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Quick Pour: Turkey Day Rieslings

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New Years Eve Selections: A Virginia Blind Sparkling Tasting 2013

This past March, Frank Morgan (DrinkWhatULike Wine Blog) organized our annual Virginia Blind Sparkling gathering at Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison. Now you may be scratching your head asking, “Why in the world is he just now posting this article?” Well it’s quite simple, you, the reader, would be generally more interested in sparkling wines and champagne style bubbly before New Years, now rather then in March. I, first, would like to thank Frank and the entire staff at Early Mountain for their hospitality and accommodations during our annual event. As far as the format is concerned, we generally collect around 12-15 sparkling wines and toss in a couple of wild cards from outside Virginia to liven up the sparkling and see where Virginia stands compared to those outside of the state. Paul and Warren from VirginiaWineTime, the duo from Swirl, Sip, and Snark, Allan from CellarBlog, as well as …

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Quick Pour: 2011 Dr. Konstantin Frank Sauvignon Blanc

Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Region: Finger Lakes, NY Price: $19.99 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker Notes: The Dr. Frank Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful citrus nose with orange zest and grassy notes. Virginia Pour House Notes:  Tropical notes with some light citrus and grassy qualities waft upward presenting some unique qualities blended with typical Sauvignon Blanc characteristics. The palate is coated with a smooth creamy texture  with more tropical notes, while adding nuances of zesty citrus undertones, giving way to a crisp and clean citrus lined finish with just a kick of spice for good measure. Excellent wine! Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank Region: Finger Lakes, NY Price: $19.99 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker Notes: The Dr. Frank Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful citrus nose with orange zest and grassy notes. Virginia Pour House Notes:  Tropical notes with some light citrus and grassy qualities waft upward presenting …

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Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars; My First Finger Lakes Visit

A few months back, a mid-winter celebration with some of my girlfriend’s family in Rochester, New York brought me a golden opportunity to visit the Finger Lakes Region of the country. After speaking to a few other writers and suggestions of other wine enthusiasts, I was without a doubt that Dr. Frank would be the number one visit of the trip.   This man wasn’t just a pioneer for wine in New York, but also for wine in the Northeast and the United States as a whole. Dr. Frank was a professor of plant sciences with his Ph.D. specifically in viticulture. After arriving in this country in 1951, Dr. Frank moved upstate from New York City to take a position at Cornell University’s Geneva Experiment Station. Since then, his years of research paid off as Dr. Frank was the first individual to successfully grow European Vinifera grape in the Northeastern …

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