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31 March, 2016

Bonny Doon Vineyard’s Spring Rosé Line-Up

Bonny Doon Vineyard’s Spring Rosé Line-Up
Comments : 4 Posted in : Ciliegiolo, Rose Wine, Tannat, Vin Gris de Cigare, Vin Gris Tuile, Wine on by : The Gourmez

When Bonny Doon Vineyards offered up a sample of the four rosés they debuted this spring, I had to say yes — and yes, sample means they were free to me (obligatory disclaimer complete!). The opportunity to compare four entirely unique blush wines was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I called in some friends to
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23 March, 2016

Wood Tavern

Wood Tavern
Posted in : Crement d’Alsace, Crement d’Alsace Rose, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants, Rose Wine on by : The Gourmez

Wood Tavern is a near universally acclaimed restaurant in north Oakland, at least among my circles. It’s upscale in terms of prices and dish sophistication, although the atmosphere is casual, assuming casual is what you’d call elbow-to-elbow lack of space and sucking in your stomach so you don’t knock over the neighboring diner’s wine glass
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29 February, 2016

Scotto Cellars Heavyweight Wine

Scotto Cellars Heavyweight Wine
Comments : 5 Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Scotto Cellars is a family-owned winemaking company based in California with vineyards in Amador County, Lodi, and Napa Valley. I received sample bottles of two wines in their Heavyweight line: the petite sirah and the cabernet sauvignon, both sourced from the greater Central Valley. Obligatory disclaimer: Sample means these wines were free to me, but
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5 February, 2016

Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015

Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015
Comments : 1 Posted in : Torrontes, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015 La Rioja, Argentina Wine Review: Brine sneaks into the clam chowder in this glass. The intense acidity makes me contemplate inserting sizzling grasslands into my next fantasy story. As the wine settles, cream comes in, making that chowder New Jersey in style, with enough vegetal taste to account for
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25 January, 2016

The 2016 Chardonnay Symposium — Last Week for Early Bird Pricing!

The 2016 Chardonnay Symposium — Last Week for Early Bird Pricing!
Comments : 1 Posted in : Chardonnay, White Wine on by : The Gourmez

I was shocked this last August, while at the Wine Bloggers Conference, to learn that chardonnay is still the most popular wine grape in the United States. Indeed, it is the most planted grape in California, at just under 98,000 acres. Why the shock? Chardonnay is often disdained among wine circles for the heavy oak associated
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15 December, 2015

Today until 6 PST, Help Fund One Good Day through a Virtual Silent Auction!

Today until 6 PST, Help Fund One Good Day through a Virtual Silent Auction!
Posted in : Announcements, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Wine lover looking for a reason to feel great about drinking? Today is your lucky day! One Good Day is a not-for-profit with an impressive mission founded by an enterprising and giving man. In a nutshell, the organization exists to give low-income individuals diagnosed with terminal cancer micro-grants so they have the chance to partake in one
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9 November, 2015

Uncorked Ventures Wine Club

Uncorked Ventures Wine Club
Comments : 4 Posted in : Carignan, Food, Grenache Blanc, Other White Blends, Pinot Noir, Product Reviews, Red Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

The world of wine is huge. Finding a wine you enjoy often feels like searching for that proverbial needle in the haystack. If there’s one thing my recent Finger Lakes wine bloggers trip taught me, it’s that there are whole regions of wineries that wine writers like myself have barely heard of, much less sampled
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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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1 October, 2015

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala
Comments : 4 Posted in : Chardonnay Rose, Dining in Concord - CA, Events, Port, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

How often do you get to chat with winemakers fresh from harvest with the purple hands to prove it and chefs young and old describing their locally sourced dishes all while helping advance the cause of sustainability with a ticket purchase and silent auction bid on more amazing foodstuffs? Okay, for me, it’s fairly often.
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