Daily Archives: November 28, 2023

British Columbia’s wine industry facing major climate change challenges

Vineyard scene in Okanagan Valley. Wine growing areas in Canada’s western province of British Columbia (BC) have been severely impacted by compounding climate change related crises this past year, including an extended deep freeze last winter, ongoing drought, and widespread wildfires this past summer. In response, the BC Wine Grape Council (BCWGC) recently commissioned an assessment of the BC wine …

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Penfolds Grange joins La Place de Bordeaux 

Four of the Penfolds ‘luxury and icon’ wines, including Grange. Legendary wine Penfolds Grange is one of the six labels making up the company’s luxury and icon portfolio that will be distributed via La Place de Bordeaux as of 30 January 2024, the group announced. The deal covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and represents an expanded relationship …

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Michelin reveals Argentina’s first guide

A total of 71 establishments made the cut in the Michelin Guide Buenos Aires & Mendoza 2024, with Aramburu, located in the capital’s Recoleta district, awarded two stars for its excellent 18-course haute cuisine tasting menu experience conceived by chef Gonzalo Aramburu for the past 16 years. Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides, noted the high quality of cooks, …

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Winter party wines: 25 at £20 or under

So you’re throwing a party. Of course you are. It’s that time of year, after all. And you’ll need to get the drinks organised. You enjoy a decent bottle of wine, and know a fair bit about it. You wouldn’t be reading this otherwise. So whatever other options you’re considering for the lo-no/designated driver/cocktails/craft beer crowd, the wine is likely …

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Walls: The next step for Jaboulet’s Hermitage La Chapelle

Chapelle Sante-Christophe on Hermitage hill. Caroline Frey, owner of Paul Jaboulet Aîné, has decided to uncouple La Chapelle (and its white counterpart, Le Chevalier de Sterimberg) from the Paul Jaboulet Aîné brand by creating a separate entity, Domaine de la Chapelle, which will be the new home for these two wines. Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for …

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Perfect Pairing: Onglet steak with green peppercorn sauce

For centuries, pubs have been the backbone of our society, hubs and sanctuaries for connecting people and communities. There’s something so quintessentially British about sitting in a pub garden in the sunshine, or in a comfy chair next to a roaring fire, I don’t think it can be replicated beyond our shores. It’s been 10 years since my first cookbook …

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Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu La Chambée 2022 $50 (94 points)

This fresh, compact white shows alluring floral notes of honeysuckle blossoms, with lemon shortbread, white tea and ample salty mineral adding complexity and drive. The finish stretches on and on. Drink now through 2028. 675 cases made, 500 cases imported. Source : b7e0208ca232aec12c25e7b638a5fdc2

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