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Daily Archives: June 13, 2024

AEDs Massive Support

AEDs’ Massive Support has come from Sonoma County Vintners, for Ron Rubin’s Trained for Saving Lives project, one hero at a time. It was created by Ron Rubin, of River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, after experiencing his own cardiac attest. It happened when he was prepping for a marathon. Down he went and he […] The post AEDs Massive …

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Catch Arrives in Miami Beach

Who’s behind it: Catch Miami Beach is the eighth restaurant from Catch Hospitality Group and co-owners Tilman Fertitta (the owner of hospitality leader Landry’s, Inc.), Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm. It joins Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning Catch locations in Las Vegas and New York, as well as Catch Steak locations in New York, Aspen, Colo., and Los Angeles. “We’re hyper-focused …

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Veuve Clicquot: A journey to celebrate Champagne

Tasting Veuve Clicquot on a Belmond train to celebrate Champagne Few pleasures truly qualify for the coveted label of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ but tickets for this European Solaire Journey, thanks to an exciting collaboration between Veuve Clicquot and Belmond trains, may just qualify. From the moment guests join this incredible two-night rail journey from Vienna to Reims on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, …

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More Proof That the DtC Underage Drinking Argument Is Bullsh*t

The post More Proof That the DtC Underage Drinking Argument Is Bullsh*t appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. Last week, you might have missed a brief butt important article titled Direct-to-Consumer Shipping and Underage Consumption, penned by Alex Koral, Regulatory General Counsel for Sovos ShipCompliant, and published on WineBusiness.com. In his pithy write-up, Koral touched on a topic that has …

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Bordeaux 2023 market analysis: Figeac drops 40% in price

Château Figeac 2023 has been released more than 40% below the debut offer for the 2022 vintage debut last year, making it one of the biggest discounts in a Bordeaux 2023 en primeur campaign that has taken place amid challenging market conditions. Other highly prized wines released in the past 24 hours include Château Montrose, Château La Conseillante and Château …

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David Bruce: Pinot Noir Crusader

We’ve tasted David Bruce’s wines for many years, but it was only a couple of months ago that we had the opportunity to visit the winery as part of our preparations for our upcoming report on the Wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains. That visit motivated us to learn more about David Bruce, especially his role producing and promoting California …

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Fairest Creature: The Napa icon spotlighting four star winemakers

Fairest Creatures wines from Napa Valley, USA Not many ultra-premium brands make a giant splash in Napa Valley almost immediately upon release – but Fairest Creature has done just that. In fact, at the Premiere Napa Valley Wine Auction in February 2024, a five-case lot became the top-selling lot, selling for $70,000. The project is the brainchild of Jayson Hu, …

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Sonoma County’s best kept secret: Moon Mountain District

Harvest at Hanzell Vineyards in the Moon Mountain District. The Sonoma American Viticultural Area (AVA) known as the Moon Mountain District presents a paradox. It is both a rough-and-tumble locale with rogue characters who flout convention, and a land of pristine beauty that produces some of the finest wines in Sonoma County. Nestled within the larger Sonoma Valley AVA, Moon …

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Wine with salmon: Ideas for great pairings

Salmon and wine pairing Is salmon on the menu tonight? Whether you’re cooking at home or eating out, salmon is a versatile ingredient that can be cooked in several different ways. Think poached, grilled, seared, barbecued or smoked to name but a few – and it can even be enjoyed raw in sushi and sashimi. But what wines should you …

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King Charles III’s official birthday celebrated with rare Scotch whisky blend

Master blender Colin Scott selected 75 rare whiskies for the unique blend, including 19 spirits from ‘lost distilleries’ such as Imperial, Glenlochy and Convalmore. He created just two bottles of the Blend of 75 whisky, which will be paired with two portraits of King Charles III, created by Welsh artist Mark Evans. They are currently on display at Wiltons Restaurant …

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