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Margaret P.

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Question to my Australian friends :
Any idea what and how good this might be ?
I'm not really familiar with Australian dessert wines, but this came quite highly recommended.
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Haha....oh no ! +David Brown I'm not drinking it today, nor any time soon, actually I rarely drink fortified wines spring/summertime, but I was thinking whether I should get maybe few bottles for later.
Normally I would just pop it open and taste, but I really don't feel like drinking port at present.
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Rasmus Poulsen

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Nice start to a 4 day weekend. 
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Beyond the famous Bs (Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello) it's time to take a look at Italy’s best wines, whose prices seem highly likely to rise according to Financial Time (Here is the article on.ft.com/1SXaT3Y). What's in the list? The wines based on Nebbiolo grapes such as Gattinara, Lessona, Boca, Ghemme and Bramaterra. #Sicily is a new and exciting source of a range of great wines heavily stamped with intensely local character. But in central and southern Italy there is a host of other vernacular wines made from indigenous grape varieties (Sagrantino in Umbria, Aglianico in Campania and Gaglioppo in Calabria).

Oltre ai celebri “Bs” (Barolo, Barbaresco e Brunello), è il momento di dare un'occhiata a migliori vini d'Italia, i cui prezzi sembrano destinati a salire secondo il Financial Time. Questo è anche il caso dei vini a base di Nebbiolo, come Gattinara, Lessona, Boca, Ghemme e Bramaterra. E poi c'è la Sicilia, un territorio entusiasmente per la quantità di vini eccellenti e distintivi, senza dimenticare i grandi vitigni del centro-sud come il Sagrantino umbro, l'Aglianico campano e il Gaglioppo calabrese.
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Brian Yost

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Wine Quote of the Week--Homer, The Iliad http://goo.gl/iWiIMw
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kris robinson

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Mahalo.
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Very impressive !

This is not a giant anniversary cake neither a concert .....it's how winemakers from Pouilly fumé (Saint Andelain exactly) are currently combating frost in their vineyards.

Spring has been pretty awful - more like winter!
By lighting fires between the vines, viticulturists are able to protect the baby vines from dying.
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Hi +Dalmazio Pati
Lots of damage in France due to the frost, in Burgundy and Loire (Bourgueil and Chinon)
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Giuliano Dodig

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Today's menu - black risotto with cuttlefish from the Adriatic Sea to the best Dalmatian wine Posip Stina! Typical Dalmatian specialty 🍷😆
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Dalmatinska kuhinja je autentični prikaz spoja Mediteranske prirode ,povijesnog utjecaja Italije i umiješnisti naših kuhara koji po uzoru na bakinu kuhinju njeguju svoju tradicionalnu kuhinju.A šta se tiče vina šta reči za zemlju koja jedina ima svih pet elemenata za uspješan uzgoj vinove loze.Čak ni veliki Francuzi to nemaju.Naša vina mogu biti top vina u svijetu.Tome se nadamo u budućnosti.
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Giuliano Dodig

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Great tasting. excellent wine Plavac Mali🍷Wine expo Croatia Split! Vintage 2013 😆
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Giuliano Dodig

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I have a nice collection of wineries Vukoja three white and two red ..... nice selection 🍷👍😊 on my window
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+Peter Sage I do not have a lot because my wife cooks excellent food and I need to pair up wine all moust every day😆 ! But I always have a few bottel of good wine at home!Soory to keep you waiting answer so long☺
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I'm convinced Wine Country Ontario has some of the best wines and wineries on the planet. Here are some of my faves in the Niagara Escarpment! #wine   #ontario   #GotTheGuide  
We highlight six, epic Niagara Escarpment wineries from the 2016 Travel Guide who are producing world-class wines. #GotTheGuide
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Pinot Noir 🍷
 
BottleNotes™ Series Part XXIV: MAJOR REDS (Wine Wednesday edition)

To name a few, Syrah, cabernet, zinfandel are red grape varieties. This part of the series describes wine styles by variety and production area. If only one variety (merlot, cabernet sauvignon, etc.) is mentioned on the label, then the wine is called "varietal" and is named after the grape with a capital initial (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon). Varietal wines primarily show the fruit; how the wine tastes much depends on the grape variety.

Syrah (or Shiraz)
(Sah-ra or Shi-raz) Syrah and shiraz are two names for the same variety. Europe vintners only use the name syrah.
▪ Food pairings: meat (steak, beef, wild game, stews, etc.)
▪ Districts: syrah excels in California, in Australia, and in France’s Rhone Valley.
▪ Typical taste in varietal wine: aromas and flavors of wild black fruit (such as blackcurrant), with overtones of black pepper spice and roasting meat. The abundance of fruit sensations is often complemented by warm alcohol and gripping tannins.
▪ Toffee notes if present come not from the fruit but from the wine having rested in oak barrels.

