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Kurtatsch Müller Thurgau Alto Adige Graun 2021 $19 (90 points)

Fruit-forward and appealing, with a well-spiced range of tangerine, blood orange and ruby red grapefruit flavors. Buoyed by vibrant acidity, this is light-bodied and mouthwatering, with fresh herb, floral and mineral notes through the finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made, 600 cases imported. Source : 53523c6309c7e3930949d54918d93b39

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The sommelier suggests… Oregon Pinot Gris by Ron Acierto

Ron Acierto is wine & beverage director at the Tributary Hotel’s o?kta restaurant in McMinnville, Oregon. He is an Imbibe 75 Person to Watch for 2024, as voted by Imbibe magazine in the US. I have long had an affinity for this lovely wine. In my native Philippines, the national beverage is beer. Growing up, I never dreamed that wine …

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Tasting the Swartland Revolution

When I first went to South Africa in 2008 for the Cape Wine convention, I knew next to nothing about South African wine. I attempted to remedy this fact by spending as many hours as possible tasting as many wines as possible at the multi-day trade fair, which was (still to this day) one of the best-designed and organized wine …

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 5/26/24

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. Let’s start with some sparkling wines from the venerable Raventos i Blanc, formerly of the …

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Waitrose – Best buys this summer

Waitrose holds two press tastings every year, one in the spring and one in the autumn, to showcase new lines, new vintages and new innovations. The spring 2024 tasting showcased 90 wines, which included 32 entirely new to the range and 43 new vintages of existing wines. ‘There’s a raft of newness, which we’re excited about,’ says Waitrose’s wine trading …

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Lou Alexander has added a photo to the pool: Part of the display at We Olive and Wine Bar in Los Gatos. An interesting store filled with wonderful aromas. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/loualexander/53750757424/in/pool-17918700@N00

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San Felice: Celebrating and preserving a unique heritage

Between Florence and Siena, the Chianti Classico vineyard area’s idyllic landscape of cypresses and olive trees, historic villages and hillside vineyards never fails to take visitors’ breath away. But though this may look like a timeless, unchanging scene, at its heart lies one of Italian wine’s greatest innovators. The name of San Felice has been synonymous with a pioneering spirit …

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Château La Garde – Discover a hidden gem in Pessac-Léognan 

Cellar at Château La Garde in Bordeaux, France Situated just outside of Bordeaux city, amidst the picturesque splendour of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, lies a hidden gem awaiting discovery: Château La Garde. Since its acquisition by Maison Dourthe in June 1990, the estate has been dedicated to harnessing the exceptional quality of their terroir, nurturing a natural harmony between vine and …

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Wynns’ John Riddoch: an Australian Cabernet icon

Wynns chief winemaker Sue Hodder with the John Riddoch line up. In September 2020, Wynns Coonawarra Estate‘s 2016 John Riddoch became the first Australian wine distributed by La Place de Bordeaux. Beloved in Australia, this famed Cabernet Sauvignon, now reaches a prestigious network of international fine wine buyers and collectors in more than 100 countries. Scroll down for 14 vintages of …

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