Sparkling wines from Germany are not what comes to mind when searching for a bottle of bubbles. However, there are many reasons you should try it.
Sekt is an excellent alternative to the streams of lackluster Prosecco or the extravagantly priced bottles from Champagne. Indigenous grapes, climate, and soils impart exciting, and unique flavor attributes to the wine. German wine is value, too — fizz produced here is rarely priced above $30.
Godeval means life & drink in Spanish
Have you heard of Godello?
All over Spain, old winemaking regions have been transformed. Grapes that were generally forgotten have been recovered, and despite the economic difficulties and political obstacles that have tormented the nation, thrilling benefits are emerging for consumers.
Here I’m evaluating the Godello grape one at the top regaining recognition. It’s a bodacious variety and I somewhat compare it to Viognier, though the two are certainly different.
Austrian wine is certainly getting the esteem it deserves. Since the late 1980s, Austrian winemaking has taken a steady meticulous approach to quality control, and confront once again their traditional organic viticulture practices.
Deservedly famous for its white wines, such as Grüner Veltliners especially. Austria makes a number of delicious red wines as well, such as this exhilarating Pinot Noir.
Set in the middle of the World Heritage Site of the National Park Neusiedlersee, on the Eastern side of the Neusiedlersee Lake, bordering directly on the Hungarian lowlands, is the Meinklang estate farm: Mein means “my” and Klang means “sound”.
Part of the Jackson Family Wines, this Inspired winery was founded in 1998 by wife and husband, Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash. They specialize in small lot produced wines from Pinot Noir, Syrah, Viognier, and old vine Riesling in the Northern Willamette Valley. Some of the AVAs included esteemed vineyards such as Shea Vineyards Yamhill- Carlton, Bramble Hill Vineyard Ribbon Ridge, Zena Crown Vineyard Eola-Amity.
Lynn is highly honored with claims as to the first female winemaker in Oregon for her skillful blending. I will also add that the winery is proudly dominated by women working there. She graduated from groundbreaking California davis in Enology. From there, her pedigree includes Stag’s Leap, Domaine Chandon, Château St. Jean.
Pierluigi Lugano, a teacher, and sommelier that has worked his way from wine retail to grape growing is behind Bisson Portofino Ciliegiolo Rosato 2018, a delectable wine from the Ligurian coast, in the heart of the Italian Riviera.
One of the most respected members of the community, Mr. Lugano has a particular interest in growing autochthonous grapes such as Bianchetta Genovese, Arbarola, Bosco, and Ciliegiolo, a noble grape related to Sangiovese, from which this rosé is made from.
Cobblestone translates in native Maori “secret place” it should translate more into “deep pockets”. This label is born from three vineyards established in distinguished wine regions, are owned by Saul and Anita Levine: 1971 Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, long growing season, for premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; 1997 Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, once known for ordinary Sangiovese, now Zinfandel is the star; 2008 Martinborough, New Zealand, compared to producing fleshy wines Burgundy style.
Their wines are made from a single vineyard with limited production and dispensation. Wines vinified from a single vineyard, are especially transparent and result in a singular style. Pinot Noirs wines from New Zealand are quick to be described by critics as “fleshy”. I think the term is snooty, I like to describe New Zealand Pinot Noir wines as “ Burly”; powerful, plump, and untamed.
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The term CHAMPAGNE for over 300 hundred years has been enveloped in the definition of luxury wine. Wines with bubbles, the cork popping, and gathered friends or a night of romance, represents a wine for someone with deep pockets. I’m a fan of wines with effervescence, and for me in this climate of COVID-19, everyday is a day to celebrate.
I don’t call this wine an “Everyday Wine”, rather I prefer “Workday Day” wine. You never have to have a reason to open up a bottle regardless of price. Bubbles is the order of the day, it’s a palate cleanser, it pairs with just about ANY cuisine, and bubbles are the ultimate mood booster.
Douro is historically known mainly for Port production for over 2000 years. Picture the seafaring voyages of dilapidated mariners gulping fortified wine that can quench their drunken palates for months. While there is much controversy over who was the first, Douro, Portugal claims it’s the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.
DEMARCATED: Wine law regulation within that country set the protection of boundaries and limits and for the production of XWZ wine.
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll soon be launching my podcast focusing on the wine industry.
It’s more than just about the wine, but the people behind it!
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No this wine is NOT paying tribute to COVID-19.
Instead, it’s paying tribute to the euphemistic Moreno Coronica. He is renowned for crisp dry wine from Malvasia Istrauka. He takes offense to stereotypes of wine produced from varietals that express nothing of the land they came from. His family lived in the village of Koroneiki ( Coronica) for over 600 years. The region suffered due to the World Wars and under the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia. After the fall of the communist Yugoslavia in 1992, his winery was rooted.