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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 6:30 PM til ?
Upcoming Wine Tastings
High End Champagne Tasting May 14th at OWOB details here
Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting May 21st at Portland Wine Storage details here
Oregon Vs. Burgundy Tasting May 28th of elite Oregon and Burgundy Pinot Noir details here
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Wine Spectator Picks under $15
- THE CURATOR White Swartland 2012 $10 (Wine Spectator)
A solid South African white with a range of flavors
- ARGIOLAS Nuragus di Cagliari S'elegas 2011 $16 (Wine Spectator)
This zesty and fresh Italian white shows rich character
- PRAGER Riesling Smaragd Trocken Wachau Achleiten 2011 $80 (Wine Spectator)
A buoyant and lively German Riesling with racy acidity
- CLIFFORD BAY Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012 $11 (Wine Spectator)
This succulent New Zealand white offers a juicy body
- CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Estate 2010 $22 (Wine Spectator)
A Washington Chardonnay with lingering flavors
- 2011 Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=215068&id=1&___z=XJYXYZqteqdffQdeCUPd%2bQ%3d%3d'>2011 Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco</a></b></font><br>Mastroberardino’s 2011 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco (Coda di Volpe) comes across as quite forward and bold in this vintage. It has more than enough fruit to fill out its bold frame. Lemon, earthiness, crushed rocks and white flowers are some of the nuances that flow through to the tense, powerful finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2014. Mastroberardino is another winery that seems to have found an extra gear or two over the last few years. The Taurasis remain the flagships, but readers should also pay close attention to the entry-level reds and the best whites in this range. All of the wines are deeply varietal, making Mastroberardino a perfect place to start learning about the great wines of Campania. A Leonardo Lo Cascio Selection, Winebow, Montvale, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620<br> Rating: 89 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=215068 >Estimated Cost: $14-$20</a>
- The Wine Advocate introduces new terms for the trade
<p>Continuing the significant changes unfolding at the Wine Advocate over the past six months, the publication has announced new terms and rates for trade subscribers. Previously, subscriptions were line-priced at $99 a year. Going forward, trade subscriptions will be $199. What do they get for the extra fee? Employees can use the same login. And [...]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/05/17/wine-advocate-new-subscription-terms-trade/">The Wine Advocate introduces new terms for the trade</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Yeasty boys: beard hair powers fermentation
<p>Just catching up with this story…last fall, Rogue Ales in Oregon announced they had sourced a new yeast strain from an unusual place–the brewmaster’s beard! Given the huge correlation between the hirsute and the hipsters, beard yeast could be the yeast El Dorado for “natural” wines. I guess the only question would be if it [...]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/05/17/beard-yeast-brew-beer-fermentation/">Yeasty boys: beard hair powers fermentation</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Proposed French wine tax baits chardonnay uprising
<p>In 1789, the price of bread surged in France. And in heads rolled as a result. Another symbol of France–wine–is being threatened with a 1,000% tax increase. Will riots break out across the country? Who is the man with a set of grapes big enough to dare provoke the ire of the French winegrowers and [...]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/05/14/proposed-french-wine-tax-baits-chardonnay-uprising/">Proposed French wine tax baits chardonnay uprising</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Above the Côte d'Or (Free for all)
Wine is one of the most sensitive measures of climate change. A rise in temperature during the growing season can easily result - indeed has resulted - in riper grapes and fuller-bodied wines. Drought in areas such as much of Europe where irrigation is banned can leave grapes shrivelled and more.
- From Copenhagen to La Paz (Nick on restaurants)
I have never yet devoted this column to a restaurant I have not previously eaten in. But such is my enthusiasm for the aspirations that lie behind Gustu in La Paz, Bolivia, which opened on 18 April and is already employing 30 young, marginalised Bolivians, that I trust I will be forgiven on this.
- Win tickets to taste bordeaux 2012s (Inside information)
As a Purple Pager, you have the chance to win a pair of tickets to UK wine merchant Bibendum's big tasting of 2012 bordeaux at Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW1, on 5 June 2013. Once again, Bibendum are hosting over 70 Bordeaux properties at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London giving.
- Milbrandt Vineyards: 2012 Traditions Pinot Gris and 2010 The Estates Cab
- Challenging Wine Pairing: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
- A Wine for Tonight: NV Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava