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The State of Australian Wine

Date: Fri, Jun 18, 2010 Wine Tasting

© laRuth As a younger man, I spent about four years in Australia. I lived in Canberra and saw large parts of New South Wales and Victoria: Syndey, Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road (with the 12 Apostles standing in the ocean). I remember watching my children feed the black swans on Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. And I remember the beauty of the Snowy Mountains, playing in the snow at Thredbo. And I remember a few wineries. At the time I was not quite the ...

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It is Still Possible to Find a Chianti Fiasco

Date: Fri, Jun 4, 2010 Wine Tasting

© dottorpeni In my neighborhood I've had a choice of two Chiantis off the store shelf until recently: Da Vinci and Ecco Domani. Both were good basic Chianti - palatable, with a the taste a cherries and firm tannins. Both were affordable (though Da Vinci was somewhat more expensive than Ecco Domani). The 30 Second Wine Advisor ran a piece recently that talked about how international marketing efforts in Tuscany have led to replacing the fiasco that Chianti traditionally came in with more conventional ...

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Seen that? - Black Swan Wine

Date: Mon, May 31, 2010 Wine Tasting

Black Swan Wine Celebrate Wine Black Swan comes out of Southeastern Australia and offers a variety of wines including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, chardonnay, Shiraz-Merlot, Chardonnay-Semillion, and Shiraz-Cabernet. Along with making all kinds of wine, these folks also help support ...

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Seen that? - Bed, Breakfast, and Wine

Date: Sat, May 22, 2010 Wine Tasting

Bed, Breakfast, and Wine Celebrate Wine What a trip! I mean that in the non-psychedelic sense. The quaint ambiance of a bread and breakfast is often a first choice if you are traveling, especially to remote, out-of-the-way locations. But, what about ...

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Seen that? - Ham It Up with Wine

Date: Wed, May 12, 2010 Wine Tasting

Ham It Up with Wine Celebrate Wine Happy Easter! Are you one of the millions of people who are eating ham today? If so, then you may have some problems trying to figure out which wine to eat with ham. Personally, ...

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Poker And Wine-tasting

Date: Mon, May 3, 2010 Wine Tasting

© istockphoto.comWhile at first glance poker and wine tasting would seem to have few similarities, it is important to look beneath the surface. Both poker and wine tasting reward those who are willing to devote time to develop expertise in these respective subjects. There are some notable similarities between poker and wine. Variety in Poker and Wine Tasting Wine tasting involves the sampling of a variety of different types of wine. It is not particularly meaningful for people to simply say they enjoy ...

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Looking for a Winery? Mondavi Says Many in California Will Be for Sale

Date: Mon, May 3, 2010 Wine Tasting

© Lee Coursey Note: Everyone has deficiencies in their experience with wine. For example... in my opinion, if you haven't tasted Brown Brothers Orange Muscat and Flora then you've missed one of the best dessert wines on earth. Me? before tonight I'd never tried a South African Shiraz Pinotage. I'm drinking a glass as I write this - from Sebeka. It's interesting. And I'll buy more... Decantor interviewed Michael Mondavi last week. Mondavi says that over the next year a number of California wineries ...

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HR 5034: New Law to Restrict Wine Shipments

Date: Wed, Apr 28, 2010 Wine Tasting

The voices of the wine blogosphere are united at the moment is their opposition to H.R. 5034 - the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010. Some examples of the opposition: Dr. Vino, Another Wine Blog, Fermentation: the Daily Wine Blog. You can find another thirty or forty wine blogger who are p in arms over the House bill by simply Googling HR 5034. The bill is couched in language that makes it sound like an effort to better regulate interstate alcohol ...

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Getting a Grip on Your Understanding of Wine

Date: Thu, Apr 22, 2010 Wine Tasting

© andrewrennie The wine blog Fermentation pointed out a column by Bill Daley that recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune. The column looks at the book Good, Better, Best: A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular. I like the idea behind the book. Basically, it gives readers a list of relatively inexpensive wines to try and walks them through the experience involved in tasting the wines. It's intended to give the reader an experience with a wide variety of grapes. Daley goes on to ...

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Seen that? - Brie, Wine, and Bread

Date: Tue, Apr 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

Brie, Wine, and Bread Celebrate Wine I could basically live off of wine, bread, and cheese. Okay, maybe throw a little fruit in there too, but other than that I'm good to go. One yummy combination I enjoy is brie, bread, ...

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Seen that? - Eggs and Wine Okay

Date: Sun, Apr 11, 2010 Wine Tasting

Eggs and Wine Okay Celebrate Wine Eggs are synonymous with Easter. I remember spending hours on Easter day hunting for, then hiding, then hunting again for the same decorated boiled eggs. Usually, by the time my sisters and I were done ...

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If you are going on a wine vacation do check out the vacation deals

Date: Fri, Apr 2, 2010 Wine Tasting

© gutterIf you are a big wine fan then it would be better to go for a wine vacation. One of the best places to go is Napa Valley which is located between city of Napa and Calistoga in California. Here more than 46,000 acres of land is dedicated to production of grapes. A variety of wines are available in the valley with lot of flavor combinations to choose from. A wine tasting tour to Napa gives you an opportunity to taste specialty wines. ...

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Seen that? - Pendula versus Austin Hayes Merlots

Date: Wed, Mar 31, 2010 Wine Tasting

Pendula versus Austin Hayes Merlots Celebrate Wine In one of our recent shipments from A Taste of California, we received two different types of Merlot to try: Pendula Cellars 2002 and Austin Hayes 2004. My husband and I have a ...

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Print your wine party greeting cards online at the click of a mouse

Date: Wed, Mar 24, 2010 Wine Tasting

© maveric2003Some of my friends just freak out at the idea of hosting wine party as they feel it's really difficult to plan and execute but many forget that all they need is a computer and internet connection to host a wonderful wine party. Today I will share with you some tips on how you can host a wine party at the click of the mouse and without having to move an inch from your couch. The advent of online shopping has really made ...

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