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Daily Archives: July 1, 2024

IWR June Newsletter: Our 100th Report! More to Come.

CHENIN BLANC: SOUTH AFRICA’S  VINOUS TREASURE   Our report (#100!!!) reviews 160 wines from 72 producers.  Thanks to the Chenin Blanc Association, Wines of South Africa, the Old Vine Project, and the many producers and winemakers that made this report possible. Chenin Blanc wine reflects its terroir [see our article on the Mullineux soil-specific Chenin Blancs], so there are many styles …

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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for July 1, 2024

The post Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for July 1, 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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BARONESA P. – Escudo Rojo’s tribute to a Bordeaux legend

Escudo Rojo’s vineyards in the Maipo Valley, Chile where Baronesa P. wine is grown. The Maipo Valley, with its unique topography and exceptional terroir, is one of the great frontiers of South American viticulture. Baroness Philippine de Rothschild recognised its natural beauty and untapped potential, and launched the Escudo Rojo (Spanish for Rothschild) collection in 1999 with one overriding aim: …

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Asti: Putting the sparkle back into the summer

Bottle of Asti wine on table There’s a moment that often comes on a summer’s evening when a host needs the ideal drink to serve to their party guests. Liqueurs or digestifs would be too heavy, red or white table wines would be too savoury, and spirits seldom capture that magical summer vibe. Step forward the dynamic duo of Asti …

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Pessac-Léognan & Graves 2018: Panel tasting results

Gareth Birchley, Arthur Coggill and Melody Wong tasted 66 wines, with 31 Highly recommended. Pessac-Léognan & Graves 2018: Panel tasting scores 66 wines tasted Exceptional 0 Outstanding 0 Highly recommended 31 Recommended 32 Commended 3 Fair 0 Poor 0 Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their 2018 vintage of any Pessac-Léognan or Graves designated red wine, …

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Where to eat and drink in Barolo

Osteria Tre Case is one of many fantastic places visitors can eat in Barolo. In Italy, where pairing local food and local wine is an art form, there is little argument that the Piedmont region offers more memorable gastronomic experiences than anywhere else in the country. It’s not just the quality of the food or the superlative chefs that set …

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Decanter World Wine Awards: America’s emerging wine regions grab Gold

James Tidwell MS, Regional Chair for the US at 2024 judging week. The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2024 have been unveiled with fantastic news for American wineries who entered the competition. In addition to a Best in Show from Napa, US wines took home two Platinum awards and several Golds. For America’s emerging regions, two Gold medals marked a …

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