I cover Zin’s in the winter, so I can determine which Zin’s I want to drink with the barbecue goodies, I pull off the grill this summer. With that said, I found quite a few yummy Zins which I want to share with you.
Our Top Zin comes from a small producer named Acorn. [...]
Visiting wine country can be one of the most daunting things in the world. Where to eat? Where to taste? Where to stay? These are the things that run through the mind of all wine travellers. While touring and tasting on the beaten path can be the easiest option when visiting wine country, sometimes it [...]
Well here is a surprise. The Chard was the winning white and the Cab is the winning red. The 2010 Shafer “Red Shoulder Ranch” Chardonnay defeated the 2011 St. Urbans Hof “Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese” Riesling in white wine semi-final. The 2009 Chappellet “Signature” Cabernet Sauvignon ran away [...]
Rolling hills, scenic views and green vineyards are just a few defining features of any great wine country destination. When you visit wine country, you want to escape and get lost in the beauty of the land and the taste of the wine. Of course, wine is an important part of any wine country destination, [...]
The votes are in and we have 4 winners. The 2011 St. Urbans Hof “Piesporter Goldtropfchen Spatlese” Riesling edged out the CDP. They will tip off against the 2010 Shafer “Red Shoulder Ranch” Chardonnay who defeated the Wagner Riesling Ice. The 2011 Belle Glos “Las Alturas” Pinot [...]
Below is the 2013 KWG Elite Eight Wine Bracket. Please see below the bracket for the official contest rules.
The Elite Eight wines have been chosen by me. The wine criteria for entry into the contest was based on KWG rating, price and general availability:
The wines had to score high (over 90 [...]
It’s been a long week. Work has exhausted you and all you can think about is a little rest and relaxation. Why not treat yourself to a weekend in wine country? Touring, tasting, and relaxing with a nice glass of wine, now that’s the right way to spend a weekend. What better way to spend the [...]
2012 was a big year for Riesling submissions. I got a ton of them. As a matter of fact, this report is coming out in 2013 because I have been very busy covering so many Rieslings since last July. So finally, in this report, you will find some real gems which I am certain you [...]
Cool Pacific Ocean air, sprawling forests and good wine are defining features of the Pacific Northwest. A region that is typically defined as the area from Oregon to the top of the Washington/Canadian Border, the Pacific Northwest is an incredibly rich winemaking region. Cool coastal areas and dry valleys are perfect for winemaking and Pacific [...]
Each year in the fall we start covering Sparkling Wines and Champagnes, so we can post them just in time for your end of the year celebrations. I just finished up posting the reviews and here is a summary of the results. As you will see the Perrier Jouets ruled the results this year. [...]
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