Daily Archives: June 27, 2022

The Reckoning Old Vine Red | From the back label: The Reckon…

From the back label:   The Reckoning Old Vine Red 2020   Judgement day comes to us all. And every day we live in the meantime makes a difference With wine it’s just the same In the vineyard the grapes ripen patently basking in the summer sun. And at twilight, whilst the demons and devils dance, the mystery happens. The …

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/26/22

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. The Lights Go Out at Chateau Ste. MichelleHedge-fund ownership means costs gotta drop. …

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Ktima Voyatzi of Western Macedonia

The Voyatzi Estate is a premier boutique winery located in Western Macedonia in the picturesque town of Velvento.  It is owned and operated by winemaker Yannis Voyatzi, the renowned chief enologist of Boutari, and his brother Nikos.  The Voyatzi family has deep roots in the region, both as wine merchants and growers.  In 1991-94 they planted a 3-hectare vineyard on …

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Wine Spectator Reveals 2022 Restaurant Award Winners

After two challenging years, during which many customers took a long hiatus from dining out, restaurants are developing innovative ways to attract diners back, no matter their preferences. From wine flights to creative, quality “mocktails” and more, restaurants around the world are pulling out all the stops with their beverage programs to enhance the full dining experience, giving all wine …

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Daily Wine News: Zalto Pt. 2

Josephine wine glasses designed by Kurt Josef Zalto. In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray profiles Kurt Zalto, the man behind the Zalto wine glass brand, who, after being pushed out of the company he founded, is back with a new line of glasses under the Josephine/Josephinenhütte brand. When he is not focusing his attention on his invasion of Ukraine, the Russian …

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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for June 27, 2022

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format. They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented links …

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Freemark Abbey: profile and 10 wines from this Napa pioneer

Freemark Abbey’s flagship single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons, Bosché and Sycamore Vineyard, both from Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA. Throughout its 135 years and numerous owners, the one constant at Napa Valley’s Freemark Abbey has been a focus on classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Now titled ‘winemaker emeritus’, Ted Edwards joined the estate as assistant winemaker in 1980 and became head winemaker in …

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Old Vine Charter: Perth’s Swan Valley to preserve historic vines

An old vine at John Kosovich Wines. Old vines from Western Australia’s Swan Valley will be protected in the soon-to-be launched Swan Valley Old Vine Charter (OVC). More than 20 wineries from this historic region, a 30-minute drive from the state capital of Perth, are participating. The programme will see grapevines from 35 to 125 years of age registered and …

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