Cedar City and Amador County, CA... Things in common?

Cedar City and Amador County, CA… Things in common?

By Miss Fox | Amador County, Cedar City, Chardonnay, Lodi, Red Blends, Riesling, Rogue Valley, Sangiovese, Utah, Willamette Valley, Zinfandel

A winery in Cedar City, Utah? You betcha! Iron Gate, is not only a winery, it also has a tasting room. Here is a map. Map Link Our class featured Iron Gate wines that are actually designated by the AVAs that the grapes are sourced from. Wines from Amador County in California rounded out the mix – they [&hellip

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Summer School 2014 Honor Roll

By Miss Fox | Wine How To's

June 21: Surprising Wines from New Areas Lara Valdes-Postula   June 14, 2014: Tasty Values for Summer Dominic Heuscher   &nbsp

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Tasty Values (Mostly from France!) for the Summer

Tasty Values (Mostly from France!) for the Summer

By Miss Fox | Bordeaux, Chenin Blanc, France, Loire Valley, Malbec, Portugal, Red Blends, Rhone, White Blends

(Wow, students. Miss Fox ran into a technical glitch with loading the images of the wine bottles. Wine images won’t load next to the wines scores. Maybe next week the content will be back to normal.) Summer school started with an exploration of French values, along with a Vinho Verde from Portugal.   Quinta de [&hellip

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Five Mysterious Wines to Try

Five Mysterious Wines to Try

By Miss Fox | California, Carmenere, Japan, Malbec, Mendoza, Sake, Santa Barbara County, Santa Lucia Highlands, Shiraz / Syrah, Sparkling, White Blends

Wines of mystery… these are wines that gets you wondering or are subtly seductive or, in Professor Szczesny’s opinion, are a mystery because they’re not more popular and well known. One way or another, aside from the sixth wine, according to our students, these should be on your list to find. Alma Negra Sparkling Rosé of [&hellip

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Zinfandels of California

Zinfandels of California

By Miss Fox | Contra Costa Valley, Lodi, Mendocino, Napa Valley, Sonoma

Take one varietal, one year and one state and line up five wines. You’ll get a study in terroir, (pronounced “teh-wahr,) the geography, geology and climate of a particular area that defines the final wine in the bottle. Professor Wood helped students discover how the wine changes as you focus on different regions in California. [&hellip

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Wines of Argentina and Chile

Wines of Argentina and Chile

By Miss Fox | Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Chile, Malbec, Mendoza, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes

Value shoppers take note… Argentinean and Chilean wines are high on bang for your buck, for so many reasons… Torrontes is a great white wine that can offer medium to heavy body, like an oaked Chardonnay or Viognier, but offers complexity without the oak that fights with so many foods. Malbec is what I call [&hellip

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Finding Hidden Wine Gems... Where do you look?

Finding Hidden Wine Gems… Where do you look?

By Miss Fox | Languedoc-Roussillon, Mendoza, Red Blends, Tuscany, Veneto, White Blends

We all want to find great wines to turn our friends and family on to – what fun to show up at a party or a dinner with a wine that everyone falls in love with! Professor Martin brought some very interesting wines, TWO of which got SOLID “A’s.” His advice was be brave, don’t [&hellip

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Wines Filled with Love

Wines Filled with Love

By Miss Fox | Margaret River, Mendoza, Paso Robles, Spain, Sparkling, White Blends

Our class enjoyed their wine tasting this week with candles lit and faces glowing. In light of upcoming Valentine’s Day, Miss Fox featured wines that demonstrated love, in one way or another. Segura Viudas Brut Rosé, Penedés, Spain, 12.0% alcohol, approx. $8.99 (90% Trepat, 10% Garnacha) LOVE OF: Colorful drama… opening sparkling wine and pouring a [&hellip

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Milbrandt Pinot Noir: What is it like?

By Miss Fox | Central Coast, Pinot Noir, The Visual Series
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An Italian White to Look For

By Miss Fox | Nuragus, Sardinia, The Visual Series
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