What's in the box? Well as the Sun is out , and it's a bank holiday we thought we would share with you a rosé from our 'Suns Out, Guns Out Box' Vondeling are situated at the foothills of the Paardeberg mountain in South Africa. The wine is made from Merlot picked early morning to maintain the coolness of the grapes. Taste - expect some rounded red berry flavours, seductive floral undertones with a citrus finish. Perfect for relaxing in the ☀️, head over to our site to order!
Wild, wet and miserable outside tonight, so I’ve opened this 2015 Clyde Park Single D Block Pinot to warm us up. An absolutely wonderful Pinot from Bannockburn #clydepark #wine #wines #vintagewine #winesnob #winelover #winetime #winenight #bannockburn #vintage #instawine #vin #vino #wset #sommelier #winelover #wineaddict #winestagram #winetasting #finewine #drinks #greatwine #pinot #liquor #cheers #wineonmytime #dinner #isolation
Happy place want ik heb EINDELIJK weer nieuwe cursusdata online gezet. Kom jij 23 juli een wijncursus (SDEN2 ) bij me volgen? Beginners, 5 lessen, genieten, zie het als een avondje vakantie in eigen stad. In september staat er nog een SDEN2 op de planning en SDEN3, maar let op: die laatste is al bijna vol! Hoop je te zien in de les bij @wijnkoperij_platenburg 🍷
Top dry German Riesling from the Nahe and in a great year. The nose is displaying a little secondary development but the palate is as fresh as you like, with a mineral quality that is almost spritzy. Notes of oily rag, papaya, acacia honey, blossom; the palate is lively, with lime zest. After time in the glass the wine feels a little more rounded with well- integrated acidity, but in such a good place with plenty more years to go. Very yummy. Drank this with a spread of vegetarian Indian dishes which worked well.
After our Friday discussion of famous producers in Galicia, I suddenly found myself very thirsty! Mencia is one of my favourite grapes from Spain and after talking about Raul Perez's project in Ribeira Sacra, it was the obvious choice! - - Rugged, herbal Mencia from the slopes of Ribeira Sacra; far bolder than 2016. Wild, brambly fruits, black pepper, smoke, crushed rocks and stemmy freshness. Notably punchy acidity, firm tannins and unusually upfront flavour but persistence too. Silly value at €14. Delicious!
Terrific initiative from @sommeliersaustralia offering grants for wine education WSET 1 courses. Get behind it!! #Repost @sommeliersaustralia ・・・ Hospitality Education Grant – show your support with Hospitality Education tickets’ available for purchase until Friday 12 June * (link in bio ) ⠀ * Applications for the Grant taken until Friday 25 May* With on-premise venues being forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Sommeliers Australia is pleased to announce its support of the hard-hit hospitality industry through the development of the Hospitality Education Grant.⠀ ⠀ Partnering with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET ), the Hospitality Education Grant will offer eligible hospitality professionals the opportunity to study either WSET Level 1 in Wine or Spirits online, for free.⠀ ⠀ Supporters of the grant can purchase an ‘Hospitality Education ticket’ valued at $75 which covers the cost of an individual sitting the Level 1 Award exam. Each ‘Hospitality Education ticket’ will then be gifted at random to one of the grant recipients, so they can sit the Level 1 Award exam.⠀ ⠀ The number of hospitality professionals able to take up the Hospitality Education Grant will depend directly on the amount raised through ‘Hospitality Education ticket’ sales.
