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Daily Archives: June 18, 2024

Terry Robards, a Voice for Fine Wine in America, Dies at 84

Terry Robards, a longtime reporter and wine writer for The New York Times who later served as a columnist for Wine Spectator, died last month at the age of 84. The cause was heart failure. Robards wrote his best-known works between the 1960s and 1980s, at a time when many Americans were just discovering wine. Sales had long lagged behind …

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New York Riesling: Cooler than the other side of the pillow

Of all the Empire State’s American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), perhaps none shine brighter than the Finger Lakes AVA. The state is a viticultural beacon on the country’s eastern seaboard: ‘American wine’ is often taken as code for California or the West Coast, but New York is the third-largest-producing state by volume. Stretching from the eastern reaches of Long Island to …

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Hermitage Cognac launches 100-year-old ‘Siècle d’Or’

The new Hermitage Siècle d’Or 100 Year Old Cognac. Hermitage Cognac said its new ‘Siècle d’Or’ vintage expression spent 100 years ageing in Limousin oak barrels in the heart of Cognac‘s ‘Grande Champagne’ region. The house said it believed its new offering to be the oldest barrel-aged Cognac so far released. Company founder David Baker described it as a ‘masterpiece …

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Exploring Rioja Alavesa

Of Rioja’s three sub-zones, Rioja Alavesa is the flyweight. With a total vineyard area of just over 13,000 hectares, it is by far the smallest, around half the size of heavyweights Rioja Alta and Rioja Oriental. And yet, when it comes to influence, creativity, dynamism and share of Rioja’s – and Spain’s – best bottles, this sub-region punches way above …

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Artémis Domaines attracts spotlight over Burgundy plans

Vineyards near to Beaune. It’s understood that Artémis Domaines, controlled by French billionaire François Pinault, has been in talks to acquire the buildings of Château de Puligny-Montrachet in Burgundy from Etienne de Montille, according to several reports. Etienne de Montille confirmed to Decanter that he was to receive vineyards in exchange for the real estate. Artémis expanded its reach in …

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Independent Champagne: Top trends & key names to know in 2024

The Bulles Bio Band playing at Le Cirque in Reims during Le Printemps des Champagnes 2024. Blue strobe lighting bounces off a blood-red Gibson guitar as a swish of shoulder-length silver hair motions towards the drum kit. The bassist, clad head-to-toe in black, stands wide-stanced, a low-slung bass hanging above steam-punk work boots. The crowd is cheering. Somewhere near the …

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Best tries for English Wine Week 2024

Despite it being early summer, the British weather is dragging its feet. But at least there’s the annual English Wine Week to add some sparkles. With numerous vineyard visits, specialist tastings, and special offers in restaurants and wine shops, this is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the fast-growing category and discover something you’ve never tried before. Here are …

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Godelia Mencía Bierzo 2019 $27 (91 points)

This lively red is light on its feet, with good focus to the concentrated flavors of ripe black plum, raspberry paste and leafy herbs, backed by hints of iron, paprika and cocoa powder. Light, fine tannins show on the supple finish. Drink now through 2029. 7,500 cases made, 400 cases imported. Source : 56c39fff8bf0808a1e0bc2a124f4e833

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Paarl. Cape Town. South Africa.

Jose Romeu has added a photo to the pool: TRELLISING THE VINES : Italian passion for fine wine and conservation are inseparable elements of Slent. The historic mountainside farm. AYAMA WINE FARM. www.ayama.info/ Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/ecoland/53798729511/in/pool-52609756@N00

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