Category Results for: Sangiovese

 

New Discoveries in Woodinville Wine Country

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Woodinville has definitely become a must-visit destination in Washington wine country. Home of the state’s oldest, largest, and most well-known wineries, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Winery, the Woodinville area is also home to over 40 wineries and tasting rooms, with new ones opening all the time. Woodinville now boasts the second largest concentration of […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Malbec, Merlot, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Shiraz/Syrah, Vineyards, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel |

 

Private Tasting: Italian Reds

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Recently, we had what turned out to be an Italian reds showdown in one of our double blind private tasting dinners pitting the 2005 Pasetti Montepulciano d’Abruzzo against the 2003 Villa Artimino Riserva Villa Medicea. For a more complete description of how we set up these private tastings, please refer to How We Taste. Before […]

Filed under: Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Montepulciano, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

The Wines of Long Shadows Vintners: A Comprehensive Tasting

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Through the years, we’ve had the pleasure of tasting a number of Long Shadows wines. We’ve visited their production facility in Walla Walla, Washington, attended a winemaker’s dinner with Allen Shoup and John Duval, and had their wines in our monthly wine tasting dinners as well as private dinners. However, last month, we had an […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Wine, Riesling, Sangiovese, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Activities/Events, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Shrimp Creole

Monday, October 12th, 2009

It’s time for another food and wine pairing challenge. As you have probably noticed, the Wine Peeps like spicy foods, so this time the menu called for a Creole/Cajun dish. As I planned the meal, I decided to prepare Shrimp Creole which I served with white rice and bayou coleslaw. If I do say so […]

Filed under: American Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Food & Wine, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Weekend in Washington Wine Country: Red Mountain, Tri-Cities, Yakima Valley

Monday, July 6th, 2009

We recently spent a wonderful weekend in Washington wine country. We visited vineyards and wineries on Red Mountain, in the Yakima Valley, and near the Tri-Cities. We met some wonderful people, tasted some great wines, and spent time in some of the state’s best vineyards. On the way from Seattle to our hotel in the […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Red Wine, Riesling, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz/Syrah, Sparkling Wine, Vineyards, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Avanguardia Wines: Bringing Italy to California

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

When you hear the grape varietals Barbera, Sangiovese, and Dolcetto mentioned, you probably think of Italy. These three varietals are all native to Italy but are now being grown in other parts of the world as well. While many traditional wineries make the occasional Barbera or Sangiovese varietal wine, one winery in California is focusing […]

Filed under: American Wine, Barbera, California Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Lesser Known Varietals, Montepulciano, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel |

 

Vintage Walla Walla 2009

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Last weekend, we traveled to Walla Walla, Washington, to attend Vintage Walla Walla, an annual event considered to be one of the nation’s premier regional wine tasting events. It is a two-day event featuring seminars, tours, and winemaker dinners in addition to the two marquee tastings, the Vintage Pour and the Grand Pavilion Tasting. On […]

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Spokane, Washington: Undiscovered Wine Country

Monday, June 1st, 2009

When most people think of wine country destinations in Washington State, Walla Walla, Yakima, and Woodinville immediately come to mind. One area that I have rarely heard mentioned is Spokane and that is truly a shame. We had the pleasure to spend the long Memorial Day weekend in the Spokane area, and I must say […]

Filed under: American Wine, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Riesling, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz/Syrah, Sparkling Wine, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Who is #1 in Wine? Italy Makes their Claim

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Italy says it is #1 in wine production, although it admits it is a close race with France and depends on the vintage. France is #1 in wine exports and historically was #1 in production, too. Spain is #1 in acreage planted to grapes. United States is #1 in wine imports. Today, I’m going to […]

Filed under: Barbera, Brunello, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Montepulciano, Moscato/Muscat, Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Red Wine, Sangiovese, White Wine |

 

Texas Wine Country 2009, Part Two and Recap

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Last week in Texas Wine Country 2009, Part One, I shared with you my initial impressions of Texas wines in 2009 and how much better they are today than in 2002. Now after visiting a total of 23 wineries and tasting a total of 169 wines from 28 wineries, let me give you a summary […]

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