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Daily Archives: June 21, 2024

Vinography Images: Breakthrough Vineyard

We writers never miss the opportunity for a good double-entendre. Antoine Cristal established his wine estate in the Saumur region of the Loire Valley in 1890. A successful textile entrepreneur in his day, Cristal returned to his home province in his later years and formulated an ambition to raise the profile of the region’s red wines. The 10-hectare enclosed vineyard …

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art exhibition reception

Juliaforphotos has added a photo to the pool: MyGallery, NYC Franklin Ave., Crown Heights Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaygeeoh/53800309047/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Valdemonjas

diet_sch has added a photo to the pool: Öko-Weinerei www.tecnovino.com/la-arquitectura-de-valdemonjas-una-bode… Ana Agag y Silvia Paredes Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/diet_sch/53797570594/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Red Wine Glass Garden © Wein Rotwein Glas Garten ©

hn. has added a photo to the pool: © All rights reserved. Image fully copyrighted. No free usage. All my images strictly only available with written royalty agreement. If interested, ask. © Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Keine Gratisverwendung. Alle meine Bilder immer nur mit schriftl. Honorarvereinbg. Ggf. fragen. © Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/neumeyer/53740465531/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Tapabrava Red Blend | From the back label: Tapabrava Red Ble…

From the back label:   Tapabrava Red Blend   Tapabrava reminds you of when you discovered that great tapas bar in the plaza filled with the buzz of people talking, laughing and sharing small dishes and delicious wine. It’s about bringing people together and embracing the beauty of the Spanish lifestyle!   Alcohol: 12.5% volume. Done Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/183120664@N08/53806862299/in/pool-14289677@N00

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Straight Talk Episode 23: ‘Promiscuous’ Farming with Napa’s Meghan Zobeck

A few days after winemaker Meghan Zobeck started her new job at Napa’s historic Burgess Cellars, the winery burned down in the Glass fire. With the help of owner Gaylon Lawrence and CEO Carlton McCoy, not only did Burgess bounce back, but Zobeck’s followup 2021 Cabernets are outstanding. She tells us about the NFL career that she left to pursue winemaking, …

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The perfect pairing – Matching Ukrainian food and wine with chef Yevhen Klopotenko

Yevhen Klopotenko’s perfect pairings In partnership with Beykush Winery, Big Wines and SHABO Ukraine’s vast size and rich history endows it with a distinct culinary identity. Although each of its oblasts has its own culinary traditions, there are certain dishes that transcend these and are held dear as national favourites. Ukraine’s famous borshch – the preparation of which has now been added to UNESCO’s …

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Ukraine’s varieties: An overview of the key local and international grapes planted

In partnership with Beykush Winery, Big Wines and SHABO The result is a wide range of wine styles from hearty, food-worthy reds to delicate, aromatic whites, fortified and sparkling wines as well as brandies. Ukraine’s flagship grape varieties Odesa Black Also known as ‘Alibernet’, the Odesa Black variety is today often seen as the country’s calling card. A cross between …

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Antinori to take full ownership of Col Solare in Washington State

Col Solare winery. Family-owned Antinori joined forces with Ste. Michelle to establish Col Solare as a 50-50 joint venture in Washington State in 1995. They have collaborated on the project for the past 29 years, but the parties have now announced that Antinori will take full ownership of the estate. Shawn Conway, CEO at Ste. Michelle, said: ‘It was a …

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A rich history: Ukraine’s long winemaking past – and bright future

The barrel room at Beykush Winery. In partnership with Beykush Winery, Big Wines and SHABO With over 2,800 years of history, winemaking in Ukraine is not new. The earliest roots of the country’s winemaking heritage can be traced back through evidence of vinegrowing in the 8th century BC. Viticulture on the territory of modern Ukraine began in earnest with the …

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Montesanco – Biodynamic-certified modern classicism

When María Sancho and Paco Cotino came upon a property in Utiel-Requena with an imposing, albeit almost derelict, estate manor surrounded by rolling hills and old, bush-trained Bobal vines, they knew they were being offered a challenge worth embracing. They embarked on a renovation and renewal project that combines their passion for architecture and viticulture, allowing them to revisit tradition …

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Domaine Clarence Dillon masterclass: DFWE NYC 2024

The exclusive Domanie Clarence Dillon masterclass at Decanter’s NYC Fine Wine Encounter featured 10 wines from three impressive estates. Soon after 9am – an hour before doors opened – queues started forming for the Domaine Clarence Dillon masterclass, the first in a stellar programme of guided tastings at Decanter’s third Fine Wine Encounter in New York. With three vintages each …

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Wineries leading the way – Meet the key producers revolutionising and championing Ukrainian wine

Grape pickers at Beykush Winery in Ukraine. In partnership with Beykush Winery, Big Wines and SHABO Beykush Winery Winemaking in the northern reaches of the Black Sea has always been a dialogue. This conversation has spanned some 3,000 years, enriched by the voices of winemakers from far and wide, among them the Cimmerians, ancient Greeks, Romans and Ottomans. That’s the belief of family-run winery …

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New Zealand rosé: A buyer’s guide

It wasn’t all that long ago that judging the rosé class in a New Zealand wine show was a bit like receiving a competition booby prize. Quality was as variable as the colours, but alas, not nearly as enticing. New Zealand’s rosés may still come in a veritable rainbow of pink hues, but the quality has taken a huge leap …

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Munda Wines interview: An indigenous-owned label in Australia

Pauly Vandenbergh of Munda Wines Pauly Vandenbergh, a proud Wirangu and Kokatha man, is the director and co-owner of Munda Wines, one of Australia’s first indigenous wine brands. The label was launched in 2022 with co-founder and wine industry veteran Damien Smith, and it now is about to release four new wines. However, there is plenty more to these wines …

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Raventós i Blanc Brut Rosé Vino Espumoso de Nit 2022 $28 (90 points)

A bright and harmonious sparkler, very pale pink in color, with snappy acidity working in tandem with the plush, lightly chalky texture to frame flavors of white raspberry and white cherry fruit, pink grapefruit pith and lemon thyme, backed by a rich hint of biscotti. Clean-cut and lightly salty on the finish. Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada and Monastrell. Disgorged March 2024. …

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