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Pennsylvania? Red Wine? Yes!

It is now 2017, 54 years since Prohibition ended and the first Pennsylvania winery opened its doors, yet the world of Pennsylvania red wines is still virtually unknown among Pennsylvanians and the larger world. 889 more words


What’s in the glass tonight June 22nd – Merlot Syrah Cabernets

Ata Rangi Celebre Martinborough 2014 – $$$

This is a long-time favourite local red for me. A bright red blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc fruit grown on the Martinborough Terrace, and matured in 20% new oak. 57 more words

Endangered Merlot

Meduim ruby with wide clear edges and non-staining.  Ripe, strangely-jammy Zinfandel-ish nose blasts out, round and warm-weather and volcano.  Still mud-pie, graphite-shavings and ripeness with a watermelon, dusty-rose, library-glasses smartness, probably in a horizontal-stripe sweater and she defintely doesn’t wear perfume. 181 more words


The Largest Blind Tasting of American True Rosés (Ever)

In my youth I had a penchant for hyperbole, as I imagine many teenagers do. I would banter about vociferating countless superlatives (“Pete Rose never  1,259 more words


Mission Estate Winery Merlot 2014, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Dark but opaque purple.  Nose has flavors of raspberry, oak and nutmeg.  On the palate, somewhat tannic and dry on the initial taste with red berries and an astringency that is somewhat overpowering.   76 more words


Dis-gorgeous at Weltevrede

2 June 2017

Experience: 3.5/5
Wines: 3/5

The Wacky Wine Weekend vineyards closed for tasting at 5pm and so it was a rush to get to Weltevrede Estate from… 653 more words


See, Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit. Repeat.

When you live in Napa Valley it is common for other locals to ask “have you been to .”  Sometimes we answer in the affirmative but often we have to admit we are unfamiliar with the winery in question.   1,377 more words