As a long-time wine collector, making his own was a secretdream. During harvest in March or April, he’ll fly down from NewYork to pick malbec grapes and play cellar rat.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Asmundson bought 3 acres of land in the Uco Valley for justunder $200,000 from Vines of Mendoza , a five-year-old company inArgentina that sells parcels of prime vineyard acreage, plantsthem to owners’ specifications, then manages caretaking andwinemaking. Owners can participate as much or as little as theywish. The 87 so far come from 7 states and 9 countries.
Cabernet Shiraz India “There aren’t many passions that are made easy to do,”says Asmundson. “This was turnkey.” The other deciding factors? He loves the country’ssignature malbec grape, and was persuaded that the wines couldbe “really great quality” because Vines of Mendoza has thehelp of well-known winemaker Santiago Achaval.
Sunshine on the heels of consecutive gloomy, overcast and rainy days is a January boon in western Oregon.
Chenin Blanc Throw in some seafood, wine, rock and roll and a spectacular view and things get downright festive.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) That's how many guests viewed Saturday, looking over the South Salem hills, basking in sunshine while JT and the Tourists complemented the atmosphere at Willamette Valley Vineyards. Many danced, but most sat, sipped and gorged on the Mo's catered event.
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The Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association has honored Nick Smith of Stonington Vineyards as its 2010 Connecticut Wine Trail Person of the Year.
Sauvignon Blanc Smith was recognized for his service to the Connecticut wine industry and the wine community. Stonington Vineyards was one of the first wineries in the state. Smith and his wife Happy established the vineyards in 1987 on 58 acres in the Stonington uplands. The vineyard grows Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc and produces seven different varieties of wines totaling about 5,500 cases per year.
Chenin Blanc Transcript of chat with winemaker Michael Martini Napa Valley winemaker Michael Martini joined us for a live chat on Wed., Jan. 19. One lucky participant won tickets to his "Chocolate & Cabernet" seminar at next week's WineFest.
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One of the most colorful figures in Paso Robles wine was honored Friday for his three decades of contributions to the local industry.
Rosé Tobin James was given the Wine Industry Person of the Year award for 2010 by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. The award was presented by Gary Eberle at the trade associations gala event at the Paso Robles Inn.
Sauvignon Blanc A Rhône-style red blend from Saxum Winery is the first from Paso Robles to be named Top Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator magazine.
Not so long ago, if you wanted to visit a vineyard near Baltimore for an afternoon of tastings and tours, your first and typically only stop was Boordy Vineyards, the oldest vineyard in the state, established in Hydes in 1945.
Cabernet Shiraz Even in winter, it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, with plenty of wines to sample and buy, and experts to lead you through the grounds and winemaking operations. Now, though, it's easy to extend the experience, visiting another Maryland vineyard or two nearby.
Rosé Boordy is one of eight vineyards on the Piedmont Wine Trail, which links vineyards in Baltimore and Harford counties through events and promotional materials. A website, piedmontwinetrail.com, provides a one-stop place to check hours, events and deals.
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