, but my enthusiasm has not diminished with the passage of time. In fact, since bringing back the event from hiatus it looks like the idea might be picking up some steam judging from the entires this month. While many of the […]

I'll Drink to That: Anne Parent of Domaine Parent in Burgundy

Episode 443 of I'll Drink to That! was released recently, and features Anne Parent of Domaine Parent and Jacques Parent et Compagnie. Both of those are based in the Burgundy village of Pommard. Anne runs both them with her sister Catherine. Anne...Show More Summary

Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 2/11/18

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren't Flipboard inclined, here's everything I've strained out of the wine-related...Show More Summary

Harvest at Gabrielskloof: vineyard sampling

One of the most critical decisions at harvest time is when to pick the grapes. Pick too soon or too late and your wine won’t reflect its vineyard origins: you end up with a wine of style. And picking late also results in grapes that need lots of additions in the winery. It’s for this [...]

Ant Moore 2016 “Signature Series” Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

  Yeah, so Ant is the guy’s name. Short for Anthony. Yeah, that’s a thing. He’s one of those up-from-nothing and built a small wine empire kinda guys. He also is the kind of guy who buys a few acres of land in […] The post Ant Moore 2016 “Signature Series” Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

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