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July 1, 2013

In every summer season a little Vinho Verde should be included, and New York Times wine columnist Eric Asimov steps up to the task with reviews of many such light and lovely wines this week. On the other coast, San Jose Mercury News wine columnist Laurie Daniel reports on a recent tasting of Petite Sirah wines. And the Seattle Times this week announces a new wine column duo - Maggie Savarino and Andy Perdue, with the first 'Grapevine' column coming next week. JG

Baltimore Sun: Wine writer Michael Dresser picks Chateau de la Perriere Brouilly 2011. (Link)

Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Staff writer Donald Rosenberg picks The Royal Old Vines Steen Chenin Blanc 2012. (Link)

Los Angeles Times:
Wine writer Irene Virbila picks Inama Soave Classico 2011. (Link)

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Wine writer Gil Lempert-Schwarz chooses Las Rocas Rose 2012. (Link)

Dallas Morning News: Wine columnist Rebecca Murphy picks Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. (Link)

New York Times: Wine columnist Eric Asimov on the summertime pleasures of Vinho Verde wines. Top wine in tasting is Vidigal 'Shocking Green' 2011, while the Vinho Verde from Adega Cooperativa de Ponte da Barca is noted as a fine value. (Link)

Wall Street Journal: Wine columnist Lettie Teague on Cava wines, with a focus on Raventos, but mentions for many others. (Link) On another page, Teague offers tasting notes on Cava wines from Segura Viudas, Castellroig, Avinyo, Raventos, and Naveran. (Link)

Financial Times: Wine columnist Jancis Robinson on regulatory labeling changed coming to Barolo. Also recommendations for a good number of Barolo wines from the past rew vintages. (Link)

San Francisco Chronicle: Wine editor Jon Bonne on summer drink concoctions using wine suggested by Clos du Bois and Coppola. (Link)

Sacramento Bee: Wine columnist Chris Macias on sommelier Jeremiah Morehouse. (Link)

Napa Register: Wine columnist Dan Berger on Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blended wines, with nice mentions for wines from Andis, Cadaretta, Clos du Val, Buty, and Laville Haut-Brion. (Link)

San Jose Mercury News: Wine columnist Laurie Daniel on Petite Sirah wines, with nice comments on wines from Broken Earth Winery, Viano Vineyards, Donatoni, Hearst Ranch, and others. (Link)

Washington Post: Wine columnist Dave McIntyre on the subject of balance in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Focus is on Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Clos du Val, and Michael Mondavi's Oberon. (Link) On another page, tasting notes on several well balanced Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, with highest ratings for wines from Chateau Montelena, Antica, and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. (Link)

Dallas Morning News: Staff writer Tina Danze reports on wines to pair with a Greek-style burger. Recommendations for wines from Charles Joguet, Tikal, Mont Gravet, Flor, Steltzner Vin eyards, Boutari, Cosentino, Yangarra Estate, Emilio Moro, and Muga. (Link)

Arizona Republic: Wine columnist Mark Tarbell offers tasting notes on summer wines, and a sangria recipe. Highest rating is for Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay 2010. (Link)

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Wine writer Bill Ward has nice things to say about Casa Lapostolle Grand Selection Chardonnay 2012. (Link)

Miami Herald: Wine columnist Fred Tasker on rose wines for summer enjoyment. Highest rated wines are from Holman Ranch, Las Rocas, Hecht & Bannier, and Mulderbosch. (Link)

Chicago Tribune: Wine columnist Bill St. John on Grenache wines from around the globe. Tasting notes on wines from Famille Perrin, Paul Jaboulet Aine, Quivira Vineyards, Two Hands, d'Arenberg, and others. (Link)

The Oregonian: Wine columnist Katherine Cole on wines for summer enjoyment. Recommendations for Seven of Hearts Willamette Valley Rose of Pinot Noir 2012, and Monte Ferro Dion Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2012. (Link)

Seattle Times:
The newspaper this week introduced its new wine column - The Grapevine - and it's new wine columnists: Maggie Savarino and Andy Perdue. The debut column is coming next week. (Link)

Wine blogger Alder Yarrow on the sparkling wines of Cantine Ferrari in Italy. Many thoughts and tasting notes. (Link)

Bigger Than Your Head: Wine blogger Fredric Koeppel has nice things to say about Clos La Chance Dry Rose 2012. (Link)

Wine Review Online: Wine writer Blake Gray on the Russian River Valley wines of Kathleen Inman. (Link)

1WineDude: Wine blogger Joe Roberts offers mini reviews of wines from Gimonnet-Oger, Didier-Ducos Fils, Pascal Redon, Royal Tokaji, Achaval-Ferrer, Graffigna, and Hecht & Bannier. (Link)

The Gray Report: Wine blogger Blake Gray offers some thoughts on SOMM, the movie. (Link)

Terroirist: Wine blogger David White reviews several wines from New Zealand, including wines from Seifried, Lake Chalice, and Forrest Estate. (Link)

TimAtkin: Wine blogger Tim Atkin on the recent Master of Wine examinations. (Link)

Zester Daily: Wine blogger Elin McCoy recommends Cobb Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009. (Link)

JancisRobinson: Wine blogger Jancis Robinson recommends Domaine de la Taille aux Loups Montlouis 2011. (Link)

Diner's Journal:
Wine blogger Eric Asimov on wines to pair with a peppery pasta dish. Thoughts run from Pouilly Fume to Quincy, or Fiano di Avellino, or Provence rose. (Link)


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