Taste! Gourmet Show is Myrtle Beach's most anticipated Wine & Food Show with it's inaugural debut May 14-16, 2010 with our kick-off Charity event "Taste! for a Cure Gala" benefiting Pancreatic Cancer May 13, 2010. This event will ...
4 day 3 night stay at the Hilton in the Fisherman's Warph with bus tour of Napa Valley wineries. Enjoy the sights, sounds and amazing tastes of the one and only Fisherman's Warph!<br />Register for this trip at www.Phase1Vacations.com and...
Welcome to the Virtual Wine Tasting Club. Every month in our online wine tasting series we will taste a different wine and post our tasting notes. In advance, if possible, please post the wine you will be trying that fits the tasting. The tasting will last one month so you can taste and post your notes in that time frame. Please ask questions about the wine we're tasting, post recommendations for future wine tastings and make this online wine tasting group a wonderful, interactive, informative wine discussion.
Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Wine Group. I'm looking for a couple of group leaders to to take over this group once we get it up and running. If you would like to organize or plan things please let me know. If you are in the area please join up. If you know of an event or tasting in the area please post it. North Bay, East Bay, South Bay, Peninsula and SF itself are included in this group and we'd like a group leader for each part of the SF Bay area.
This group is to suggest movies and wine together as an experience . I watched Vicky Barcelona the other night and wished I had a local Spanish wine to be sipping as I watched the beautiful scenery. This group is just for fun so please post a movie along with a perfect wine pairing and why you choose the two together. If you are more creative add a food or appetizer to enhance the experience.
Credit: The above photo is from the movie " Bottleshock" a beautiful story about the emergence of California wine in the world of French society.
In Argentina, wine production and consumption dates back from more than 400 years ago, when the first specimens of "vitis vinifera" were brought to America by the Spaniards, in the early 16th century. Catholic priests who came to America settled vineyards around their monasteries, so as to assure the wine to celebrate holy mass.
Favored by optimum soil and weather conditions, the "vitis vinifera" began an accelerated growth, especially in the regions nearby the Andes. During the 19th century, the European immigrants brought new grape cultivation techniques and grape varieties, which found in the Andes and Colorado River region an ideal habitat to develop.
By the end of the 19th century, the Railway and the settling of European immigrants with vast experience in wine elaboration caused the biggest expansion of the wine as a national industry. Cabernet, Malbec, Pinot, Semillon, Merlot and Chardonnay discovered ideal weather conditions and prospered successful and rapidly, originating the first Argentinean fine wines. This development also included new elaboration techniques, such as the Champenoise method for subtle and exquisite sparkling wines. A proper temperature, long sun exposure sessions, low rainfall levels and humidity, and no strong winds together with exceptional soils, created the best ecological ambiance for the production of top quality grapes. It is important to highlight that quality and an abundant grape production, within such a favorable ecosystem, make substantial corrections unnecessary, for which reason sugar addition to wines is legally forbidden in Argentina.