Daily Archives: June 1, 2024

Steven Laine’s Jupiter’s Blood: Fantasy today, Reality tomorrow?

Jupiter’s Blood is a wine fantasy of today and a likely reality for tomorrow. And, it held me spellbound, as soon as I had set the first chapter’s stage on a score card. As a result, he held me in the clutches of an absorbing reading spree. I actually created a cast of his characters […] The post Steven Laine’s …

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Rioja fine wine market report

Rioja’s high points in a sedate market Last year was tough for the fine wine market. The Liv-ex 1000 index, one barometer of secondary market prices, fell 14.9% in 12 months to 31 January, although it was still up by nearly 12% in five years. Trading has been subdued; however, UK merchant Goedhuis & Co reported consumer interest in the …

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Luca Malbec Paraje Altamira 2021 $25 (93 points)

Aromatically alluring, with elements of violet, orange peel and wet ash, while the palate is filled with raspberry and plum notes, offering just enough acidity to lift the flavors and carry them on the finish around velvety tannins and hints of spiced cocoa. Drink now through 2036. 3,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. Source : 6c0938f1b5a3384d0235fa1cc28e4659

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