Learn all about Grenache/Garnacha with Sarah tonight 4pm!⠀ ⠀ Reposting @sarahandrewwine :⠀ ...⠀ " @wsetglobal live video covers Garnacha / Grenache for #thebriefing4to6 .....select something from McLaren Vale 2018 for a comparative tasting to 2016 Garnacha blend from Spain, DO Montsant that encircles DOQ Priorat (or similar )⠀ ⠀ #theory and #practical tasting pitched at L3 and Diploma⠀ ⠀ #WSET #wsetglobal #wine #spain #australia #grenache #garnacha #mclarenvale #montsant #study “
.🍇 Summer approaches so grab the Gold! 🍷 . . Sometimes, a guy has to go for thegold! Gold, as in Viognier. This is my wine version of a bar drink that has a line squeeze. This bottle from Four Tails gives me a refreshing taste (love the finish ) and love the color. This wine has great body and structure and some spice notes. It’s a guy’s white! It’s my favorite AZ summer wine! Great job Barb and Cale! @4tailsvineyard . . .From the experts: . The Wine: The 2014 Pretty Girl Viognier is named for Bono (short for Bonita ), the basset hound owned by the Four Tails crew; and she is prominently featured on the label. The grapes for this vintage came from Pillsbury Vineyard, rather than the estate (which I believe this will be the first viognier harvest from the estate this year… ). It was barrel fermented with a selection of commercial yeasts (Vin 2000 and Rhone 4600, to be precise ), and then aged in neutral french oak for one year. The wine was aged on the lees for 8 months, which gives it a distinctly fuller-bodied character. The wine seems a little more golden in color than some other viogniers I’ve encountered in the state as well. . . Impressions: If you are a drinker of reds seeking to expand into whites, this is a good start. It’s a full-bodied viognier, which is pretty standard for Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . #wine #winetime #azwine #napa #winery #vineyard #redwine #wine #vino #wset #wineinfluencer #drinkwine #winelover #somm #corks #sommelier #whitewine #frenchwine #scottsdale #phoenix #norterra #azfoodie #viognier #azwinecountry #arizonawine
Thinking back to the last wine tasting I organized way back on February 29! Seems so long ago. Still not clear when or how we can go back to sharing great wine and food in a meaningful way and in intimate spaces. Until then let us hope the path back is paved with reason and kindness. #wine #winetasting #wset #wsetdiploma #champagne
Sober Sundays ⠀ ⠀ Orange Coffee Mint Lemonade⠀ ⠀ 60ml Coldbrew⠀ 20 Lemon juice⠀ 20ml Orange juice⠀ 20ml Simple syrup⠀ 5-6 mint leaves ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Sensation: Refreshing⠀ Method: Build⠀ Ice: Cubes⠀ Glass: Hi-ball⠀ Garnish: Mint & Lemon wheel ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #bartender #homebartender #bartenderlife #cocktailhour #cocktails #imbibe #imbibegram #drinkstagram #nobooze #cocktailhour #bartendersofinstagram #mixology #mixologyart #thedrinkinglounge #yeg #wset #tipsy #cocktailoftheday #quarantine #quarantinecocktails #mocktail #sobersundays #sober #drinkanddrive #cocktailphotography #drinkporn #discerningdrinkers #liqpic #coldbrew
Pétillant Naturel, ou Pet Nat, como são conhecidos os espumantes naturais, feito com a uva pinot noir pela @artedavinha . Produzidos por um método mais antigo que o tradicional da região de Champagne, o Pet Nat é engarrafado ainda durante a primeira fermentação, que continua ocorrendo dentro da garrafa e gerando gás carbônico, que origina as lindas bolhinhas. Com menos “perlage” e menor teor alcoólico que o espumante convencional, compensa com a sinceridade e a autenticidade do seu terroir. Detalhe: não são vedados com rolha, mas com uma tampa metálica, semelhante às tampas de cerveja. Alguns pet nat têm ainda uma tampinha plástica, chamada biduli (foto 2 ). Que cor linda tem este Arte da Vinha! Boa acidez e frescor, com leves aromas frutados e de folhas molhadas. Na boca, notas de frutas vermelhas, como framboesa, cereja e groselha, dão o tom, mas o que chama a atenção mesmo são os sabores de panificação decorrentes do contato do vinho com as leveduras durante a fermentação dentro da garrafa. Notem que o nome da casta vem escrito à mão na garrafa: um processo realmente artesanal e cuidadoso de produção. Apaixonante!!! #vinho #vino #wine #vin #вино #instavinho #instawine #instavino #amovinho #winelover #winelovers #wset #wset2 #wsetglobal #estudandosempre #enofila #grimaldipervino #petnat #petillantnaturel #pinotnoir #vinhonatural #vinhonaturalbrasileiro #vinhosbrasileiros #artedavinha
Meet you at the picnic table in the beautiful serenity they call @javelinaleapvineyard 🥰 . . We are drinking the award winning 2018 Red Canyon Rosé, and damn it’s delicious. Who would have thought there could be amazing wine in the middle of the desert??? WELL FOLKS. You all need to start accounting Arizona as a legit wine region with amazing wines + winemakers to boot. Now you will have to travel Here to see for yourself, it’s called tourism. However, the more it’s passed along by word of mouth the easier it will become for these wineries to distribute throughout the nation! . . Truly this is a a home away from home for me in SLO, CA and I’m endorsing wineries + wines drinkers of AZ, enforced immediately.
