Daily Archives: October 12, 2022

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An Afternoon’s Dalliance With Dão

Portugal remains one of the more under-appreciated wine-producing countries on the planet in my opinion. Even as it has recently become the darling destination for permanent ex-pats, who have moved there fleeing everything from pandemics to politics. As a source for great (and great value) wines, from crisp whites to rich reds and everything in between, it still doesn’t get …

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Daily Wine News: Tech Yeah!

Over the past decade, the wine industry has struggled to connect with millennial consumers, but a spate of wine-focused tech companies are exploring new ways to attract Millennials. Chasity Cooper looks at trends in consumer wine-tech in SevenFifty Daily. Pierre Castel, the French billionaire behind the Nicolas chain of wine shops, was ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars …

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House of Hazelwood unveils autumn release

A Singular Blend, The Charles Gordon Collection The first tranche of the range, drawn from the stocks of the Gordon family, owner of Glenfiddich and Balvenie distiller William Grant & Sons, sold out within weeks of its release in May this year. The second batch again comprises eight whiskies – four each in The Charles Gordon Collection and The Legacy …

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Barolo’s en primeur set to grow

Barriques of red wine On 28 October 2022, the second edition of Barolo en primeur will take place. A collaboration between the Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo Foundation, CRC Donare Foundation, and the Consorzio di tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani, it’s an auction of unique Barolo wines with social responsibility at it’s heart, aiding local not-for-profit organisations and …

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“Crushed: How a Changing Climate Is Altering the Way We Drink” with Brian Freedman

Introduction Are you curious about the deeper, less obvious impacts of climate change on wine? How is it different from the impact on our food? What are Israeli winemakers doing to bring back a whole ecosystem approach? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m interviewing Brian Freedman, wine and spirits educator and author of Crushed: How a Changing Climate …

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Ramey: A family focus on Californian Chardonnay

Ramey’s vineyards. Credit: Ramey Wine Cellars David Ramey is known as a consummate producer of Californian Chardonnay, though he is no slouch when it comes to red wines either, as his spell at Dominus in the late 1990s confirmed. Recently presented new releases from the 2019 vintage demonstrated once again his mastery of the variety. Scroll down to see tasting …

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Peru: get to know the wines and regions 

Vineyards in the Ica region It may come as news to many Decanter readers that Peru even has a wine scene – let alone a rich history of wine production. In fact, it is the oldest wine-producing country in South America. The area surrounding Lima, the capital of Peru, was where the Spanish conquistadors initially planted vines. Using grape varieties …

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Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Etiqueta Negra Puente Alto 2019 $40 (93 points)

Shows tremendous elegance and grace, with dried rose petal aromas as an entry to crunchy red currant and raspberry flavors, which fan out around fresh acidity and carry prominent notes of five-spice and white pepper to the finish. Delivers fine tannins and nice length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2032. 6,000 cases made, 1,000 cases …

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