Personal appeals from Healdsburg's Colby Groom has brought in more than $500,000 for his charitable wine, Colby Red.
Indian Rosé PD Editorial: Staying on PACE: Program still makes sense There's hope for the much-maligned Property Assisted Clean Energy program.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc Lagunitas Brewing named 5th in nation The Petaluma brewery is one of four North Coast breweries among the nation's 50 biggest indie beer producers.
Indian Chenin Blanc
Perhaps the title of this article is too optimistic, for spring has yet to settle into the Northeast. But I did see crocuses rearing their purple heads this morning, so I will drink wines accordingly.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz In early spring you can certainly still drink big-bodied red wines, and there are so many good ones from so many global vineyards right now in the marketplace, at just about every price point. Here is a slew I'm enjoying right now.
Indian Rosé Argento Reserva Malbec 2010 ($14) -- The characteristic flavor of Malbec, with its strong tannins, make this wine a primer for the fine red wines of this varietal now coming out of Mendoza vineyards in Argentina. It's very well priced for the quality, especially since Argento only started making Malbec as recently as 1998. The wine spends nine months in oak barrels, softening it to its present equilibrium.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc
Peter Parts, founder of the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, sent us a list of the top New York medalists.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) India Anthony Road Wine Co. led the way with two double gold and two gold medals, closely followed by Swedish Hill Winery with one double gold and three golds. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards earned one double gold and two gold medals; Wagner Vineyards and Brooklyn Winery won three gold apiece. Earle Estates Meadery got a gold medal and its Wort Hog Cidery received a double gold and a gold.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz Full results will be released later from the competition, which was judged Saturday and Sunday at the Rochester Plaza Hotel downtown. Among them will be the top awards are the John Rose Award for the Best in Class Riesling; the Crystal Grape Award, for the best in class ice wine, the Best in Class Chardonnay and the Best in Class Cabernet Sauvignon.
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