Daily Archives: October 14, 2022

Vinography Images: Two Golds

Sunset turns the sky to gold above vineyards that hold a similar hue in autumn near Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County. Vineyards throughout the state are donning their seasonal colors as harvest winds its way to a close. INSTRUCTIONS:Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting “save link as” or “save target as” …

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Introducing ‘Straight Talk,’ a New Podcast from Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator makes its podcast debut this week with the launch of Straight Talk with Wine Spectator, a new podcast available exclusively at WineSpectator.com/podcast. Hosted by senior editor and special projects director James Molesworth, each episode will spotlight subjects featured in the most recent issues of Wine Spectator magazine. Building on the success of Wine Spectator’s Straight Talk Instagram Live …

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Your Coffee Habit Could be Fueling a Healthier Heart and Longer Life

Have you ever worried that a daily cup of joe might increase your risk of heart problems? If so, you’re not alone. Driven by worries about caffeine’s stimulant properties, many people still hold the misconception that coffee is unsafe for those at risk of cardiovascular issues. But a new study suggests there’s little to fear and, moreover, that moderate coffee …

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Daily Wine News: Natural in Mosel

Mosel Valley vineyards Crystalline, laserlike, pure, precise—these are the words that have come to define Mosel riesling. Can a place so bound by technical winemaking carve out space for natural wine? Megan Krigbaum explores the category in PUNCH. “Riesling is hallowed here as the perfect transparent lens through which to understand this Brutalist geography and climate. But much of the …

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Distilled – Cocktail making for all occasions

Make cocktails in minutes Published in October, 60-Second Cocktails is the fourth book from Joel Harrison and Decanter contributor Neil Ridley. The duo have compiled an easy-to-make selection of drinks in three sections: ‘No Shake, Sherlock’ (very easy), ‘Shake It Up’ (slightly more prep) and ‘Magnificent Mixes’ (cocktails to impress). With tips on cocktail kit, glassware and how to create …

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Best English wines to try this autumn

With the holiday season around the corner, start stocking up with some of our top-scoring English sparklings and still wines tasted this year. From premium sparklers to canned food charmers, from elegant still reds and whites to luscious dessert wine, there is something for everyone. All wines are above 88 points. Our highlights Exton Park’s Pinot Meunier Plot 4, Langham’s Culver …

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Symington Family Estates unveils €12m Douro winery design

The Quinta do Ataíde winery’s distinguishing features include a green roof with indigenous vegetal covering, which will act as a natural temperature regulator of the building’s interior. With a production capacity of 691,000 litres, the Quinta do Ataíde winery in the Vilariça Valley will be exclusively used for unfortified wine production. The investment sum is triple the amount initially estimated …

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Regional profile: Champagne’s Côte des Bar

Hillside vineyards in the Côte des Bar, leading down to the village of Les Riceys. Meeting in the Bar Back when my Champagne love affair first began, I blind-tasted Cedric Bouchard’s Inflorescence, a bottling he still makes but has since renamed. I wasn’t sure it was Champagne. Its ripe concentration, the kind of dense vinosity we love in fine white …

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