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Daily Archives: April 4, 2024

Terreno: An Up and Coming Chianti Classico Winery

Sofia Ruhne Chianti Classico winemaker Sofia Ruhne was born in Sweden but grew up in Greve in Chianti. Her father bought the estate and started making wine in 1988. Sofia entered the winery in 2010 and started making changes.  She started by making the all Sangiovese ASofia from a single parcel of the estate’s oldest vines. The vineyard and wines …

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Calistoga Wine & Culinary Experence: April 13, Calistoga

As popular as Napa wines are, the chances to taste a bunch of them in a single setting are rare. And when it comes to the individual appellations or AVAs of Napa, the opportunity to dive deep on the wines of a single AVA are very few and far between. That’s why you Napa wine lovers may be interested in …

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It’s ‘Official’: Kendall-Jackson and La Crema Join the NBA’s Wine Family

For years, the NBA has been nicknamed the “Wine League,” but now it’s officially tipping off. The National Basketball Association is embarking on a partnership with California’s Jackson Family Wines establishing Kendall-Jackson as the official wine of the NBA, and K-J’s sister wine La Crema as the official wine of the Women’s National Basketball Association. These affiliations will also extend …

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Nowhere Left to Hyde (Tasting Mira Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay)

The post Nowhere Left to Hyde (Tasting Mira Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay) appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. Finding a forgotten Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay in your sample pool is kind of like finding spare change in your couch cushions. Only that spare change adds up to, like, $15,000 or something. I was recently lucky enough to have stumbled upon a sample …

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Burgundy wine stocks rise after ‘generous’ 2023 vintage

Burgundy winemakers have been able to replenish their cellars following the relatively generous 2022 and 2023 vintages.  Winery stocks were around 12% above the five-year average at the start of the 2023-24 campaign, said the regional Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) recently. ‘Bourgogne has not seen a situation like this for over 20 years,’ it said. ‘This allows the industry to …

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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2023 $35 (93 points)

Leaps out of the glass with effusiveness, featuring flavors of apple blossom, Key lime, Honeycrisp, lemon thyme and fresh grated ginger. Notes of passionfruit, pineapple and lemon candy linger on the long, expressive and mouthwatering finish. Drink now. 295,000 cases made, 75,000 cases imported. Source : 5ff18fd10c482e27208975d7e4916198

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Distilled – New cocktail book from iconic London bar

Raising the bar The Connaught Bar in London’s Mayfair has won a string of awards since it opened in 2008, including being named on the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 14 consecutive years since 2010. A new book takes readers behind the scenes at this iconic establishment, which adheres to the hotel motto placere placet: ‘it pleases to give …

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Boekenhoutskloof: Reflecting on 30 years with the 2021 releases

Boekenhoutskloof’s striking winery in South Africa’s Franschhoek region. Few wineries have achieved so much in such a short time as South Africa’s Boekenhoutskloof. From putting Syrah on the map with its celebrated 1997 vintage to pioneering the Swartland and rehabilitating Semillon as a premium white variety in the Cape, it’s hard to overestimate the contribution of this Franschhoek-based winery. A …

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