Daily Archives: June 19, 2024

‘Oldest wine’ aged 2,000 years found in Roman tomb

The glass jar inside the funerary urn contained five litres of oxidised wine. Researchers said their analysis suggests an ash urn dating back roughly 2,000 years contains the ‘oldest wine conserved in a liquid state’ that has so far been found. In 2019, archaeologists in the Spanish city of Carmona near Seville unearthed a Roman necropolis dating to the 1st …

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Stinson Vineyards of Virginia’s Monticello AVA: New Releases from the 2023 Vintage

Nathan Vrooman and Rachel Stinson are the winemaking team at Stinson, sourcing fruit from the Stinson estate vineyard as well as other Virginia vineyards. The Stinson vineyard is an historic one by Virginia standards, having been first planted by Gabriele Rausse over 40 years ago.  Unfortunately, those old vines suffered from leafroll virus, so father Scott Stinson and daughter Rachel …

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Bandol: Panel tasting results

Elizabeth Gabay MW, Beatrice Bessi and Poppy de Courcy-Wheeler tasted 77 wines, with 4 Outstanding and 26 Highly recommended. Bandol: Panel tasting scores 77 wines tasted Exceptional 0 Outstanding 4 Highly recommended 26 Recommended 42 Commended 5 Fair 0 Poor 0 Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their latest-vintage AP Bandol wines in white, rosé or …

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Château Montrose owner buys Virginia’s RdV Vineyards

A view across the estate of RdV Vineyards, now renamed Lost Mountain. Virginia’s RdV Vineyards has been acquired by Eutopia Estates, set to be the new brand name for the Bouygues family’s wine portfolio and which includes Château Montrose in Bordeaux. Under the deal, RdV Vineyards will also be renamed Lost Mountain. It has been named after its founder, Rutger …

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2024 results revealed

Decanter World Wine Awards 2024 results have been published today (19 June), showing all medal winners in this year’s competition. ‘Picture yourself in the biggest wine shelf of the world, and next to you there are the best wine experts, holding your hand and helping you to make the best decision possible,’ described wine consultant and judge Agnes Csiba Herczeg, …

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Decanter’s Dream Destination: L’AND Vineyards, Portugal

Ancient, gnarly, cork oaks stand half-naked in the midday sun. And then come the vineyards, as far as the eye can see. Welcome to the Alentejo region. With its golden plains and rolling hills topped with white-washed villages and majestic medieval cities, the Alentejo grows most of the nation’s rice, wheat, barley and oats, supplies half of the world’s cork, …

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