What’s for dinner? Fig marmalade burgers with 2009 @steltzner #Merlot #StagsLeap district. Generous fruit with umami accents a little fig (ergo the idea ) and great depth. Cheers 🥂 @napawinegirl enjoy #MemorialDay weekend 🇺🇸 #wine #winewisdom #winegeek #winelove #winelearning #wineknowledge #winestagram #instawine #winelover #winegram #wset #wsetlevel2 #stonewoodwine
Spanish wine night!! A testing of wines from Castilla y Leon... a good red wine to bring us into dinner. . . . . . . #sipsip #winetime #winefolly #wineeducation #winescholar #winescholarguild #enology #WSET #spanishwinescholar #winestory #winestudy #winelovers #WSETlevel3 #winetastine #winebible #redwine #mencia #tempranillo #castilleyleon #wine #tintadetoro #granacha #dinnertime #quarantinetasty #homeworkisbetterananadult #adulting #coravin #gottatryalotofwine
My favorite summer treat, Sangria! Grab a bottle of red wine, some fruit, and a fun time and let's make some Sangria! . . . . . . #sangria #redwine #cocktailtime #cheers #sundayfunday #recipe #wines #wine #winelover #winetasting #vino #winestagram #drinks #citrus #delicious #winelife #wset #foodandwine #bottomsup #drinkwine #enjoy #winepassion #wineblogger #wineenthusiast #womenofwine #winegirls #lifeisgood #vodka #rum
It's wine o'clock. 2014 Continuum Classic & Artistic. It's like having a special seat to hear an orchestra and choir at full strength. It's like reading a poem that describes the layers of the mind. A wine that stimulates the five senses. #continuum #mandavi #napavalley #wine #winelover #winestagram #wineinfluencer #winetasting #winery #gourmet #foodie #nommvestor #instagood #lfl #sommelier #wset #ワイン #ワイン好き #グルメ #ソムリエ #ワインエキスパート #ウィスキーコニサー #sakediploma #バンド #rock #jrock #バンドマンの本気 #西麻布KEYAKI
Pinguaninight... Si apre con aperitivo di Leffe Blonde, poi risotto salsiccia e zafferano e contorno con salsiccia e funghi...Cabernet Cappiddazzu Pagatuttu 2016 IGT Sicilia da Al-Cantara... Visciola, speziatura forse verde e un tocco di liquirizia... In bocca è abbastanza caldo...immediato, tannino gentile, pseudocalore lieve, sapidità medioalta...alla retrolfattiva visciola e liquirizia in background. Vino equilibrato, di quattro anni, ma ancora giovane...vino leggero ben fatto e bel pairing con il risotto 87—88\100. #pinguaninight #iorestoacasa #iobevoacasa #restaurantathome #liberiamolecantine
The Pessimist, DAOU VINEYARDS Paso Robles, CA 🇺🇸. ⠀ ⠀ • 4/5 ⭐️ ⠀ • 92 Pts R.P⠀ • 91 Pts W.E⠀ ⠀ • Notes: starts with aromas of black fruit blackberry and Plum. Notes of gravelly soil, wood ash and violets. The mouthfeel is plush in soft tannins, offering flavors of black currant, asphalt, purple flowers and marjoram. ⠀ ⠀ Delicious!!!!
On this day in 1976, the wine world changed forever when Napa Valley wine was ranked first in both the red and white categories during a blind tasting set up to prove France's wine superiority by British wine merchant Steven Spurrier. 🍷 Top French restauranteurs, sommeliers, and wine critics served as the judges for the competition, and they were as shocked as the rest of the world when the scores were tallied and California emerged victoriously. 🍷 (One judge asked for her scorecard back so the world would not know she'd rated California wine as highly as she did. ) 🍷 This came to be known as the Judgement of Paris and established California on the international stage. 📸 @decanter : Steven Spurrier and a painting of the Judgement of Paris hanging at The Vineyard 🍷 #winehistory #californiawine #napavalley #judgementofparis #cabernetsauvignon #chardonnay #winefacts #winelover #winelifestyle #wineeducation #wset #dipwset #winewriter #americanwine
🤺 Un peu de fraîcheur en ce temps ensoleillé avec ce Blended 🇯🇵 ! . . . 📝 Un nez porté sur le fruit avec de fines notes vanillées ! 📝 En bouche, ce nectar ambré s’ouvre vers des notes boisées tout en gardant ses arômes sucrés de vanille et caramel ! 🍯 . . . #nectar #whisky #japonais #blended #alcool #spiritueux #teamspirits #degustation #fuyu #frenchlifestyle #lifestyle #instamoment #food #france #french #spirits #wset #japan
