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Daily Archives: April 6, 2024

Ventoux AOC – The rising star of the Rhône

Ventoux AOC in The Southern Rhône, France There’s something poetic and magnetic about the sight of Mont Ventoux, with its white peak towering over the expanse of the eponymous appellation. Its limestone summit gleams all year round, whether snow-capped or not, sitting beneath the clouds or emerging above them, creating an atmospheric tension of drama and suspense. This iconic mountain, …

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Wine investment: Rare whiskies lag while Tuscan giants hold steady

Rare whiskies were notable laggards among ‘passion’ investments tracked by global consultancy group Knight Frank in 2023, a new report has said. The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, tracking 10 collectibles including wine, cars, whisky and handbags, dipped 1% last year, said Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2024, published in March. Its sub-index for rare whisky bottles, compiled by the Rare …

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Château d’Aquéria Tavel 2023 $24 (90 points)

Robust and full of character, with good cut and minerality balancing the red currant and raspberry flavors with savory anise and chalk. Smoked thyme and crushed stone notes sit in the backdrop, with a gentle tug of structure on the well-defined finish. A rosé for food. Grenache, Syrah, Clairette, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Bourboulenc. Drink now through 2026. 15,000 cases made, …

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Vinography Images: Palmento

Sicily is a special place for many reasons, with wonderful wines deeply rooted in traditions stretching back millennia. For many hundreds of years, the traditional winemaking method in Sicily involved using a palmento — a purpose-built winemaking facility. The traditional palmento consists of stone or concrete basins in which the wine was crushed and fermented, along with an integrated ancient …

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Ferrari Brut Trento NV (2024) $39 (91 points)

A refined and expressive sparkler in an aperitif style, this is bright and buoyant on the palate, with the fine, lacy mousse carrying a mouthwatering range of pineapple, mandarin orange peel and white cherry fruit, accented by ground ginger, white blossoms and fleur de sel. Drink now through 2029. 296,667 cases made, 33,945 cases imported. Source : 882b5f5f31f5d530f99899f8c87562c4

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