Daily Archives: November 18, 2022

Lotte Departement Store in South Korea promotes DWWA 2022 award-winning wines

From 18 November to 5 December the Lotte Departement Store across South Korea is promoting a selection of 15 award-winning wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022. A leading company in the Korean shopping culture and industry, the main branch of the Lotte Departement Store opened in 1979. Nowadays, it offers everything from everyday household goods to international luxury …

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Daily Wine News: Aged Italian Whites

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto explores winemaker Roberto di Meo’s aged white wines from Campania’s Irpinia region. “Releasing aged Italian whites is a radical idea—especially to Italians. Doing it in Italy’s South, where whites have customarily been drunk young and fresh within the year, is close to heresy.” “Are there parallels between German and Austrian wines, small-scale farming, and the …

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Teroldego Rotaliano by Mezzacorona

Although best known for its white grapes and wines, the Trentino region is home to an array of intriguing red indigenous varieties, producing equally interesting wines. Among them is Teroldego Rotaliano, a grape inscribed in the local history, with archival documents recording its cultivation as far back as the 13th century. A local gem The name Teroldego itself is wrapped …

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Planeta discovery tasting at Decanter’s London Fine Wine Encounter 2022

Patricia Tóth, winemaker at Planeta, visited the Landmark hotel in London at the beginning of November for Decanter’s London Fine Wine Encounter – the first since 2019. Planeta had a stand in the new Cellar Collection room, treating guests to back vintages of Planeta Chardonnay, but there was also a full room of wine fans listening eagerly to Patricia during …

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Best rums for cocktails

Mai Tai rum cocktails Of all the spirits categories in all the world, rum is the most diverse and expressive. From light, bright rums, through to darker, full-flavoured aged options. Right up to the higher-strength navy and overproof rums. There is a seemingly endless amount of products to explore. It goes to follow, therefore, that  list of classic cocktails that …

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A perfect pairing: Gateway cassoulet

Nothing could have prepared me for the vision that appeared in the dining room of Domaine Balthazar in Carcassonne, that Sunday lunchtime in 2008. As a food and travel writer, I’d journeyed all the way from New York City to write a simple article on the history of cassoulet. I thought I would meet a chef, taste some beans and …

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A Spanish red retailing at €1,700 joins the Wines From Another World portfolio

Last year, Cláudio Martins and Pedro Antunes caused a stir in the Portuguese wine trade when they unveiled a €1,000 talha wine from Alentejo. It was the most expensive non-fortified wine to emerge from Portugal’s shores, retailing at almost double the price of Douro icon Casa Ferreirinha Barca Velha. That wine was named Jupiter. Now Martins and Antunes have followed …

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Flooding in south-east Australia set to hit wine production

Nick Brown, winemaker for All Saints Estate, in front of his flooded Shiraz vines. Flood concerns have continued to hit parts of Australia, with the country’s Bureau of Meteorology warning today (17 November) that ‘major flooding’ was ongoing in communities in New South Wales, as well as along a number of rivers in Victoria. In the wine world, there were …

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Tardieu-Laurent Condrieu 2021 $60 (93 points)

Fleshy and lush, with green pear, quince and lychee wrapped around a core of salty mineral. Elegant floral notes highlight the broad yet focused palate, which is offset by refreshing quinine bitterness. Drink now through 2030. 250 cases made, 25 cases imported. Source : e98ca0765c5b2ca0de96bc56f84f07d1

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