Daily Archives: February 6, 2024

Why I Support Ingredient Labeling for Wine

This week the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, known as the TTB, published notice 232, asking for public comment on the proposition to add mandatory ingredient, allergen, and nutritional labeling information to wine and spirits. Here is the comment that I submitted today to the TTB : I am writing both as a consumer and as a someone …

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Sideways

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Piemonte — Barolo

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Field in Tuscany

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Douro

blancopix has added a photo to the pool: A train-level view of the Douro River Valley vineyards Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/blancopix/53462441435/in/pool-52609756@N00

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Caves Monplaisir

Robert Redeker has added a photo to the pool: Caves Monplaisir à Chinon Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertredeker/50140280443/in/pool-52609756@N00

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Le sang du Peuple

Robert Redeker has added a photo to the pool: Vignobles Jamet. Le sang du peuple et sainte Germaine de Pibrac. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertredeker/51918187552/in/pool-52609756@N00

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Demand for Burgundy 2022 wines better than expected – Liv-ex

It’s too soon to judge the whole Burgundy 2022 en primeur campaign, ‘but what is clear is that it has so far gone better than many [merchants] dared imagine late last year’, said Liv-ex, a global marketplace for the trade, in a new report on the region. Burgundy’s 2022 vintage marked a return to more normal yields, following the small …

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A taste of Clos des Lambrays from 1926-2022

Clos des Lambrays. Credit:Ian Shaw via Alamy Stock Photo The launch of ‘Vins d’Exception’ in November by LVMH threw a spotlight on four of their illustrious properties: Château Cheval Blanc, Château d’Yquem, Colgin Estate, and Domaine des Lambrays. This election to an elite club by the world’s richest man would seem to confirm the status of the Clos des Lambrays …

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Beyond the Bet: How Casinos Are Transforming the Entertainment Industry

As the entertainment industry becomes more and more competitive, casinos are proving to be a key player in pushing the boundaries of what is considered traditional entertainment. No longer are these establishments solely focused on gambling and slot machines – they are now incorporating a wide range of experiences to attract a diverse audience. From world-class restaurants and high-end retail …

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DWWA judge profile: Victoria Mason

Victoria Mason is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2024. Victoria Mason Victoria Mason Victoria Mason is a Senior Fine Wine Buyer for Bordeaux Index. Previously, she was a wine buyer for Waitrose, responsible for sourcing wines from Italy and South Africa. She has 13 years of retail buying experience at Waitrose. After gaining a scholarship for …

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Wine to 5: Marinela Ivanova, beverage manager, residential yacht

Marinela Ivanova oversees the beverage programme for The World, Residences at Sea, the world’s largest privately owned residential yacht. A certified sommelier, and a holder of the WSET Diploma, she is responsible for the 1,200-label wine list and 15,000-bottle wine cellar on board. How did you get here? I joined The World 15 years ago, after working as a waitress …

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/4/24

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard-inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Changing the Rules: Hoopes Trial Could Upset Decades of Zoning & Winery Permits in …

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An Immigrant Succeeds in South Africa’s Wine World

Joseph Dhafana’s story is one of perseverance and talent, a sort of rags to vinous riches tale.  He is the son of subsistence farmers in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. As a child, he tilled the land with oxen and walked 12 km to attend the nearest school.  As a young man, he sought a better life and crossed the border to South …

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