In the December 2013-February 2014 issue of Valley Table, world renowned wine expert and writer Steven Kolpan waxes rhapsodic about summer sojourns to Long Island, and his vineyard visits there. He says that Long Island produces "extraordinary wine"...and "I believe that Long Island wine is sacred ground for fine wines."
Winemaker Sue Bell is one heck of a dynamo. Resurrecting the historic Glenroy shearing shed in Coonawarra, agitating for air time for the Limestone Coast through their fascinating oral history project, wine show judging around the country, raising a young daughter as a single mother, making wine in Tasmania in the ‘post-season'; time with her [...]
Arguably one of the most consistent sites in Australia for producing merlot of interest and quality, a vineyard that allows us (drinkers) to see legacy of winemaking and site hand-in-hand from the variety. A good thing.
The Plagiarist Poet's Wine
Two roads diverged in a Sunday Woot,
And sorry I could not both buy,
For I too broke to try,
And scrolled down till the text was moot,
To where it trailed off into other loot;
Then took the other, as just as fine,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was boozy and to my shame,
For I was e're a sucker for cheap wine,
Cheap but good the comments did opine,
And both that morning equally lay
Not yet sold out, still in some supply. …
The first thing you're probably going to notice about these glasses is that they have two layers of glass. That's good for a variety of reasons. One, because it'll keep your wine the temperature you want to keep it while you're enjoying it. And two, because if you get surprised about something and accidentally squeeze it so hard that you break the outer wall, your wine will still be safe and sound.
In my opinion, however, the most important feature is the absence of a stem. …
Many wine enthusiasts dream about owning a vineyard. Few turn those musings into reality.
This offers aromas of black cherry, plum, and vanilla. The leading flavor on the palate is elderberry, a deep black fruit. It is lifted around the edges by raspberry, sweetened with fig paste, and spiced with nutmeg, pepper, and soy. There is a real umami undercurrent that makes it special. Drink with teriyaki steak. Recommended. [...]
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With our secondi carni course, which included two local cucina povera dishes, horse and donkey, we drank the Totila , a 50/50 Nero deand blend. Another deep ruby wine, this is full and fragrant with hints of red fruit, spices and vanilla.
The wines were delicious, but the true treat was being able to pair them with the chef Giampiero's unique and artisanally prepared food.
Cefalicchio's website has detailed information on their wines, …