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Review: The 50 by 50 Pinot Noir and Rose

Are we not men? We are Pinot! (Sorry.) Devo founding member Gerald Casale is the man behind the new wine label The 50 by 50, which is named for a never-built home that doesn’t exist on a property that’s wedged … Continue reading ?

Game of Thrones Wine Is Coming

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino Via the Guardian: Houses Arryn, Greyjoy and Stark are sauvignon blancs, as are the White Walker and Wildling bottles. The Lannister and Baratheon families are pinot noirs, while fellow power-hungry houses Tyrell and Martell are a chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon respectively. Show More Summary

Week in Reviews: City Social Edition: City Social, chef Jason Atherton's new...

City Social, chef Jason Atherton's new restaurant in London has left Guardian critic Jay Rayner unimpressed. Quote: "I ask the sommelier to find me a bottle of Pinot Noir for under £50. He puffs out his cheeks, shakes his head,...

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

Cambridge Road Syrah from Martinborough, New Zealand

From a small biodynamically managed vineyard in New Zealand’s Martinborough wine region, we have this, a supremely elegant and drinkable Syrah with the poise of a ripe Pinot Noir and more than a hint of the northern Rhone about it. It’s not cheap, but it’s quite brilliant. Cambridge Road Syrah 2011 Martinborough, New Zealand Ripe, smooth, complex [...]

2014 Pinot Days Tasting: June 21, San Francisco

It's June, and that means one thing when it comes to wine in San Francisco: Pinot Noir. For the past 10 years, June has played host to PinotDays, a celebration of the grape that brings wineries and wine lovers together for a couple of...Show More Summary

Caves d’Auvergne Gamay 2012

This is a sensational wine for the price, if – like me – you have a fascination with lighter, more elegant red wines. I’ve written about its sibling Pinot Noir before, which is equally good, but in 2012 I love the Gamay from this winery, which has a bit more weight than most Beaujolais, while [...]

An Interview With a Winemaker Who’s Selling Pinot Noir in a Can

On Wednesday night, I attended the New York launch party for Oregon winemaker Union Wine Company’s wine in a can. Their Underwood pinot gris and pinot noir—also sold in bottles—are now available in 375-milliliter cans (each of which translates to two generous glasses of wine). Show More Summary

Adding Fuel to the Fire

Me pouring Cornerstone Oregon at World of Pinot Noir Sometimes a pat on the back also gives you a kick in the butt. It never hurts to have some fuel tossed on the the fire of the passion you are pursuing. That is how I feel about Alder Yarrow's article about me and Cornerstone Cellars on Vinography - fired up. Show More Summary

Pretty in Pink: Rosé Cuvée by Armand de Brignac

The Marne-based, Armand de Brignac, unveiled a limited-production rosé cuvée presented in polished pink bottles. A blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay, this exquisite rosé Champagne contains only grapes of Premier...Show More Summary

Pinot Noir that Can Stand Up to Your Steak

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

We’ve never much enjoyed traditional tasting notes. Sure, they have their place, and when done right, they can be helpful. Too often, however, they feel as if the writer is simply showing off, using the page—or in this case, the screen—as a medium to broadcast his or her advanced palate to the world. Show More Summary

Review: NV Domaine Carneros Cuvee de la Pompadour Brut Rose Napa Valley

Named for Madame de la Pompadour, Louis XV’s lover, this new brut rose from Domaine Carneros is 58% pinot noir and 42% chardonnay. This is a more powerful sparkler than I’m accustomed to from Domaine Carneros, offering a complex collection … Continue reading ?

The remarkable Talinay Vineyard Chardonnay from Tabali, Limari, Chile

A few years ago I visited a remarkable coastal vineyard in Limari, Chile, with active limestone soils. It was Tabali’s Talinay vineyard, and it’s turning out some seriously impressive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I’m impressed with this 2012 Chardonnay. Show More Summary

Congratulations, Everyone: U.S. Is Now The Top Wine Market In The World

While they’ve been enjoying Pinot noir and sampling fine Champagne over in France for more years than the United States has been a country, there’s a new No. 1 wine market in the world and it rhymes with “USA, USA!” Yes, it’s our sipping habits that have made our country the top when it comes to swilling vino. Maybe it’s … [More]

Review: 2012 Porter & Plot Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris

Porter & Plot is a new company specializing not in making wine but rather in finding limited-production wines from all over the U.S., and bringing them to consumers at prices of less than $20. (If you know Cameron Hughes, it … Continue reading ?

2014 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: May 16-18, Philo, CA

3 months agoFood & Drink / Wine : Vinography

California Pinot Noir lovers take note. Wine lovers with a free weekend, listen up. It's Spring, and the wine events are coming fast and furious. It seems like every week there's a new wine tasting to go to. But some are more worth paying...Show More Summary

25 Wine-Inspired Baby Names

Post by Maressa Brown. If your dream vacation is going to Sonoma, you're more enamored by Malbec or Pinot Noir than White Zinfandel, and you can seriously relate to Paul Giamatti's character in Sideways, you might be a wine lover, a wino, an oenophile. Show More Summary

Review: 2013 Chamisal Stainless Pinot Noir Unoaked Central Coast

If you ever wondered Beaujolais Nouveau would taste like if it was made in California, try this: Chamisal takes a Central Coast Pinot Noir and bottles it, completely unaged in oak. For a red wine this is completely unheard of. … Continue reading ?

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir 2012

I have been quite a fan of Brian Croser’s Tapanappa wines, since being introduced to them when I visited him back in 2005. Making fine wine is a long-term project, especially when you are planting new vineyards. It takes the best part of a generation for most to really believe in a new project, in [...]

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