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Daily Archives: June 17, 2024

Wildfire Erupts in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley

Stoked by warm temperatures and windy conditions, several wildfires broke out in California over the weekend, including one in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, northwest of Healdsburg. The Point Fire ignited on the eastern shores of Lake Sonoma the afternoon of June 16 and quickly spread, nearing wineries and vineyards along West Dry Creek Road. As of June 17, more than …

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/16/24

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard-inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Why local vintners are turning to spirits for future sales growthWhere the margins …

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Grape Matters

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Grapevine

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Barnstormer Winery

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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for June 17, 2024

The post Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for June 17, 2024 appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format. They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) …

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Rare Bordeaux stars as Christie’s Avery cellar auction tops £2.5m

Petrus 1990 featured among the top lots in the sale. Rare Bordeaux and Burgundy wines from the Avery family’s collection were among the stars as total sales in the recent London-based auction reached almost £2.57m, including buyer’s premium, said Christie’s. It said the sale was 100% sold by lot. The June event was dubbed an offering of ‘last treasures’ from …

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How to let a wine breathe, and when – Ask Decanter

Letting wine breathe means exposing it to oxygen before drinking it. There are various reasons you might want to do this for your bottle, and also different methods to achieve results depending on the age and style of your wine. What are the benefits of letting a wine breathe? If you’ve ever left an opened bottle of wine overnight and …

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M Chapoutier masterclass: DFWE NYC 2024

Michel Chapoutier, of the Rhône’s M Chapoutier winery, presented eight Hermitage wines at DFWE NYC 2024 with Decanter’s Natalie Earl. As the sun glimmered on the Hudson River, glinting off skyscrapers and filling the 60th floor of the Manhatta building with light, masterclass guests hung on legendary Rhône winemaker Michel Chapoutier’s every word. Head of his family’s M Chapoutier winery, …

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Ornellaia’s charity auction of the superb 2021 raises $325,000

Ornellaia’s 16th annual auction of artist-designed bottles has raised $325,000, which the Bolgheri estate has donated to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Mind’s Eye programme – a charity that helps the visually impaired to enjoy art through multi-sensory experiences. Throughout the history of the auction, each vintage of Ornellaia has been given a name to describe its character, which is …

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Joseph Drouhin St.-Véran 2022 $30 (91 points)

Peach and melon fruit is offset by a bitter citrus note in this tense, well-structured white. An intense version, with hints of wild herbs and a stony feel on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 3,000 cases imported. Source : eb66dda2b25d7552f77e7c296867b9e2

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Kelowna – Nine top spots for food and wine

Kelowna skyline including Okanagan Lake. A four-hour drive inland from Canada’s mountainous west coast, in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, is Kelowna, an energetic city known for its stunning landscapes, sprawling vineyards and flourishing culinary scene. Okanagan Lake is undoubtedly the city’s show stopper, as Kelowna sits on its right bank, at the approximate halfway point of the …

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