Monthly Archives: August 2023

German dry Riesling: Panel tasting results

Caro Maurer MW, Mark Dearing and Stefan Neumann tasted 74 wines with 8 Outstanding and 31 Highly recommended. German dry Riesling: Panel tasting scores 74 wines tasted Exceptional 0 Outstanding 8 Highly recommended 31 Recommended 26 Commended 8 Fair 1 Poor 0 Entry criteria: producer-members of the VDP organisation and UK agents were invited to submit their latest-release, dry Grosses …

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Los Angeles’ urban wineries

‘I read that you could not produce world-class wines from Los Angeles County. Which didn’t make sense as we have this beautiful Mediterranean climate,’ says Patrick Kelley of Cavaletti Vineyards. The spirit of winemaking in LA is both dynamic and collaborative as if the industry was brand new. In fact, some of the first grapes in California intended for wine …

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Wine to 5: Michael Baynes, vineyard transaction specialist

Michael Baynes is a vineyard transaction specialist based in Bordeaux. He began as a commercial real estate developer in London, launched an enterprise in California, then co-founded Maxwell-Baynes and its vineyard subsidiary Vineyards-Bordeaux in 2008. He teaches MBA students at INSEEC and his team completed 17 Bordeaux vineyard transactions in 2022. How did you get here? At a school career …

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/30/23

Hello, and welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard-inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Noble Chianti ClassicoThe Ricasoli story. How Zalto became the wine enthusiast’s glass of choiceThe …

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Bodegas Valdemar Tempranillo Rioja Conde Valdemar Crianza 2019 $20 (90 points)

A fragrant red, revealing overtones of milled pepper, dried dill and flowers, with a pleasing juiciness to the sun-dried cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium-bodied, with lightly chewy tannins and accents of mocha, licorice, smoke and graphite on the finish. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. Drink now through 2026. 40,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. Source : f550b52031358056bb175b2c6b46bc22

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