Daily Archives: June 21, 2022

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/19/22

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Minimal Intervention, Minimal Investment: Trending in Chinese WineThe rise of Chinese naturalists. The …

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Daily Wine News: The Half-Bottle Hero

Is it the half bottle’s time to shine? Madison Kircher says so in VinePair. “There’s also none of the self-imposed guilt I often feel when opening a bottle half the contents of which will end up later running down my sink drain. Similarly, I don’t feel the pressure to drink more than I would otherwise want to in an attempt …

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Exclusive: Foley Family Wines Buys Napa’s Silverado Vineyards

California vintner Bill Foley is bolstering his company’s presence in Napa Valley with a deal to purchase Silverado Vineyards from the Disney Miller family, Wine Spectator has learned. The purchase price is estimated to be north of $150 million. Founded by Ron Miller and his wife, Diane Disney Miller, Silverado last year marked its 40th anniversary. Its holdings include 300 …

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World Lambrusco Day: five award-winning styles to try

The charming semi-sparkling red of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco is considered the ideal wine to pair with local Emilia cuisine from cured meats like Salame and Prosciutto di Parma to pastas like tortellini and local cheeses. Often frizzante, or lightly sparkling, classic Lambrusco wines are dry or slightly off-dry with floral aromas, bright red fruit characters and refreshing acidity. The wines are …

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Decanter Fine Wine Encounter makes its New York debut

Charles Curtis MW at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter Decanter held its first US event a few days ago – a Fine Wine Encounter featuring some 50 highly prestigious names who brought their most iconic bottles, four expert masterclasses and a chance to sample a selection of DWWA award-winning wines. The venue was Manhatta, a restaurant and events space in New …

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Wartime Cognac

The French shipment of 600 bottles of De Haartman & Co Cognac – plus 15 boxes of Bénédictine liqueur – is believed to have been destined for Tsar Nicholas II, but was intercepted in the Baltic Sea and sunk by a German submarine in May 1917. Now Cognac house Birkedal Hartmann has refilled 300 of the recovered bottles with Cognac …

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Mature Burgundy: best from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s

Why bother ageing Burgundy when it is so good right out of the gate? Red Burgundy differs from other great wines of the world, such as Bordeaux, Hermitage, or Barolo, in that it is seductive almost from the minute it is bottled. This is largely because the level of tannin in Pinot Noir is lower than that of Cabernet Sauvignon, …

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MacRostie Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2020 $38 (93 points)

Distinctive and aromatic, with jasmine, orange blossom and fresh lime zest flavors that are fragrant and precise, plus terrific intensity and juiciness on a sleek, mouthwatering frame. Features succulent notes of lemon curd and peach at the core. Drink now through 2032. 350 cases made. Source : a28dd5440fc5ca72272938bf669cf5b9

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Volver La Mancha Single Vineyard 2019 $16 (89 points)

A polished red, round and medium-bodied, with vanilla- and spice-laced black currant, fig cake and loam notes. Fresh and balanced, with creamy tannins firming the finish. Drink now through 2027. 20,000 cases made, 12,000 cases imported. Source : 30bd736f56498d28f2de1daf06910120

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