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OCTOBER 11, 2011 What you get for… $13.9 million
YOUNTVILLE, CA. WHAT: A gated, hilltop estate on 56 acres off of Silverado Trail that was the former residence of Robert and Margrit Mondavi. HOW MUCH: $13.9 million reserve, down from $25 million. Auction to occur next month. SIZE: Two bedrooms; 11,500 sq ft.
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OCTOBER 12, 2011 Peter Liem's Sherry Dinner at the Spotted Pig
Although I am no longer the least bit surprised, I continue to take great pleasure in expanding my experiences with the versatility of Sherry at the table. Fino style wines obviously pair beautifully with seafood, but this is only the tip of the iceberg.
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OCTOBER 14, 2011 #EWBC Kicks Off in Brescia with a Bang
"Where's our wine?". Excited delegates of the 2011 European Wine Bloggers conference happily piled into the luxurious ballroom of the Hotel Vittoria friday night, blackberries and cameras and ipods and even laptops in hand, greeting old friends and presenting their wine.
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OCTOBER 12, 2011 Ravines Wine Cellars Meritage 2007
One full week of gorgeous weather in now over. I got out of work tonight and walked into the chilly and rainy night. At least the thought of opening a nice local Finger Lakes wine at home helped keep the blood pressure under control.
DR. VINO Scent of a woman — and a wine — through her nail wraps
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
Has merlot rosé ever inspired anything? Apparently it has: scented nail wraps. The pink appliqués come from Gallo Family Vineyards to support their new merlot rosé in the UK. Rubbing the wraps releases ripe plum, blueberry and hints cranberry, scents allegedly found in the wine itself. Here’s their marketing spokesperson : Nail wraps are the latest craze to hit the beauty industry. MORE >>
VIGNA UVA VINO Wines of Cloudy Bay, Marlborough New Zealand
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
Marlborough, New Zealand's South Island seems to have a handle on Sauvignon Blanc. I recently had a chance to sample a few along with a Chardonnay, Reisling and a Pinot Noir. Cloudy Bay ’s thoroughly engaging winemaker Sarah Burton was our guide at an outdoor dinner featuring their wares at The Elizabeth Street Gallery , an outdoor antique garden in New York City’s Nolita, with beautifully matching cuisine by Silkstone. MORE >>
A WINE STORY Lapostolle Tasting with Winemaker Andrea Leon Iriarte
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
Andrea Leon. "It It was a very emotional harvest," explains petite Andrea Leon Iriarte, winemaker and communications manager for Lapostolle winery in Chile, describing the vintage of 2010. There had just been an earthquake and the season had been wet. Yet the Sauvignon Blanc, with just a hint of semillion, was crisp and delicious, as was the Carmenere. MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG Regional Wine Week 2011
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
Sunday October 9th kicked off the fourth annual Regional Wine Week, an event started in 2008 by Jeff Siegel ( The Wine Curmudgeon ) and Dave McIntyre ( Dave McIntyre's WineLine ) and hosted by DrinkLocalWine.com. DLW) During Regional Wine Week, writers across the U.S. post stories about their favorite regional and local wines, wineries, and events to their their blogs, Web sites, magazines, and newspapers. DLW also commissions articles about some of the biggest trends in regional wine. MORE >>
DR. VINO Aid Olivier Cousin goes global [AOC]
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
Although we mentioned it last week in a squib, it bears mentioning again: the French authorities have threatened Olivier Cousin, the horse-tilling vigneron that is a mentor for many younger ones, has been threatened with a $50,000 fine and two years in jail. His transgression? Goofing around with names. The biodyanamic farmer of 25 acres in Anjou told Jim Budd that he left the AOC system in 2003 because it was too lax. MORE >>
- Refreshing Brunello: Il Paradiso DR. VINO | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
- Meetring Alfredo Del Rio, Brand Ambassador for Campo Viejo A WINE STORY | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
- Tasting Notes week of October 10, 2011 A WINE STORY | MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011