#repost @simplymaria81 #learning during #lockdown #elearning #quarantine #reading a #book #introduction to #beer 4 main #ingredients to make it #malt #hops #water & #yeast Thanks to @cicerone for this #book #course & #webner 🍺🍻 #beerstagram #beerlover #ilovebeer #wsetlevel3 #wset #wsetspirits3 #drinks #drinkstagram #drinking #drinkstagram #drinkup
Después del Cinsault Itatino de la clase de hoy quedé con Puras ganas de vinos de Itata así que descorchamos un Moscatel de Alejandría, de secano, de Guarilihue, de suelo rojo gredoso con cuarzo y granito. La Moscatel, la intensa, la generosa, la incomprendida. De cuerpo y aroma marcados hace sentir su presencia. En alguna cata salió el tema de relacionar los vinos a personas... Mucho tiempo les dije, la Moscatel de Itata es ls a Sofía Loren del sur, la Moscatel de Itata es mi amiga @noeliasamara . . . #wine #winestagram #winelover #winelife #winetasting #wset #sommelier #winevlog #itata #guarilihueencanta #vinosdechile #moscatel
First wine review for an exquisite one... . . It’s a Turkish Agean region wine: Urla Hypnose. . . Coupage of two grapes: Narince and Beyazkere. . Boğazkere is a red local grape of Anatolia. This chateau discovered some white grapes among Boğazkere vines and called them “Beyazkere”. They blended those with another local white, “Narince”. . . The result is a coupage, which has a rich and impressive nose. It’s very floral with peach, apricot and tropical fruits. Taste is very similar to nose. It has medium high acidity and long finish. Perfect with light meals and delicious alone, as well. Cheers 🥂 . . . . #wine #winereview #turkishwine #urlawines #urlasarapcilik #winery #narince #beyazkere #bog ̆azkere #whitewine #cocktails #cocktailart #cocktailtime #cocktailhour #cocktailsofinstagram #winelover #wine #winetasting #winestagram #wineoclock #wineenthusiast #winespectator #wset #s ̧arap #beyazs ̧arap #kokteyl
I had to turn on the AC today... . . . . . #ig_ #cabernet #wineporn #california #sommelier #winetasting #wineoclock #wine #wineporn #winelovers #mendocinocounty #winenight #winery #luxury #thebest #sommlife #instasomm #wset #guildofsommeliers #winephotography #fwis #syrah #vin #cheeseandwine #vinho #sexyshot #winefolly #decanter #sonoma #grovestreeet #bonterra
🧳😉Memorial Day Weekend Getaway! Take a sip and watch this 45 seconds virtual tour of an organic vineyard in Maipú, Mendoza! 🍷 . 🍇The first video begins under fifty years old Criolla vines that were trained using the pergola system. This was a very common way of growing vines in Argentina. Then we slowly approach a Malbec vineyard. These vines are about thirty years old and the grapes are used to make a Malbec wine that is exported to the U.S (Santa Julia Organic Malbec ). . ☄⚡As you can see anti-hail nets are placed on top of the vines to protect them. During the summer, hail is a serious threat in Mendoza. It can destroy many acres of vines in just a few minutes. . 🍁It's Fall in the Southern Hemisphere therefore in the second video the colorful foliage can be appreciated. Fall is a breathtaking time to discover Argentina's wine regions. Imagine yourself standing among those vines. I'd say close your eyes and take a deep breath but the landscape is so beautiful that you shouldn't stop watching! . 🎥Hope you like this short virtual tour! . . . 🥰Thank you @josedlaguna , @bodegasantajulia sommelier, for sharing this video exclusively with us!
Quarantine weekend plans: drink wine & spy on the neighbors 😂 What’s new on samanthaswinetrail.com: 💻🍷 • How to Taste Wine #wset • Aromas & Flavors in Wine • Secrets of Chianti • Rosé Myths: Busted! • Cru Beaujolais Quick Guide #winejourney #linkinbio Wishing everyone a great weekend 💛!
