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Wine Notes: Teliani Valley Kindzmarauli (2019)

 Hey, Everyone! I am back with another rare wine. This time, I present: Teliani Valley Kindzmarauli , a wine of the Republic of Georgia . How cool is that? Before I discuss the wine, let me provide a little bit of background. For those that may not be familiar with the location of the Republic of Georgia (not to be confused with the state of Georgia ), this country is located south of Russia and north of Turkey. To have a better understanding of its size, it is smaller than the state of Maine! The Republic of Georgia is full of history, enriched in cultural traditions and yes, winemaking. It is considered one of the oldest agricultural sites for growing grapevines as well as the production of wine. Wine is important to the people and culture of Georgia and its production dates as far back as 8,000 years ago. Though, international varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are permitted, 95% of Georgian wine is made from indigenous varieties, such as: saperavi , kisi ,

Wine Notes: New Age Sweet Wine

The other day, I found myself on another quest for a wine made from a grape, from a wine region I had not explored (or in this case, explored well).  What did I come up with? New Age Sweet Wine .  This is a white wine made from 90% Torrontes and 10% Sauvignon Blanc . It comes from Argentina's San Rafael wine district located in the Mendoza Wine Region (Argentina's leading wine province).  Special care is taken in the production of the wine. The grapes are hand-picked and to achieve a semi- sweet and semi -sparkling wine, selected yeasts are added to the freshly pressed juice to begin the fermentation. Fermentation is then halted halfway through, by spinning the wine in a centrifuge. Let's talk about the wine: Appearance : This wine is pale lemon in color and slightly effervescent Nose : The aromas are white florals, juicy citrus, stone fruits (peach) and wet stones (the aroma characteristics are primary) Palate : off- dry, high acidity, low alcohol and light bodied. The fl

Wine In A Can?! Review of Underwood The Bubbles

While shopping at Total Wine the other day, I decided to look for some wine from Oregon. As I was making my selection, I found myself face- to- face with a 375ml can that boasted what it contained inside: The Bubbles! Curiosity got the best of me and I quickly performed a Google search to get more information on the little gold tin. I could not believe it. This was Champagne in a can!  Who is behind this new thing? It is the Unionwine Company (based in Tualatin, Oregon) known for their three wine brands: Underwood, Kings Ridge and Alchemist. Ryan Harms, the founder and chief executive, formed the company to create something "I can share with friends and family and make accessible, without sacrificing quality". Harms was the first to produce and market wine in cans in the U.S. Underwood makes its wine from the diverse vineyards and wine growing regions of Oregon. They strive to make an approachable everyday drinking wine.  Though I purchased a can of The Bubbles, honestly, I