Daily Archives: August 16, 2023

Muscadine’s Health Potential: Research Finds Grape Extract Could Improve Skin Health and Combat Cancer

Muscadine grapes don’t get much respect from the winemaking community. They’re often overlooked for winemaking outside of the southeastern United States, thanks to naturally low sugar levels, thick skins and musky flavors. But recent scientific study has proven muscadines could be something of a superfood for health-conscious consumers. Muscadine grapes are abundant in polyphenols at the forefront of pharmaceutical and …

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“The Circle Is Now Complete” (Visiting Donnafugata in Vittoria)

The post “The Circle Is Now Complete” (Visiting Donnafugata in Vittoria) appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. I’ve spent a good amount of time getting to know (and, of course, writing about) Donnafugata, one of the largest and most important producers in Sicily. Hell, I was even present for their first-ever retrospective tasting of Ben Rye (which either makes me …

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Remírez de Ganuza – My perfect pairing, with José Andrés

With his Spanish heritage, enormous culinary talent and humanitarian vision, Chef Jose? Andre?s’ reputation precedes him. Born in Spain, Andre?s grew up in Barcelona and watching his mother cook, he knew he wanted to be in the kitchen from a young age. ‘I knew I wanted to be in kitchens since I was a boy, seeing my mother cooking and …

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Wine bar group Vinoteca on the brink after filing for protection from creditors

The business, founded by Charlie Young, Brett Woonton and Elena Ares in 2005, closed its 4,500 sq. ft. venue in Birmingham in May. It blamed rising energy prices and the impact of ongoing train strikes for the decision, which left the team ‘heartbroken’, according to Young. Vinoteca still runs five upmarket wine bars in London, located in Borough Yards, the …

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What is a Wine Witch and Why Use it in a Book Title? I Share Why on The Wonderful World of Wine Podcast

Introduction Which Canadian wine regions should you add to your must-try and must-visit lists? What makes some of the wine designations and certifications problematic? Why do stories about witches run through my new book Wine Witch on Fire? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m being interviewed by Mark Lenzi and Kim Simone, hosts of The Wonderful World of …

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Napa and Sonoma 2023: Harvest forecast

Laura Díaz Muñoz, winemaker at Ehlers Estate. After years of managing the deleterious effects of climate change – drought, wildfires and beyond – winemakers across northern California have experienced much-needed relief in the form of excessive rainfall last winter and into spring 2023. Potential delays to the 2023 harvest In Napa, Stu Smith, winemaker at Smith-Madrone, credited a cold and …

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Oak in Champagne: A new chapter & 20 wines tasted

In Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, the Billecart-Salmon ‘chai à foudres’ barrel cellar, which houses 24 large oak casks. Bollinger’s archives contain an unusual letter, penned by Madame Lily Bollinger herself in 1963 and addressed, surprisingly, to the house of Krug. Having lost her husband Jacques, head of the house, in 1941, ‘Madame Jacques’ was entrusted with maintaining Bollinger’s prestige at a time when …

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Liv-ex lists 10 top price risers in a slow wine market

Liv-ex indices for key wine regions on the secondary market have fallen in value this year, but the group said some wines still rose sharply in price in the first half of 2023 (H1). Château Climens 2009 saw the biggest price gains in the six months to the end of June, rising 84% to £1,213 (12x75cl in bond), Liv-ex data …

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