Announcing Bellissimo Cellars: The Next Commercial Winery in Santa Clarita Valley To Come From Valencia’s Only Bonded, Licensed and Local Winery

by Eve Bushman

Bellissimo Cellars Follows SCV Winery Owners, Pulchella Winery, as Second Commercial SCV WinerySANTA CLARITA, CA – Specializing in small case wine production of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sangiovese from only organic farms in the Central Coast of California, Bellissimo Cellars is proud to announce that they are the first locally-owned commercial winery to come from our only winemaking facility in Valencia, SCV Custom Crush Services.Steve Lemley, co-owner with Nate Hasper of SCV Custom Crush Services and Pulchella Winery, commented, “Nate and I are very excited for Bellissimo cellars. Lora pours her heart and soul into these wines and they truly…

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South Africa Exposed: Exploring the wines of the Breedekloof Valley

by Jamie Smith

USATT explores the diverse stories and inimitable terroirs of uniWines’ Vineyards and interviews Heinrich VenterThe Vineyards of uniWines in Breedekloof Valley, South Africa, are truly remarkable places to behold. Travelling east out of Cape Town, through the Huguenot Tunnel under the Hawequas Moutains, the beautiful Breedekloof Valley stretches out with the Matroosberg Mountain further still, looming on the horizon. With pastoral country painted in vineyards, country manors intermixed with homestead hamlets and farm land juxtaposed against rough outcrops, the vista is anybody’s idyllic painting of tranquility. The exceptional geography also lends itself to a diverse range of soils and both…

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Undiscovered Wine Gem in Connecticcut

by Ron Kapon

Do not write me when I tell you I found a very good Connecticut wine. Even I was shocked after the tasting. Chamard Vineyards invited me to dinner and a tasting on my last night in Connecticut. The general manager Jeff Vernon offered to pick me up and return me to Old Saybrook since the inn was half way between his house and the winery in Clinton. I knew that name because the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets are down the road from the winery and I had stopped to shop there several times on the way to and from Boston.…

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Huge interest in Hungarian wines in the USA!

by Michael Hunter

After last year's, Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015 traveled through its second tour successfully again.This year, the largest Hungarian wines show’s team met with the wine experts in 3 different cities - New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco in 8 wine bars.The European wines almost always associated with the Italian and French wines. The popularity of the wines of Hungary in the heart of Europe with excellent and varied lands, are going back to the Middle Ages. The French and Russian king both considered the Hungarian Tokaj Aszú as the best wine of the world, XIV Louis called it the…

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Which Hungarian white or red wine was the American wine experts’ favorite one?

by Michael Hunter

Which white or red wine was the American wine experts’ favorite one?The answer also surprised us!This year the Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015 presented one of the oldest wine culture to hundreds of wine lovers in 8 stations. Hungary in the heart of Europe could give a very special gift to the wine lovers thanks to its excellent and varied lands and climate.During the Roadshow, participants could taste Hungarian wines that can be found nowhere else in America. From the white wines 4(Lovassy Tokaj Furmint, Lovassy Tokaj Muskotály, Günzer Villányi Mont Blanc and Lajvér Avantgarde Szekszárdi cuvee Blanc) and from the…

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Some Ancient Wines That Were Significantly Popular At Their Times

by Eve Hunt

Wines have a prominent share in the history of mankind. If you will turn back few pages from the history, you will get to know that how important drinking wine was considered during that time. In ancient Greece, those who did not drink wine were regarded as barbarian. The term barbarian was used to describe people who were uncivilized or inferior.People at that time used to follow simple wine making recopies and usually would make it at home. Let’s have a look at some of the famous ancient wines:Lora: It was a bitter wine made from soaking the grape skin…

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A Winos Guide To The U.S. 290 Wine Road – Caveat Emptor

by ANDREW JOHN CHALK

You have toured Napa’s famed Highway 29, right? The wine trail where it takes 45 minutes to cross the road in the summer (such is the traffic)? Well, an attraction billing itself as the “#2 Wine Destination in America” is taking shape just south of Dallas. It is the “290 wine trail” or “Wine Road 290”.The term “290 wine trail” is my own. The name refers to the stretch of U.S. 290 between Fredericksburg and Johnson City.The term “Wine Road 290” is copyrighted and owned by a corporation with the following details: · Started by Gary Gilstrap from Texas Hills…

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English Wine Appeals to all sorts

by Nicola Boarer

English wine is not only winning awards against some of the world’s most famous names in the world of wine, but now it also boasts its very own wine tour from London.The very first English Wine Tasting Tour took place last Sunday 31st May, the perfect end to English Wine Week. After all the celebrations of English Wine throughout the week, it seems only fitting that it should end with a visit to where it all begins.Nicola Boarer, Founder English Wine Tasting Tours said ‘’The first tour appealed to a real mixed bag. Some cool 20 somethings who had heard…

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