That's great that your daughters enjoy wine. My son...well not so much...but he still is underage, so maybe that's a good thing!
January 27, 2009
PalatePleasure: hmmm ... not sure extent tasting rooms are open in the BC Okanagan during winter months. likely some would be but most likley not as geared to summer. worth checking out in case open. what part of the area will you be cruising? southern part such as Olive... morehmmm ... not sure extent tasting rooms are open in the BC Okanagan during winter months. likely some would be but most likley not as geared to summer. worth checking out in case open. what part of the area will you be cruising? southern part such as Oliver? or northern part around Kelowna?
btw re burrowing owl merlot ... couldn't belief my good fortune last weekend in Edmonton of all places. went to my friend's regular wine shop and ** magic ** there were 2 cases sitting on a shelf there! so dived in and bought some bottles although now need to devise a plan to get them back home as couldn;t take them on my flight back :) less
January 25, 2009
rlanham1963: George Town is not too bad for wines. Some good deals on European ones. American is expensive here. I try to find South Africa reds...hard. Fleur de Cap is a favorite...good and relatively low cost.
The Caymans are an interesting place. More... moreGeorge Town is not too bad for wines. Some good deals on European ones. American is expensive here. I try to find South Africa reds...hard. Fleur de Cap is a favorite...good and relatively low cost.
The Caymans are an interesting place. More British than you'd think but also more Caribbean than they admit. Weather is good to great. Food is OK to fair. Nice people.
oregonwinelover → rlanham1963: I was just in George Town on a cruise last summer. I bet wine is expensive there! I love the town though and would like to come back. I never made it to Hell after all. :-)
Owen Roe 2007 "Ex Umbris" Syrah - Yakima/Columbia Valley WA/OR, retails at approximately $22/bottle Pours a dark ruby, with great clarity, no sediment whatsoever. The nose on this Owen Roe wine is very interesting, but this is by design. They wanted to expose the inherent smokiness of t...
2007 Patricia Green Cellars Sauvignon Blanc – Newberg, OR $16.99 – Whole Foods Market There is nothing subtle about the nose on this wine. Very bold and fruit forward. The sour tang of tart citrus such as lime and grapefruit dominate the nose, along with some tropical pin...
www.newportchamber.org/seafood_wine.htm The 32nd AnnualNewport Seafood & Wine Festival"The original & still the best"February 20, 21, and 22, 2009Newport, Oregon It wouldn't be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood &...
Zinfandel can be light and fruity, much like French Beaujolais, or lively, complex and age worthy, like cabernet sauvignon or claret. It can also be made into big, ripe, high alcohol style wines that almost resemble port.
Zinfandel has a very hardy nature. Adaptable to a wide range of soils and climates, its vines tend to be vigorous and productive.
Because of its vigor, generosity and resistance to vine disease, many zinfandel vineyards exist that are seventy-five to more than one hundred years old.
Zinfandel aficionados believe these "old vines" produce the best wines because the older vineyards set smaller crops and the grapes tend to ripen more evenly.
Zinfandel is one red varietal that is best enjoyed in its youth. With more bottle age the luscious fruit that distinguishes Zinfandel drops markedly and the wine can show a pronounced taste of higher alcohol levels.
When paired with grilled steaks, chops or meat that has been stewed Zinfandel becomes a prime motivation for people to become wine lovers.
Please post your reviews for red wines here. I encourage everyone to participate in a lively discussion of their favorite red wines. Your review may be as formal or informal as you like. It would be great if you could also rate the wine on a 100 point scale.
Pinot noir grape may be quite difficult to cultivate and vinify, but it produces the finest wine in the history of mankind. Originally from the region of Burgundy, France, pinot noir is now grown and cultivated in several places outside of scenic France such as Austria, Australia, Chile, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Moldova, Switzerland, and the United States. Specifically, Oregon vineyards has thus far become one of the most successful planting fields of pinot noir primarily because of their exceptional climate that so well matches the grape's nature.
Pinot noir wine, a light-colored red wine, is aromatic and flavorful, suggestive of black cherry, tomato, raspberry, strawberry, cinnamon, mint, and mushroom. It is velvety in texture and seductive in nature, and may typically go well with any food because of its versatility. And in fact, any meal becomes extra special with a bottle of pinoit noir wine and a romantic toast.
Quite often a good wine is a great wine when paired with the right food. Some food and wine pairings are quite obvious where as others are often illusive. Are you planning a dinner and want to see what wine would go best with it? Have you had a great meal that was perfectly paired with a wine? Please share it so we can all enjoy the wine pairing.
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.