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Colorado Wine Co.: Wine tasting, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Four wines. Cost $12. 2305 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-478-1985. Rosso Wine Shop: Wine tasting, 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Three wines. Cost $10. 3459 1⁄2 N. Verdugo Road ...
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Salud! California wines crafted by local palates define Madison’s Cambridge Winery –

Salud! California wines crafted by local palates define Madison's Cambridge Winery
Billy Peregrine, a wine steward, pours a taste for Joseph Deutsch of Madison during a tasting at the Cambridge Winery's tasting room. Cambridge is open for tastings Wednesdays ... First, the Peregrines transformed part of the building they owned on ...

Daily Wine News: Protesting Bicicleta

The source of some French winemakers’ anger. (Image: Cono Sur)

“French winemakers threaten to block Tour de France after Chilean wine chosen as sponsor,” reports the Telegraph. Chilean wine group Cono Sur, which produces wines under the “Bicicleta” label, is an official sponsor until after the 2017 event.

In Vinous, Antonio Galloni shares his thoughts on 2011 Brunello di Montalcino, and Montalcino’s microclimates and terroirs.

Last week, John Fox, the co-owner of Premier Cru, faced his creditors yesterday and took the Fifth Amendment 50 times. Frances Dinkelspiel shares details from the hearing in Berkleyside.

Jancis Robinson reviews Peter M. F. Sichel’s book, The Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy. Sichel is most famous for having driven Blue Nun sales up in the 1980s.

Grape Collective publishes an extract of an interview with Peter Mondavi Sr. in 2013 for the first time. He talks about how Napa has changed, his relationship with his brother Robert, and his love of the family business.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre pens a tribute to Peter Mondavi Sr.

Steve Heimoff also comments on Peter Mondavi Sr.’s great achievements.

In Wines & Vines, Peter Mitham reports on the highlights of the Oregon Wine Symposium.

Rachel Signer explores the many sides of tempranillo, including fresher, lighter, New World styles in Eater.

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For February 29, 2016

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway?
I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up of those twitter wine reviews from the past week (click here for the skinny on how to read them), along with links to help you find these wines, so that you can try them for yourself. Cheers!

  • 14 Stinson Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Monticello): Virginia scores a vibrant goal, proudly displaying the grass stains of its victory $24 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Lieb cellars Reserve Cabernet Franc (North Fork of Long Island): Such a dark, earthy, peppery – but a shade too woody – delight. $40 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Barton & Guestier Thomas Barton Reserve Saint-Emilion (Saint-Emilion): Probably should be wearing a sign reading Robust Or Bust. $21 B >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Parducci True Grit Reserve Chardonnay (Mendocino County): Nothing gritty about this spicy, fruity, creamy, & floral crowd-pleaser. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Howell Mountain Vineyards Beatty Ranch Zinfandel (Howell Mountain): Doesn't mean to be this hedonistic; ok, actually, yes it does. $55 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 12 J. McClelland Charbono (Napa Valley): Like the revitalized Dr. Who, this is a pure revenge of the nerds at its most compelling. $40 A- >>find this wine<<
  • 11 EOS Estate Tears of Dew Late Harvest Moscato (Paso Robles): Paso goes all apricot sweetness on us, and we end up liking it. $25 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 13 Kramer Vineyards Celebrate Muller-Thurgau (Yamhill-Carlton District): Well there's a paaaarty goin' on riiiiiiight heeeeere… $22 B >>find this wine<<
  • 12 Paul Dolan Vineyards Pinot Noir (Mendocino County): Might not peg the meter on complexity, but authenticity carries the day here. $30 B+ >>find this wine<<
  • 07 Grandes Vinos y Vinedos Monasterio de las Vinas Gran Reserva (Carinena): This fresh stuff is *how* old? Could have fooled me, bro. $NA B+ >>find this wine<<

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The Witcher 3 DLC Release Date, News, and Updates: Blood and Wine is Going to be Really Big; 2 Old Characters … – Crossmap

The Witcher 3 DLC Release Date, News, and Updates: Blood and Wine is Going to be Really Big; 2 Old Characters ...
Recently, Jakub Szamalek had an interview with Eurogamer, in the interview he shared about what will happen in the upcoming 'The Witcher 3 DLC', additionally he also described Toussaint-- the setting in the upcoming Blood and Wine. According to reports ...

I’ll Drink To That: Jacques Lardi&egrave;re of Resonance

Episode 341 of I'll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Jacques Lardière, who oversaw 42 vintages at Maison Louis Jadot in Burgundy, and who now looks after the Résonance project that Jadot has started in Oregon.

Jacques Lardière is someone who possesses incomparable experience (42 vintages, and across a wide range of appellations), fantastic stories, considerable open hearted charm, and some idiosyncratic theories. It can be hard to follow what he is saying at times. It can also be a joy. Each of the aspects of Jacques' personality is present in this episode, and that is no surprise, as he is someone who will bring multitudes to any conversation. What is really notable is how far this interview gets to the heart of Jacques' early personality, as he fully explains what interested him and why he entered on a career that would be decades long in Burgundy. Some people may identify a rebellious streak in Jacques, and he would agree. He offers an explanation of exactly where that comes from. Like for a wine, his character, says Jacques, derives from his region. And he expounds at length about what is important to him in a wine. But it is the personal memories that lift the interview to something else: catching snakes for venom studies, drinking wines with his father, blind tasting with Jules Chauvet, and the difficult 1972 vintage. These are amongst many treasures that Jacques shares in this conversation. As he does so, it becomes clear how much of a gem he really is.

Listen to the stream above, or check it out in iTunes.

I'll Drink to That is the world's most listened-to wine podcast, hosted by Levi Dalton. Levi has had a long career working as a sommelier in some of the most distinguished and acclaimed dining rooms in America. He has served wine to guests of Restaurant Daniel, Masa, and Alto, all in Manhattan. Levi has also contributed articles on wine themes to publications such as The Art of Eating, Wine & Spirits magazine, Bon Appetit online, and Eater NY. Check out his pictures on Instagram and follow him on Twitter: @levi_opens_wine