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Provesende

Portuguese Wines “Get No Respect!”

Portuguese wines “get no respect,” our inner Rodney Dangerfield tell us as we spent a glorious few days exploring the Douro and Beira Interior wine regions of Northern Portugal. Well, they certainly do deserve their fair sh...
 
 
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wine pour
wine pour

New Iconic Wines

There have always been wines that have been regarded as iconic, ever since word first got out about wine many centuries ago. Throughout the latter half of 19th century and most of the 20th century, these icons were the First Gr...

 
 
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW
 
Coravin 1
Coravin 1
Coravin 1

Enjoy Wine without Uncorking

A wine device that allows you to taste wine without having to pull the cork. It involves a thin hollow needle being inserted into the bottle and then creating pressure and flushing with argon, an inert gas. Before, during and a...
 
 
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW
 
Pour wine and cheese
Pour wine and cheese
Pour wine and cheese

Quality of Wine Series: Wine Integration

What is wine integration? You could call it a quality parameter. Jennifer grabs the yogurt and fruit and breaks it down to every day speak.

 
 
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Screw and Cork 1
Screw and Cork 1

Screwed Not Corked

The vinous question of the decade is ‘CORK OR SCREWCAP’ to seal your favourite bottle of wine? Recently I have read lots of heated discussions on social media on the vexing question of whether to seal wine bottles under scr...
 
 
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW
 
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wine sip
wine sip

Quality of Wine Series: Length Vs. Finish

Length and finish, although used interchangeably, are actually quite different. Jennifer takes us through the breakdown of when the terms are appropriate.

 
 
Wines To Discover
 
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laruepic
laruepic

2010 LaRue Winery Pinot Noir

  The 2010 LaRue Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is solely from the Rice-Spivak vineyard,which is a seven acre vineyard southwest of the town of Sebastopol. The soils on this vineyard are Goldridge sandy loam along with volcanic a...
 
 
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queen
queen

Take a Tour with the Queen of Burgundy

By: Barney Lehrer and Jesse Nash Burgundy is a great name in the wine world. It is beloved worldwide for the delicate smoothness of its red wines made with Pinot Noir grapes as well as its “minerality,” sometimes buttery wh...

 
 
Wines To Discover
 
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simsibottle
simsibottle

2011 Simi Pinot Gris

  Winemaker Steve Reeder Says: “Nearly all 100 planted acres of our Goldfields Estate Vineyard in the Russian  River Valley are devoted to Chardonnay. However, we grow the fruit for this Pinot Gris on one small block. T...
 
 
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW
 
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relative
relative

Quality of Wine Series: It’s All Relative

Balance is already tricky with sugars and tannins working together towards perfect harmony. Now, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW throws in the matter of subjectivity. What exactly does that mean? In a nutshell, everyone’s palate...