19 April 2014

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Last year wine lovers from over 32 countries came to taste Bordeaux and meet the winemakers, with activities including vineyard tours, and a variety of tastings.

The most important thing is that these are not just "tastings" -- you can meet the proprietors, the winemakers, and really become a part of the Bordeaux community!

You can find more information here :

The twitter hashtag is @ ugcbnet

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Greece is making inroads on American shelves and wine lists. Of its 300 + indigenous varieties, though, only 8 or 10 make it into the states. Taylor recently tried some of these and was, in her words, "pretty blown away."

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In perusing the latest IRI data, we noticed that 3-liter boxed wine has been one of the standout performers in 2014. For instance, sales for the category are up 14.6% and volumes grew 11.4% year-to-date through March 23 in all IRI-measured channels. As a result, the category has grown its dollar share 0.24 points to represent nearly 3 points of the wine category. As for volumes, the category holds about 4.6 points and gained 0.37 points.

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Jeff Pinhey is a Nova Scotia wine geek, and a smart one at that. It was he who brought three bottles of Luckett Vineyards wines to the Quebec Taste Camp 2013. He is from Nova Scotia. Jeff is an Associate Member of Canadian Association Professional Sommeliers and has been a Board Member for 8 years. He is one of the senior BJCP Beer Judges in Canada, and also has significant wine judging experience. An avid traveler, he is adding at least one new wine region every year …

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By Mike Bennie of The Wine Front 6 hours ago.
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Bleasdale have been producing malbec wines since 1961 and this is sourced from two estate blocks and one grower block. Old school winemaking and style.

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From €9.90, $?, £19.99 Find the dry Italian Petit Manseng Find the sweet Clos Uroulat Jurançon Who would have thought it? Here's a really satisfying dry white made from an indigenous Basque variety grown just north of Rome. I choose it not to denigrate any of the hundreds of interesting.

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By 2GrandCru of 2 Grand Cru 1 day ago.
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My friend Gal Zohar calls this the best Aligote he's ever tasted and I tend to agree, because it surely matches the Lallament in its nigh defiant individualism. The nose so pungent with minerals you could almost use the olfactory memories as a real estate statement, while the palate is fresh and lively, with a hint of olive brine and vibrant acidity. It's a little wine, make no mistake about it, but it's a great little wine.

Bourgogne Crown, 90 NIS.

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How many times have I been to Billsboro Winery? I can't even begin to count. But I know this - it's just one of those places that I love to back to. The tastingroom staff is friendly and professional. The tasting atmosphere is enjoyable. There's lot of chochkies and eye-candy in the tasting room to keep you entertained without being annoying. Oh, yeah, and the wines? Amazing!

I did this tasting sometime late last summer, so I am behind a bit, but the wines here are always fantastic, …

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Farmers are rearing lots of different eggs for the Easter season nowadays. What makes me particularly happy is that you can now get goose eggs at this time of year with (relative) ease. Why am I so fond of them? Because if you are making a substantial starter or brunch dish, they are hard to beat.

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17 April 2014 - I was reminded of this candidate for our Throwback Thursday feature by fine-wine trader and blogger Joss Fowler of Vinolent.net who included a reference to it in his recent brief interview with the man behind the Judgment of Paris, and was so traduced in the movie Bottleshock. 27.

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