Daily Archives: October 28, 2022

Hey Colorado, Join the 21st Century!

I know, it’s scary. Change is so daunting. And voting for it is even more so. I know you’re worried about it, but I’m here to tell you that it is going to be OK. It is, in fact, possible to allow people to buy wine in grocery stores without triggering the collapse of civilization. Yes, Coloradans, it’s true. You …

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Vinography Images: All The Colors

A glorious sunset casts enough light to electrify a vineyard showing its fall colors at the crest of a hill at Margerum’s Honea Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. In 2016 Margerum signed a 20-year lease for the 18-acre Honea Vineyard, which it is using to produce Rhône grape varieties. INSTRUCTIONS:Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting “save …

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The Way of Granite: Gideon Beinstock and the Wines of Clos Saron

In the most famous wine regions of the world, a tourist wandering the nicely manicured rows of vines that lead up to the front lawn of a gorgeous winery becomes easily lulled into the romantic fantasy of Wine Country. In Wine Country, life is good. The view is awesome, the people are beautiful, the food is gourmet, and the wine …

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The Way of Granite: Gideon Bienstock and the Wines of Clos Saron

In the most famous wine regions of the world, a tourist wandering the nicely manicured rows of vines that lead up to the front lawn of a gorgeous winery becomes easily lulled into the romantic fantasy of Wine Country. In Wine Country, life is good. The view is awesome, the people are beautiful, the food is gourmet, and the wine …

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Daily Wine News: Compare & Contrast

“Visiting European wine regions is always so illuminating for me, as someone who spends a lot of time in California wineries. On the surface, more or less, things tend to look the same: European grapes look like American grapes. Their wineries use the same kinds of stainless steel tanks that we do, and barrels emblazoned with the same familiar seals. …

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Señorío de Líbano – the unique history of a true Riojan ‘château’

The story of Señorío de Líbano started when, in the 1960s, Alfonso Líbano Pérez purchased the castle of Sajazarra, one of Rioja’s most iconic buildings, in the heart of Rioja Alta. Alfonso found a beautiful abandoned property in a state of severe decay, but with a unique character and potential, at the epicentre of the village of the same name. …

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Halloween wines: 13 spooky pours to keep the ghosts out

Whether you’re hosting a party, feeling in need of a post trick-or-treat pick me up or simply wish to savour a glass in quiet contemplation on this spirited evening, we’ve got the answer to all your Halloween needs. We’ve chosen 13 wines that make the most of all superstitions and, behind scary labels and names, hide delicious pours to keep …

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Champagne Day: 96+ point wines to try

Champagne needs little introduction, nor does it require a celebratory occasion to pop open — but this Champagne Day, held annually on the 4th Friday of October, we can think of a few exceptional examples worth discovering. Year after year, results from the Decanter World Wine Awards attest to the quality of Champagne, and the 2022 competition was no exception with …

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A drink with… Josep Roca

Josep Roca. Josep Roca is the self-professed ‘wine waiter’ of three-star Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca that he shares with chef siblings Joan and Jordi. He was named World’s Best Sommelier in July this year in the inaugural prize launched by World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He is the author of Tras las viñas. Un viaje al alma de …

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Vega Sicilia Único: anniversary vertical tasting of 40 vintages

Credit: Vega Sicilia Vega Sicilia lies behind the trees at the eastern end of Ribera del Duero’s Golden Mile along the river Duero. It’s just within the Ribera del Duero DO, naturally enough since when the DO was created it could not afford to omit its oldest and most famous bodega. The DO was created in 1982, with a handful …

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Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2021 $40 (92 points)

A gorgeous, complex rosé, rippling with flavors of cherry, blood orange, spice, potpourri and currant. Ripe, densely packed and creamy, this stays elegant, with impressive harmony and a lovely salted almond note on the long finish. Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2025. 1,500 cases made, 400 cases imported. Source : d0ef30b22831abf9da1ad679a660689f

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