Daily Archives: June 16, 2022

Daily Wine News: Georgian Culture

Kvevri in Georgia. (Wikimedia) In Wine Enthusiast, Emily Saladino explores how integral wine is to Georgian culture. “In Georgia, wine is both an economic asset and source of identity and national pride. You’ll find it everywhere: in designer glassware or homespun pitchers at formal affairs and casual gatherings; amid the grapevine carvings decorating the 4th-century tomb of Georgia’s Saint Nino; …

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Haut-Brion 2021 released: latest en primeur reaction

Château Haut-Brion wines ageing (2008). Haut-Brion 2021 released en primeur Château Haut-Brion 2021 was released en primeur at the same price as fellow First Growths Mouton Rothschild and Margaux – €420 per bottle ex-Bordeaux, down 2.8% on last year’s release, according to Liv-ex, a global marketplace for the trade. With an offer price of £5,100 (12x75cl in bond), data from …

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Platinum: The 97 point wines of DWWA 2022

The largest-ever year for entries, an incredible 18,244 wines were judged at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards – with just 163 wines awarded a Platinum medal. ‘Winning a Platinum medal is something really exceptional’ comments Decanter World Wine Awards Co-Chair Sarah Jane Evans MW. ‘Platinum is like the stratospheric level’ explains Evans, ‘so it’s really saying to the winemaker: …

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Winemaker profile: Sam Kaplan

From left: Hayes Drumwright, Susana Cueva Drumwright, Sam and Nancy Kaplan. Vida Valiente is much more than just another winery for Napa winemaker Sam Kaplan. Over the past 20 years, Kaplan has become the shepherd of a growing number of blue-chip Napa wineries, including Arkenstone, Memento Mori and Vangone. His newest project is a joint philanthropic venture with his wife …

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Renzo Masi Chianti Riserva 2018 $16 (88 points)

This fruity yet densely textured red is hallmarked by well-defined flavors of blackberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of chocolate and tar that linger. Sangiovese and Colorino. Drink now through 2025. 15,000 cases made, 7,000 cases imported. Source : efdcd41456e5caae3d539673304bbffc

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