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Daily Archives: July 10, 2024

The Flavor of Family: Tasting the Wines of the Primum Familiae Vini

The Primum Familie Vini is an organization uniting 12 prestigious, multi-generational, family-owned European wine companies. Each one makes one (or more) of the world’s greatest wines. But what exactly is the purpose of this exclusive collection of some of the world’s top wine companies? In many ways, they’re still trying to figure that out. The members of the PFV are: …

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Wine Spectator Refuses to Compromise Blind-Tasting Standard for Bordeaux First-Growths

Reviews of recent releases from the first-growth châteaus of Bordeaux—Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, Haut-Brion, Latour and Mouton-Rothschild—have been conspicuously absent from the pages of Wine Spectator. In a free-ranging discussion between legendary Bordeaux and Napa winemaker Christian Moueix and Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken, the reasons are laid clear. During a recent lengthy interview by Shanken for the …

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The Recent, from the Prehistoric (Victoria Wines, Part 1)

The post The Recent, from the Prehistoric (Victoria Wines, Part 1) appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. Over the last half of 2024, I’ve had the good fortune to be able to attend three tasting events (two of them virtual) for the media, exploring the wines of Victoria, Australia. Longtime friends of 1WD will recall that I spent a good …

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Dinosaur extinction set scene for grapes, suggests study

Fresh analysis has offered new evidence of plants from the grape family becoming more prominent after the extinction of the dinosaurs, and researchers suggested this was possibly aided by vines growing relatively undisturbed in forests. It’s a hypothesis that followed the discovery of fossil grape seeds ranging from 19 million to 60 million years old in modern-day Colombia, Panama and …

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Pasqua Wines – Trailblazing wines in dialogue with art

Pasqua winery cellars in Spain Steeped as the wine industry is in history and tradition, championing innovative winemaking takes a singular vision. As it nears its centenary, Veneto’s esteemed Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine – renowned enough to be known simply as Pasqua Wines – is looking boldly to the future, embodying its identity as a ‘House of the Unconventional’ and …

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Realm Cellars and Napa Valley’s last fairytale founding

Benoit Touquette (left) and Scott Becker of Realm. Credit: Realm. The days of valley-newcomer and family-founded winery projects like Warren Winiarski’s Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars or Jim Barrett’s Chateau Montelena and their self-made tales of slow growth into the storied brands of Napa seem about as anachronistic today as an eight-track cassette player. The door for such start-up wineries in …

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Wine books: Pour yourself a good read for summer

Good wine books are few and far between. There are brilliant reference guides and a few classics that deserve to be read in full, but it’s rare to find a wine book that you want to dip into before bed, sink into an armchair with, or bask under on a sunny day. A handful of recent releases, however, break the …

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Suavia Garganega Soave Classico 2022 $18 (90 points)

This bright white is minerally on the nose, with lively acidity driving the well-meshed range of Honeycrisp apple and melon fruit. Shows aromatic accents of honeysuckle, clove and graphite. Drink now. 13,000 cases made, 6,000 cases imported. Source : 91400d0133d976a8435888a2fd695ff4

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