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Wine Legend: Hugel, Riesling Selection de Grains Nobles, Alsace, France 1976

Image Hugel-Riesling-Sgn-1976-300x198.jpgThe facts Bottles produced 5,500 Composition 100% Riesling Yield about 15 hl/ha Alcohol 12.8% Release price 130 French Francs Price today £209 (found on a Dutch restaurant wine list) Hugel, Riesling Sgn 1976 is a legend because… Sweet wines from Alsace had probably been made for decades, if not centuries, but it was the Hugels who from 1865 developed the styles that later became known as Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles. The latter is produced solely from grapes affected by noble rot and with a potential alcohol of 15.2%, although in practice the sugar levels are considerably higher. The 1976 vintage proved ideal for these styles, and the Hugels produced quite substantial quantities of them, from Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer as well as Riesling, and made them commercially available…

Hopkins Vineyard event manager Patty Baillargeon talks about wine at a recent tasting.

In the fall, New England is a destination. “Leaf peepers” from across the country come to our little area to see the fiery red, yellow and orange colors adorning the landscape.

From aglianico to zibibbo, he poured an alphabetical tour of wine grapes – Washington Post

Image imagesWashington PostFrom aglianico to zibibbo, he poured an alphabetical tour of wine grapesWashington PostMore than 1,300 varieties of grapes are used around the world to produce wine. Dedicated wine fiends may be able to experience most of those over a lifetime. Jason Tesauro would like us to taste an alphabet's worth in a single fascinating evening …

Vinography Photographs: Lone Tree

Image vinography_desktop_lone_tree-thumb-650x433-6639.jpg Lone Tree DUNDEE, OR: A lone tree in the middle of a Domaine Serene Dundee Hills Pinot Noir vineyard is viewed from the air. The Pacific Northwest is experiencing an economic boom as a result of its European and Asian global business connections through Seattle and Portland. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting “save link as” or “save target as” and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To…

Vendange Tardis Quiz: How well do you know the Rhône?

Image rhone-quiz-2-300x199.jpgLast night the Decanter team attended the Rhône Wines annual quiz, which this year had a Dr. Who theme. Do you think you can answer the notoriously difficult Rhône section?Decanter Art Director, Patrick Grabham with Charles Metcalfe at the Rhone QuizThe Vins Rhône & Decanter.com Rhône wine quiz – test your knowledge See more Decanter.com wine quizzes (function(d,c,j){if(!document.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src=(‘https:’==document.location.protocol)?’https://polldaddy.com/survey.js’:’http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js’;s=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);}}(document,’script’,’pd-embed’)); The post Vendange Tardis Quiz: How well do you know the Rhône? appeared first on Decanter.

Moms Who Work Wine-to-Five – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Image imagesWine Enthusiast MagazineMoms Who Work Wine-to-FiveWine Enthusiast MagazineThat picture is followed by several pastoral shots of vineyards from various corners of the wine world. An unexpected sigh escapes my lips as I wonder whether I've inadvertently bid my “old” life in the wine industry adieu, replaced by one that couldn …Wine Just Off The Vine Adds Four New Stops For 2016 Fall Tasting TourYahoo NewsHow current wine trends are playing out in NJCherry Hill Courier PostIndiana Wine Trail Takes A Look Into Swiss Wine Heritage In SE. Ind.Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHall 9 news articles »

5 Reasons Celebrities Should By no means, Ever Make Wine – Wall Street Journal

Image imagesWall Street Journal5 Reasons Celebrities Should Never, Ever Make WineWall Street Journal1. Celebrities are famous for reasons unrelated to wine. An ability to sing or perform or drive a car very fast has nothing to do with an ability to turn grapes into wine. Have you ever watched a great actor in a play, listened to a talented singer or …

Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet Field Blend 2012

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Elgin Ridge, a biodynamic pioneer in South Africa’s Elgin region

Elgin Ridge winery from the air Brian and Marion Smith are biodynamic pioneers in the Elgin Valley. I visited them for a look around the vineyards with vineyard manager Taurai Matunbwa, and then a tasting with winemaker Koysie van de Merwe. I really like what’s going on here, and in particular the Pinot Noir and sparkling are very interesting. The Sauvignon is made in a more complex and interesting style than most in South Africa, which sometimes counts against it in competitions, but it’s an interesting drink. Brina Smith, vineyard manager Taurai Matunbwa and Marion Smith, Elgin Ridge For the Sauvignon Blanc, whch is the bulk of production, the 2016 vintage was a warm one, but the wines showed good retention of acidity. The cool weather in February…