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Daily Archives: June 20, 2024

Vineyard View

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Italy’s Antinori Buys Out Its Partner at Washington’s Col Solare Winery

Washington’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates continues to divest itself of wineries and brands. Wine Spectator has learned that Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori has purchased sole ownership of Col Solare, a premium Washington winery the two companies launched as a 50-50 partnership in 1995. The sale includes the brand, a winery and 29 acres of vines. The price was not disclosed. Annual …

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4 Restaurants Win New Grand Awards in 2024

Wine lists are a labor of love, reflecting passion at every level—from the winemakers to the sommeliers to the restaurant owners. Hard work goes into curating wine selections that align with the restaurant’s cuisine, pricing and atmosphere, as well as the desires of all its customers. It takes a special level of dedication for a restaurant to reach the pinnacle …

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More Tannin, More Cows: Revisiting Uruguayan Tannat

The post More Tannin, More Cows: Revisiting Uruguayan Tannat appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. At this point, 1WD readers are probably sick of me mentioning my previous trip to Uruguay and the obligatory capybara references, but I’m not at all sick of it… And so with a fairly recent online tasting of Uruguayan Tannat reds (led by friend of …

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Chile’s New Wave White Wines

Felipe Tosso, Viña Ventisquero’s chief oenologist Do you know the feeling? You’ve got new shoes and your favourite jacket. You’ve had a good haircut. You step out into the street feeling confident and ready to take on the world… That feeling was everywhere I went, on my recent visit to Chile – winemakers brimming with enthusiasm; wines full of energy. …

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Great Britain: Sustainability initiatives in a growing wine industry

Beehives at Denbies Wine Estate. Last year was a ‘near perfect year’, according to a recent report released by the Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) trade body, written by Stephen Skelton MW. Figures from the Food Standards Agency Wine Team showed total production reached 21.6 million (m) bottles, almost double the amount in the previous year. Skelton forecast that if …

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2024 Best in Show: Top 50 wines

Winners of the 50 coveted Best in Show medals at Decanter World Wine Awards 2024 have been revealed, following publication of the full results of this year’s competition. From a warehouse brimming with more than 72,000 bottles to four tasting suites hosting the world’s foremost wine experts, assessing more than 18,000 wines, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) judging process …

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Figuière Côtes de Provence Rosé Magali Signature 2023 $22 (88 points)

A textbook Provence style, offering jasmine perfume alongside watermelon and strawberry notes, with chalky mineral underpinnings. Tasty and well-balanced, with a bit of weight on the palate, showing hints of fennel and other herbs on the lithe finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet. Drink now. 1,400 cases made, 1,400 cases imported. Source : e3c0752f4c3a612419d588d5db25e58e

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Distilled – A new range of British cocktail bitters

Bitter beginnings: British cocktail bitters The Bitter Club is a new range of premium British cocktail bitters inspired by luxury perfume and beauty brands. Created by Ro Murray, the range consists of three flavours: Grapefruit & Elderberry, Cinnamon & Orange and Hibiscus & Rose (all Alc 39%). Made without artificial sweeteners or flavourings, they can be used to add a …

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Shake Ridge Ranch in All Its Glory

Throughout the world of wine, certain vineyards become legendary. Some because they are synonymous (or even eponymous) with legendary producers who often have owned the entire vineyard for generations. Other vineyards, however, achieve their renown in the space of a single lifetime through (and sometimes because of) the many producers who return year after year to make wine from what …

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