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Claude Guitard picks white grapes in his vineyards at Chateau Nozieres in Vire-sur-Lot, in France's Cahors region. The experts' early verdict on the prospects for France's 2012 vintages are that there will be some beauties to be found—but you may first need to kiss a few toads.
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Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Some regions report remarkable, though scarce, wines, and Bordeaux saw its hopes for another stellar vintage washed away by October rains.
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That's what Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland learned when it began offering free sacramental wine to about half its 85 churches three years ago. The fact that the wine was made from grapes grown at diocese cemeteries didn't get much reaction, but the taste did.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc "We produced what we thought was a good wine," said Robert Seelig, executive director of funeral and cemetery services for the diocese. "We offered two wines: a zinfandel and a chardonnay. Neither are what you consider to be sweet." But sweet seemed to be what parishioners preferred. The diocese responded and changed the wine's makeup. "People were complaining about the taste, so we went to a rose with a high sugar level," said Tom Richardson, director of development for the diocese. The rose sacramental wine is bottled at Brutocao Cellars in Hopland under the Cathedral of Christ the Light label, a reference to the cathedral in Oakland.
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NEAR THE END of the Civil War, the U.S. government gave away 160 acres of land to anyone willing to help settle the West. Vineyard owner Andy Beckstoffer has his own version of that Homestead Act: He has offered famous winemakers and vintners a free trip by helicopter to California's Lake County to check out his vineyards—along with "favorable terms" for the purchase of grapes.
Indian Rosé Although adjacent to Napa Valley, Lake County is a world apart with cheap land, low production costs and no social infrastructure-but it's become the destination for California wineries making Lake County wines or "filling out" their Napa and Sonoma bottles. Lettie Teague has details on Lunch Break.
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The first order made from New York amounts to more than 10,000 bottles, and the winery has already received word that the next order, planned for two months' time, will be sold in major cities throughout the United States.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz Tulip Winery, considered one of Israel 's leading boutique wineries, is located in Kfar Tikva near Kiryat Tivon in the north of Israel and is owned and managed by the Itzhaki family.
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