Daily Archives: June 22, 2022

Oregon Wines, History and Future with Eugenia Keegan of Jackson Family Wines

Introduction Are you curious about what makes Oregon unique from other wine regions? How could climate change impact winemaking? What can we learn from the youngest generation in the wine industry? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m chatting with Eugenia Keegan, a winemaker and pioneering legend in the wine industry. You can find the wines we discussed here. …

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Photo highlights: Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC 2022

The Manhatta restaurant was an incredible venue spoiling us all with jaw-dropping views across the city and the rivers, plus a birds-eye view of the Statue of Liberty. For the first time in our history, Decanter Fine Wine Encounter opened its doors in New York City and what an incredible day of wine tasting for everyone who visited. 50 prestigious …

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Wine Australia closes Shanghai office after Chinese exports plunge

China was previously Australia’s leading export market, with sales worth $1.2 billion in the year to September 2020. However, Beijing then imposed a 212% tariff on imported wine from Australia as a retaliatory measure after Canberra called for an international investigation into China’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan. Trade minister Simon Birmingham called it ‘a very distressing time …

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Daily Wine News: NFT Craze

The NFT craze has reached the fine wine trade. But is this is a digital fad or a potentially groundbreaking development? In the World of Fine Wine, Chloe Ashton reports on barrels, bottles and blockchains. For CNN, Douglas Heye remembers his father Bruce Heye, a relentless advocate for North Carolina’s wine industry, who died in 2016 and left behind a …

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2018 Stag’s Leap Winery Petite Sirah

This is a classic Napa bottle that we were surprised, but delighted, to find at Costco. We’ve visited this winery a couple of times and have tasted many vintages of their Petite Sirah, always enjoying them, along with most of the other wines Stag’s Leap Winery offers. Note: Stag’s Leap Winery and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars are two different entities. …

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Au Bon Climat: living on after Jim Clendenen

Those of us (and we are legion) who knew and admired the late Jim Clendenen find it difficult to take a dispassionate view of Au Bon Climat, the label he created almost 40 years ago. With his unshorn locks, absent dress sense, high humour and instinctive hospitality to all who trekked to Santa Maria Valley to visit him and his …

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Abadía Retuerta, Spain’s newest Vino de Pago

Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine hotel For those unfamiliar with the Vino de Pago qualification, it was created in Spain in 2003 to certify singular estates (pagos) as Protected Denominations of Origin. While not a requisite, it’s generally implemented by individual wineries looking to gain protected status for a single vineyard site within their domain. This is the case for Abadía Retuerta …

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Entries open for the DWWA Buyers’ Report – UK Market

Decanter introduced the DWWA Buyers’ Report in 2021 to assist producers who have won a medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards and are looking to gain or improve distribution in the UK. Back again for DWWA 2022 medal winners only, entries are now open for award-winning wines to be evaluated by a panel of industry-leading buyers from both the …

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