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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
- VIDIGAL Douro 2010 $10 (Wine Spectator)
A ripe Portuguese red with spicy accents
- CANOE RIDGE Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills The Expedition 2011 $15 (Wine Spectator)
This Washington Chardonnay is smooth and generous
- CAPARZO Brunello di Montalcino 2008 $45 (Wine Spectator)
A dense, juicy and ageworthy Brunello di Montalcino
- 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
- 2011 Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Chimera Vineyard
<font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=216799&id=1&___z=87U5osYZq7Gj0zl%2bclY8Pw%3d%3d'>2011 Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Chimera Vineyard</a></b></font><br>The 2011 Pinot Noir Chimera is laced with expressive red fruits, flowers and mint. Hints of orange peel and blood orange appear later, adding both brightness and an element of exoticism that is hugely appealing. Medium in body, the Chimera is probably best enjoyed over the next handful of years. It is a gorgeous, beautifully focused wine from Sean Capiaux. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019. One of Napa Valley’s most talented winemakers, Sean Capiaux is equally comfortable crafting Betty O’Shaughnessy’s fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon-based Napa Valley wines as well as these Pinots, which Capiaux bottles under his own label. The Capiaux Pinots are some of the finest wines readers will find in the $30 price range. Suffice it to say, I was deeply impressed with what I tasted. Tel. (707) 307-4383<br> Rating: 91 <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=216799 >Estimated Cost: $25-$33</a>
- Craft beer is too hoppy. Discuss.
<p>“Craft beer is too hoppy. Discuss.” I tweeted that the other day in response to this Slate article. It sparked a good conversation on the twittuh and it seemed worth continuing here. While I like hops, there are a ton of hoppy and overly hopped beers in the market today as well as high-alcohol beers. [...]</p><p>The post <a href="http://www.drvino.com/2013/05/20/craft-beer-too-hoppy-discuss/">Craft beer is too hoppy. Discuss.</a> appeared first on <a href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
- 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>
- Pietradolce Winery, Solichiatta, Sicily: Recent Releases
- Vinography Images: The Endless Row
- Wine In 140 Characters or Less
- London's two wine fairs (Don't quote me)
Wine professionals in London have a choice of two wine fairs to visit today: the first day of the London International Wine Fair at Excel exhibition centre in London's Docklands (on a Monday rather than a Tuesday for the first time) and the second and final day of the RAW wine fair, on which I.
- Chianti vintage reports 2011/12 (Free for all)
Michael Schmelzer of Monte Bernardi in Panzano reports on the last two vintages in Chianti Classico - and gives his verdict on the latest naming proposals there. Very early on, Mother Nature tested our resolve to farm biodynamically by giving us a tough vintage - the 2005. It was challenging for.
- The drama of En Rama (Tasting articles)
Every year, I use London's extremely useful Big Fortified Tasting to teach myself a lesson. In 2011 and 2012, the lessons were concerned with passing the MW practical examination. In 2013, with the exam now mercifully conquered , I could follow a more personal interest, so I embarked on a.
- 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