Vinophiles who want to own more than a well-stocked wine cellar now can own their own entire vineyard. The Smoky Hill Vineyards and Winery, 212 W. Golf Link, is on the auction block. Bids will be accepted online almost through February.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Among the "parcels" for sale is the intellectual property -- the names of the wines and production methods.
Cabernet Shiraz India Winery general manager Norm Jennings, whose father, Steve, established the winery, said about a dozen people are interested in the name brand property.
Le Roy school officials say speculation is harmful The district in a statement said continuing national attention to several students? unusual neurologist symptoms is distracting the student body and setting back the recovery of those who are afflicted.
Chenin Blanc Rochester mother sentenced for burning young son in bath Saamiya Thomas was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Lawsuit says Perez, board cost Kodak retirement plans millions The suit seeks class-action status against the company's top executives and directors.
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Sauvignon Blanc The First Friday Wine Walk series kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at locations throughout downtown Issaquah. First Friday Wine Walks are also scheduled for March 2 and April 6.
Nardone Winery, Kana Winery, Zerba Cellars, Lodmell Winery, Smasne Cellars and Castillo de Feliciana will be pouring wines at locations around Issaquah, including ArtByFire, artEAST Art Center, First Stage, Illuminate, Museo Art Academy and Thrive. Wine tasting locations are open to guests of all ages. Wine tasting is strictly for guests 21 and over.
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A glass of Franciacorta sparkling wine. Wines from the region have the highest appellation under Italian wine laws, the D.O.C.G.
Rosé Consorzio Franciacorta via Bloomberg The cantina cellar of Franciaorta wines. The bottles are "riddled," in the methode champenoise, to bring sediment to the neck.
Sauvignon Blanc Consorzio Franciacorta via Bloomberg The Franciacorta wine vineyards. The vineyards have all been newly planted since the 1960s.
2010, 2011: Interesting years for West Coast wines Wine adviser Paul Gregutt says if winemakers and wine consumers can't seem to bring alcohol levels down, Mother Nature can. Witness the wines from 2010 and 2011; both of them cool, late, challenging vintages.
Cabernet Shiraz FOR A DECADE or more, a quiet battle has been fought over rising alcohol levels in wine. As red-wine alcohol levels in particular have risen from an average of 12.5 percent in the 1970s to almost 15 percent (and often much higher) today, consumer tastes, led by those who import and retail wine, have begun to demand more modest, balanced wines.
Rosé The trade press has weighed in, the onliners have blogged relentlessly on the topic, and the critics (especially Robert Parker) have taken much of the blame for the popularity of these jammy fruit bombs. The thinking goes that Parker et al have been awarding the highest scores to the ripest, fruitiest wines, which must be soaked for years in expensive new oak barrels in order to mask all the heat and compensate for the sweetness of the fruit. In so doing, wine prices have risen, and wine complexity — other than flavors of jam and oak — has diminished.
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