Daily Archives: June 29, 2022

Möet Hennessy Buys Napa’s Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Another Napa wine icon is changing hands. Wine Spectator has learned that LVMH Moët Hennessy, the global wine and fashion titan, has signed a deal to purchase Joseph Phelps Vineyards. The agreement includes the brand, winery and inventory, and several hundred acres of vines in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. The purchase price was not disclosed. “Moët Hennessy plans to …

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Daily Wine News: CellarTracker’s Legacy

CellarTracker’s app logo. Is CellarTracker the most wholesome place to discuss wine online? Kristen Hawley looks at the site’s importance in VinePair. “Since its 2004 debut, CellarTracker has been used by hundreds of thousands of people to track nearly 150 million bottles of wine. It’s also become the largest database of public tasting notes — close to 10 million — …

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T3S_4193 | Weinbar in Toulouse. Man bekommt eine Plastikkart…

Weinbar in Toulouse. Man bekommt eine Plastikkarte und läßt sich aus den Weintresoren, den Wein ins Glas, auf den man Lust hat in 3 verschiedenen Mengen, so dass man viel probieren kann. Mein Freund erklärt das Prinzip gerade einer anderen deutschen Touristin.   P.S.: Mein Handtaschen Auftrag liegt schon ein wenig zurück, aber ich finde das Thema welche Tasche nimmt …

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Thomas Webb Intaglio Coupe

Captainchaoz has added a photo to the pool: Vintage Thomas Webb Champagne glass. Makers floral pattern WET13 . Acid etch makers mark to base dates it to between 1935-1949. Taking lens Canon FD 50mm f1.4. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainchaoz/52177284926/in/[email protected]

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2018 Chateau des Rochers Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux

When looking for value buys in the Costco wine aisle, some of our favorite finds are the small displays of random Bordeaux bottles that wedge in between other wines in the “cheap seats” (meaning the aisles of stacked wine, not wooden boxes). If you browse through our French review pages, you can find quite a few of these. They are …

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Deco Coupes

Captainchaoz has added a photo to the pool: Simple Art Deco design cut glass coupes from a bygone age. Bokeh & render from a vintage Yashica 50mm f2 preset lens. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainchaoz/52152713046/in/[email protected]

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Pairing Canadian Wine with Poutine, Smoked Meat, Tourtiere

We’re back with more Canadian wines and dishes to help you celebrate your long weekend. Natalie, you’re taking us to Quebec next. What do you recommend? We can’t talk about Quebec wine and cuisine without talking about poutine. Few Canadian dishes are as iconic as this bowl of crispy fries and squeaky cheese curds with a generous ladling of gravy …

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Cava Bubbles Up

American consumers have a thirst for bubbly. Sales of sparkling wine from numerous wine-producing regions continue to be one of the strongest-growing categories in the U.S. market. And while French Champagne and Italian Prosecco are well-known success stories, Spanish Cava emerged as a winner in 2021: Shipments to the United States skyrocketed, ending the year with a record 1.98 million …

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Bodega Garzón Marselan Uruguay Reserva 2019 $20 (89 points)

This has a nose that’s reminiscent of Lambrusco, with cream, blackberry and hibiscus aromas that lead to a lively, juicy palate of these flavors. Reveals thyme, fennel seed and suave tannins as it progresses. A great charcuterie red. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported. Source : 2207249fce486049a2fc311645c6b70a

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Decanter guide to picnicking for wine lovers

According to lifestyle and happiness guru Gretchen Rubin, you ‘bring your own weather to a picnic’. Ms Rubin, I’d suggest, has never shivered under a tree watching raindrops turn her fish-paste sandwich to mush because the weather forecast was wrong. There are, it’s safe to say, picnics and Picnics. It’s a term that takes in everything from a rubber baguette …

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