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Daily Archives: June 12, 2024

Wine Scholar Guild to host DWWA webinar with Andrew Jefford, Caro Mauer MW and James Tidwell MS

Decanter has partnered with Wine Scholar Guild (WSG), the global leader in specialised wine education and certification, to deliver an exclusive Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) webinar on Wednesday 19 June. Part of WSG Studio, join us for an exclusive session with DWWA Co-Chair and WSG academic adviser Andrew Jefford, alongside DWWA Regional Chairs Caro Maurer MW and James Tidwell …

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Empson: A Very Long Love Affair with Italian Wine

CEO Tara Empson New Zealand born rugby player Neil Empson started his career by buying and selling Ferraris, including the spectacular 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB (see below), which raced in the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally.  But 52 years ago he and his wife Maria made the transition from fast cars to Italian wine by launching Empson Selections and, as they …

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Best wine shops in Barcelona

View over Barcelona from Park Güell. Barcelona is the undisputed jewel in the crown of the beautiful Catalan coast. With its unique architecture, gastronomy, vibrant nightlife and warm, sunny weather, the city’s global popularity is unsurprising. There are currently 28 Michelin-star restaurants in Barcelona and the restaurant scene touches every cuisine imaginable. Yet the real charm and beauty of Barcelona’s …

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Etna Rosso: Panel tasting results

Anthony Rose, Susan Hulme MW and Jason Millar tasted 109 wines, with 3 Outstanding and 41 Highly recommended. Etna Rosso: Panel tasting scores 109 wines tasted Exceptional 0 Outstanding 3 Highly recommended 41 Recommended 49 Commended 11 Fair 4 Poor 1 Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their red wines classified as Etna DOC Rosso, Etna …

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Kanonkop’s Abrie Beeslar: What’s next? 

Winemaker Abrie Beeslar With 23 harvests at Kanonkop Estate under his belt, winemaker Abrie Beeslar has become synonymous with the Stellenbosch estate. So it was no surprise that his decision to leave, announced in January this year, made the headlines. ‘It was, and still is, very difficult,’ Beeslaar told Decanter at the time, about his decision. Six months on, the …

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Figuière Méditerranée Rosé 2023 $18 (88 points)

An enticing perfume of peach and fragrant rose blossom introduces this rosé, which shows some spice notes and clementine-fueled acidity. Hints of crushed stone line the light, lip-smacking finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan. Drink now. 6,000 cases made, 6,000 cases imported. Source : 8737926b74703f48e5a8fdda502c543b

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Afternoon Wine

LXG_Photos has added a photo to the pool: Canon EOS 3 Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar ZE Kodak Tri-X 400 Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/lxg_photos/53774626682/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Sometimes Less is More | We went to a startup pitch event or…

We went to a startup pitch event organized by Swissnex San Francisco. The event was at the HanaHaus co-working space in Palo Alto, California. I put my wine glass on a counter in the break room, and took this bubbly bokeh shot with the vintage Dream Lens.   I processed a photographic, a balanced, and a paintery HDR photo from …

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