“Wine Time with Mike & Holly – Treana 2013 Marsanne/Viognier White”

The 2013 Treana White is a deep gold color and exhibits lush aromatics. Bold aromas of honeysuckle, pineapple and orange oil prepare the palate for a wine of complexity and balance. The smooth entry leads to rich flavors of blood orange, peaches, and apricots along with subtle hints of dried herbs and finely ground white pepper. The 2013 vintage brings a racier wine than we have seen traditionally in our white wine blend. The long, well-balanced finish is matched by a lean crisp acidity that lingers in the mouth. Treana White has a trusted history of aging beautifully for 10 …
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Pinot Noir from Germany at a Value Price

The warm weather is finally here, prime time for crisp white and subtle, elegant red wines. And there may be no better red for the season than Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir has been nicknamed “the heartbreak grape” due to it being so difficult to grow well and causing great disappointment with grape growers and winemakers. I’d say for wine drinkers, the heartbreak often comes with Pinot Noir’s price! Great value Pinot Noir is almost an anomaly, with the greatest wines coming from famed part’s of France’s Burgundy region, Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and up and coming, cooler regions in California. None of these areas …
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The Top 10 Most Exciting New Wine Trends

The world of wine is undergoing a renaissance — and if you’ve ever wanted to jump in, now’s the time! The wine trends of 2016 are emerging, so don’t get left out. Check out our guide to find out more about the methods and possible madness behind some of the coolest trends in wine, from the all-natural to the technologically enhanced.   1. Small Batch and Natural Wines You may not give much thought to the production process of wine, but it gets quite complicated on a commercial scale. In fact, there are over 200 different additives a winemaker can use …
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