Daily Archives: August 2, 2023

Les vignobles – Saint Emilion

Erminig Gwenn has added a photo to the pool: Saint Emilion, Libournais, GIronde (33), Nouvelle Aquitaine, France. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/etienne_valois/53083412589/in/pool-912056@N21

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Daily Wine News: VermentiNO

Vermentino. (Wikimedia) In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto highlights a Vermentino from the South of France, and gets into why it can’t actually be called that on the label. “All seemed to be going fine until the just-bottled 2022 vintage, when an Italy-instigated, European Union rule took full force; it banned the use of the name Vermentino on wines from outside …

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Portuguese whites: Wines to look out for

Wondering which wine regions to watch? Portugal is high on our list. Indigenous grape varieties abound, Portuguese producers are crafting original wines of character, and a clear drive for quality and freshness in recent years has seen global recognition of its red wines on the rise, and more recently, its white wines, too. The 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) …

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Should You Buy Wines Based on Competition Medals? Dr. Winnie Bowman, Cape Wine Master, Has Thoughts

Introduction What is a Cape Wine Master? Should you buy wines based on medals won from competitions? What does the future of wine recommendations look like? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m chatting with international wine and spirit judge, Dr. Winnie Bowman. You can find the wines we discussed here.   Join me on Instagram, Facebook and …

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Port of Leith: A distillery in the sky

Almost 10 years ago to the day, wine merchant Ian Stirling and finance guru Paddy Fletcher had an idea. Sitting in Milroy’s whisky bar in London’s Soho, the pair of Edinburgh natives hatched a plan to build a Scotch distillery that would ‘demystify’ the spirit, revealing hidden parts of the production process to whisky fans. As Stirling leads the way …

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Decanter magazine latest issue: August 2023

Inside the August 2023 issue of Decanter magazine: FEATURES The 50 best wine trips Put your feet up and be transported by our ideas for the perfect wine holiday Oak in Champagne Tom Hewson explains why barrels are coming back into fashion in some of Champagne’s top cuve?es Aligote? Burgundy’s other white grape deserves to be taken seriously, says Charles …

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