La Tunella Friuli Colli Orientali Biancosesto 2021 $35 (90 points)

This sleek white has orange peel acidity winding through it, working in tandem with an underpinning of salty minerality to form a bright frame for ripe melon, quince paste, blanched almond, floral and lychee notes. Fresh and elegant. Friulano and Ribolla Gialla. Drink now through 2027. 2,050 cases made, 750 cases imported. Source : 49fe2275f7991b136a8d360b109cc870

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Ukraine: A wine odyssey

Harvest in the Bolgrad Winery vineyards in Bessarabia, Odesa February 2024 marks the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. And though media attention has shifted largely to the Middle East in recent months, the fighting continues, with a colossal impact on the country and its inhabitants. Amid these geopolitical challenges, Ukrainian winemakers – internationally led by Svitlana Tsybak, CEO …

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The British rum scene and eight recommendations

Matugga Rum founders Jacine and Paul Rutasikwa. The British Isles might not be the first place you think of when it comes to rum distillation. Blending, perhaps. The Royal Navy famously brought rum to England from various Caribbean nations to create the blend for the daily ration given to sailors, and to this day there’s no shortage of rum imported …

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Postcard From Sannio, Part 2: Aglianico del Taburno

The post Postcard From Sannio, Part 2: Aglianico del Taburno appeared first on 1 Wine Dude. This is part two of a three-part series covering my media jaunt last year to Sannio, in Italy’s southern region of Campania. For part one, we focused on the region’s signature white (Falanghina). Today, we’re going to highlight Sannio’s signature red, Aglianico del Taburno. …

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Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2018: 20 recommendations

Tasting Brunello’s 2018 Riservas alongside new releases from 2019 required a conscious palate recalibration. The good news is that vintage variation – which is genuinely one of the appeals of fine wine – is alive and well in Montalcino. Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 20 top Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2018 wines In 2018, cool temperatures …

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Marani Casreli: Doctors Making Healthy Wine in Kakheti (Georgia)

Misha Dolidze, Winemaker Founded in 2014, Marani Casreli is located in Village Vachnadziani on the right bank of the Alazani River not far from Telavi, Georgia’s “Napa”. Casreli has 8 ha of vineyards and grows all its own fruit using organic practices.  All wines are fermented and matured in qvevri.  It is a project of five physicians under the leadership …

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Which Brunello 2019 should I drink when?

The strength of the 2019 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino is that it proposes wines to drink over a wide range of time.: many are immediately accessible, with earlier-drinking examples ready to enjoy over the next decade. Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for all 15 Brunello wines Other wines might benefit from further ageing and will ultimately …

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Domaine Leflaive Mâcon-Verzé Le Monté 2021 $72 (91 points)

Reveals a slight hint of reduction, with Matchstick, smoke and mineral flavors shading a core of lemon and apple elements. Brisk and delineated, this is balanced, with a kiss of oak peeking through on the prolonged finish. Drink now through 2028. 4,250 cases made, 850 cases imported. Source : 2ea5f7df999a11a813204b49957edfaf

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Light

allentimothy1947 has added a photo to the pool: Hess Collection located in Napa County, California. Taken with my iPhone 14 Pro Max set to Raw. Converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro 2. @hesscollection Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/timothysallenphotos/53539690964/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Sunlit

allentimothy1947 has added a photo to the pool: Hess Collection located in Napa County, California. Taken with my iPhone 14 Pro Max set to Raw. Converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro 2. @hesscollection Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/timothysallenphotos/53537626520/in/pool-17918700@N00

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Liguria — Finale Ligure — Cian du Fèru

m.a.r.c.i has added a photo to the pool: Fujifilm X-E4 Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS See m.a.r.c.i’s most interesting 500 See m.a.r.c.i in explore See m.a.r.c.i’s Bokehlicious Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/-m-a-r-c-i-/53533605629/in/pool-17918700@N00

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a little red from the limestone coast of SA on the CSR

spelio has added a photo to the pool: Shiraz Cabernet 2007 vintage wine Rouge Homme IMG_8630 That is the Canning Stock Route for those in the rest of the world! Position very approx because of LACK of Detail on the pathetic outback maps on Flickr.. Our last camp at or near a well before turning back S, just to see …

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Vandal spills 60,000 litres of wine at Spanish winery – report

pumping over red wine in the tank. Spain’s Cepa 21 winery in Ribera del Duero has been targeted in an act of sabotage that reportedly sent 60,000 litres of wine gushing onto the cellar floor. Police from the country’s Guardia Civil were investigating the attack at the winery, located in Castrillo de Duero, Valladolid, which took place in the early …

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Stonyridge, Waiheke Island | Waiheke Island is the second-la…

Waiheke Island is the second-largest island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. Its ferry terminal in Matiatia Bay at the western end is 21.5 km from the central-city terminal in Auckland, with a frequent service. Waiheke has become important for high-quality boutique wineries.   The Stonyridge winery was founded in 1981 in the Onetangi Valley. It specialises in Bordeaux-blend …

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