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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
- RIEBEEK CELLARS Chardonnay Swartland 2013 $10 (Wine Spectator)
A direct, fresh South African Chardonnay
- WATERBROOK Mélange Columbia Valley 2011 $16 (Wine Spectator)
A light, tight, vibrant Washington red blend
- D'ANGELO Aglianico del Vulture Caselle 2007 $45 (Wine Spectator)
A seamless Italian red
- THREE RIVERS River's Red Columbia Valley 2012 $14 (Wine Spectator)
A light-footed, firm, fresh Washington red blend
- COLTERENZIO Chardonnay Alto Adige Altkirch 2012 $16 (Wine Spectator)
A clean, fresh, creamy Italian Chardonnay
- 2010 Mas Martinet Menut
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=238827&id=1&___z=JKlt6wrXSzqlTTxX5jXIpg%3d%3d'>2010 Mas Martinet Menut</a></b></font><br>The 2010 Menut is a negociant wine produced from purchased grapes close to Porrera, and therefore the only wine that is not organic – all other wines are organically certified. It ferments in cement and part of the wine goes to oak vats and another to barriques. It is very aromatic with notes of flowers, spices and smoky bacon, quite marked by the Syrah. It has very good tension, lively acidity and polished tannins. It is a fantastic entry-level Priorat, but unfortunately is not sold in Spain. It also represents very good value. Drink now-2018. If you have been a little disconnected from Martinet the news is that the five different vineyards they own, have been vinified and bottled separately since the 2006 vintage. But already in 2000 they went fully organic, and they do a lot more than rules and certifications require. All wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts which make for longer, slower fermentations, and the wine ferments at a lower temperature. When it comes to French grapes they are part of Clos Martinet and they don’t want to get rid of them. They will keep something like 12% Syrah and 8% between Merlot and Cabernet in the blend. Sara Perez’s explanation is that only in the new century did they really learn to work with Carinena and Garnacha: Priorat would not have been what it is today without its foreign grapes. For example, one of the things they do now is work with the full clusters of Garnacha and destem the Carinena. If none of this is new to you, hopefully next year I’ll be able to review the first commercial white and even a sweet rancio from them. Stay tuned. Importer: Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville, PA; tel. (610) 486-0800<br> Rating: 89 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=238827 >Estimated Cost: $20-$23</a>
- LVMH enters Burgundy via Clos des Lambrays
<p>LVMH, the luxury goods company whose portfolio ranges from Louis Vuitton handbags to Dom Pérignon champagne, has made their first acquisition in Burgundy. The group has purchased Domaine des Lambrays just outside of Morey-Saint-Denis with its 21.9 acres of vineyards, including the Clos des Lambrays grand cru as well as several premier cru sites. Although […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/04/15/lvmh-enters-burgundy-via-clos-des-lambrays/">LVMH enters Burgundy via Clos des Lambrays</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Delectable: the only wine app you need
<p>In my wine classes, people often ask me, “What’s the best wine app?” I’ve been using wine apps since the early days of the app store and have generally found that they try to do too much (“a million logically possible food-wine pairings”) or too little (only offer limited price comparisons). But now when I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/04/10/delectable-app/">Delectable: the only wine app you need</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- This week in vineyard photos: drones, buds, caterpillars
<p>Vineyards and wineries can post some photos to social media that let us know what’s going on in their corner of the world. Here are a few worthwhile ones: Starting in the southern hemisphere, this one is a photo of the Craggy Range Te Muna Road vineyard in New Zealand. It’s taken by drone and, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/04/05/week-vineyard-photos/">This week in vineyard photos: drones, buds, caterpillars</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Book Review: The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert
- The Beauty of 2011 Burgundy: Highlights from La Paulee de San Francisco
- Seven Percent Solution Tasting: May 8, San Francisco
- Bordeaux 2013 - a guide to our coverage (sticky) (Free for all)
This year I was tasked with tasting the samples offered en primeur from the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. It was widely regarded as the worst growing season in a long, long time - but I am assured it was pure coincidence that Jancis and Julia were unable to attend themselves. [Read Bordeaux en primeur.
- Casale del Giglio Petit Manseng 2012 Lazio (Wines of the week)
From €9.90, $?, £19.99 Find the dry Italian Petit Manseng Find the sweet Clos Uroulat Jurançon Who would have thought it? Here's a really satisfying dry white made from an indigenous Basque variety grown just north of Rome. I choose it not to denigrate any of the hundreds of interesting.
- Bordeaux 2013 - sweet whites (Tasting articles)
For a list of all our articles, see Bordeaux 2013 - a guide to our coverage Sauternes are the 2013s for which buying en primeur is perhaps most sensible. They are more likely to be eventually pricier via normal retail, as they have not been hugely inflated as the reds have in recent years. The.
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