In the video below, I chat with The , now in the last day for nominations for your favourite wines. Canadian Match, editor of Great Wine News , about
The competition has been fierce, but so has the fun as wine lovers from coast to coast rally behind their most-loved wines. Get your final nominations and votes in today before we move to the finalist showdown phase!
For almost two decades, Hans Herzog has been growing grapes, making wine and, in the process, carving out an enviable reputation for low-yielding, small-volume, high-quality handcrafted wines from Marlborough. Along with the old world-style wines, he has one of the finest vineyard restaurants, with an eclectic international wine list and a relaxed ambience in a dining room overlooking rose gardens and vines.
There is huge potential to increase the value of New Zealand wine by drawing on untapped international markets, says Constellation Brands New Zealand chief executive Joe Stanton. Mr Stanton heads the New Zealand branch of the international wine business, the country's largest wine producer according to an article by wine expert Michael Cooper in the New Zealand Listener, last month.
Hello, ma'am, sorry to bother you at home, but could I have just a moment of your time? Oh, no, I'm not here to try to change your religion, I know that this is a Jesuit town, through and through. No, I'm here to talk about an exciting wine I have to offer. It's a Bear Cave 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's the only wine specifically designed for bears.
Now, I know what you're going to say. Why does my bear need to drink wine? And I hear you, but tell me this: …
Moreover, she says, even if someone isn't specifically a wine blogger, but are interested in social media, learning about blogging or if they enjoy wine, great food and good company, they are welcome.
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And even more confusing, if you prefer an even sweeter wine, ask for "dry" and you will receive a wine that can have between 17 and 35 grams of residual sugar.
After Aurura's talk, we taste various examples of the "base wine" which is made before the secondary fermentation, each from a different region. Some are floral, some have notes of …
Even in the Bordeaux wine region of France from where the Big Bordeaux Wine Glass gets its name, it is widely considered uncouth if not indecent. And if FRANCE treats you like a stripper working the day shift, what chance do you have anywhere else in the world?
I suppose the Big Bordeaux Wine Glass could always go to Texas where bigger is always better. The only problem is, Texas isn't exactly known for its wine connoisseurship. Also, Texans don't put beans in their chili, …
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.
The gentlemen is referring to this "cheat cheat" I created earlier in the week, which describes all the aromas and flavors one can expect from each of the Cru wines. In the Masters of Wine educational program, when confronted with a 12-wine blind tasting, if you suspect a wine is the gamay grape, it is not enough to say it. You must describe the flavors and deduce which area it is from, as well as the year.
According to Mr. Duboeuf, the 2012 vintage is a follow up to the outstanding …
I had this interesting chat with a fellow wine worker person type who just so happens to be Italian, from Piedmont, imports wines of Italy and has pretty strong opinions on the topic. He isn't convinced at all by Australian nebbiolo, but I recalled to him how this Pannell 2008 nebbiolo was slid into a [...]