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Daily Archives: April 10, 2024

China’s Trade War on Australian Wine Is Over—For Now

China’s government has officially abolished punitively high tariffs on imported Australian wine. The Beijing government announced the removal of the duties—which ranged as high as 218 percent—March 29. Australia’s wine industry, which was China’s biggest source of imported wine before the tariffs were enacted in 2020, hopes the reversal will offer new opportunities at a time when grapegrowers are confronting …

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Bodega Cuatro Rayas – Sustainably championing DO Rueda

Bodega Cooperativa de La Seca was founded in 1935, at the dawn of the Spanish Civil War, as winegrowing families from the small town of La Seca, in northwest Spain, sought stability amidst political uncertainty. It has since been renamed Bodega Cuatro Rayas, playing a key role in the economic and social cohesion of the DO Rueda throughout a turbulent …

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Arlington Arts & Wines – Pink Bubbly (02) | Hillinger Secco:…

Hillinger Secco: dry, sparkling rosé vinified from Pinot Noir.   Arlington Arts Center Arlington (Virginia Square), Virginia, USA. 8 December 2010.   ? Poured during a wine-tasting fundraiser for the arts center.   *************** ? Photo by Yours For Good Fermentables.com. ? For a larger image, type ‘L’ (without the quotation marks). — Follow on Facebook: YoursForGoodFermentables. — Follow on …

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Gavi – Where ancient soils make for ageworthy white wines

Gavi DOCG in Italia’s Piedmont region – Where ancient soils make for ageworthy white wines Born of the ancient Piedmontese soils close to the Ligurian border, Gavi is far more than simply a varietal expression of the Cortese grape. On the contrary, it represents a synergy between local soils, vine aspect, elevation, and climate. It offers an authentic – and …

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Great Southern wines: Australia’s biggest secret

The vineyards of the Great Southern wine region. Ask most people to name a Western Australian (WA) wine region, and it’s unlikely that their first answer would be Great Southern. Yet, according to Wine Australia – source of all the statistics in this article – this GI (Geographical Indication) covers approximately 17,000km² and houses 23% of the state’s vineyards. And …

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Yering Station Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Village 2021 $23 (93 points)

Matches elegance and details with a powerful structure, stacking flavors of spiced plum, red licorice and blueberry preserves in a succulent mix. Blood orange, tobacco and spice notes linger on the finish alongside hints of wild fennel. Drink now through 2033. 7,000 cases made, 500 cases imported. Source : bd4bf4e44bcf203bc0daf93cd18f7423

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The sommelier suggests… Riesling by Melody Wong

Melody Wong is director of wine at The Peninsula, London. With more than a decade’s experience as a sommelier and wine buyer, Melody has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels throughout the UK, including the Four Seasons Hotel and the Carlton Tower Jumeirah in London. Her innovative approach to curating wine lists saw her nominated as Best Sommelier of …

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