…Hawkes we took the bus up to Stonestreet for a tasting and lecture from their winemaker, Graham Weerts . I was happy to see Barbara Banke , the proprietor, there; I sat next to her and, as she wished to have Gus sit in her lap, I was happy to comply, as was he. I have to say Gus is a rock star on these road trips.
The Stonestreet wines are really fabulous. Such depth and precision, power married to finesse. That's mountain vineyards for you, as well as the most refined …
We are pleased to announce that Johann Fourie, formerly Senior Winemaker with KWV for the past eight years, has been promoted to the position of Chief Winemaker. Former Chief Winemaker, Richard Rowe, said " Johann has been a pillar of strength and inspiration in the winemaking team, and should be proud of his achievements. His promotion
It's probably best to start with Winemaker Maria Valeria Chiola. Female winemakers aren't exactly the norm in the relatively conservative sphere of Uruguayan winemaking, but the ironic (or maybe just surprising?) thing is not her sex, but the fact that twenty-eight year old Chiola is, at such a young age, making some of the best wine that I tasted during my travels there. And she has almost no sense whatsoever of what a powerful example she could be for the promotion of wine in …
N = A-
T = A-
I = A
Overall = A-
This wine as a media sample kindly provided by the winery.
From the winery:
" Pre-fermentation cold soak of four days to enhance color and body. Fermentation …
The trip, led by Association chairman Beyers Truter, was the prize for winemakers whose wines won the 2012 Perold Absa Cape Blend competition.
Loma Prieta owner/ winemaker Paul Kemp is fourth from left in the photo,
…the vines and a view of distant mountains, picturesque farm buildings and a slightly manic-looking winemaker, Ivan Batic, taking us through his array of ‘natural' wines. Certainly ‘worth it'.
I rather liked the concentration to the Batic odd, unique bottle it comes packaged in mind. But the wine offered a pure rendition with a mineral texture and tropical fruit freshness., not that convinced by the
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Winemaker = Peter Zimmerman
Alcohol = 14.5%
Price = $ 27
N = A-
T = B+
I = A- / B+
Overall = A- / B+
This wine was kindly provided by the winery as a media sample.
From the winery...
Gold Medal and Best of Region El Dorado County Fair! Called " Merlot of the Rhone" by the winemakers of Crystal Basin Cellars, this wine shows depth, complexity and a rich, round mouth feel along with hints of white pepper, blueberries, …
…Walla Walla Valley at Lowden, Washington and was founded in 1981 by winemaker, Rick Small and his wife, Darcey Fugman-Small. Their line-up of wines include merlots, chardonnays, many other wine varietals, and last but not least, Woodward Canyon's selection of cabernet sauvignons. Their current selection of cabernet sauvignons include: Walla Walla Valley, Old Vines Reserve, Nelms Road, and Woodward Canyon's Artist Series.
Woodward Canyon's " Artist Series…
Etude is a pioneering winery in the Napa Carneros region started by noted winemaker Tony Soter in 1980. The initial release was a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, but Soter quickly moved into Carneros Pinot Noir (first release was in 1982), Napa Valley Pinot Blanc, Napa Valley Merlot, Carneros Pinot Gris, ...
Winter's the time for heartwarming South African country-style food. So bring back the potjie for a delicious beef short rib dish. It makes a truly tasty treat withDrostdy-Hof's Winemaker's Collection Merlot, brimming with soft and juicy red berry flavours and a hint of spicy oak that matches the lovely spicy notes of the dish itself.