24 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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American

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By Fredric Koeppel of Bigger Than Your Head 43 minutes ago.
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…"year," the wine ages 24 to 36 months in second-use and neutral French and American oak barrels. The production was 139 cases. The members of the Collector's Circle who snatch a few bottles or a case of Evening Vinesong Grenache are lucky indeed; this is a beautiful and pure expression of the grenache grape, fruity, spicy, a little raspy and briery. The color is medium ruby-garnet; aromas of red and black currants and cherries are highlighted by pert mulberry and winsome …

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By Paul of Virginia Wine Time 17 hours ago.
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2012 Chardonnay. The 2012 spent 10 months in French and American oak. We noted pear, pineapple, honey and a buttery finish. While tasting the chardonnays with Theresa, we found out that Tom Payette is their consultant. That certainly explains the quality of the chardonnays. We are big fans of Tom's work. We seem to always enjoy a wine that Tom has his hand in making.

We then moved to the tasting "bar" to finish our tasting with one of Theresa's sons. Here we …

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By Fred Kaplan of Slate Articles 1 day ago.
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As the great philosopher John Lennon once wrote (in his case, all too presciently), " Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." Barack Obama has long been making plans to "pivot" American foreign policy away from the stagnant or dormant battles of the Middle East and Europe, toward the vibrant opportunities in Asia-Pacific—but the cluster of Old World struggles (or, as Lennon put it, "life") keeps pulling him back in.

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By Jared A. Goldstein of Slate Articles 1 day ago.
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Constitutional vigilantism of the type on display at Bundy Ranch last week has been a recurrent feature on the margins of American political life. What is new—and dangerous—is that it has suddenly moved from the margins to the mainstream. And it comes with guns.

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By Mattinson of The Wine Front 1 day ago.
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Howard Park's regional shiraz release out of the Great Southern. Matured mostly in French oak though with a spot of American oak ( 5%) for good measure.

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On Daily Wine News 2 days ago.
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London-based fine wine merchant, the Antique Wine Company, has been accused of selling an American wine collector thousands of dollars worth of fake Bordeaux. Atlanta real-estate developer, Julian LeCraw, has filed a lawsuit against AWC, AWC Holdings, AWC Global and its owner Stephen Williams for 16 counts including breach of contract, fraud, conspiracy to defraud and negligent representation among others.

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 3 days ago.
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BV Private Reserve had become "the single most-praised and most-sought after American wine."

Why did experts like it so much? We can only begin to guess what Private Reserve tasted like young. Michael Broadbent sipped a 1941 Private Reserve (from a celebrated vintage) in 1972; the then 31-year old wine was "extremely rich...with [an] extended finish," and despite this rather abbreviated review, Broadbent awarded it 4 stars. But a few years later, he added a …

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…have hit the target. Bright, savory and vivacious, I can't think of a better wine for our own American country cooking, which at this time of year usually means grills, steak, chops, sausages and burgers. With the release of the 2012 Red Rocks! I believe we have crafted a wine with the balance and depth that makes it a true Cornerstone. As always with Rocks!, the blend is our secret and the pleasure is all yours.

Baseball and summer food are back and we've got the perfect wines to …

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On WineLoversPage.com 6 days ago.
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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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By David of Cooking Chat 6 days ago.
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…its tofu, lentils and quinoa, this might not be such a big deal. But for a meat and potatoes Irish American family, no meat was a big sacrifice. I'm not sure exactly what fish dishes were served as an alternative, but whatever they were gave seafood a bad name. I suspect it tended to be bland and overcooked. When my folks set out on their own, fish was the last thing they wanted to be having for supper. So I grew up rarely eating seafood.

Knowing the health benefits of fish, I've set …

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