Archive for the Tag 'Riesling'

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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Riesling

What a beautiful wine the 2015 St. Urbans-Hof Wiltinger “Alte Reben” Kabinett Feinherb Riesling is… This estate bottled Riesling is only 10.5 percent alcohol. That lower alcohol level allows for such a delicious food and wine experience. With its bright, crisp, and very clean flavors, this wine is a delight. There’s only a hint of […]

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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Nik Weis Selection Urban Riesling Mosel

“We should have gone swimming, first…” [What’s underlined below are the connective dots for which I’ll be remembering this 2015 Nik Weis Selection Urban Riesling Mosel. Try this system for remembering your wines, too. It works.] We happily ended the evening, when Corinne said, “We should have gone swimming, first…” Here’s how it all began. […]

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Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

You might ask, salads with wine pairings? Seriously? Yes, I’m here to tell you that it not only works, but it works really well. When I was working at a winery in the Sierras, we had a chef that worked there every day. It was he who turned me on to the fact that we […]

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Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin

From yesterday’s post: Today’s organic wine options are superlative: The Organic Wine Company Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin As we tasted through the wines that Véronique Raskin presented to Sue Straight for Sue Straight (Wine Wench), Mindy Joyce (Sugar Fly Marketing),  Jose and I to taste, the first wine instantly reminded me Sarah Jessica […]

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Wine Writer Eric Degerman

Wine writer Eric Degerman and I met this past June. When I was organizing the Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, sponsored by Oak Knoll Winery, the team of Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue were called upon to deliver the keynote speech. I had heard about Andy, but Eric was a background singer for me, which I […]

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31st Annual Riverside International Wine Competition with a Twist

It’s been a while since I’ve touted the virtues of a wine competition; not because it’s not been worth it, but because there’s not been anything new under the sun, in my thinking. I believe in them, regardless of the fact that it involves so many palates and a collective opinion is formed. Having been […]

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OregonPinotGris.org is Born

How do you follow a great Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium? Easy… with an Oregon Pinot Gris marketing group at www.oregonpinotgris.com. The players who are leading the cause: Airlie Winery Christoper Bridge Cellars & Satori Springs Estate David Hill Winery Oak Knoll Winery Pudding River Wine Cellars Terrapin Cellars Yamhill Valley Vineyards These select few Oregon […]

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The Trick & Traits of Organic Wines ~ A Symphony Explodes in Ambrosial Flavors & a Delicious Roule Rouge

We have a great Italian wine selection. THE TRICK: Is to drink them while they’re young… Without the extra sulfites, these wines aren’t meant for serious aging. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the real deal… Check out this image above. On the right had side of the road are organically […]

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Austrian Wines That Have Recently Excited and Educated My Palate

[Lyla Diaz is in the foreground, with Melanie Hoffman in the background.] Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December. ANOTHER GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY from the Austrian Tourist Office. They’re holding a contest called “It’s Got to Be Austria Facebook Sweepstakes,” where the winner chosen (and […]

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Discovering New York State Wines through Heron Hill

CONTEST: Why I Want to Go To Portugal to Visit Enoforum Wines with Jo Diaz I had a direct request from Heron Hill Winery, “Would I consider learning about Heron Hill Winery wines from Hammondsport, New York?” It was something that I welcomed and really looked forward to as a new experience. Here’s what arrived […]