Decanter magazine latest issue: June 2022

Inside the June 2022 issue of Decanter Magazine: FEATURES Finding value in Burgundy’s Co?te de Nuits Charles Curtis MW Spa?tburgunder Caro Maurer MW NZ Pinot Noir: 20 premium wines Selected by Decanter’s Tina Gellie Muscadet: the crus communaux Beverley Blanning MW The language of tasting notes Chris Losh on the good – and bad LEARNING Wine wisdom Expert tips to …

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Finding Bargain Wines and Regions with Janina Doyle of Eat Sleep Wine Repeat

Introduction Why does Italy make such a fantastic wine destination to visit? Which underpriced wines for their quality should you try next? How can you successfully navigate the walls of bottles in a wine shop? Which simple technique can you use to improve your tasting skills and learn more about wine? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m being interviewed …

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School House Pinot Noir Spring Mountain District 2016 $70 (94 points)

Youthfully taut yet with a ripe burst of dried cherry, red currant and blood orange fruit mixed in liberally with singed anise, wood spice and sous-bois accents. The finish is underscored by a mineral edge. Tightly wound and needs some time to unfurl fully. Requires patience. Best from 2024 through 2036. 376 cases made. Source : 0860965d30142582569a812e8c198295

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First Drop Shiraz Barossa Mother’s Milk 2020 $20 (92 points)

There’s a lot to admire in this complex, juicy red, which offers polished tannins and a core of fresh cherry and açaí berry flavors highlighted by notes of dried rose petal, sandalwood, salted dark chocolate and fresh tobacco. A hint of white pepper and a firming, malty Assam black tea hint lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2032. 15,000 …

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Imagining the Unimaginable ~ Association of African American Vintners

When I organized the Association of African American Vintners, multiculturalism in the wine industry began, in 2002. Seeing the results happened on April 24, 2021. Please note, my wine blog is (and has always been) my wine journal, for experiences from 1993 until now. Historically, this wine blog was started in late December 2005. Past […] The post Imagining the …

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High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction Raises Over $3 Million for the Arts

Atlanta’s art scene received a $3.1 million boost from the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction in March. The 30th annual event raised its largest total ever for the High Museum’s exhibition and education programs after hosting 2,500 people for a weekend of festivities. The event continues to be one of the top charity wine auctions benefiting the arts in the …

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DWWA judge profile: Pierre Mansour

Pierre Mansour is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022. Pierre Mansour Pierre Mansour Pierre Mansour has worked in the wine trade for his entire career: starting in 1995 with the Antique Wine Company, followed by four years with wine merchant, Berry Bros & Rudd. In 2000 Mansour joined The Wine Society to oversee tastings and events, …

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DWWA judge profile: Marcel Orford-Williams

Marcel Orford-Williams is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022. Marcel Orford-Williams Marcel Orford-Williams Marcel Orford-Williams joined The Wine Society as a buyer in 1986. He has bought from most French regions but has particular interest in Alsace, Rhone and the South. He is currently also buyer for Germany. He writes extensively for The Society, including The …

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DWWA judge profile: Nigel Wilkinson

Nigel Wilkinson is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022. Nigel Wilkinson Nigel Wilkinson Nigel Wilkinson has run London’s RSJ restaurant for over 30 years. The restaurant’s wine list focuses on the Loire, boasting more than 300 wines from the region. Wilkinson began travelling to the Loire 25 years ago and is a regular visitor. The post …

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DWWA judge profile: Dimitri Mesnard MS

Dimitri Mesnard MS is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022. Dimitri Mesnard MS Dimitri Mesnard MS Dimitri Mesnard MS is the International Brand Ambassador for Jackson Family Wines, which he joined in 2008. Mesnard started working in the wine trade in his native France, completed his sommelier training in the Loire Valley and moved to the …

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DWWA judge profile: Simon Woolf

Simon Woolf is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Simon Woolf, DWWA Judge Simon Woolf Simon Woolf is a British journalist and writer currently clinging to mainland Europe in Amsterdam. A regular contributor to Decanter magazine, Meininger Wine Business International and World of Fine Wine, Woolf is a critical advocate for organics, biodynamics and natural winemaking, and …

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DWWA judge profile: Elvis Ziakos

Elvis Ziakos is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022. Elvis Ziakos Elvis Ziakos Elvis Ziakos is Head Sommelier at The Greenhouse restaurant in London. Starting his career in his native Greece, Ziakos completed sommelier studies at the Le Monde Institute in Athens and worked as Head Sommelier at Kohylia restaurant at the Grand Resort Lagonissi from …

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DWWA judge profile: Igor Sotric

Igor Sotric is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022. Igor Sotric Igor Sotric Igor Sotric began his career in the wine industry 19 years ago, moving to the UK after graduating with a degree in microbiology. Qualified to WSET diploma level, he is Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at China Tang at the Dorchester, and has …

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DWWA judge profile: Arabella Woodrow MW

Arabella Woodrow MW is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022. Arabella Woodrow MW Arabella Woodrow MW Arabella Woodrow MW joined the wine trade in 1979 after leaving university with a BA and a PhD in biochemistry. She worked first in the fine wine division of Harveys of Bristol, which gave her an excellent grounding in all …

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DWWA judge profile: Matthew Stubbs MW

Matthew Stubbs MW is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Matthew Stubbs MW Matthew Stubbs MW began his career in the UK wine trade in 1987 after graduating with a language and business degree. He has worked in all aspects of the business from sales, marketing and brand management to buying, sourcing and retail development. He spent …

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DWWA judge profile: Ying Hsien Tan MW

Ying Hsien Tan, owner of wine academy and bar Taberna in Singapore, is a judge in the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). Ying Hsien Tan MW Ying Hsien Tan MW Ying Hsien Tan qualified as the first Singaporean Master of Wine in 2015. He was one of the first two Asian men to attain the qualification that year. He won …

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