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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
- KORBEL Brut California NV $14 (Wine Spectator)
A lively, appealing California sparkler
- WATERBROOK Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Reserve 2010 $24 (Wine Spectator)
A supple, graceful Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
- AZELIA Barolo Margheria 2009 $70 (Wine Spectator)
A rich, intense, medium-weight Barolo
- OLIVIER RAVOIRE Côtes du Rhône 2011 $14 (Wine Spectator)
A ripe, fleshy Southern Rhône red
- TOMMASI Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2011 $26 (Wine Spectator)
An elegant, well-meshed Italian red
- 2011 Chateau Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=207007&id=1&___z=d13SZUB8DZPHENLLJSeJqQ%3d%3d'>2011 Chateau Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone</a></b></font><br>The 2011 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel is another excellent wine from the Perrin Family. Complex and perfumed, with notions of earthy black fruits, licorice and roasted meats, it possesses sweet tannin, medium to full-bodied richness and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years. Drink now-2021. Covering a full 175 acres in Chateauneuf du Pape, with significant holdings throughout the Southern Rhone (mostly vinified at and released under their Famille Perrin brand), Chateau De Beaucastel is a benchmark estate that excels at all price points. Looking at the wines reviewed here, 2011 is surprisingly strong (especially for the Chateauneufs) and with their perfumed aromatics and supple textures, they show a lot of similarities to the 2009s. The 2012s as a whole show more freshness and purity, with good concentration, and should require more bottle age to come around. Both vintages are worth seeking out. Looking at the 2011s across the board, all of which were in bottle, it appears to be a strong vintage here. While the vintage suffered due to uneven ripening in the Grenache, it was actually a solid vintage for Mourvedre and this shows, particularly in the Chateauneufs. Importer: Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, AL; tel. (205) 980-8802<br> Rating: 91 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=207007 >Estimated Cost: $20-$32</a>
- “Prolific wine counterfeiter” Rudy Kurniawan found guilty
<p>The jury has returned a verdict: Rudy Kurniawan has been found guilty of selling counterfeit wine through the mail and engaging in wire fraud. Judge Richard Berman will announce the sentencing on April 24; Kurniawan could spend 40 years in federal prison. I returned to the Moynihan courthouse yesterday in hopes that the jury would […]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/12/18/rudy-kurniawan-guilty-wine-fraud/">“Prolific wine counterfeiter” Rudy Kurniawan found guilty</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Rudy Kurniawan trial, Day 5
<p>A piece of evidence shown the jury: a scene from Kurniawan’s home on the day of his arrest last year. There was talk about guns from the witness box today, in the fifth day of the Rudy Kurniawan trial. And they might as well have been smoking guns. Of the four witnesses today that included […]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/12/13/rudy-kurniawan-trial-day-5/">Rudy Kurniawan trial, Day 5</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Dispatch from the Rudy Kurniawan trial
<p>Rudy Kurniawan sat with his back to the gallery, his Men’s Warehouse suit bunching up below his neck. Some have said he’s lost weight since he’s been in jail; never having seen him before, I can’t confirm that. But he is a slight man with a young face behind his thick-framed, black glasses. And it […]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/12/11/rudy-kurniawan-trial-wine/">Dispatch from the Rudy Kurniawan trial</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- Jury Convicts Wine Collector Rudy Kurniawan of Fraud
- Vinography Images: Night Work
- 2014 ZAP Zinfandel Festival: January 23-25, San Francisco
- Autumn collections - a guide (Free for all)
Here is your guide to our 20 regional collections of tasting notes totalling about 2,000 wines reviewed. We very much hope you will find them useful. You may remember we surveyed you and the majority of Purple Pagers asked for regional collections as opposed to those presented by retailer. Should.
- Bulk - the quiet wine economy (Alder on America)
Stand long enough by the side of any major highway that traverses one of California's major wine regions and you'll see them: bright, shiny tanker trucks filled with wine. As visible as these trucks are on the roads, their loads represent a part of the wine world that everyone seems content to.
- The vintner's year - November (Inside information)
Jim Law of Linden Vineyards in Virginia provides the penultimate despatch in his particular ring cycle. November is when the winegrower's high-flying season comes in for a landing. This was not an easy vintage, which is probably why instead of gliding in for a soft landing, I crashed. When those.
- Michelle Sparkling: New Look, Same Great Bubbly
- A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah
- Challenging Wine Pairing: Deep Fried Turkey