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Wine Video Review: Olianas, Perdixi, Sardinia Italy
Travel to the warm belly of the Mediterranean: the island Sardinia, with this packed, dense, complex ancient method produced Bovale.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged alcohol, blue wine, Bovale, Carignane, Casadei, drink, Grape, Island wine, Italia, italy, Mazuelo, Sardinia, Stephano Casadei, travel, wine, wine review Leave a comment
Video Wine Review: Desperada Sangiovese 2016
Check out this wild child Sangiovese fermented and aged in clay pithoi from Desperada, a hip female-run winery in Paso Robles:
Posted in Sangiovese Tagged alcohol, amphora, California, Chianti, Desperada, ferment, Paso Robles, pithoi, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, travel, wine, Winery 2 Comments
Turley Cinsault 2019 Lodi California: Video Wine Review
Posted in Cinsault, EMPTIED BOTTLES Tagged alcohol, ancient vine, beverage, California, Cinsault, dink, Lodi, old vine, Organic, travel, Turley, vineyard, wine, Winery Leave a comment
Video Wine Review: Ravines, Merlot, Finger Lakes New York 2018
Posted in EMPTIED BOTTLES, merlot Tagged alcohol, drink, Finger Lakes, merlot, ravines, travel, wine Leave a comment
Found in Translation: A Grape By Any Other Name (Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 32 #MWWC32)
The theme is “translation” for this, the thirty second Monthly Wine Writing Challenge.
Luckily, my Aunt surprised me recently.
She hosts near-monthly dinners, cooks great food, and pours copious amounts of sparkling wine. I bring good bottles that survived my workweek. Well, at our last powwow she had something new from Oregon.
Now, most American wine is an act of translation. Why? Because we try to conjugate European grapes with American soil, climate, and palates. Results taste familiar but different: like speaking French with a Texan accent. But with today’s wine, America forgot the encyclopedia. Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged alcohol, Cheese, De Ponte, drink, dundee, Food, melon, Muscadet, Oregon, pairing, vineyard, Willamette Valley, wine, winemaking 10 Comments