Vintage local wine writing pulled
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Category: "New Mexico"

Tierra Encantada Vineyards Cabernet Franc (NV)

“Cabernet Franc, fine French black grape variety, much blended with and overshadowed by the more widely planted Cabernet Sauvignon,” as stated in The Oxford Companion to Wine, edited by Jancis Robinson.

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June 9: Flavors of Morocco Vineyard Dinner

Enjoy the Flavors of Morocco at the Vineyard for this third annual event at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard. Chef Rocky Durham will prepare a North African-style feast to reflect the season in Northern New Mexico. Each course will be paired with wines and served at our Grand Table in the outdoor gardens of Estrella Del [...]

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April 14: Art by the Glass at Black Mesa Winery

Lynda Burd, Black Mesa Winery co-owner, will lead a food- and wine-filled art class at the winery. Burd is the artist and graphic designer beyond the wineries labels. The afternoon painting class — which includes all the supplies; art, wine and food — will provide the guidance for creating a work of art suitable for framing. [...]

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Black Mesa Winery 2006 Port

Port, a sweet fortified wine, provides a pleasant finish to an evening. Black Mesa Winery’s Port is no exception. Jerry Burd, winemaker, blends Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah and Zinfandel for a rich, full base that he ages in oak for three years. Fortified with brandy, this wine speaks “Port.”

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Eating and drinking in the original Las Vegas

Wine aficionados often are forced play detective as they search for local wines at restaurants outside of California, Oregon and Washington. Those traveling through New Mexico on I-25 might be surprised — and pleased — to discover Las Vegas as a good stop for local juice. Las Vegas?

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March 31: Chris & Holly rock and blues at Vintage Wines

Vintage Wines, which serves as the tasting room for Black Range Vineyards and offers dozens of New Mexico wines by the glass, will feature rock and blues on Saturday evening. It’s the perfect back drop for a mini New Mexico wine experience this weekend (and you can take some home with you). Free. 8 p.m. [...]

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Rio Grande Vineyards & Winery 2007 Zinfandel

Gordon Steels’ Zinfandel from the Mesilla Valley AVA in southern New Mexico is not shy. With the label carrying the vintage date of 2007, I confess I had a bit of curiosity as to what this wine, with its three year bottle age, would offer.

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Tularosa Vineyards: For the love of the Misson grape

The original vineyards in New Mexico put down roots along the Rio Grande. However, by the 1980s, the interest in wine had grown, along with the knowledge of winemaking and grape growing; the process began expanded to other areas.

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Feb. 10: La Noche Dulce Wine and Chocolate

Join Estrella Del Norte Vineyard and Chef Rocky Durham for “La Noche Dulce” Wine and Chocolate Pairing series. Ever since the first grape was picked and the first cacao bean harvested, chocolate and wine were meant to be together. This event is perfect for beginners and experienced wine and chocolate tasters. Chef Rocky Durham will [...]

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Feb. 2: Chocolate and Wine Fest fundraiser for Coraline’s Love Foundation

Time to drink wine and eat chocolate — for a good cause. This tasting benefits Coraline’s Love Foundation, a nonprofit that supports mothers who have given birth to stillborn babies and their families. The evening includes door prizes, chocolate, music by Soulshine and $1 off glasses of wine. 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Amaro Winery, 402 [...]

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