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gruen1960 has added a photo to the pool: Loisium / Langenlois-Austria Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/192201929@N08/53549997370/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/25/24

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. Black Master Sommelier trying to diversify wine industryNice profile of Vincent. Checking In On …

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Bodegas RE

n8fire has added a photo to the pool: Casablanca Valley, Chile Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisjacob/53549432949/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Lugano, Harvest Time.

Alex Lawrence Photography has added a photo to the pool: Grapefruit everywhere. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexmoonlight/53547453109/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Warre’s 2009 port

sarahstierch has added a photo to the pool: Wit & Wisdom, Sonoma, California www.witandwisdomsonoma.com/ Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahvain/53546867984/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Wine

dl109 has added a photo to the pool: Wine at Maize Valley Winery and Brewery Hartville Ohio 1-18-2024 Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/18345733@N05/53545616846/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for February 26, 2024

The post Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for February 26, 2024 appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format. They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) …

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App to warn grape growers of spring frost secures £300,000 funding

Spring frost is a major issue for anyone managing a vineyard in the UK, as it can contribute to significant yield loss. Climate change is leading to warmer springs and buds are bursting earlier, leaving them vulnerable to subsequent bouts of frost. Sensor manufacturer Terraprima, agri-tech business Agri-EPI Centre, Plumpton College, consultancy Vinescapes, vineyard monitoring company Vinewatch, forecaster WeatherQuest and …

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Négociants fined €350,000 for buying wine at ‘abusively low’ prices in landmark case.

The court ordered the Cordier group to pay Lacombe €202,072.30 (£172,774.85) in damages for buying the wine at below cost price. The Ginestet négociant was also hit with a €152,704.10 (£130,564.30) fine after the Bordeaux commercial court ruled in Lacombe’s favour. ‘When David knows he is smaller than Goliath, he can make himself bigger,’ said Lacombe after emerging victorious. ‘David can …

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Decanter Italy Experience: Highlights from the London tasting

The Landmark Hotel in London has been hosting Decanter’s Fine Wine Encounters for many years, and the luxury venue once again opened its doors to guests on Saturday, where 60 of Italy’s finest wine estates waited to pour their wines. Grand Tasting The tasting offered guests the chance to enjoy wines from top names, poured and presented by the names …

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Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2021 $77 (92 points)

Reveals a meaty, wild game quality that infuses a broad range of red plum and roasted garrigue notes, all supported by black tea tannins. Nicely savory, with cigar box and smoldering spice elements that glide through the lingering finish. Open-knit and beautifully textured, this is pretty and solid. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2035. 2,000 cases imported. …

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Collector’s Guide: Champagne

The past decade has seen Champagne take a commanding place in the fine wine market. Exclusive and luxurious while simultaneously attainable and – relatively – affordable, Champagne has been blessed with multiple attributes. Exceptional winemaking, critical acclaim and stylistic diversity have delighted collectors and propelled secondary market price appreciation. The last 12 months have dampened the celebratory mood somewhat, however. …

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 2/18/24

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 interesting whites. Merriam Vineyards has been making wine in Sonoma County …

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Istine: Angela Fronti’s Elegant Chianti Classico Wines

Winemaker Angela Fronti Established by the Fronti family in the 1980s, the family’s wine was sold in bulk to other wineries until 2009 when winemaker Angela Fronti created the Istine label. The winery’s home is Radda in Chianti, but it also has vineyards in Gaiole. Beginning in 2012, Istine began producing three single vineyard wines—Vigna Istine, Vigna Casanova dell’Aia, and …

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Caballo Loco: Profile of a Chilean icon and 12 wines to try 

Caballo Loco Number 19 The name ‘caballo loco’ means ‘crazy horse’ in Spanish – and there was certainly an element of craziness to Viña Valdivieso’s flagship wine, when the concept was first conceived. ‘It breaks the paradigms of premium red wines,’ admits Caballo Loco co-founder Christian Sotomayor. Instead of choosing a single red variety from a prestigious single vineyard site, …

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