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4 October, 2017

Visit Lodi for…Wines and Winemakers with Personality!

Visit Lodi for…Wines and Winemakers with Personality!
Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Dessert Wine, Grenache Blanc, Other Rose Blends, Other White Blends, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Shiraz / Syrah, Tasting Rooms in Lodi - CA, Travel, Travel Guide for Lodi, CA, Viognier, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

At summer’s onset, I took part in a press trip to Lodi, CA, a wine region I’ve become happily familiar with over the last year. Took part means I tried all the wines and enjoyed all the experiences mentioned in this post courtesy of the Visit Lodi tourism bureau – and I was not compensated
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8 March, 2017

Wined and Dined by St. Amant at the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference

Wined and Dined by St. Amant at the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 1 Posted in : Barbera Rose, Dessert Wine, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Six months have passed since last year’s Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, but I’ve been wanting to write about one more experience from it ever since – the Wine Blogger Awards Banquet. It’s not the cheesy emceeing of Alan Kropf I want to highlight, though that cracked me up quite a bit. Nor was it
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29 December, 2016

Prosser Wine Part 2: Best Wines in the Area

Prosser Wine Part 2: Best Wines in the Area
Comments : 2 Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne / Champenoise Style, Dessert Wine, Durif, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Tasting Rooms in Prosser - WA, Tempranillo, Travel, Travel Guide for Prosser, WA, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

I don’t know a lot about Washington wine. I’m aware Yakima Valley is a wine destination, because my mother lives in little Tieton to the north of Yakima itself. But my family doesn’t drink, so I’ve only gone tasting out there once. As much as I know I need to visit more wineries local to
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2 November, 2015

A Sampling of the Perfect Watkins Glen and Eastern Seneca Lake Experience

A Sampling of the Perfect Watkins Glen and Eastern Seneca Lake Experience
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dessert Wine, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in the Finger Lakes - NY, Travel, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, White Wine, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez

The Mystery At the annual Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), one late afternoon/early evening is dedicated to an excursion out of the host hotel and into the wine region itself. Where we bloggers go is a mystery; each tour bus heads to a different location for a wine tasting and dinner, and just where we will
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27 August, 2015

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 3 Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Cider, Ice Wine, Meritage, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, Vidal Blanc, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez

It’s been two weeks since the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), my second WBC and my second time being truly impressed with the events that Zephyr Adventures organizes. The elite sponsors for this year’s WBC—the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Regional Airport—went above and beyond in introducing
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25 March, 2013

Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria Dessert Wine

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dessert Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria Dessert Wine Marsala, Italy This dessert wine is made with Muscat grapes, which are often used to produce sweet wines and fortified wines. Its color is light amber with rose tinges, and its nose is nectarine with subtle floral qualities including that rose again. It tastes wonderful. Certainly sweet, as expected
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17 September, 2012

Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dessert Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot This is a cheap, cheap wine purchase. I’m pretty sure it cost me a whopping $3.50. What can I say? A fruit wine sounded fun while perusing the shelves at Kroger. It’s very purple with red highlights, like a Mr. Sketch grape-scented marker. But little grape makes it into the swallow
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16 May, 2012

Torrontes Dolce 1591

Posted in : Dessert Wine, Sparkling Wine, Torrontes on by : The Gourmez

Torrontes Dolce 1591 La Rioja, Argentina Sparkling Torrontes! Hooray! Torrontes quickly fought its way to the top of my favorite white wine varietals, so trying a sparkling version is trés exciting. This bottle has a fun purple rubber cork that contrasts with the simple, elegant label design, but I think that just makes it all
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