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Daily Archives: July 3, 2024

Black Stallion Estate Winery: A place to inspire and be inspired

Vineyards at Black Stallion Winery in California’s Napa Valley It had long been the Indelicato’s family dream to find a location in the Napa Valley and extend their diverse, award-winning portfolio to California’s most distinguished wine region. The dream eventually led to the purchase of an estate located on the grounds of the former Silverado Western Centre, an iconic equestrian …

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A peek inside Krug’s sleek and sophisticated new winery

The new winery looks out over Krug’s prized walled vineyard, the Clos d’Ambonnay. Seven years in the making, Krug’s new winery and vinification centre was designed by Paris-based AW2 Architects and engineered by local Gnat Ingénierie. Christened Joseph 2.0 after the house’s founder Joseph Krug, the new site is located in the grand cru village of Ambonnay. ‘Seven years may …

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Must-try white Burgundy: Top-rated wines uncovered

A wicker basket full of grapes during harvest on the hill of Corton-Charlemagne. ‘What a good year 2022 was for white Burgundy,’ said DWWA Co-Chair Andrew Jefford as he revisited the wines of the Decanter World Wine Awards’ (DWWA) newly unveiled top 50 (Best in Show) list for 2024. Burgundy’s complex wine landscape includes vineyards fragmented by multiple ownership, hundreds …

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Rioja: Beyond the classics

Appellations of origin are regulated under a common law in the EU. You might think that they’re therefore very similar across the member states, but this is far from true. Italian appellations, for example, tend to designate specific wine styles, and their territories are often shared with other DOCs. For example, ‘Brunello di Montalcino’ is a Sangiovese-based aged red wine, …

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Fraudster sentenced over $13m wine investment scam in US

UK national Casey Alexander, 27, was sentenced to three years of probation by a US court in Ohio for his role in the wine investment scam, after earlier pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. US district judge Solomon Oliver also ordered Alexander, from London in England, to pay $202,195.58 in restitution to victims, for his …

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Decanter magazine latest issue: July 2024

Inside the July 2024 issue of Decanter magazine: FEATURES Bordeaux 2023: Decanter verdict Bordeaux editor Georgie Hindle tasted the still-maturing 2023s with long-serving contributor Panos Kakaviatos. Discover their first impressions, and 60 selected top buys from the new vintage En primeur: A stop-start story Charlie Leary charts the lengthy history of Bordeaux en primeur South African white blends top 20 …

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Planeta Chardonnay Menfi 2022 $55 (93 points)

There’s a creamy richness to this elegant white, which retains fine form, with good focus and lively tension from the integrated acidity. Apricot tart, baked pineapple and creamed hazelnut flavors glide across the palate alongside accents of preserved lemon, vanilla, broom and fleur de sel and ring out through the lasting finish. Drink now through 2032. 16,666 cases made, 434 …

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