18 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Grape

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On Daily Wine News 1 day ago.
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During the past two weeks Finger Lakes Grape Program and Cornell research staff cut more than 14,000 buds to assess the level of injury in vineyards due to the cold temperatures experienced across the region. It appears there are still factors that will impact this year's crop, and there is no indication of how much damage has been done to trunks.

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I was recently interviewed on GrapeCollective.com , as was my dear friend Fredric Koeppel . Both were conducted by my SnoothPVA pal Jameson Fink , but the site also features the work of Managing Editor Meg Maker , another SnoothPVA friend. Wine brings folks together, and thanks to this website, you now have an opportunity to get some fancy Riedel glasses if you follow Grape Collective on Twitter and Facebook. Here are the details:

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Vietnam will host the International Grape and Wine Festival in central Ninh Thuan province from April 17-19 with the aim of promoting exchange, seeking investment opportunities and attracting more tourists. It is expected to draw more than 100 booths showcasing grape products from France, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Hungary, the US, South Africa and Germany. Seminars on grape farming and winegrape processing will be held during the three-day event.

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By Andy Cheese of WINE IN SWEDEN 8 days ago.
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This wine was sealed with a screwcap. The grapes were harvested between the 16th and 25th of September 2012. Acidity is 5.9 grammes per litre and the pH is 3.5. The wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel and the wine was bottled in April 2013 (first bottling).

This wine was imported by Divine AB.

Colour : Pale lemon, straw, green hues

Aroma : White grapes, pineapple, peach, apricot, floral

Taste : Oily texture, peach, oranges, mango

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 89 SEK

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By Dr. Vino of Dr Vino's wine blog 9 days ago.
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…the store, he bought six bottles of CVNE Rioja for $ 12.99 each from Grapes the Wine Company in White Plains, NY. According to the New York Law Journal , Seldon claims that the email stated that the store's staff was "very impressed" with the wine and that it received a score of 91 from the Wine Advocate. More from the NYLJ:

Seldon, after deciding that he didn't like the wine, demanded a refund. When Posner refused, Seldon contested the …

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude 10 days ago.
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…of the fascinating tidbits I picked up in researching my latest piece for PUBLIX Grape Magazine , titled "The Art of the Corkscrew," which is appearing in their Spring 2014 issue.

Yes, Spring. Yes, really. I know that most of you who are, like me, on the East Coast (or are reading this from the northern Midwest U.S.) have probably, after this hellish Winter season, ceased believing in the memory of Spring, and chalked its flowers, rain showers, and warm, Sunny

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By Avi of HaKerem: The Israeli Wine Blog 12 days ago.
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Style Magazine, a large Hong Kong paper, has a great new article about Israeli wine. Check it out here.

Grape ambitions

Winemaking in the Middle East enjoys a long history, but the time is now ripe for Israel and Lebanon to enter the world stage, writes Alexis Lai

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…early -- the vineyard has decided that spring is here and it's time to get moving. Grapes like Grenache (mentioned earlier) and Viognier (below) are furthest along but even the late-budding Roussanne and Mourvedre are past the point where they could withstand a serious freeze.

As for frosts, so far we've dodged successfully. The last few nights were chilly (down into the mid-30's) but despite the cold air mass aloft, the nights stayed just cloudy enough to …

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By Gary Walsh of The Wine Front 17 days ago.
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" Grapes are sourced from two blocks. The old vine block (then 42 years old) provided 0.8 tons of grapes from 1.5 acres. The remaining fruit was from plantings which were then 12 years old." 150 cases in total produced across the Premium and Village labels, from 2.7 tons.

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By Mattinson of The Wine Front 18 days ago.
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The Tawarri Vineyard is classed as in the Upper Hunter and sits at 550 metres above sea level. It's a 160 km trip from the vineyard to the Keith Tulloch winery. Grapes were harvested when they were "super ripe".

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