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Vinography Images: Green Hungarian Honey

The name “Mezes Mály” translates to “place of honey,” and if you’ve ever tasted the sweet wines of Hungary’s Tokaj region, you’d know how apt a name that is. The Mezes Mály vineyard is one of Hungary’s grand crus, a vineyard that has been delimited and named for hundreds of years, thanks to the fame of its grapes and the …

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Ten Rooms Opens in Tampa Bay, Florida

Who’s behind it: In the Historic Ybor area of Tampa, Fla., Ten Rooms is a new concept from local hospitality professional Ro Patel (formerly of Ciro’s Speakeasy and Anise Global Gastrobar in Tampa) and restaurant COO Zach Pace, previously of Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winners Aphotic and Lazy Bear in San Francisco. The kitchen team is led …

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Yalumba 175th anniversary: Museum Collection wines released 

Yalumba founding sign Yalumba winery was established in 1849 by Samuel Smith, whose success as a gold prospector bolstered his fledgling Barossa Valley property. At the time it stood out as a fiercely independent enterprise built on the endeavour of a strong-minded family that focused on steady growth. Now, 175 years later, as the Hill-Smith family’s sixth generation is being …

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White Rioja: Panel tasting results

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW and Pierre Mansour tasted 115 wines, with 7 Outstanding and 46 Highly recommended. White Rioja: Panel tasting scores 115 wines tasted Exceptional 0 Outstanding 7 Highly recommended 46 Recommended 54 Commended 8 Fair 0 Poor 0 Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit current-release white Rioja wines of any …

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Vinography Images: Through the Gate

The vineyard landscapes of New Zealand are some of the most beautiful in the world. Each of the country’s wine regions has a relatively unique topography, but many feature a backdrop of mountains. This is a view of a Framingham Wines vineyard in the Marlborough region, looking back down a row to a well-made gate that separates two parcels of …

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What’s the appeal of Rioja?

Bodegas Ysios Rioja is many things: a place, a brand, the birthplace of the Spanish language, a moderately unpronounceable word to non-Spanish speakers, the home of glorious wines. It’s also a wine region that’s still poorly understood. My affection for Rioja runs deep. But my relationship with the region almost never happened. I first visited in 1998, when I won …

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Pinot Noir powerhouse: the Ahr Valley

Thomas and Philip Nelles At just 85km long, the Ahr river runs along a valley that’s home to arguably the finest Pinot Noir-producing region in Germany. One of the country’s smallest wine regions, the Ahr yielded about 6.1 million bottles a year on average from 2017-2022. The fervent local demand for Ahr Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) means that, frustratingly for Pinot …

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/12/24

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included wines from Italy, Australia, and California, but let’s start here in California with …

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Straight Talk Episode 21: Salvestrin Winemaker Natalie Winkler, Plus … the World’s Strongest Wine Thieves?!

Salvestrin Family winemaker Natalie Winkler struck a chord when the 2018 Salvestrin Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon earned a spot among Wine Spectator‘s Top 10 Wines of 2021. But it all started with a bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir, she tells host James Molesworth in the newest episode of Wine Spectator‘s Straight Talk podcast. Winkler represents a new breed of California …

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First taste: Alvaro Palacios 2023 new releases

The line-up of 2023 new releases from Decendientes J Palacios, as well as library vintages, presented at a tasting in the winery cellar in Bierzo in March 2024. The en primeur tasting of the Palacios portfolio is an annual highlight for wine lovers and collectors, bringing together top wines from Priorat, Rioja and Bierzo. This year’s event was held in …

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Cullen Wines: 2024 Ancestral Wine releases

Cullen Wines Ancestral Wines releasae 2024 Family is fundamental to many in the world of wine. But few wineries embrace the celebration of family lineage and legacy to the degree that Cullen Wines does. The Margaret River vineyard was founded by Dr Kevin John Cullen and Diana Madeline Cullen in 1971, with the adjacent Mangan Vineyard planted between 1995 and …

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 4/28/24

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a few nice whites from around California, starting with the Sauvignon Blanc …

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Where Can You Find 235 Amazing Wines? At the Wine Spectator Grand Tour

The young couple in the shorts and festival shirts sped into the ballroom of the New Orleans Marriott on a mission. It was the opening night of Wine Spectator’s 2024 Grand Tour, and 235 of the world’s greatest wineries were pouring wines, all rated 90 points or higher. The pair had come straight from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage …

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A world of flavour in Rioja

Chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemons. Rioja is such a well-known, well-loved wine that it’s easy to take the kind of food you pair it with for granted – the assumption being that it will be red wine and that lamb will top the list. Nothing wrong there, of course. No one who’s been to the region and feasted …

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Langhe Nebbiolo: 20 wines to seek out

The village of Barbaresco in the Langhe. Nebbiolo is the classic ‘less-is-more’ style of wine. It’s perhaps no coincidence that today – when this is a style that’s very much in vogue – demand for young Nebbiolo has increased significantly, according to Piedmont’s Consorzio di Tutela Barolo, Barbaresco, Alba, Langhe & Dogliani. Focusing on Piedmont’s main DOC Nebbiolo categories, consorzio …

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 5/5/24

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard-inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. Marketplaces Eat MarketsPaul continues his deep dive into wine tech. Napa Valley Versus Napa …

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Haut-Brion and Lynch Bages Bring Back the Deals in Bordeaux’s Futures Campaign

Bordeaux’s futures campaign for the 2023 vintage has begun. Will the wines (and their prices) be tempting enough to attract consumers? In coming weeks, Wine Spectator will report and analyze the latest releases from Bordeaux, compare them to past vintages available now and see how sincere the châteaus are in their plans to woo back wine consumers. Check back for …

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier awarded Royal Warrant

King Charles first visited Champagne Laurent-Perrier with Lord Mountbatten in 1979, and he has always been a fan of the brand. He had previously awarded the Royal Warrant to Laurent-Perrier as Prince of Wales, but he has now bestowed the honour upon the family-run business as His Majesty the King. Alexandra and Stéphanie de Nonancourt, family owners of Champagne Laurent-Perrier, …

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