The shiraz variety gives hearty, spicy reds. While shiraz is used to produce many average wines it can produce some of the world’s finest, deepest, and darkest reds with intense flavors and excellent longevity. You’ll discover Syrahs of value and elegance by reading my reviews of French wines.

Merlot
(Mare-lo) Easy to drink.
▪ The softness of Merlot has made it an "introducing" wine for new red-wine drinkers.
▪ Food pairings: any will do... literally.
▪ Districts: a key player in the Bordeaux blend, merlot is now also grown in Italy, Romania, California, Washington State, Chile, Australia, etc. It is the fourth wine grape variety in terms of coverage worldwide (after sultanine blanche, airen blanc, and grenache noir).

Typical taste in varietal wine: typical scents include blackcherry, plums and herbal flavors. The texture is round but a middle palate gap is common. The Merlot type of wine is less tannic (rough) than Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cabernet sauvignon
(Ca-burr-nay so-veen-yaw)
▪ Widely accepted as one of the world’s best varieties. Cabernet sauvignon is often blended with cabernet franc and merlot. It usually undergoes oak treatment.
▪ Food pairings: best with simply prepared red meat.
▪ Districts: cabernet sauvignon is planted wherever red wine grapes grow except in the Northern fringes such as Germany. It is part of the great red Médoc wines of France, and among the finest reds in Australia, California and Chile.

Typical taste in varietal wine: full-bodied, but firm and gripping when young. With age, polyphenols polymerize: the grip fades away. The rich currant qualities of the Cabernet Sauvignon wine change to that of pencil box. Bell pepper notes remain. Vanilla notes if present come not from the fruit but from the oak treatment. They increase review ratings but may overwhelm the varietal taste.

Malbec
(Mal-bek)
▪ Food pairings: all types of meat-based meals, foie gras. Argentine Malbec suits Mexican, Cajun, and Indian dishes, if you insist on having wine with such meals.
▪ Districts: malbec has its origins in the French Bordeaux region. It is grown as côt in the Loire Valley and auxerrois in Cahors. Malbec has also been recognized as médoc noir or pressac again in France. Malbec is widely grown in Argentina, where it is the most popular red grape variety. It is also available in Chile, in Australia, and in the cooler regions of California.

Typical taste in varietal wine: malbec’s characteristics vary greatly depending on where it is grown and how it is transformed. Generally it produces an easy-drinking style, well colored wine that tastes of plums, berries, and spice.

Malbec is often blended with other varieties such as cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and petit verdot to make Bordeaux style wines. Malbec and some such blends may present some health benefits.

Pinot noir
(Pee-know na-wahr)
▪ One of the noblest red wine grapes. Pinot noir is difficult to grow, rarely blended, with no roughness.
▪ Food pairings: excellent with grilled salmon, chicken, lamb and Japanese dishes (notably sushi rolls).
▪ Districts: makes the great reds of Burgundy (from Bourgogne, France), and good wines from Austria, California, Oregon, and New Zealand.

Typical taste in varietal wine: very unlike Cabernet Sauvignon. The structure is delicate and fresh. The tannins are very soft; this is related to the low level of polyphenols. The aromatics are very fruity (cherry, strawberry, plum), often with notes of tea-leaf, damp earth, or worn leather.

Yet pinot noir is very transparent to the place where it is grown. The staggering range of wines produced makes it pointless to define which personality is the best expression of the variety.

Zinfandel
(Zin-fan-dell)
▪ Perhaps the world’s most versatile wine grape, making everything from blush wine (White Zinfandel), to rich, heavy reds.
▪ Food pairings: very much depends on the freshness/heaviness of the wine; tomato-sauce pasta, pizza, and grilled and barbecued meats.
▪ Districts: mainly found in California, zinfandel originates from Italy (where it is called primitivo).

Typical taste in varietal wine: often a zesty flavor with berry and pepper.

Sangiovese
(San-gee-oh-ve-zee)
▪ Food pairings: a good choice for Italian and other Mediterranean-style cuisines.
▪ Districts: sangiovese produces the Chiantis of Italy’s Tuscany region and, of late, good wines from California.

Typical taste in varietal wine: the primary style is medium-bodied with fresh berry and plum flavors.

Barbera
(Bar-bear-a)
▪ Not as popular as Merlot but with similar attributes.
▪ Food pairings: barbera wines are versatile: they match many dishes, including tomato sauces.
▪ Districts: another classic red of Italian origin. Widespread in California.

