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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
- DOMAINE LA GRANGETTE Picpoul de Pinet Coteaux du Languedoc 2012 $12 (Wine Spectator)
A crisp French white with a rich floral aroma
- VICTOIRE Brut Champagne Prestige NV $30 (Wine Spectator)
A harmonious Champagne with creamy mousse tones
- BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO Garnacha Campo de Borja Veraton 2011 $31 (Wine Spectator)
A rich Spanish red delivering expressive flavors
- AUGUSTE BONHOMME Muscadet La Forcine 2013 $9 (Wine Spectator)
A tangy Loire white
- ANTONIO BARBADILLO Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda Solear NV $15 (Wine Spectator)
A well-cut, high-pitched, vigorous Sherry
- 2008 Santa Rita Triple C
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=246894&id=1&___z=43%2bByoWAHPcgdEEqclrX0w%3d%3d'>2008 Santa Rita Triple C</a></b></font><br>The 2008 Triple C, first produced in 1997, is a blend of 65% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Carmenere from Apalta, aged for 17 months in new French oak barrels, which rests in bottle for at least one year before being sold. The Cabernet Franc is fruity, floral and gives the wine character, which has abundant notes of black fruit, less minty character (because of the higher humidity), as menthol develops when the plant is stressed by drought. This is elegant, with fine tannins. Drink 2014-2022. Santa Rita is, of course, one of those huge wineries in Chile. It has a long history, as it was created in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in the Maipo Valley. Today it belongs to businessman and entrepreneur Ricardo Claro, and they own about 2,200 hectares of vineyards in Limari, Casablanca, Maipo, Leyda. Colchagua and Curico. But that’s not all; Claro also owns Vina Carmen and 40% of Vina los Vascos in a partnership with the Barons de Rothschild-Lafite in Chile, and Dona Paula in Mendoza, Argentina. None of these are small wineries, totaling close to 5,000 hectares of vineyards between all of them. This is not a boutique operation either, as they produce around 24 million bottles of wine per year. I met with winemakers Andres Ilabaca and Cecilia Torres in Madrid to taste their wines and I also visited their impressive winery and museum, where I tasted more wines. I also had the chance to sample past vintages to check on the evolution of their top labels, especially the Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon. Casa Real deserves some separate explanations. I met with long-time winemaker Cecilia Torres, who is in charge of the Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine that made Santa Rita famous. Since 2009 she’s been dedicated exclusively to Casa Real, but she’s been in the winery since she finished university, so she grew up and learned everything there. The first vintage was 1989 and she was already at the winery. Casa Real was not produced in three specific years (1992, 2000, 2006) when the elegance and finesse was not there. It Is made from the fruit of 20 hectares, a specific plot within the 700 hectares by the house, which they identified when they realized the wine it produced was different, so they decided to bottle it separately. The vineyard was planted in the 1960s on alluvial soils. The grapes are harvested in three stages, produced with traditional vinification in small stainless steel vats (and this year she tried a small portion in 225-liter barrels), never looking for extraction. Temperatures can go up to 28-31 C during fermentation. Malolactic is in barrel, and the wine matures for 14-15 months in oak, and like many others, they are reducing the percentage of new oak used. Maximum production is 35,000 bottles. Importer: Palm Bay International, Port Washington, NY; tel. (516) 802-4765; www.palmbay.com<br> Rating: 90 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=246894 >Estimated Cost: $27-$40</a>
- Phil Mickelson drinks $40k DRC – sipped & spit
<p>Phil Mickelson has really made the most of having the “Claret Jug” since winning the British Open last year. How much? He told the Scotsman about his Bacchanal: “I’ve loved having the Jug with me for the last 12 months,” he confirms. “The people who know and love the game get a big kick out […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/07/15/phil-mickelson-drinks-40k-wine/">Phil Mickelson drinks $40k DRC – sipped & spit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- G.D. Vajra in Barolo – “clean traditionalist”
<p>Giuseppe Vaira was caught in a fight when he was in elementary school. It wasn’t the sort of meet-you-at-the-bike-racks kind of thing. No, it encapsulated what might happen only to the son of a winemaker, or even the son of a Barolo winemaker. He was classmates with two other kids who were also from wine […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/07/10/vajra-barolo/">G.D. Vajra in Barolo – “clean traditionalist”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- New York City has the world’s best wine lists: WFW
<p>New York City has the most top wine lists in the world according to a new ranking from the World of Fine Wine. London is second, San Francisco third, and Chicago fourth according to the British publication, which rolled out the annual awards for best wine lists for the first time this year. Instead of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2014/07/09/new-york-city-worlds-best-wine-lists/">New York City has the world’s best wine lists: WFW</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Vinography Images: The Blue Berry
- 2014 Family Winemakers Tasting: August 17, San Mateo
- Will Climate Change be the Death of Cork?
- Help the indies, win a copy of Wine Grapes (sticky) (Free for all)
It's probably safe to say that all of those responsible for JancisRobinson.com and most of those who visit it are keen on independent wine retailers. Life is not easy for them. They may be powered by massive enthusiasm for our favourite fermented fruit juice but they are arraigned against the.
- Gloom in Barolo country (Inside information)
Wine writer and educator Young Shi commutes between London and Shanghai and represents my interests in China. She was rather shaken by what she found on her visit to Barolo last week. Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain Telling me just what a fool I've been I wish that it would go and let me.
- Rocky conclusions from an Austrian tasting (Tasting articles)
The role of geology and vineyard site in the taste and texture of wine has been going round in my head for many years and every now and again the topic comes to the fore, particularly now as we revise The Oxford Companion to Wine and I get into fascinating discussions with geologists and soil.
- A Wine for Tonight: 2013 Julia’s Dazzle Rosé
- Challenging Wine Pairing: Gnocchi
- A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon