Daily Archives: January 31, 2024

California’s Top Zinfandels: Tasting at ZAP 2024

[ad_1] Gone are the days when 500 Zinfandel producers and 8000 members of the trade and public would descend upon both major pavilions of Fort Mason for almost an entire day to taste more than a thousand Zinfandel wines at the annual ZAP Zinfandel Festival. By the end of those tastings, things usually got quite sloppy, with drunk patrons and …

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Discover Campania: 12 wines worth seeking out from this exciting region

[ad_1] Mountains in Irpinia, Avellino Province Lying between the Tyrrhenian sea to the west, Basilicata to the east, with the regional capital of Naples at its hub, Campania is a colourful patchwork of wine sub-regions and diverse indigenous grape varieties. Principal varieties are the red grape Aglianico and white grapes Greco, Fiano and Falanghina – but that tells only half …

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‘Unique’ auction lots set Naples Winter Wine Festival record

[ad_1] Inside the live auction tent at Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón. Bidders were out in force at the 2024 Naples Winter Wine Festival last weekend in Florida, which culminated in the traditional live auction and raised a record total of more than $33m (£26m), organisers said. Held annually by the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the live charity auction features bespoke, …

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Vancouver Island: A wine lover’s guide

[ad_1] View of the Inner Harbour at sunset in downtown Victoria. Only a 90-minute ferry ride from Vancouver in Canada’s western province of British Columbia (BC), or a 50-minute seaplane journey from Seattle in the US, a lush isle beckons with artisanal wineries and a unique climate. It’s Vancouver Island, a relatively unknown wine appellation, but a charming and convenient …

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Gogi Dakishivli: Current Releases from Georgia’s Master Winemaker

[ad_1] Gogi Dakishivli [credit DWinkler] On our recent visit to the Kakheti region of Georgia, we visited and tasted with one of Georgia’s preeminent winemakers, Giorgi (Gogi) Dakishivili.  He makes Dakishvili Family wines with his son Temur as well as those of Orgo, his own label. He also makes wines at Schuchman and previously made the wines at Teliani Valley. …

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