Monthly Archives: July 2022

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gruen1960 has added a photo to the pool: Die Agentin wartet auf ihre Gegenspielerin… Der Wein ist vergiftet! The agent is waiting for her opponent… The wine is poisoned! L’agent attend son adversaire… Le vin est empoisonné ! Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/52253382950/in/[email protected]

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Modello Masi Merlot

knightbefore_99 has added a photo to the pool: A full-bodied wine with soft, silky tannins, which blend well with fruity notes of Marasca cherry, plums, raspberries and fruits of the forest. Pairs well with cured meats or heavy pasta dishes. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/52240459287/in/[email protected]

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Domaines Ott’s Étoile: ageworthy rosé in the making

In light of the boom in premium rosés, asking Jean-François Ott whether his decision to make Étoile was a commercial one is an obvious question. ‘Definitely not’, is his emphatic reply. ‘I regard each rosé from each of the Domaines Ott estates as being a premium rosé. We make three premium rosés and if the grapes or wine is not …

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2019 My Favorite Neighbor Cabernet Sauvignon

We can’t believe we ran into this wine at Costco. My Favorite Neighbor is among the darlings of the wine world right now it seems. Stories praising this wine seem to be on regular rotation on our Apple News feed. We first tried it in the 2018 vintage at a steakhouse (Flame in Springfield, MO of all places) and couldn’t …

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Moving abroad with a wine collection

We are planning to move from the UK to Italy this summer, and we have an extensive wine collection we’d like to take with us. In light of the difficulties caused by Brexit, can you advise? Francesca Short, by email It is true that things are different now that the UK has left the EU; however, it is still possible …

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Bemberg Estate Wines – quality and terroir-focused pioneers

A pioneering legacy When Otto Peter Bemberg left Germany and made his way to Argentina in 1850, he didn’t just bring the entrepreneurial nous that made him a successful businessman. He also carried his love of wine which would be passed down through the generations. Having been leaders of the Argentinian beer market for the past 150 years, in 2010 …

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First Taste: Charles Heidsieck’s Champagne Charlie

Charles Heidsieck’s relaunched cuvée Champagne Charlie is multi-vintage, with 80% reserve wines and 20% wines from 2016 In 1851, 29-year-old Charles-Camille Heidsieck (1822-1893), a member of the highly respected family already known for its Champagne production, decided to create a Champagne house bearing his own name. Scroll down for Yohan Castaing’s tasting note and score for Champagne Charlie Champagne’s big …

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CVNE Rioja Imperial Reserva 2018 $52 (91 points)

An elegant version, with hints of pencil shaving and star anise lacing the pretty notes of ripe black cherry and currant fruit, jasmine and mocha. Fine tannins firm the finish. This isn’t a powerhouse, but more of a fresh, crowd-pleaser. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2028. 12,500 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. Source : 8096e336b265b70819aaa3f56879c99b

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