To your average wine drinker, they are invisible. Just as they are to your average lettuce eater. But make no mistake about it, without the men and women who work in the fields we wouldn’t have lettuce to eat or wine to drink. The combination of backbreaking effort and specialized knowledge required to farm and harvest wine grapes means that …Read More »
Daily Archives: March 2, 2023
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Weinberg Winninger Röttgen an der Mosel
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FISCHER, Willy. Le Vignoble d’Alsace, 1950s.
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STALL, J. Morlant Champagne Extra Quality, Reims, 1920.
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Bodega Valdespino, Jerez.
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ALUMÁ, J. Calixtus, San Sadurni? d’Anoya, Salvador Oliver, c. 1930.
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RAVO, Rene?. Pour 200 grammes de cuivre, 1 Litre de vin, 1942
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VA?ZQUEZ, Carlos. M. Hidalgo y Ca., La Gitana, Manzanilla Pasada, Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
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‘U’ is for Uncork | February Alphabet Fun Month, 2023 editio…
February Alphabet Fun Month, 2023 edition Most commonly associated with removing the cork from a bottle, it can also be used in baseball terminology, as in “the pitcher uncorked a wild pitch,” or “the big slugger uncorked a towering home run.” Can anyone identify this brand of wine, just by looking at the cork? Done Source …Read More »
Daily Wine News: Label Dispute
A dispute between Europe’s winemakers and Ireland’s government has continued to intensify as the country moves closer to enforcing compulsory health warnings on alcoholic drinks labels. Chris Mercer has the details in Decanter. A new California bill aims to harness $5 million in funding to research smoke taint. Maggie Angst reports on the news in the Sacramento Bee. For Wine …Read More »
Bordeaux 2020 in bottle: overview plus top-scoring wines
At Château Pavie in St-Emilion, tasting with its commercial director Olivier Gailly. Bordeaux 2020 at a glance A challenging vintage in which difficulties were faced both in and beyond the vineyards, with lockdowns and Covid-19 restrictions adding to mildew, unprecedented drought, heatwaves and harvest storms. Overall red wine vintage rating: 4/5 Good but variable quality and quantity, with the third-lowest …Read More »
Premiere Napa Valley auction raises $3.4m
Winemaker Priyanka French pouring the Singorello barrel sample. The annual Premiere Napa Valley auction offered an American take on events like Hospices de Beaune and Bordeaux’s en primeur rolled into one for California’s premier wine region. The event welcomed wine importers, restaurateurs and retailers from around the globe. Attendees tasted and previewed barrel lots, then bid on wines that were …Read More »
Bibi Graetz releases three new Balocchi di Colore wines
In a surprise addition to the annual ‘Beyond Bordeaux March Releases’ campaign, Bibi Graetz recently revealed that three new limited-production wines would join the growing list of entries to be sold via the La Place. Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the Balocchi di Colore trio The three wines, presented as a trilogy of sorts, pay homage …Read More »
Castiglion del Bosco – An invitation to excellence
Steeped in history, Castiglion del Bosco has towered over its own rolling Tuscan hills in the northwest of Montalcino for over eight centuries. The estate’s origins date back to 1100 AD when a mediaeval castle was strategically built atop a hill allowing the surveillance and defence of its valuable territory . Fortified walls were eventually erected around the perimeter of …Read More »
Chile wildfires: damage to wine country as officials pledge help
Scorched vines near to the commune of Coelemu in Itata. Fierce wildfires in Chile have led to at least 25 deaths and destroyed more than 2,000 homes, according to government figures. More than 400,000 hectares of land have been burned, with damage visible on NASA satellite images. Julio Alonso, executive director for Wines of Chile North America, said forest fires …Read More »
A drink with… Daniel Stojcic
Daniel Stojcic, Chianti Classico Ambassador 2022 with Carlotta Gori, director of the Chianti Classico Consorzio Daniel Stojcic was born in Austria and worked in tech before switching to a career in hospitality. He passed the Court of Master Sommeliers exam in 2019 and since then has won several sommelier competitions, including Best Sommelier in Ireland 2020. Most recently he has …Read More »
Carlisle Zinfandel Russian River Valley Papera Ranch 2020 $54 (94 points)
Few Zinfandels show this much nuance and detail, yet there’s an elegant power to this red, with cherry and raspberry flavors that mingle with orange peel and fresh sage. Ends with refined tannins. Drink now through 2032. 854 cases made. Source : 18c3a0a59925f1ce5ea8e9eaa4455b92Read More »