Mandy Feder -- News editor LAKE COUNTY -- A break in the rain came just in time for the fourth annual Wine & Chocolate Festival held on Saturday.
Sauvignon Blanc India It was a day of hobnobbery among Lake County residents along with many visitors from out of town.
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China could become the world's largest producer of wine in 50 years time, experts predict. Shanghai-based photographer Ryan Pyle visited a vineyard in Shanxi province offering a glimpse into this fast developing industry.
Rosé India "The Chinese can drink with the best of them - something Western beer producers have known for decades. But apart from local rice wines and beer, a taste for fine wine is building slowly, and both customers and investors are answering the call.
Sauvignon Blanc India "While much of the wine growing is run by the government, there has been scope for investment. The landscape is littered with privately-owned wineries. Among the leaders are Hong Kong-based Grace Vineyards, who run a handful of vineyards in China.
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Forty of the top wineries from Paso Robles, California will be featured at the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station in San Diego, California (in the McMillin Event Center, 2875 Dewey Road, Point Loma) from Feb. 23 to 25. The 2010 Grand Tasting Tour will offer a variety of scheduled tasting events, winemaker dinners, wine retailer tastings, a trade tasting, and two ticketed tasting events that are open to the public.
Cabernet Shiraz India This is a great opportunity for wine lovers to explore wines from the third largest wine producing region in the US, meet winemakers, and match Paso Robles premium wines with several gourmet establishments in our region.
Rosé India A variety of winemaker dinners will take place on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24 at several locations. This is a fun way to meet Paso Robles winemakers and experience the culinary creations prepared by some of San Diego’s best restaurants. Here is a list of the winemaker dinners with the name of each restaurant and the multiple wineries they’ll be featuring.
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Allan Scott Winery is the ideal place to start your Malborough history lesson. Photo / Supplied In 1973, a bunch of adventurous farmers, winemakers and wine-lovers mustered their energies on a cold, windy day in Marlborough and planted thousands of twig-like vines in the hard clay.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) They didn't realise they had planted those twigs the wrong way, but once that was remedied, their efforts became the beginning of what is now New Zealand's largest wine region - Marlborough.
Cabernet Shiraz India "It was amazing that we succeeded because first we got the vines in the ground the wrong way around, then we flooded them, drowning the vines," he says, cringing at the memory.
We are now in a buyer's market for wine -- good news, even if it is temporary.
Chenin Blanc Producers and their importers have been forced to sell wine in a fire-sale manner to free up cash flow, but this has been largely relegated to high-end wines that are selling more slowly than lower-priced efforts. That means it's a good time to buy premium wine, but be aware that these prices are unrealistic for many producers and importers to hold. Prices are bound to rise again, once the economy returns to normal.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) But wines that offer good value have really come to the forefront, and this week we will take a look at some new arrivals in both camps.
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