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Digging into one of the wines I shared with @exoticwinetravel a couple months ago by @coravin . It’s just as good, maybe better. 2012 @paxmahlewines Griffin's Lair Syrah. • • Deep rich flavors of dark fruit, very intense espresso and mineral finish. The color is like ink. This 100% whole cluster Syrah from Griffin's Lair Vineyard, located on a wind-swept hill in the Petaluma Gap, in the southernmost part of the Sonoma Coast AVA. • • • #PaxWines #Syrah #SonomaCoast #winemaker #winetasting #winelover #winestagram #foodie #wine

Editing some photos from my trip to Italy a month ago. This is Giancarlo Ceci sampling his fantastic Bombino Bianco. He is one of the most serene, passionate and humble individuals I’ve met in the wine industry and his wines prove it.

Wine Pick - Platinum Medal, 95 PTS - 2016 Sommelier Challenge DOUBLE GOLD - 2016 Cabernet Shootout . @cass_winery , Estate Grown, amazingly balanced 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum (party!) . It was a joy to share this wine on my trip to Catskills, NY at our family farm owned by artists @portiamunson and family. . About this special wine that New Yorkers raves about - A bouquet of black cherry, crème de cassis, crushed cardamom seed and cedar shavings, are evident on the nose. Following on the palate are layers of tart red plum, ripe raspberry, dried herbs and a touch of stewed tomato paste, while subtle tannin and a bright acidity enhance flavors of dried cranberry and steeped black tea. A delightful lingering finish is highlighted by a combined essence of seasoned leather, sweet pipe tobacco and whispers of balsamic glaze. Sooo lovely! Enjoy now until 2023 . Winemaking - The largest planted acreage at Cass Winery’s 160 acre vineyard is Cabernet Sauvignon. With such large acreage, they have the ability to select the best fruit from a variety of sites, soils, and clones across the vineyard. The grapes were picked early September and fermented into 5-ton open top fermenters. To achieve maximum extraction necessary to match the ripe flavors of the vintage, they pumped over multiple times per day. The juice was then aged for 22 months in French oak. . Cass Vineyard - The Cass Estate Vineyard, epitomizes the quality of the Paso Robles region with its exceptional soils, warm days, and cool coastal breezes. Located on a large terrace above the Huer Hero River watershed, southeast of Paso Robles, the vineyard is boasts 11 varieties at an elevation of 900 feet. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of excellent quality. . For directions Speedfind.com/CassWinery . #pasorobleswineries #wine #pasorobles #wineme #wine🍷 #winenot #winetime #wine🍷 #winestagram #drinkwine #lovewine #casswinery #cabernetsauvignon #cabernet #winemaker #wineme #winemaking #winemakesmehappy #awardwinning #wineporn #bestwine #pasorobleswine

-Il primo bicchiere è per la sete; il secondo, per la gioia, il terzo, per il piacere; il quarto, per la follia.- 🚨🚜🍷 #friends #lucci'shouse #amazing #dinner #gigione #ilpinoelaquerce #billi #marino #fourfriends #winelovers #winemaker #tuscany #tractor #nicepic #bestmoments #enjoiyourlife #youngmens

Have you tried Pinot Noir from California’s Oregon yet? . Pinot is supposed to be expensive - right!? Last year I discovered the bargain @erathwines Pinot Noir (the orange label on the left). The owners saw that post and said - Drew, you have to taste our single vineyard wines! You will be amazed. And I certainly was. These guys live and die by their single vineyard wines, believing each one is a pure expression of the site. And they should know, they first planted #PinotNoir back in 1969. This is from the Willakia Vineyard and it’s to die for. It’s more than double the price ($55), so you premium Pinot lovers will feel right at home! . Post by Drew #winewankers #erathwinery #erath #winered #wineo #winedownwednesday #wineart #wineandcheese #winemaker #wineandpaint #winemaking #winelands

Yannis Economu sets the table for Greek wine, literally and figuratively #sitia #wizard #winemaker/mechanic #salvetoimports #DNS #economu

Our man Richard from Venezuela runs a few spots at Little High Eatery @littlehigheatery in Christchurch. At El Fogón you can get chargrilled barbecue meats inspired by the big and bold tastes of Venezuela (vegetarians beware). Saunter up the colourful bar at Caribe Latin Kitchen with a glass of Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc and forget you even knew what winter really was #badass #mistycove #keepitlocal #marlborough #nz #nzfood #localfood #wineandfood #organicwine #organicwines #keepitlocal #whitewine #winetasting #winelover #winery #winetime #instawine #winelovers #winetasting #wineaddict #winepairing #wineoclock #winemaker #winemaking #wineoftheday

Hermoso #CabernetSauvignon salteño de Bodegas Etchart. Cafayate Reserve 2014, que gracias a un descuento del supermercado lo terminé pagando menos de $150. Un vino que pasa 6 meses en barrica de roble francés, gracias a lo cual aparecen notas tostadas, y un chocolate muy sutil. Su fuerte es sin duda el morrón rojo y la pimienta. En boca tiene presencia, cuerpo, retrogusto frutado y especiado. Qué lindo es vivir en un país con tanto vino bueno y accesible!

Our water view is back as we get ready for our @fawcnz event this weekend with the good folks of the @thegoodtablehb