Barely-ripe Bing cherry, rose petal, fresh rhubarb. Juicy cranberry, oolong tea, tart pomegranate. Wild strawberry, blood orange, and raspberry cola gracefully collide with mint leaf and cherry blossom in a delicately perfumed yet deeply fragrant display. Layers of sage, rosemary, and wild poppies further bolster herbal and floral complexity while hints of forest floor and tree bark unveil pristine organic delight. Impressions of crushed basalt, marine fog, and sandy loam reveal compelling suggestions of terroir that are enhanced by a mild dusting of anise, nutmeg, and citrus spice. Pure, elegant, and beautifully feminine in character; exhibiting outstanding finesse and restraint while remaining expressive, lifted, and ethereal. Medium in body with soft yet substantial tannin and gorgeously elevated acidity. This 2018 "Mizu No Oto" Dona Margarita Vineyard Pinot Noir by Kanpai Wines is an impressively captivating, cerebral, classic red from the west Sonoma Coast. . Although Sonoma County's Russian River Valley is known for producing some of California's most plush and decadent iterations of Pinot Noir, the coastal vineyards just to its west often shape wines that are significantly more delicate and restrained. This bottling, crafted by Kanpai Wines using Pinot Noir sourced from the Dona Margarita Vineyard northwest of Freestone, is an outstanding example of the west Sonoma Coast's incredible and inimitable terroir. This wine exhibits a medley of outstandingly pure, crunchy, and vibrant fruit yet is driven primarily by an ambrosial bouquet of bright flowers and fresh herbs. Its natural earthy undercurrents softly chime in to add complexity while still allowing for dynamic youthful characteristics to shine. This is an extremely well executed offering that brilliantly represents of one of California's most interesting cool climate terroirs. . Have you tried wine from the west Sonoma Coast? . @kanpai_wines #kanpaiwines #pinotnoir #westsonomacoast #sonomacoast #sonoma #sonomacounty #sonomawine #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #syrah #grenache #chardonnay #napa #napavalley #napawine #winereview #wine #wine #winery #wineblog #wineblogger #instawine #wset #wineryreflections
I have a feeling my summer is going to look a lot like this 😂 I mean, if we can’t travel, might as well sit outside and drink a bottle of wine...right?! 🤷🏼♀️ Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect summertime sipper and would be a great wine to bring to the beach or the pool ☀️🌴 This @twomeycellars Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorites and was actually the first Sauvignon Blanc I liked! Overall, I have felt very blah and so so about this varietal, but something about this bottle made me think differently. It’s bright, it’s crisp and even has a little bit of minerality to it. I feel like a lot of Sauvignon Blanc from California almost has too much of that tropical fruit expression. This one seems a little more well balanced in that regard and it doesn’t overwhelm me like other bottles. What do you guys think of the tropical fruit aromas and flavors in Sauvignon Blanc? Is it something you love? Something that pushes you away? I’d love to know! Cheers!
Bright Rainier cherry, oyster shell, fresh squeezed lemon. Crunchy nectarine, citrus blossom, underripe mango. Green apple, ruby grapefruit, and peach skin highlight an expressive and beautifully aromatic fruit core brilliantly complicated by chalk dust, wild flowers, and brioche. Notes of honeysuckle, fresh hay, and spring bloom extend the reach of pretty natural perfume as subtle wafts of French baguette reveal underlying autolytic complexity. Lasting impressions of sea salt and crushed calcareous rock writhe within the surprisingly expansive yet elegant attack carefully accentuating tension and focus. Lively, energetic, and quite dry on the palate; sporting a broad yet crisp mouthfeel backed by very fine and delicate mousse. Medium in body with high acidity. This NV Brut "L'Héritage De Serge" Premier Cru Blanc de Noirs by Champagne Barbier-Louvet is a wonderfully complex and terroir expressive grower Champagne from the Montagne de Reims. . Although Champagne boasts more small independent growers than nearly any other wine region in the world, the actual production and bottling of the wines of Champagne has for centuries been dominated by large commercial houses. However, in recent decades more growers have begun bottling and selling wine under their own labels which has led to a wonderful surge in the availability of small production single village offerings. This bottling, crafted by Champagne Barbier-Louvet using 100% Pinot Noir grown in Tauxières-Mutry, is an outstanding example of why the grower/producer revolution has found such tremendous success. Made entirely using fruit from a 99% rated Premier Cru village directly adjacent to Bouzy, this wine brilliantly expresses the tremendous depth and complexity possible when Pinot Noir is grown in one of Champagne's greatest terroirs. With excellent execution it skillfully embodies a powerful and expressive style while retaining great tension, focus, and verve. This is an undoubtedly impressive offering that is worth seeking out. . What are your thoughts on grower Champagne? . @champagne_barbier_louvet @themanufactoryonline
I’m rounding out Sauvignon Blanc week with one more food pairing idea and this time it’s vegetarian! 🥦🥒🥬 Sauvignon Blanc pairs wonderfully with grilled vegetables. Last week, we tried this recipe from @halfbakedharvest and it was SO good and so simple. This is her “Grilled Pesto Zucchini Stuffed with Tomatoes and Orzo” and it was very filling and satisfying - we didn’t even miss the meat! We paired it with a Sancerre, and it was a match made in heaven 🥰 Be sure to bookmark this recipe for this summer and pick up your favorite bottle of Sancerre for the wine pairing. You’ll love it! Cheers! 🥂
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