Tag Archives: Syrah

Vignobles Michel Gassier: New Releases from Costières de Nîmes

The Costiéres de Nîmes is the southernmost wine growing region of the Rhône Valley. Located southwest of Chateuneuf-du-Pape, the Costiéres de Nîmes appellation includes part of the Camargue Rhône delta, bordering the Rhone to the east and including the ancient, … Continue reading

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Peay Vineyards’ New Releases

Peay Vineyards is one of California’s finest producers of hand-crafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Established in 1996, it sits on an isolated mountain ridge along the “true” Northern Sonoma Coast (near the town of Annapolis) in the coastal fog … Continue reading

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The Wines of Blaauwklippen Valley in Stellenbosch: Kleinood, Keermont, & de Trafford

Blaauwklippen Valley is one of several areas of Stellenbosch that we’ve visited on our South Africa trip. This valley provides excellent growing conditions for producing elegant and rich tasting Syrah and aromatic whites like Chenin Blanc and Viognier. But it’s … Continue reading

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Vinhos de Lisboa [Wines of Lisbon]

The Comissão Vitivinícola da Região Lisboa presented new releases of several producers at tastings in New York and Washington this week. In centuries past these wines were highly sought after. In today’s globalized world they are almost impossible to find, … Continue reading

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Vinous Pleasures in the Sky: Lufthansa’s Vinothèque and the Gracia Syrah

As part of its effort to make air travel more pleasant, Lufthansa’s Vinothèque program offers wine loving travelers special wines, like the rich and flavorful Gracia 2004 Syrah from the Aconcagua Valley that I recently enjoyed on my return flight … Continue reading

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Emiliana Natura: Naturally Inexpensive

  Viñedos Emiliana is the leader in organic and biodynamic wine production in Chile. A fewmonths ago we visited the biodynamic vineyards of Emiliana in the Casablanca Valley [pictured here—Don Winkler; Fernando Pavón, Emiliana; Mike Potashnik]. Organic usually means pricey … Continue reading

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The Exciting New Wines of Portugal

The New Wines of Portugal, Report # 24, is now available to subscribers at iwinereview.com. It’s our first Double Issue ever. And why, you might ask, a double issue? Because Portugal is so incredibly diverse in terms of climate, soils, … Continue reading

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