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Bordeaux for art lovers

Here are seven Bordeaux properties that share their passion for art and their wine all year long – addresses art lovers should not miss. 1) The Pioneer Château Mouton Rothschild is famous for bringing art and wine together with their prized bottles featuring labels painted and designed by famous artists. Baron Philippe introduced the idea for the 1924 vintage, which …

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Terre dei Miti Etna 2019 $25 (91 points)

Features delicate flavors of strawberry preserves, plum skin, warm spices and dried lavender and marjoram, yet reveals a persistent focus to the profile as it rides the silky texture through to a bright finish firmed by fine, taut tannins. Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Drink now through 2029. 7,500 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. Source : 02d243f70d87f68f0c1a0e997a901d58

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Bodega Otronia – Pushing the boundaries for Pinot Noir in the Americas

Bodega Otronia, Patagonia, South America Bodega Otronia, the latest viticultural star in the portfolio of Grupo Avinea – which is part of Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyards – has quickly established itself as a beacon of excellence. Founded in 2010, the pioneering project has set out to overcome the obstacles presented by the climate of an area that has come to …

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The SLO Coast Wine Classic: April 6-7, Pismo Beach

Spring is in the air. The cherries have blossomed. The hills are green. And that means it’s time to go wine tasting. Pile in the car, drive to some idyllic part of California Wine Country and sit in the sun with a glass of deliciousness. Which part of California Wine Country, you ask? How about the SLO Coast? Never heard …

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Vinitaly 2024 masterclass – Decanter’s Rare Finds: A journey through Italy’s lesser-known varieties

The 56th edition of Vinitaly will take place this 14-17 April in Verona, bringing together an international community of wine trade and producers to elevate global business relationships. The fair’s much-anticipated programme of events will once again include a special Decanter World Wine Awards masterclass, hosted on Vinitaly’s opening day for trade and consumers. Led by DWWA Regional Chair, Italian …

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Jaume Serra – taking Cava to the next level

DO Cava wine company Jaume Serra’s charming original building and walled farm, called ‘El Padruell’, date back to 1647. The Spanish sparkling wine scene, spearheaded by Cava producers, is changing fast. Emerging categories, the rise of organic viticulture and an ongoing single-vineyard revolution have given the DO a fresh new identity, and re-energised vision. Today, Cava’s most distinctive brands are …

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Poggio Mori – A new life, within and for nature

The brainchild of Vincenzo Poerio, Poggio Mori was founded in 2006 when the former CEO of Benetti Yachts came across this precious corner of Tuscany – in Sarteano, Val di Chiana, province of Siena – and decided to start a new life. Inspired by the character, beauty and potential of the estate’s grounds, Poerio uprooted his busy life to sow …

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Paso Robles’ Saxum Vineyards: Producer profile and 10 wines to try

Saxum’s Justin Smith during harvest. Credit: Chris Leschinsky With a degree in Systemic Botany from CalPoly San Luis Obispo, Justin Smith, a Paso Robles local, didn’t receive many job offers after graduation. Smith and his friends enjoyed working summers in the James Berry Vineyard owned by his parents, and along the way, Smith realised that growing grapes had a lot …

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Ex-Vietti owners announce new Serralunga project

Luca Currado (second from left), Elena Penna (r) and their children, Giulia (l) and Michele, (second from right). Early last year, Elena Penna and Luca Currado seized the opportunity to purchase the historic Cascina Lazzarito, which crowns the Lazzarito cru at the entrance to the village of Serralunga d’Alba. Built in 1554 and originally called Santa Giulia, the farmhouse was …

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Expert’s Choice: Premium McLaren Vale Grenache

McLaren Vale is home to some of the world’s oldest Grenache vineyards. Grenache, in the hands of McLaren Vale’s most astute producers, can be the most supple and beguiling of grape varieties. It all depends on the age of the vines and the complexity of the vineyard sites – and McLaren Vale has both in abundance. The best Grenache vineyards, …

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Mild winter exposes French growers to increased spring frost vulnerability

Candles can be used to protect vines from frost damage. ‘It’s been warm since the 15th of December, with nothing below zero for several months,’ said Tom Warner from Domaine de Joÿ in the Southwest. ‘It’s worrying.’ His comments are echoed across the country, but particularly in the more northerly appellations, where growers are eyeing their vineyards with concern. ‘We’ve …

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Snowden Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Ranch 2021 $70 (94 points)

Alder smoke and warm earth lead the way, with a core of steeped black currant and blackberry fruit following closely behind. This is dense from start to finish, offering hints of savory, worn cedar and tar that add range and grip through the finish. Leans old school in feel. Best from 2025 through 2040. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 795 …

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Château Cantelys Pessac-Léognan White 2022 $30 (92 points)

This has a nice lively quinine note running underneath lemon gelée, white peach and star fruit flavors. The finish glistens nicely, gilded with salted butter and verbena. Delicious. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2028. 1,150 cases made, 60 cases imported. Source : 1cf005851e8124e7a7330d3ffdf26507

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 3/17/24

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. The $9.5 Million HangoverAnother wine con man with a lot of people angry at …

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Don Angie Owners Open a New Italian Spot in Manhattan

San Sabino is the latest endeavor from the team behind Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner Don Angie, one of the hardest-to-get reservations in New York City. The new restaurant features seafood-focused, Italian American cuisine and an accessible wine list. Open since March 12, San Sabino is next door to Don Angie in Manhattan’s West Village. Like its sibling restaurant, …

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Exclusive: Patz & Hall Co-Founder James Hall Buys His Winery Back

While the wine world is full of news of mergers and acquisitions, the latest transaction in California is more of a homecoming. Patz & Hall co-founder James Hall and a small group of investors are buying the winery back eight years after it was sold to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. The sale is the latest move by Ste. Michelle to …

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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for March 18, 2024

The post Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for March 18, 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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