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Valley Wine Grape Growers Thankful For Rain | Abc30.com

(KFSN) -- The recent wet weather is welcome news to Valley wine grape growers. The Winegrowers Association says last week's storm and the approaching one are a great start for a hopefully normal season. Since grapes are dormant this time of year, rain won't do any damage and will only create better conditions in the spring. But the association says even if this year does reach average rainfall totals, it still wouldn't make up for the loss from recent drought years.
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Brian Carter excels with Washington blends | Kitsap Week - Central Kitsap Reporter

Brian Carter, owner of Brian Carter Cellars, walks through Klipsun Vineyard on Washington?s Red Mountain during harvest. He was collecting samples of grapes before deciding when he wanted to pick Cabernet Sauvignon.        - Andy Perdue / Great Northwest Wine Carters focus is on blends, and today he crafts no fewer than 10 different wines. All are blends that focus on established Old World regions, including Bordeaux, Tuscany, the Douro Valley and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. And he does them all extremely well. In 2014, his wines have won best of show in three regional competitions, including the Seattle Wine & Food Experience, the Northwest Wine Summit and the Washington State Wine Competition. Here are several Carter wines weve tasted recently. Ask for them at your favorite wine merchant or contact the winery directly.
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Hosting a holiday party? There's an app for that - The Grand Island Independent: Food

10 Things Holiday Snacks: Cracker Bark Last years wines were declared a vintage year, thanks to one of the driest and sunniest growing seasons on record, which was perfect for ripening grapes. The result is some outstanding wines, including this offering from the Marlborough region. Slowly fermented in stainless steel tanks at cooler temperatures, the wine has aromatic intensity (Chris picked up the classic cat litter New Zealand aroma) with assertive tropical fruit flavors in bracing acidity. Because of the opposite growing seasons, the 2014 vintages are already on the shelves, so grab the 2013s while you can. Sherry: Grassy with citrus flavors of pineapple and lime. (3 stars) Chris: A pungent bouquet with flavors of lime and grapefruit laced with herbal notes. (3 stars) Available from $11 to $14. Coming next week: Van Ruiten Petite Sirah Copyright 2014 La Crosse Tribune. All rights reserved.
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Wine of the week: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Urethane Systems LLC You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Have an online subscription? Remember me on this computer Screen Name or Email Or, use your linked account: facebook 1 All Access Digital Content $15.50 for 31 days$98.00 for 183 days$186.00 for 365 days Current print subscribers You must login to view the full content on this page. Screen Name or Email Remember me on this computer Screen Name or Email Or, use your linked account: facebook Need an account? Create one now. kAm%@ 96=A 86E J@FC A2CEJ DE2CE65[ H6G6 2DD6>3=65 D@>6 @7 @FC 72G@C:E6 D?24For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.theindependent.com/life/food/hosting-a-holiday-party-there-s-an-app-for-that/article_6ac8c2b8-8351-11e4-a420-1728eb92f373.html

Roadshow: Good deeds on road remembered - San Jose Mercury News

Passers-by fix a tire for a stranger. The distance from Solvang to San Jose: 251 miles! Q I once helped an elderly couple in the snow at Lake Tahoe whose gas line had ruptured, leaving them stranded. After I discovered the source of their breakdown, I made repairs while the husband took my gas can to get fuel. The wife mentioned they were from California, but that they also lived in Austria. I lived in Austria as a child, and the conversation eventually ended with her exclaiming, "My gosh, we knew you as a little boy!" Here we were, 30 years later, half a world away, and I had found some long-lost friends of my parents due to a good deed. Q You may have printed the last "pay it forward" story, but I'd like you to at least read mine. It's kind of fun. In the early '80s, when my husband and I were in our 20s, we were in Napa trekking from winery to winery and came across an old man sitting on the folded-out back of a beat-up station wagon with a flat tire.
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