Daily Archives: January 4, 2023

Biondi Santi: producer profile & Riserva vertical

Biondi Santi Riserva wines are made from older vines from the estate. The image of an older gentleman walking along the cypress-lined avenue of Il Greppo in Montalcino dressed in the typical Italian ‘casentino’ coat is arguably one of the most famous photographs of Franco Biondi Santi. The owner of Tenuta Il Greppo, who passed away in April 2013, was …

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DWWA Regional Chair for Champagne: Peter Liem

Peter Liem returns as Regional Chair for Champagne at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2023. Peter Liem Peter Liem Peter Liem is an American wine writer and author of ChampagneGuide.net, an award-winning online guide to the wines and wine producers of Champagne. Following nearly a decade in the wine trade, he was a senior editor, critic and tasting director for Wine …

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DWWA Regional Chair for Switzerland: Stefan Neumann MS

Stefan Neumann MS is Regional Chair for Switzerland at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023. Stefan Neumann MS Stefan Neumann MS Stefan Neumann MS is an independent wine consultant based out of London. Stefan has spent the majority of his career in the world of Michelin-starred restaurants, the most recent position as the director of wine for Michelin two-star …

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MEILLEURS VOEUX | 2022 s’efface, accueillons 2023 ! Je vous …

2022 s’efface, accueillons 2023 ! Je vous souhaite à toutes et à tous, une belle et douce année, pleine de bonheur, d’Amour et de Paix ! Que vos rêves les plus secrets et vos voeux les plus chers se réalisent. Pour tous, une année pleine de lumière et toute en couleurs. Pour être plus heureux, vivons intensément l’instant présent, savourons …

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DWWA Regional Chair for the UK: Simon Field MW

Simon Field MW is Regional Chair for the UK at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023. Simon Field MW Simon Field MW Simon Field MW joined Berry Brothers & Rudd in 1998 and was with them for 20 years, having spent several misguided but lucrative years working as a chartered accountant in the City. During his time at BBR …

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DWWA Regional Chair for Beaujolais, Southwest and Rest of France: Dominique Vrigneau

Dominique Vrigneau is the Regional Chair for Beaujolais, Southwest and Rest of France at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023. DWWA Regional Chair Dominique Vrigneau Dominique Vrigneau Dominique Vrigneau joined Majestic on a work experience placement in 1986 after completing a five-year PhD in agriculture and oenology in Toulouse France.  He was soon promoted to the position of buying …

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DWWA Regional Chair for Northern Italy: Michael Garner

Michael Garner is Regional Chair for Northern Italy (excluding Piedmont & Veneto) at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) Michael Garner Michael Garner Michael Garner brings a wealth of experience to the role of Regional Chair for Northern Italy: he has worked in the wine business for forty years, mostly specialising in the wines of Italy. He is the …

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DWWA Regional Chair for North, Central & Eastern Europe: Simon J Woolf

Simon J Woolf is the new joint Regional Chair with Caroline Gilby MW for North, Central and Eastern Europe at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023. DWWA Regional Chair Simon J Woolf Simon J Woolf Simon J Woolf is an award-winning English author and wine writer, currently based in The Netherlands. An acknowledged expert on the subject of natural …

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Marchesi di Barolo – The living heritage of Barolo’s true roots

Davide, Valentina, Ernesto and Anna Abbona If today the wines of Barolo have iconic status all over the world, it is very much thanks to the passionate and pioneering spirit of Giulia Colbert and Carlo Tancredi Falletti, the Marchesi di Barolo, founders of the eponymous estate and the first to vinify Nebbiolo in a dry style. In 1929, local winemaker …

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Daily Wine News: 2020 Napa Wines

(Source: Visit Napa Valley) In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley gets a taste of Napa wines from 2020, a fire-ravaged year. “The existence of these high-end Napa wines plainly contradicts the narrative that began to circulate during the fall of 2020, when many wineries declared that they would not be making any wine that year. The reason: They feared …

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Monte Bluña: A Boutique Producer in Lisbon’s Arruda dos Vinhos DOC

Monte Bluña is a small, quality-oriented producer in the Arruda dos Vinhos DOC, which lies within easy commuting distance (30 km) of Lisbon. Monte Bluña is one of the region’s smaller producers with just 6 hectares of white (Arinto and Vital) and red (Aragonez, Tinta Miúda and Syrah) varieties sustainably grown at more than 300 meters altitude on the Moinho …

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Tips to Moderate Your Wine Consumption with Consumed Podcast Host, Jaime Lewis

Introduction How does deepening your understanding of wine help you maintain a healthy relationship with it? Why do memoirs help us to connect with characters even more deeply than fiction? Which moderation tools and techniques can you use when drinking wine? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m being interviewed by journalist Jaime Lewis for her podcast, CONSUMED. You …

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Cycling in Geneva: The countryside wine hunt

A bird’s eye view of Dardagny. Sadly, the excellence of Swiss wines is unbeknown to many, mainly because less than 2% of the country’s wine is ever exported. Swiss wine’s lack of fame is not a question mark on its quality but rather because it is produced mainly for, and consumed happily by, the Swiss themselves. If you want to …

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