Daily Archives: June 24, 2022

Good Evening, Zell!

Oliver Schoepgens has added a photo to the pool: Zell / Moselle / Rhineland-Palatinate / Germany Album of Germany (the west – Moselle Valley): www.flickr.com/photos/tabliniumcarlson/albums/72177720295… Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/tabliniumcarlson/50142985276/in/[email protected]

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Without the Chateau?

Washington wine giant Chateau Ste. Michelle is continuing to shake things up, with news this week that it quietly put its 118-acre Woodinville property on the market. The site has been the winery’s home base since 1976, when the company built the iconic chateau that graces the wine’s labels. The move follows Ste. Michelle’s decision to consolidate all of its …

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Best buys at Majestic this summer

It went through a rocky period as part of the Naked Wines group some years ago, but UK high street wine specialist Majestic is firmly back on track and thriving, loyal customers will be glad to know. Following its sale to US-based private equity firm Fortress Investment Group in December 2019, John Colley – a loyal Majestic customer himself – stepped …

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Bordeaux ‘Act for Change’ symposium

Pierre Mansour, The Wine Society. The focus of the symposium, unsurprisingly, was on the challenges posed by climate change. As if to illustrate the immediacy of the threat, the symposium took place during a heatwave, with temperatures of over 40°C  in Bordeaux and extreme weather events recorded across the coountry: parts of southwest France saw violent storms and winds of …

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Daily Wine News: Just Chill

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Esther Mobley is giving us permission to put ice in our wine. “The basic reason why this is fine is that sometimes, depending on the wine (more on that later), an excessively warm temperature will make it taste worse than a little bit of dilution will. It’s as simple as that.” In the New York Times, …

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Americans swindled in $13m wine investment scam

The authorities have charged Casey Alexander, who lives in the UK, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He is accused of running three companies – Windsor Jones, Charles Winn and Vintage Whisky Casks – which obtained the phone numbers of elderly Americans and cold-called them. Investigators said the companies used ‘aggressive and deceptive tactics’ to convince people to wire them …

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Understanding Pomerol at three price points

The winery building at Le Pin, which produces one of the world’s most expensive wines. Pomerol is a paradox. Its famous plateau terroir is hallowed; it produces (in Petrus, Le Pin and Château Lafleur) three of the most expensive wines in the world; demand is so high and quantities so small that it is very difficult to source back vintages; …

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Vall Llach Priorat Embruix 2018 $27 (89 points)

A fresh, medium-bodied red, with a delicate overtone of grilled herbs and tar-tinged smoke, which serve as a savory counterpoint to the flavors of black and red currant, mandarin orange peel and licorice. Shows moderate length on the lightly chewy finish. Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2025. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,000 cases made, …

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