Daily Archives: February 2, 2024

Vinography Images: Elbow Grease

Punchdowns work a little differently when your fermentation vessel is a Talha, a terra cotta amphora about your size. You have to just lean over the top and shove your arm into the thing, pushing down the floating cap of skins and seeds. INSTRUCTIONS:Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting “save link as” or “save target as.” …

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Rolling Riches: The Dice of Destiny – A Game of Luck and Strategy

Welcome gamers, board game enthusiasts, and gambling aficionados! Today, we will be discussing one of the most exciting and thrilling games in the market – Rolling Riches: The Dice of Destiny. This game combines elements of luck and strategy, making it a perfect blend for players of all levels. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at …

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DWWA judge profile: Melania Battiston

Melania Battiston is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Melania Battiston Melania Battiston Melania Battiston comes from a small town in Lombardy, Italy. She is currently Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at the luxury hotel brand Aman Resort, where she has been working in Greece and Thailand. Previously in UK, she was Head Sommelier and Wine …

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DWWA judge profile: Matt Pym

Matt Pym is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Matt Pym Matt Pym Matt Pym is the owner of Pym My Wine Ltd, a strategic consultancy and sales representation firm that helps wineries from around the world to develop and increase their sales in the UK and Irish markets. Before starting Pym My Wine, Matt worked for …

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DWWA judge profile: Matthew Forster MW

Matthew Forster MW is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards. Matthew Forster MW Matthew Forster MW Matthew Forster MW is an independent wine consultant and education specialist. He started his wine career with Berry Bros. & Rudd where he lectured as a wine school tutor. After writing content for jancisrobinson.com and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), …

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Decanter Fine Wine Encounter: A global line-up for 2024

In the world of wine, where elegance meets excellence we are thrilled to unveil the next chapter of the world-renowned Decanter Fine Wine Encounter (DFWE) for 2024. With the prestigious London event celebrating its 27th year and the incredible New York encounter entering its third, we are excited to welcome Singapore to this illustrious line-up. The DFWE is a celebration …

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DWWA judge profile: Lauren Denyer

Lauren Denyer is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards. Lauren Denyer Lauren Denyer is the Diploma Events and Enrichment Manager at WSET School London, where she organises and hosts events and learning opportunities for the Diploma students. She also teaches all levels of WSET wine qualifications. She has extensive teaching experience having worked as a head of …

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DWWA judge profile: JC Viens

JC Viens is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). JC Viens JC Viens Approved programme provider of the WSET, JC Viens teaches wine courses especially adapted to wine professionals’ needs to help them strengthen their career and drive business growth. He also advises on wine communication including strategy, content development and delivery. He is committed to optimising …

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‘Emergency’ €80m promised to French winegrowers amid farmer protests

Farmers protest in the Bordeaux area on 25 January. An €80m (£68m) ’emergency fund’ will be launched imminently to help French winegrowers in financial difficulty, said the country’s agriculture ministry this week. It said there was a ‘profound crisis’ in several vineyard regions in the south of France. Agriculture minister Marc Fesneau was due to visit the Hérault department in …

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Inside the Decanter Wine Club

Are you guilty of sticking with what you like when it comes to wine? How adventurous are you when it comes to trying new styles and expanding your palate? With an abundance of exceptional wines available these days, Decanter is on a mission to uncover and share the best bottles we can find. This is why we launched the Decanter …

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Tennessee whiskey for beginners: Eight to try

When it comes to American whiskey, it’s hard to deny the popularity of bourbon. But it’s a Tennessee whiskey – specifically Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 – that is the most drunk whiskey in the world. So what exactly is Tennessee whiskey? Let’s take a look at its history… ‘Generally speaking, as settlers ventured west into America from the eastern …

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First Taste: Billecart-Salmon 2016 & Le Clos St-Hilaire 2007

The new vintage of Billecart-Salmon’s Le Clos St-Hilaire is released. The latest vintage from one of Champagne’s rare walled vineyards, Le Clos St-Hilaire, has been released after more than 15 years ageing in the cellars. Champagne Billecart-Salmon has been making 100% Pinot Noir wines from this one-hectare plot, formerly the family garden behind the house in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ until it was …

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A drink with… Jane Lopes & Jonathan Ross MS

Both Master Sommeliers, and authors of How to Drink Australian (£40, Murdoch Books), this Nashville-based married couple met while working as sommeliers in New York. After spending four years in Australia from 2016, they returned to the US, eager to educate wine lovers about the exciting Australian wine scene. They wrote their comprehensive, region-by-region guide – described by wine critic …

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