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9 May, 2016

Wente Sauvignon Blanc Louis Mel Estate 2013

Wente Sauvignon Blanc Louis Mel Estate 2013
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Wente Vineyards Louis Mel Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Livermore Valley, CA Wente Vineyards is a Livermore-based wine company and family estate vineyard whose roots, literally, extend back to the late 19th century. It’s a brand I’ve become familiar with in the past year, in part because they are featured on Delta Airlines and gave me
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15 April, 2016

Lay of the Land Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Lay of the Land Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, NakedWines.Com, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Lay of the Land Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon blanc can be a hard sell for me, as I often find it to have broth-like qualities interfering with the crisp acidity that I crave. No such problem with winemaker Mike Paterson’s Lay of the Land, which came to me through my NakedWines.com order.
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31 March, 2016

Bonny Doon Vineyard’s Spring Rosé Line-Up

Bonny Doon Vineyard’s Spring Rosé Line-Up
Comments : 4 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Rose Wine on by : The Gourmez
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When Bonny Doon Vineyards offered up a sample of the four rosés they debuted this spring, I had to say yes — and yes, sample means they were free to me (obligatory disclaimer complete!). The opportunity to compare four entirely unique blush wines was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I called in some friends to
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29 February, 2016

Scotto Cellars Heavyweight Wine

Scotto Cellars Heavyweight Wine
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Scotto Cellars is a family-owned winemaking company based in California with vineyards in Amador County, Lodi, and Napa Valley. I received sample bottles of two wines in their Heavyweight line: the petite sirah and the cabernet sauvignon, both sourced from the greater Central Valley. Obligatory disclaimer: Sample means these wines were free to me, but
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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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