Daily Archives: February 5, 2024

Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for February 5, 2024

The post Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for February 5, 2024 appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format. They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) …

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DWWA judge profile: Ruben Desport

Ruben Desport is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Ruben Desport Ruben Desport Originating from Ostend in Belgium, Ruben’s first foray into wine began as an intern in Monaco with Ducasse Paris at the age of 19. In 2010, he moved to London as Commis Sommelier at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. Ruben then relocated to …

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DWWA judge profile: Raimonds Tomsons

Raimonds Tomsons is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Raimonds Tomsons Raimonds Tomsons Raimonds Tomsons has many years of experience working as a sommelier. Recently, he worked as Manager and Head Sommelier with the legendary chef M?rti?š R?ti?š in Vincents restaurant, in Rigain, Latvia. He has also worked at several other world class restaurants such as El Bulli, Noma and Osteria Francescana, …

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DWWA judge profile: Nigel Wilkinson MS

Nigel Wilkinson MS is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Nigel Wilkinson MS Nigel Wilkinson MS Nigel Wilkinson MS DipWSET is the Brand Ambassador & Senior Wine Educator for Boutinot (vineyard owners and wine producers in England, France, Italy & South Africa). Nigel passed the WSET Diploma in 1996, he became a Master Sommelier in 2005 and …

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DWWA judge profile: Dr Orsi Szentkiralyi

Dr Orsi Szentkiralyi is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) Dr Orsi Szentkiralyi Dr Orsi Szentkiralyi Dr Orsi Szentkiralyi is a Hungarian-born wine professional, judge, and author. She runs her wine consultancy Liquid Talent. Her wine career began in hospitality where she worked as a sommelier in top restaurants worldwide. Later, she transitioned to luxury wine …

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Call for net reduction of more than 12,000 vineyard hectares in California

Rows of newly planted Pinot Noir in the Santa Rita Hills. It’s no secret that the California wine industry is facing an excess market. The key trend is driven by consumer demand (younger consumers are swapping wine for RTDs, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages or cannabis), which primes conditions for overproduction and ‘pressure starting from the grower [that] will create inventory bulges …

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Spanish indigenous whites: Panel tasting results

David Williams, Matthew Forster MW and Ines Salpico tasted 87 wines, with 3 Outstanding and 44 Highly recommended. Spanish indigenous whites: Panel tasting scores 87 wines tasted Exceptional 0 Outstanding 3 Highly recommended 44 Recommended 39 Commended 1 Fair 0 Poor 0 Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their current-release, 100% varietal white wines produced from …

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Ensuring Fair Play and Security: How Pragmatic Play Prioritizes Gamers

Welcome to the world of online gaming where millions of players around the globe engage in a diverse range of games, from slots to live casino games. As the online gaming industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, with estimated revenues of over $60 billion in 2020 alone, it becomes crucial for players to trust that they are playing …

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2019 Ravanal Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

This was quite the surprise. Not only a limited time discount, but featuring a Gran Reserva Cabernet from Chile; not something we see everyday in Costco. But we’re glad we found it, and we continue to believe that places like Chile, and Portugal; Spain too and Australia is on the up and up – all … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2019-ravanal-gran-reserva-cabernet-sauvignon/

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2019 Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII Settimo Rosso di Toscana

This was a new find for us at Costco, a Tuscan blend from 2019 for $14.99 that looked interesting and worth a taste. Retail price on this bottle is around $20-$25 so we like Costco’s price a lot. Also a 92 point callout from Wine Advocate. We couldn’t determine the exact varietal makeup after poking … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2019-castelli-del-grevepesa-clemente-vii-settimo-rosso-di-toscana/

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2021 Kirkland Signature Chianti Classico Riserva

Here’s the newest vintage of the Kirkland Chianti Classico hitting stores now. We had a little surprise with a Kirkland Chianti Classico Gran Selezione making a debut in Costco last month. While priced a little higher than the standard Chianti Classico that Gran Selezione was delicious and we’ve still seen it still lingering in stores, … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2021-kirkland-signature-chianti-classico-riserva/

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2020 Chateau Picadis Bordeaux Superieur

Ok, we have a new Bordeaux Superieur in the cheap seats. Long time readers know we love exploring these wines. The cheap seats refer to the aisles of stacked wines, versus those in the wooden boxes. In the cheap seats you never know what you’re going to find. More than anything, the wines in the … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2020-chateau-picadis-bordeaux-superieur/

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