itacawinetwork:

Types Of WIne Glasses 

itacawinetwork:

Types Of WIne Glasses 

Napa Cabernets From a Cold, Wet Year - NYTimes.com

Does the 2011 vintage of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon tell a different story? Maybe.

Meritage is probably one of the most misunderstood and mispronounced words of the wine lexicon. The term Meritage was created by combining the words “Merit” and “Heritage” and is correctly used as a designation for a specific category of wines using the “noble” grapes which have been traditionally blended to create wines in Bordeaux, but outside of the designated French wine region.  

Rhymes with heritage, not with garage. Despite the French connection, the word should not be pronounced as if it were a French sounding word.  The designation is a registered trademark held by The Meritage Alliance, an American vintners association originally formed in 1988 with the mission of distinguishing high-quality, hand-crafted blends wines from mass-marketed, generic blends. 

In order to use the Meritage designation on a label, the wine must be licensed by the Meritage Alliance and conform to its criteria.  The winery’s release of Meritage must be limited to less than 25,000 cases.

The art of Meritage is in the blending.  A red Meritage must be a blend of two or more of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, St. Macaire, Gros Verdot and Carmenère grape varietals. For a white Meritage the blend must consist of at least two of three of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon or Muscadelle du Bordelais - sometimes inaccurately referred to as Sauvignon Vert in California. 

To qualify as a Meritage, either for red or white, no one variety can make up more than 90% of the blend, and it may not include any other grape variety . 

Flora Springs Trilogy (Napa Valley), Dry Creek Meritage (Sonoma), and Trinchero Meritage (Napa Valley)  - Three delicious red Meritage wines, each created with a different number and proportion of the permitted grape varietals, each showcasing the art and craftsmanship of blending.  (RD)

#meritage #trinchero #drycreek #florasprings #trilogy

Meritage is probably one of the most misunderstood and mispronounced words of the wine lexicon. The term Meritage was created by combining the words “Merit” and “Heritage” and is correctly used as a designation for a specific category of wines using the “noble” grapes which have been traditionally blended to create wines in Bordeaux, but outside of the designated French wine region.

Rhymes with heritage, not with garage. Despite the French connection, the word should not be pronounced as if it were a French sounding word. The designation is a registered trademark held by The Meritage Alliance, an American vintners association originally formed in 1988 with the mission of distinguishing high-quality, hand-crafted blends wines from mass-marketed, generic blends.

In order to use the Meritage designation on a label, the wine must be licensed by the Meritage Alliance and conform to its criteria. The winery’s release of Meritage must be limited to less than 25,000 cases.

The art of Meritage is in the blending. A red Meritage must be a blend of two or more of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, St. Macaire, Gros Verdot and Carmenère grape varietals. For a white Meritage the blend must consist of at least two of three of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon or Muscadelle du Bordelais - sometimes inaccurately referred to as Sauvignon Vert in California.

To qualify as a Meritage, either for red or white, no one variety can make up more than 90% of the blend, and it may not include any other grape variety .

Flora Springs Trilogy (Napa Valley), Dry Creek Meritage (Sonoma), and Trinchero Meritage (Napa Valley) - Three delicious red Meritage wines, each created with a different number and proportion of the permitted grape varietals, each showcasing the art and craftsmanship of blending. (RD)

#meritage #trinchero #drycreek #florasprings #trilogy

Easy to drink 2012 Domaine Laroque  Cité de Carcassonne Cabernet Franc - Languedoc on a Riedel glass at Carmel Café and Wine Bar (Winter Park, FL) Nice! @carmelcafe

Easy to drink 2012 Domaine Laroque Cité de Carcassonne Cabernet Franc - Languedoc on a Riedel glass at Carmel Café and Wine Bar (Winter Park, FL) Nice! @carmelcafe

foodandstyleclub:

How to pair wines with spring vegetables and fruits
A simple guide to choosing the right wine for your spring menus. You’ll never worry again about what to serve with asparagus! With tons of great recipes…

foodandstyleclub:

How to pair wines with spring vegetables and fruits

A simple guide to choosing the right wine for your spring menus. You’ll never worry again about what to serve with asparagus! With tons of great recipes…

Far Niente Estate Bottled  Chardonnay 2011@. #farniente #instacollage #chardonnay

Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2011@. #farniente #instacollage #chardonnay

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

(Plautus)
neil-a-stevens:

Spain & PortugalBy Neil Stevens
A detail of a new map i’ve been working on for Majestiic Wines. Overall there have been 10 new maps i’ve created for them this week of the various popular wine regions around the globe. These are always a joy to work on and looking forward to placing the whole series up on my main portfolio site very soon.

neil-a-stevens:

Spain & Portugal
By Neil Stevens

A detail of a new map i’ve been working on for Majestiic Wines. Overall there have been 10 new maps i’ve created for them this week of the various popular wine regions around the globe. These are always a joy to work on and looking forward to placing the whole series up on my main portfolio site very soon.