Typical taste in varietal wine: juicy black cherry and plum fruit, a silky texture and excellent acidity. You may wish to read tasting notes of Barberas at La Spinetta.
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Select your red wine of choice below; if unmentioned, feel free to discuss your favorite in the comments. Today's selection: 2004 Casa Marín Lo Abarca Hills Pinot Noir (Chile)

Casa Marín’s vineyards, located only 2.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, produce some of the country’s best Pinot Noirs. Though 2004 was a difficult year in Chile, with a hot summer and a rainy fall, the Lo Abarca Hills bottling is very impressive, with earthy berry aromas; its flavors are dark and spicy, with sweet black-raspberry fruit and a dry tea-leaf note on the finish.
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Shiraz?? Lol
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Cindy Rynning

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The delicious Albarino from Spain was a perfect complement to my recipe for baked scallops and shrimp with mushrooms. Try it this week! #wine
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Drie Wijngekken

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Mam, may I taste your wine…..?!
 
What do you do….?
 
Here’s the answer…. http://www.wijngekken.nl/2016/04/30/jouw-kind-een-slokje-wijn-geven-kan-dat-kwaad/
 
#wine #wineinformation #tasting #wijngekken
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Cindy Rynning

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Do you know your wine importer? This is the one you should know! #wine  
Family is the driving force behind Winesellers, Ltd. And the wines they import are what you want on your table.
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In Italy's top 10 terroirs list 2016 by Decanter, Mount Etna (an active volcano) in Sicily is the hottest one right now. In the list there are also Piedmont, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Tuscany, Campania and Basilicata.

Nella classifica dei 10 migliori terroir italiani nel 2016 secondo Decanter, il vulcano Etna in Sicilia è l'aria più interessante in questo momento. Non potevano mancare hot spot come Piemonte, Veneto, Toscana e Campania, ma anche regioni emergenti come Friuli-Venezia Giulia e Basilicata.
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Italy's top 10 terroirs in 2016 by Decanter, from north to south. 1) In Piedmont, Asili gives a true Barbaresco archetype and 2) Cannubi has the most famous vineyards for Barolo wines. 3) Cartizze in Veneto is the greatest grand cru in the homeland of Prosecco. 4) Rosazzo in Friuli-Venezia Giulia has long been considered a grand cru for the Ribolla Gialla, Picolit and Friulano varieties. 5) In #Tuscany, Panzano in Chianti Classico has the soil that Sangiovese loves best, and 6) Sesta is unique among Montalcino's sub-zones. 7) In Campania, good Fiano wines are made all over the region, but the variety's grand cru sites are those of Lapio, Montefredane and Summonte, and 8) Tufo is where the best Greco wines are made. 9) The Vulture is an extinct volcano in Basilicata on which Aglianico vines reach heights that propel their wines to the level of Italy's greatest Barolos and Brunellos. 10) Etna Rosso and Etna Bianco, produced on volcano Etna in Sicily from traditional grapes such as Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Capuccio and Carricante, are two of Italy's hottest wines right now.

I 10 migliori terroir italiani nel 2016 secondo Decanter, da nord a sud. 1) In Piemonte, il vero archetipo del Barbaresco è ad Asili mentre 2) le più celebri vigne per il Barolo sono a Cannubi. 3) Cartizze in Veneto è il più prestioso cru nella patria del Prosecco. 4) Rosazzo in Friuli-Venezia Giulia è da tempo considerato la migliore area per i vitigni Ribolla Gialla, Picolit e Friulano. 5) In Toscana, Panzano nel Chianti Classico ha il suolo prediletto dal Sangiovese, mentre 6) Sesta è unica tra le sottozone di Montalcino. Doppio riconoscimento anche per la Campania: 7) i buoni Fiano sono prodotti in tutta la regione ma i migliori sono prodotti a Lapio, Montefredane e Summonte, mentre l'area di 8) Tufo è rinomata per il Greco. 9) Il Vulture è un vulcano spento in Basilicata dove il vitigno Aglianico raggiunge le vette dei grandi Barolo e Brunello. 10) I vini Etna Rosso ed Etna bianco, prodotti sull' Etna in #Sicilia, con i vitigni Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio e Carricante sono i due vini italiani più celebri del momento.

Read more: issuu.com/allmagazines.org/docs/decanter_-_may_2016/c/spaxkt2
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Rosana McPhee

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Debrah Diva

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My next do.
Wear no wine before its time .....
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In ancient time Italy , because of her rich diversity of grape varieties and dedication to production of cultivated wines, was called “Enotria”- the Land of wine . Until now days…
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This 8 Bottle Wine Cooler is great for a small home, or as a second wine fridge for keeping your favorite drinking wine chilled and ready to drink
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