Hold on to your wine bottles (and wallets). We’re two weeks out from Super Bowl 50, the mother of all football kickoffs, and wineries are cashing in on the game bandwagon, issuing commemorative bottles and more. We’re intercepting all sorts of passes, from the fun to the outrageous, so we thought we’d toss a few to you.
Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) First down: Napa Valley’s Freemark Abbey Winery owns the bragging rights to Super Bowl 50’s officially sanctioned wine. The NFL drafted winemaker Ted Edwards as quarterback for the the 2013 Fiftieth Reserve Napa Valley red blend ($85), and Edwards recruited Spring Mountain fruit for this hefty merlot-based Bordeaux blend.
White Wine India “Daily Fantasy Wine Report” just in time for Super Bowl fever. (Check it out below!) Anchoring the coverage: Brett Burgundy, aka winery owner John Jordan, and Skip Sauvignon, played by Sean Brosnihan, Jordan’s guest service manager. Their hilarious analysis (delivered with straight faces) includes expert commentary on kicker position, running back and rookie Sonoma wines.
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Pedernales Cellars won Top Texas Wine for its 2014 Texas Viognier at the 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition and will receive the award saddle at Rodeo Uncorked! on Feb. 21 at the Houston Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition.
Indian Chenin Blanc Spicewood Vineyards: Gold medals for 2014 Estate Chardonnay, 2104 Tempranillo Rosé and 2014 Viognier at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition In addition, Texas Monthly listed its Best Texas Wines of 2015. That list includes: 4.0 Cellars by Brennan Vineyards 2013 Mourvèdre, Brennan Vineyards 2013 Tempranillo Reserve, Duchman Family Winery Grape Grower’s Blend, Duchman Family Winery 2012 Montepulciano Oswald Vineyard and Spicewood Vineyards Mourvèdre Rosé.
Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Browse previous blog posts by month and year of entry. You'll see all the posts for that time period.
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The new issue of Wine Spectator magazine comes out this week, and Oregon pinot noir is the cover story. The authors recommend and rate a staggering 650 Oregon wines.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc Co-owner Michael Etzel is having a pretty good day, "It's nice to be out in the vineyard pruning and enjoying the sun." Not only does he work in a beautiful place, but he's headed to Hong Kong this week to speak about Oregon pinot noir, and Wine Spectator just rated his 2013 Upper Terrace pinot the best in state with a score of 96 out of 100, even devoting an entire magazine page to his winery.
Indian Chenin Blanc "A lot of people will make an effort to search this wine out and purchase it, we're not inexpensive so it helps us in the sales department certainly," Etzel said.
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One day last fall, a drone lazily circled above Hahn Estate Winery, home to 1,100 acres of grapes in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands.
Indian Rosé The drone, a five-pound model airplane, wasn’t there merely to take photos. Fitted with visual and multispectral sensors, it was collecting various kinds of data—information to help Hahn monitor the health of its vineyard and resist the effects of California’s fourth consecutive year of drought.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc Winegrowers worry about two things: the quality of their grapes and how many they can produce. By running software algorithms made for monitoring crops, a drone can help the winery determine both. Welcome to the connected agriculture business. Yes, even the Internet of things has gone farm to table.
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Vidal blanc grapes hang on the vine at Hunt Country Vineyards. Grapes with ice crystals in them yield a thicker, more concentrated juice with about 38 percent sugar compared with 22 percent for juice used to make white table wines.
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Indian Rosé BRANCHPORT, N.Y. — Winter finally came down hard on New York’s Finger Lakes this month with single-digit temperatures at dawn and fresh snow blowing over the rolling vineyards.
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