Daily Archives: August 8, 2022

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/7/22

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. Is that a beer bong at that natural wine bar? Actually, it’s an …

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Daily Wine News: Sail Away

Wine had a past with sailboats. Does it have a future, too? In Decanter, Jacopo Mazzeo reports on producers around the world looking to minimize their carbon footprint, some by using traditional methods such as using sailboats. In Meininger’s, Roger Morris looks at why most family wineries won’t survive, and what others are doing to ensure that they will. In …

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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for August 8, 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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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: panel tasting results

Roger Jones, Melanie Brown and Rebecca Palmer tasted 116 wines, with one Exceptional, five Outstanding and 40 Highly Recommended. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc panel tasting scores 116 wines tasted Exceptional 1 Outstanding 5 Highly recommended 40 Recommended 45 Commended 21 Fair 4 Poor 0 Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their latest releases of still white …

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Bodegas Marqués de Vizhoja experiments with coffee to reduce fungal disease

Coffee waste being used to combat fungal disease. Galicia is the wettest region in all of Spain with average rainfall starting from 800mm in the driest areas all the way up to 2,200mm for those along the Atlantic coast. Given this concern, fungal issues in the vineyards are quite common and viticulture has been adapted accordingly, for example with vines …

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Wine had a past with sailboats. Does it have a future too?

The Gallant, formerly a herring logger, in Bristol. In 2007, Frenchman Frédéric Albert founded the Compagnie de Transport Maritime à la Voile (CTMV) with the goal of decarbonising the wine industry. The firm managed to sail its 50m-vessel four times from France to Ireland, England and Canada, before going into liquidation as a consequence of the 2008 economic crisis. Despite …

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Carpineto Toscana Farnito Camponibbio 2016 $40 (94 points)

An expressive red, packed with black currant, black cherry, licorice, leather, iron and spice flavors. Sleek and vibrant, this is also deftly balanced, lingering with fruit and licorice accents on the long aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2030. 3,800 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. Source : 88b2cd15b2bbf27d477eb8bf0d454a75

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