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Daily Archives: July 5, 2024

Hope Springs Eternal (Tasting Flora Springs Flagship Releases)

The post Hope Springs Eternal (Tasting Flora Springs Flagship Releases) appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. Each year, almost without fail, I receive samples of Flora Springs‘ Napa Valley wines, usually including their flagship white (“Soliloquy”) and red (“Trilogy”). And yet, I’ve never really featured their wines here, even after a decade-plus. Which is a shame, because they are arguably …

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An introduction to Indian wine

A view of vineyards in Akluj, Maharashtra State The steady increase in the quality of Indian wines in the last 10 to 15 years, combined with experimentation in both the vineyards and cellars of India, has positioned the country to offer an enticing and great value selection of wines. Literary records date the history of winemaking in India back to …

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Burgundy wine auction breaks eight world records

The Sotheby’s auction was devoted exclusively to Burgundy sourced from the legendary cellar of Taiwanese entrepreneur Pierre Chen. Bidders converged upon Couvent des Cordeliers in the heart of Beaune for Tuesday’s event, while buyers from 29 countries also participated online. The top lot featured six bottles of Chevalier Montrachet d’Auvenay 2009, which fetched €106,250 (£89,915). Meanwhile, 12 bottles of Domaine …

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The sommelier suggests… Sauvignon Blanc by Dimitri Mesnard MS

Dimitri Mesnard MS is division vice president international brand ambassador for California-based Jackson Family Wines, and has been chair of the Court of Master Sommeliers European chapter since 2009. Born in the Loire valley, he moved to the UK in 1996 and spent two years as a sommelier at Michelin two-star Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons near Oxford, before joining Hotel …

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Distilled – A new luxury rum from Brugal

A toast: New rum from Brugal Dominican Republic distiller Brugal has launched a new luxury sipping rum as a permanent addition to its range. Maestro Reserva (Alc 41.2%) is aged in American oak Sherry casks, using a proprietary toasting technique called ‘dark aromatic toasting’, developed by maestra ronera Jassil Villanueva Quintana. After an initial period of barrel ageing, the casks …

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Domaines Dominique Piron Morgon Grand Cras 2022 $30 (91 points)

An alluring nose of strappy licorice, blackberry and anise introduces this expressive, mouthfilling version. Savory power and firming tannins move in, while a mineral current simmers underneath. Shows gength and drive through the vibrant, focused finish. Drink now through 2028. 8,100 cases made, 270 cases imported. Source : bf77a4c647ff5c6c6b7006295a07742a

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Bodega Colomé Torrontés Calchaquí Valley 2023 $14 (90 points)

This version is subtly floral, with hints of geranium and dried rose hip on a smooth-textured palate of mandarin and dried pineapple, with just enough acidity to pick up the flavors and carry them onto the finish around a lingering note of candied lemon peel. Drink now. 10,500 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. Source : 192414fa08f305612a4a8f6f200299d4

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