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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, Beer, Wine, Sake, Dessert Wine, late harvest barbera, lodi, old vine zinfandel, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Wine, Zinfandel 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
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, brut sparkling wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dessert Wine, Durif, horse heaven hills, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Tempranillo, Travel, Travel Guide for Prosser, white wine, 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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1 December, 2015

2015 Finger Lakes Riesling Launch

2015 Finger Lakes Riesling Launch
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Dessert Wine, finger lakes, riesling, tasting notes, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

For the second year in a row, I took part in the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Riesling Launch, a live-tweeting event that invites wine writers and bloggers to check out the newest vintage (2014) of the region’s signature grape varietal together, virtually at least, with the wineries. I received sample bottles of three different rieslings,
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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 : Beer, Wine, Sake, Dessert Wine, finger lakes, Red Wine, Travel, 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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25 March, 2013

Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria Dessert Wine

Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Dessert Wine, marsala, moscato, muscat, passito, rose, tasting notes, 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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6 February, 2013

Seigneurs de Bergerac 2011 Bergerac Sec

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Bergerac Sec, Dessert Wine, france, seigneurs de bergerac, white wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Seigneurs de Bergerac 2011 Bergerac Sec Dordogne Valley, France This wine was part of a value pack from my wine shop up the street. It’s pale yellow. The nose is a well-blended mix of flowers and minerals. Mildly sweet, and tannins play against that sweetness for a nicely balanced body. The lime is perhaps too
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