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New Weekly Wine Tasting Group in Portland Oregon
WineMiser.com announces a new once a week wine tasting group in Portland
Tuesday Nights 7 PM til ? at the Portland Wine Storage tasting room.
Portland Wine Tasting Weekly Group
Upcoming Wine Tastings – November – December 2013
November 12th Cabernet Sauvignon The King of Reds
November 26th The other Noir, Gamay Noir aka Beaujolais
December 10th The Pleasures of Pinot – Pinot from everywhere in Vancouver at Cellar 55
Picture from November 5 Tuscan Wines
Results of Tuscan wine tasting
Pictures from the Septemebr 10 Rhone Wines Tasting
French Wine Regions
Rhone Rangers Scores September 10
The scoring for the tasting of the Rhone wines.
Arlene and her mother Ruth
The Lineup of Rhone wines tasted
Food for the Rhone wines- The Food, – Italian Herb Roast Beef, Pepper Crust Salame, Gorgonzola,Cotswold, Triple Cream Brie, Tarragon Crackers and Red Pepper Crackers. Plus tastes of Prosciuuto Crisps, Rasberries, Plums and Beef Jerky for wine taste identification.
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Wine Spectator Picks under $15
- FINCA SOPHENIA Cabernet Sauvignon Tupungato Altosur 2013 $13 (Wine Spectator)
A juicy, lush Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon
- BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS TAMARAL Tempranillo Ribera del Duero Crianza 2010 $30 (Wine Spectator)
A racy, focused, deep Spanish Tempranillo
- CHÂTEAU RAYMOND-LAFON Sauternes 2011 $40 (Wine Spectator)
A deliciously plump, flattering Bordeaux white
- PAOLO E NOEMIA D'AMICO Orvieto Noe dei Calanchi 2012 $9 (Wine Spectator)
A bright, zingy, crisp Italian white
- PICCINI Extra Dry Prosecco NV $16 (Wine Spectator)
A creamy, well-balanced Italian sparkler
- 2011 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir le Puits Sec
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=227480&id=1&___z=hwH6pFRHJ8QERgsnrhcf%2bg%3d%3d'>2011 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir le Puits Sec</a></b></font><br>Cinnamon and fresh ginger, sassafras, lemon oil and smoky black tea pungently and invigoratingly accent cherry in the nose infectiously juicy palate of Evesham Wood’s 2011 Pinot Noir Le Puits Sec, which as usual incorporates most of the estate’s Pommard vines. There is textural polish here that was missing from this year’s two less-expensive Pinot bottlings, and a vibrant ping and ringing persistence of fruit and spice, with dark shadings of burley tobacco and humus adding further to the complexity adumbrated on the nose. Look for delicious versatility and continued vivacity from this fine value through at least 2020. Erin Nuccio – for more about whose 2010 acquisition of Evesham Wood from Russ Raney, as well as about the latter’s style and vineyard sources, consult my Issue 202 report – is finding his footing and increasingly setting his mark on the wines at this venerable address. That said, the delicacy of touch both in the cellar and eventually on your palate , the sense of elegant dynamic, and the very restrained use of new wood – as well as Raney’s signature yeast culture, spawned many years ago from a spent bottle of Henri Jayer Pinot – still characterize Evesham Wood Pinots. Nuccio hasn’t done anything to improve on this winery’s pricing – or, to be more precise, on his own bottom line – because they are almost ludicrously underpriced, making these consistently among the finest wine values anywhere in the U.S. much less the Willamette Valley. Too bad that – as Nuccio and Raney suspected already before the estate changed hands – some of its old vines are now cursed with phylloxera. There is no Temperance Hill Pinot this year, and it would be sad if that historic not to mention synergistic association with Evesham Wood were to go the way of Seven Springs, which was this estate’s other primary outside source of fruit until the purchase of that vineyard for Evening Land. But it appears that there’s no turning back the phylloxera in Evesham Wood’s traditional block at Temperance Hill either. Tel. (503) 371-8478<br> Rating: 91 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=227480 >Estimated Cost: $27-$38</a>
- Which states drink the most wine?
<p>Which state is the thirstiest for wine? It’s a question we’ve noodled before as Washington DC is the thirstiest non-state in the nation! The good folks at Business Insider have taken the initiative to produce this handy map showing comparative wine consumption data, which they also list in a table. (Since the data relate to […]</p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/03/07/map-wine-consumption-america/">Which states drink the most wine?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- The trial of Olivier Cousin
<p>This week, Olivier Cousin went before a judge. The heinous crime of the pony-tailed vigneron? Truth in labeling. Here’s the story (which we’ve mentioned before but it’s worth a recap): Cousin farms 12 acres organically–neigh, biodynamically for Cousin who tills his vineyards with horse-drawn plows. In those vineyards in the town of Anjou, he has […]</p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/03/07/trial-olivier-cousin/">The trial of Olivier Cousin</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Parker’s putdowns
<p>Robert Parker (not Tony) standing with Yao Ming (Image removed–see update below) Robert Parker’s “World Tour” of Asia continues. And while it may be hedonistic fruit bombs poured from the importer “partners” by day, Parker drops the chat room bombs late at night. Evidence #1, comments about the wines Eric Asimov (NYT) and Jon Bonne […]</p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/03/06/parker/">Parker’s putdowns</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Napa Wines and a Diversity of Opinions
- Vinography Images: Sunlit Ridges
- Returning to Chateauneuf-du-Pape For the First Time
- How the big name champagnes really taste (Inside information)
Not for the first time, the new, improved Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial cuvée of non-vintage champagne did rather well in a blind tasting. I spent last Friday with a group of sommeliers from all over Asia in Hong Kong. We discussed the current state of the wine market in Asia, about which I.
- German 2012 white Pinots and Silvaners - take note! (Tasting articles)
There may always be doubters who will argue that the white Pinot grapes and Silvaner are not in the league of Riesling and should therefore not be awarded Grosse Gewächse status in the VDP classification. This prejudice seems to be more widespread abroad than in the homeland. To my mind there are.
- The Deep South - by Marble Arch (Nick on restaurants)
My one and only trip to the southern states of America left very strong and very happy memories. These range from breakfasts in Savannah to sunny lunches in genteel Charleston. They encompass particularly long 'cocktail hours' in New Orleans, under the tutelage of the late RW Apple Jnr, of the New.
- Walla Walla Wine Visits Seattle 2014
- Open That Bottle Night 2014 [Wow! Alert]
- A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay