There is some great wine made in the Italian island of Sardinia, most noticeably the red Cannonau di Sardinia (local name for Grenache) and the white Vermentino (as I’m sure you’ve realised, is the wine featured on the image). Some beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean sea as well. Featured image curtesy of Karl Louis on Google+. Warning! […]
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Fictional character Carrie Bradshaw of Sex in the City once said: “I save my carbs for wine. It’s called priorities.“ Have your got your priorities set right? See original Tweet on Twitter. Check out more Wine Quotes and Fun Posts.
The newly-released 2014 Spy Valley Gewürztraminer is sourced from the Johnson Estate vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand. Individual parcels are picked and fermented individually with a portion in old oak vessels. Fermentation was slow at low temperature to preserve the primary fruit aromas. The wine spent 7 months on lees prior to blending and bottling. Find […]
Score: 87/100 The newly-released 2013 Spy Valley Pinot Noir is sourced from the Johnson Estate and Outpost vineyards in Marlborough, New Zealand. The grapes were hand-picked before being fermented in open vats, the traditional containers for fermenting Pinot Noir. Fermentation was let to start with ‘wild’ yeasts (no inoculation with selected yeasts). The wine was aged […]
Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist born December 27, 1822 in the Jura wine region particularly famous for its Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille). Even though officially the Germ Theory was proposed by other scientists, Louis practically discovered the existence of micro-organisms. Before him, humanity thought spoilage germs could grow simply from inanimate matter without descent from […]
This guest post was written by Egon Lesizza for Social Vignerons. “DOBROVO, Slovenia—July 21, 2015— Lesizza Gold 22k has just been announced. The wine comes in two types: Chardonnay and Rosé. It is meant to be a wine for special moments, at an affordable price. Could be a good surprise for a romantic dinner, guests at […]
Randall Grahm announced just a few days ago the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for an ambitious grape vines breeding program in the heart of California’s Central Coast. At his San Juan Batista estate in the San Benito County, called Popelouchum (pronounced “Poh-puh-lou-shoom“), he envisions to breed over 10,000 new grape varieties in search for unique […]
Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc comes mainly from younger vineyards (vines from 8 to 23 years of age) in Martinborough appellation of New Zealand. The ‘terroir‘ is a mix of alluvial and clay soils. The grapes were hand harvested. After pressing the wine was cool-fermented with selected yeasts. The wine received no oak treatment whatsoever to […]
Score: 85/100 Saint Clair is a famous and popular producer of Marlborough on the South Island of New Zealand. The Vicar’s Choice range represents their entry-level offering counting with all the main varieties grown in NZ: Sauvignon Blanc of course (including the low-alcohol ‘Bright Light‘ and ‘Bright Light Rosé‘ as well as a sparkling […]