What would you do if someone offered to hold a tasting of all the best Cabernets in Napa according to you? You'd give them a list, and then do a little dance, and then you'd show up early with bells on.
Wine Testing Tour That's not entirely how it went down, but a few weeks ago I was indeed invited to help put on a tasting of many of Napa's top wines for a group of visiting writers, sommeliers, and wine buyers from all over the world.
Wine Testing Tour India Organized by the Wine Institute, this tasting and the dinner that followed were the penultimate event in a five-day, no-holds-barred tour of California wine that these visitors were experiencing.
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The event brings together the best wines in the world and the vintners behind them. They even actually pour the wines. There are walk-around tastings, guided seminars and themed meals. The three-day event draws thousands of wine lovers from around the world, many of whom have been attending the event for a decade or more, says Tom Matthews, executive editor at Wine Spectator .
White Wine In India But the craziest part of the New York Wine Experience is that it's all for charity. The vineyards actually donate the wine they bring and the ticket proceeds go the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, says Matthews.
Wine Testing Tour The Scholarship Foundation funds students who focus in the wine, food and hospitality industries. To date, the Foundation has raised over $15 million from the proceeds of the Wine Experience.
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With Halloween just around the corner and cooler temperatures filling our days, here are a few more wines to warm you up this fall to celebrate the change in seasons. A few selections were sent for editorial consideration.
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The land in Apulia ? the geographic heel of the Italian boot ? is remarkably productive. So much so that the region (called Puglia by the Italians) is known as the bread basket of Italy, with wheat, olives and a panoply of vegetables.
Indian Chenin Blanc That productiveness extends to wine, which isn?t always a good thing. Traditionally, wine producers favored quantity over quality. Most Apulian wine was shipped north in bulk, for blending into wines that needed more heft, or it was distilled. That still goes on, but artisanal wine production is on the rise.
Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) ?There is a new wave in agriculture in this area,? says Gianni Cantele, winemaker for his family?s Cantele winery. The younger generation, he says, has been taking over family vineyards and focusing more on quality, with lower yields and better trellising.
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