2009 Muscadet

Another summer favorite has resurfaced this year and we couldn’t be more delighted.  I am talking about a beautiful Muscadet from the Loire Valley produced by Domaine de la Quilla.  The winemakers, Laurence and Gerard Vinet, “mature their wine on the lees and bottle it in the spring following the harvest.”  The time spent on [...]

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2009 Singing Gruner Veltliner

Gruner Veltliner is often an overlooked wine, but is one of our favorites during the summer months.  The one that we have tried this evening is a 2009 Singing Gruner Veltliner produced by a father-daughter team namely, Laurenz Maria Moser V. and Sophie Marie.  The grape is indigenous to Austria and the winemaker describes the [...]

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Tasting Cupcake Vineyards’ Award Winning Wine with Winemaker Adam Richardson

With the economy continuing to struggle, interest in wines under $15 has exploded.
WineEnabler.com has tried to keep pace with this trend, so we were thrilled when I was asked to meet winemaker Adam Richardson, International wine director for Underdog Wine Merchants. Adam was in Austin to promote his latest venture with Underdog, Cupcake Vineyards. [...]

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De Long Wine Century Club update – 86 varietals tasted

I am continuing my slow walk toward membership in the De Long Wine Century Club. This weekend, I shared a bottle of 2006 Statti Calabria Gaglioppo ($23) outdoors at Mandola’s Italian Market in Austin. This wine is made from the Gaglioppo grape, which was light and refreshing, with plenty of fruit and a [...]

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Holiday wine values from Austin experts, round 2

As the holidays approach, WineEnabler.com is making every effort to keep you up to date on the best wine values available in Austin. In a previous post, we listed wine suggestions from the Austin-area experts from The Austin Wine Merchant, Grapevine Market, and Central Market.
This week we have wine selections from Molly Sheehan at [...]

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