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22 September, 2015

Pairing Suggestions for Indaba Wines

Pairing Suggestions for Indaba Wines
Comments : 1 Posted in : Announcements, Chenin Blanc, Food, Other Red Blends, Product Reviews, Red Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Last week, I posted about the Cape Classics National Braai Day contest running through September 28, 2015. As promised in that post, here are my reviews of two affordable, and food-ready, Indaba Wines to help you on your quests to compose a winning entry, and most importantly, have a tasty, tasty, fire-cooked braai meal. Obligatory
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21 September, 2015

Bon Affair Sauvignon Blanc

Bon Affair Sauvignon Blanc
Comments : 4 Posted in : Food, Product Reviews, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz / Syrah, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

Bon Affair is a new wine product from Jayla Siciliano, who funded the project through Shark Tank, ABC’s television show where entrepreneurs meet up with investors. In 2014, Mark Cuban agreed to invest $150,000 in the company for a 35% share. Now, Bon Affair offers sauvignon blanc and syrah versions of its unique wine spritzer.
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10 September, 2015

The Hospitality of the Finger Lakes—and Other Reasons to Visit

The Hospitality of the Finger Lakes—and Other Reasons to Visit
Comments : 5 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Corning, NYC, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez

Shh, don’t tell the fine folks who run the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), but some of us bloggers write about more than wine! Which is why it was exceptionally pleasant to attend this year—the folks at the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism and Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Airport sure know how
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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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17 August, 2015

Localwise Post: A Winery Walking Tour in Jack London Square

Localwise Post: A Winery Walking Tour in Jack London Square
Posted in : Bars in Oakland - CA, Publication News, Tasting Rooms in Oakland - CA, Travel Guide for Oakland, CA, Wine on by : The Gourmez

My second post for Localwise’s blog went up last week. This one draws a fair bit from my recent visits to urban wineries Urban Legend and Jeff Cohn Cellars, with fellow wine writer Peter Nowack of Bung R. Cooper. Knowing there were a few other urban wineries in easy walking distance of the Jack London
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30 July, 2015

Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc 2013

Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc 2013
Posted in : Cabernet Franc, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc 2013 Sonoma County, CA The nose gives off an impression of scents. It’s an invitation to explore their potential. And on exploration, this is a beautifully integrated glass of wine. Elegant, a gracious hostess in pearls whose complex inner beauty lies just beneath her skin. My current love affair with cabernet
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28 July, 2015

Urban Legend Cellars Tasting

Urban Legend Cellars Tasting
Comments : 2 Posted in : Barbera, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Chardonnay, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in Oakland - CA, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

A few weekends ago, I hit up my first urban tasting room in Oakland–Jeff Cohn Cellars. I assure you, my guide, Peter of Bung R. Cooper’s wine blog, was not going to let me stop after just one location! We meandered over a few Jack London Square blocks to Urban Legend Cellars (621 4th Street),
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