Daily Archives: February 7, 2024

Ambitious Coterie Holdings hires Andrew Shaw as wine director

Andrew Shaw to join Coterie Holdings in March 2024. Coterie Holdings has appointed Andrew Shaw as its wine director less than two months after it also announced the acquisition of specialist importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines. Shaw, who is set to take up the new role at the beginning of March, was most recently head of trading for beers, wines …

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A pleasant afternoon with Erwin with a few new cheeses and…

From Big Rivers.. with large cutout frog against Erwin’s backyard dam….   Still to enjoy the gift of merci chocolate Specialities…   We finished the evening later with a Drumstick Minis Boysenberry Swirl each from the box Erwin had left us…. Done Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/spelio/53447715005/in/pool-14289677@N00

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IWR February 2024 Newsletter: A Look Forward

Our last newsletter reviewed our varied activities and publications in 2023.  In this newsletter, we take a look forward.  We begin with our just-published report on Colorado wine, which was led by Joel Butler MW. And then move on to other projects this year in the Santa Cruz Mountains, South Africa, Georgia, Navarra and Italy. COLORADO WINE: MILES HIGH, DOWN …

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Meet the judges: Q&A with Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes at DWWA judging week. Amanda Barnes is a leading expert in South American wines and regions, regularly contributing for Decanter as well as other international wine publications. She is the author and editor of The South America Wine Guide: The Definitive Guide to wine in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia & Peru – a book which has won …

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Producer profile: Hundred Acre plus 18 great wines to try

Jayson Woodbridge of Hundred Acre Arriving in Napa Valley with no winemaking experience in 1999, Jayson Woodbridge quickly showed his aptitude for learning from luminary winemakers – most notably St Helena-based Philippe Melka. Woodbridge’s ability to make fine wine and understand the importance of terroir – and the substantial fortune that he brought to the valley – enabled him to …

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Decanter magazine latest issue: February 2024

Inside the February 2024 issue of Decanter magazine: FEATURES Xarel·lo rising high Fintan Kerr on the Catalonian white grape that is making waves beyond Cava Interview: Telmo Rodri?guez Richard Woodard examines the dynamic winemaker’s new range of single-origin Rioja wines My top 20 Sherries Sarah Jane Evans MW recommends some of her favourites, across all styles Understanding Castilla y Leo?n …

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Champagnes to impress, and where to find them

With just three leading grape varieties, the Champenois have developed and mastered blended cuvées and varietal expressions alike, embracing vintage variation while balancing sweetness or dryness levels and acidity to deliver consistently good quality. It’s determining the best that takes an extra level of scrutiny. The genius of this northerly French region comes to fruition annually at Decanter World Wine …

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#Exploring Pragmatic Play’s Award-Winning Slot Features: A Closer Look at What Makes Them Stand Out

Online slots have been a popular form of entertainment for decades, with the earliest versions appearing in the late 1800s. Over the years, they have evolved into highly advanced games thanks to technology advancements and game providers’ innovations. One such game provider that has been making a name for itself in the iGaming industry is Pragmatic Play. Since its establishment …

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