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Munda Wines interview: An indigenous-owned label in Australia

Pauly Vandenbergh of Munda Wines Pauly Vandenbergh, a proud Wirangu and Kokatha man, is the director and co-owner of Munda Wines, one of Australia’s first indigenous wine brands. The label was launched in 2022 with co-founder and wine industry veteran Damien Smith, and it now is about to release four new wines. However, there is plenty more to these wines …

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Raventós i Blanc Brut Rosé Vino Espumoso de Nit 2022 $28 (90 points)

A bright and harmonious sparkler, very pale pink in color, with snappy acidity working in tandem with the plush, lightly chalky texture to frame flavors of white raspberry and white cherry fruit, pink grapefruit pith and lemon thyme, backed by a rich hint of biscotti. Clean-cut and lightly salty on the finish. Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada and Monastrell. Disgorged March 2024. …

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Andrew Jefford: ‘The suggestion: Different wines leave you in different altered states’

We set off into the subject, agreeing that part of the pleasure of wine was mood-enhancement: relaxation, changed perspectives, lubricated conversation, emotional engagement, a wider view on life. Moderation is essential, but there’s no denying that in drinking wine we’re looking for mild inebriation and the fun it brings. ‘I’m not advocating getting drunk,’ said Laura, ‘but we have to …

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Purple Clematis Vine

?*´?`*?Happy Summer Solstice?*´?`*? has added a photo to the pool: Georgia O’Keeffe Style I had to snap a photo of Diane’s Clematis before the flowers disappear. I think the vine is so pretty! Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeyz51/53804864566/in/pool-52609756@N00

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Bunch View

pjpink has added a photo to the pool: Boundary Breaks Vineyard, NY Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/pjpink/53801801357/in/pool-52609756@N00

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Grape Lines

pjpink has added a photo to the pool: Boundary Breaks Vineyard, NY Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/pjpink/53802735661/in/pool-52609756@N00

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Vineyard View

thomas.armstrong has added a photo to the pool: 1350 TA IMG_2024.jpg Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasarmstrong/53798879610/in/pool-52609756@N00

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Italy’s Antinori Buys Out Its Partner at Washington’s Col Solare Winery

Washington’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates continues to divest itself of wineries and brands. Wine Spectator has learned that Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori has purchased sole ownership of Col Solare, a premium Washington winery the two companies launched as a 50-50 partnership in 1995. The sale includes the brand, a winery and 29 acres of vines. The price was not disclosed. Annual …

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4 Restaurants Win New Grand Awards in 2024

Wine lists are a labor of love, reflecting passion at every level—from the winemakers to the sommeliers to the restaurant owners. Hard work goes into curating wine selections that align with the restaurant’s cuisine, pricing and atmosphere, as well as the desires of all its customers. It takes a special level of dedication for a restaurant to reach the pinnacle …

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More Tannin, More Cows: Revisiting Uruguayan Tannat

The post More Tannin, More Cows: Revisiting Uruguayan Tannat appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. At this point, 1WD readers are probably sick of me mentioning my previous trip to Uruguay and the obligatory capybara references, but I’m not at all sick of it… And so with a fairly recent online tasting of Uruguayan Tannat reds (led by friend of …

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Chile’s New Wave White Wines

Felipe Tosso, Viña Ventisquero’s chief oenologist Do you know the feeling? You’ve got new shoes and your favourite jacket. You’ve had a good haircut. You step out into the street feeling confident and ready to take on the world… That feeling was everywhere I went, on my recent visit to Chile – winemakers brimming with enthusiasm; wines full of energy. …

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Great Britain: Sustainability initiatives in a growing wine industry

Beehives at Denbies Wine Estate. Last year was a ‘near perfect year’, according to a recent report released by the Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) trade body, written by Stephen Skelton MW. Figures from the Food Standards Agency Wine Team showed total production reached 21.6 million (m) bottles, almost double the amount in the previous year. Skelton forecast that if …

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2024 Best in Show: Top 50 wines

Winners of the 50 coveted Best in Show medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2024 have been revealed, following publication of the full results of this year’s competition. From a warehouse brimming with more than 72,000 bottles to four tasting suites hosting the world’s foremost wine experts, assessing more than 18,000 wines, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) judging process …

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