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In the Ahr Valley, Germany, home to some great Pinot Noir

I’ve spent the last day and a half in the Ahr Valley in northern Germany. It’s my first visit here. This is a small, compact region that’s a tight valley with vineyards on either side, many of which are incredibly steeply sloped. The predominant soil type is slate, and this is Pinot Noir country. I [...]

Mimosa and Barnett and wine; Flying Saucer and Founders

Mimosa Grill hosts its seventh annual Barnett Winery dinner Jan. 20, with winemaker David Tate hosting. Tastings will include 2013 Sangiacomo Chardonnay, 2013 Savoy Pinot Noir, 2012 Merlot, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Cabernet Rattlesnake Vineyard, and the dinner will center on a whole roasted suckling pig. Show More Summary

The Portuguese Pinot Noir, Quinta de Sant’Ana

Pinot Noir? From Portugal? With so many of its own grape varieties to focus on, you’d think Portugal has little to gain from trying to make Pinot Noir. But why not? If the climate and soils are there for making serious Pinot, it’s worth a go. Pinot rocks, after all. It’s especially worth a go if [...]

Coates & Seely’s remarkable La Perfide

This is one of the UK’s best sparkling wines yet, I reckon. It’s a newly released vintage bottling from Coates & Seely, and is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir/40% Pinot Meunier grown on Hampshire chalk. This vintage wine was subsequently aged for four years sur latte before disgorgement in March 2014. Christian Seely has [...]

Review: 2011 Sanford Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

The nose of this Santa Rita-originated Pinot Noir offers tantalizing black cherry and raspberry notes, plus hints of black pepper, but the body is heavily extracted to the point where it starts to get a bit pruny. Notes of green olive, … Continue reading ? The post Review: 2011 Sanford Pinot Noir Sta. Show More Summary

More than Pinot: Exploring Portland’s Urban Winery Scene

Photo courtesy of Hip Chicks Do Wine What do you think of when you think of Oregon and wine? Most people would say pinot noir, but Portland’s leading edge urban wine scene is a reminder that Oregon’s winemakers have …..Continue Reading "More than Pinot: Exploring Portland’s Urban Winery Scene" originally published on The Menuism Dining Blog.

Joe Maddon and Robin Ventura pursue same goal with distinctive styles

last monthSports : Globetrotting

When Joe Maddon came to U.S. Cellular Field with the Rays last April, White Sox manager Robin Ventura sent over a bottle of California pinot noir to welcome him to Chicago.

Champagne Deutz Cuvee William Deutz 2002

This is remarkable stuff. The prestige cuvee from Deutz, from the brilliant 2002 vintage. Deutz is based in Aÿ, which is Pinot country, and the blend reflects this. It is 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier, and it’s aged for 60 months on lees. Dosage is a relatively high 11.5 g/litre. The key here [...]

Review: 2013 Complicated Pinot Noir Sonoma County

A dustier expression of Pinot, this Sonoma County bottling offers notes of black cherry, orange peel, and currants, but is undercut by some rougher, lumberyard notes that leave a distinctly drying character on the palate. This is distinctly...Show More Summary

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir takes centre stage as ‘Best of the Best’ in Australian Wine is announced

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For just the second time in the history of the Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, a Pinot Noir won the top prize at last night’s trophy presentation dinner in Canberra. The Mornington Peninsula’s 2013 Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir won the ultimate award for an Australian wine, the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for [...]

Review: Austerity 2013 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Two new bottlings from Austerity, a Monterey County-based operation. Thoughts follow. 2013 Austerity Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands – Classic SoCal Point structure, rich with cherry jam and strawberry preserves. But the flabby body...Show More Summary

Review: 2012 Frank Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Carneros

A lighthearted and light-bodied Pinot from Frank Family, this Carneros offering features plenty of jammy fruit — strawberry and cherry intermingled — along with notes of tea leaf, cinnamon, and vanilla candies. A bit flabby in the body,...Show More Summary

Stars of Cabernet, fortified wines, and dinners with Barolo and Oregon Pinot Noirs

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

'Tis the season to power through wine tastings and festivals and to savor special dinners that pair a menu with the wines of a single producer. Here's a small collection of events coming up soon that might be fun -- and worth your attention.

Stars of Cabernet, fortified wines, and dinners with Barolo and Oregon Pinot Noirs

'Tis the season to power through wine tastings and festivals and to savor special dinners that pair a menu with the wines of a single producer. Here's a small collection of events coming up soon that might be fun -- and worth your attention.

Review: 2012 Pinot Noirs from Domaine Carneros

Three new Pinots from Domaine Carneros, all part of the 2012 vintage, including two single-clone varietals, a rare feat in the Pinotverse. 2012 Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Clonal Series Swan – Each year Domaine Carneros spotlights one of the 12 different … Continue reading ?

Review: Cloudy Bay 2011 Te Wahi Pinot Noir and 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s most notable winery is back with new vintages — including a major departure for the brand with its new Pinot. Let’s not let my intro get in the way. Here are thoughts on two new releases from Cloudy … Continue reading ...

mk to host Ken Wright Cellars dinner

To learn more about Oregon's pinot noir and other regional wines, mk (868 N. Franklin St., 312-482-9179) chef and owner Michael Kornick and executive chef Erick Williams will team up with Ken Wright of Ken Wright Cellars for a five-course dinner featuring Wright’s wines ($125,...

Photographing Willamette Valley Wine Country, Oregon

One could get delightfully lost on the roads around Yamhill, especially at 6:30am on a quiet weekday in August. All around you are rolling, yellow-and-brown hills crowned with emerald — the vines of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, and sometimes, something more obscure like Gamay or Pinot Meunier or Grüner Veltliner. Show More Summary

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