Daily Archives: September 8, 2023

National Port Day: Celebrate with these top-scoring Ports

Portugal’s Douro Valley Port will be celebrated across the world on 10th September. National Port Day offers the perfect opportunity to explore the many styles of this famous fortified wine. In his guide to Port styles Richard Mayson explains that there is a Port for all occasions, if you know what you’re looking for. ‘Often thought of as an after-dinner, …

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Distilled – A new cocktail book by Mr Lyan

Mr Lyan (Ryan Chetiyawardana) The Lyan’s share Also known as Mr Lyan, Ryan Chetiyawardana is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed mixologist. In 2013, he opened his original venue White Lyan – the first cocktail bar in the world to use no perishable ingredients (not even ice), as an exercise in sustainability. Today he operates Super Lyan in Amsterdam, Lyaness and …

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Sonoma County AVAs: Overview and 10 wines to try

Harvest in the Petaluma Gap The first established AVAs were named in the 1980s, with new designations coming as recently as 2022. 1983 was a particularly important year, as the majority of Sonoma’s appellations were founded during that time, however even today there remain a few proposed AVAs for Sonoma County currently awaiting approval. Diversity is key in Sonoma County. …

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Vie di Romans Chardonnay Friuli Isonzo Ciampagnis 2021 $45 (93 points)

This harmonious white offers bright, buoyant acidity and fresh character to the aromas and flavors of orchard blossoms, nectarine and yellow apple. Yet this also has a light, pleasing plumpness, plus rich hints of mango puree, slivered almond and vanilla-infused pastry cream. Medium-bodied and creamy, with a lingering finish of spices and stone. Drink now through 2031. 800 cases made, …

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