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5 February, 2016

Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015

Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015
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Mauricio Lorca’s Angel’s Reserve Torrontes 2015 La Rioja, Argentina Wine Review: Brine sneaks into the clam chowder in this glass. The intense acidity makes me contemplate inserting sizzling grasslands into my next fantasy story. As the wine settles, cream comes in, making that chowder New Jersey in style, with enough vegetal taste to account for
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1 December, 2015

2015 Finger Lakes Riesling Launch

2015 Finger Lakes Riesling Launch
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Dessert Wine, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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For the second year in a row, I took part in the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Riesling Launch, a live-tweeting event that invites wine writers and bloggers to check out the newest vintage (2014) of the region’s signature grape varietal together, virtually at least, with the wineries. I received sample bottles of three different rieslings,
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23 October, 2015

Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Superiéure

Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Superiéure
Posted in : Absinthe, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars on by : The Gourmez
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Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe Française Superiéure 65 ABV Pontarlier, France Grown in the same region from which absinthe adulation reached its zenith during the American Prohibition and wormwood has its historic home, Vieux Pontarlier comes in with high expectations. Its bright yellow-green coloring derives from, I’m going to guess, the “natural flavors” that gather in the
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7 October, 2015

Dewatsuru Hihaku Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Dewatsuru Hihaku Junmai Daiginjo Sake
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Dewatsuru Hihaku Junmai Daiginjo Sake Akita Seishu, Japan ABV 14.2% It’s been too long since I’ve bought a nice bottle of sake, and what a bottle to choose! I didn’t choose it, actually. Underground Cellars, an online wine club with randomized bottle upgrades, chose it for me by upgrading one of my soju purchases to
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1 October, 2015

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala

7th Annual Sustainable Contra Costa Gala
Comments : 4 Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, CA, Dining in Concord, Events, Port/Sherry Wines, Red Wine, Rose Wine on by : The Gourmez
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How often do you get to chat with winemakers fresh from harvest with the purple hands to prove it and chefs young and old describing their locally sourced dishes all while helping advance the cause of sustainability with a ticket purchase and silent auction bid on more amazing foodstuffs? Okay, for me, it’s fairly often.
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22 September, 2015

Pairing Suggestions for Indaba Wines

Pairing Suggestions for Indaba Wines
Comments : 1 Posted in : Announcements, Beer, Wine, Sake, Food, Product Reviews, Red Wine, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Last week, I posted about the Cape Classics National Braai Day contest running through September 28, 2015. As promised in that post, here are my reviews of two affordable, and food-ready, Indaba Wines to help you on your quests to compose a winning entry, and most importantly, have a tasty, tasty, fire-cooked braai meal. Obligatory
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21 September, 2015

Bon Affair Sauvignon Blanc

Bon Affair Sauvignon Blanc
Comments : 4 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Food, Product Reviews, Sparkling Wine, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Bon Affair is a new wine product from Jayla Siciliano, who funded the project through Shark Tank, ABC’s television show where entrepreneurs meet up with investors. In 2014, Mark Cuban agreed to invest $150,000 in the company for a 35% share. Now, Bon Affair offers sauvignon blanc and syrah versions of its unique wine spritzer.
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3 September, 2015

Jen Pfeiffer Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Jen Pfeiffer Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, NakedWines.Com, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Jen Pfeiffer Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Other Words: Rock it Like a Redhead, the Rebel Victoria, Australia This is a NakedWines.Com production, and unfortunately, it’s currently out of stock. Though I hear there’s a similar wine coming from Pfeiffer soon… Regardless, on Day 1, it’s a well-rounded mouthful of blackberry with a pepper accent. On Day
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27 August, 2015

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 3 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, NY, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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It’s been two weeks since the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), my second WBC and my second time being truly impressed with the events that Zephyr Adventures organizes. The elite sponsors for this year’s WBC—the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Regional Airport—went above and beyond in introducing
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30 July, 2015

Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc 2013

Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc 2013
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, NakedWines.Com, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Jacqueline Bahue Cabernet Franc 2013 Sonoma County, CA The nose gives off an impression of scents. It’s an invitation to explore their potential. And on exploration, this is a beautifully integrated glass of wine. Elegant, a gracious hostess in pearls whose complex inner beauty lies just beneath her skin. My current love affair with cabernet
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