Conceived by Dutch entrepreneur Paul Herman and created by champagne bottler M.Hostomme, Hello Kitty Cuvée Spéciale is an officially licensed, nose-ticklingly bubbly, demi-sec rosé Champagne consisting of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay wines.
So tonight, I have four Pinot Noirs open. A chance to do some comparative tasting. I love Pinot Noir. It’s such a great grape variety. So, for me, this is a joy of an evening. How do the wines rate? Cono Sur 20 Barrels Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley, Chile I actually opened this wine yesterday evening, and I [...]
A glass of pinot noir from one place often tastes different from a glass of pinot noir from another distant site. While it’s hard to control all the variables such as grape ripeness and winemaking, the resulting differences are often ascribed to the terroir, or growing microclimate. Show More Summary
This was the standout vintage of a recent 10-year vertical tasting of Pinot Noirs from Craggy Range’s Te Muna Road vineyard in Martinborough. It’s not a rich, dense, flashy Pinot, but rather one of refinement and precision. The vines were getting to the stage when they were really beginning to express the vineyard, and not [...]
Yep, Portland found one more thing they could infuse with booze. This time, a beautiful single origin coffee from El Salvador, aged in an oak Pinot Noir barrel.
Elegant, sexy, and capricious, Pinot noir is perhaps the most beloved grape in the world. Its allure drives winemakers to become artists, and wine lovers to spend enormous sums of money.?Pinot... Check out the rest at Epikur Magazin...
Sometimes it almost seems possible to taste the beauty of a place when we're sipping a wine. If this were actually possible, instead of just being a compelling romantic metaphor that we like to invoke about wine, then without a doubt,...Show More Summary
The Mission Hill Family Estate in British Columbia?s Okanagan Valley region has beaten 14,000 wines from 62 regions around the world to win a coveted International Trophy, the competition?s top award, for its Mission Hill 2011 Martin?s Lane Pinot Noir (Decanter World Wine Awards under £15 category, London, October 2013). It is the first time [...]Show More Summary
On my recent trip to Canada, one of my favourite experiences (of many good ones) was visiting Norman Hardie in Prince Edward County. He’s making some brilliant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and so I was delighted to find out that The Wine Society are bringing in a couple of his wines. They’ve chosen very well: [...]
Ripe BOONVILLE, CA: A lush vineyard of Pinot Noir is perched on a hillside above a redwood and fir forest in Boonville, California. Located three hours north of San Francisco, Mendocino County has a rustic appeal for tourists who make the arduous drive through redwood forests and rolling hills of vineyards and oak trees. Show More Summary
Thanks to Justin Warner, the season eight winner of Food Network's The Next Food Network Star, here's another fun recipe to whip up for your Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir tasting party. Warner created this recipe for those nights he a... via JustLuxe.com
Very excited to be able to try these two new wines. They are a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay from Tasmania’s Tolpuddle vineyard, and represent the first vintage to be released under the new owners, Shaw & Smith. In 2011 Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith bought the 20 hectare vineyard, which had been planted in [...]
A Bit of Pink OCCIDENTAL, CA: A expansive vineyard of pinot noir and chardonnay is framed by bits of fog turned pink in the evening light in Occidental, California. Located two hours north of San Francisco, and west of Napa Valley, Sonoma...Show More Summary
The family that owns David Family Wines is not named David. This boutique producer of Pinot Noir based in Santa Rosa, Calif., was founded in 2006 by Michelle Reeves, an entrepreneur from Australia who developed a fascination for wine, particularly Pinot Noir, while living in San Francisco. Show More Summary
Says the chef, Levon Wallace, with a recipe for Braised Squirrel With Bacon, Mushrooms, and Pinot Noir.
Logo loco? (Credit: Yahoo) I could hardly sleep last night. Just before I went to bed, the new Yahoo logo was revealed, and I wasn't fully prepared. I'd only had one glass of Sushi Ran Pinot Noir, and this wasn't going to be enough.Show More Summary
Mon 28 Oct The Stonier International Pinot Noir Tasting, known as Sipnot, is coming to Sydney for Good Food Month. 12 pinot noirs from around the world will be up...
Here Come The Birds FREESTONE, CA: Bird netting is used in a pinot noir vineyard to keep out the flocks of starlings that live in the nearby trees in the Sonoma Coast region of California. Located two hours north of San Francisco, and...Show More Summary
The Tobacco and Trade Bureau, the latest incarnation of bureaucracy responsible for the US system of American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), is not particularly known for getting things right. That is, unless you happen to be one of itsShow More Summary
I don't always drink wine but when I do I like the good local stuff... or maybe something from the Mosel. Or maybe a nice grenache. I was thinking yesterday when I was looking at the fantastic selection of Finger Lakes wines at Triphammer...Show More Summary