Wartime Cognac

The French shipment of 600 bottles of De Haartman & Co Cognac – plus 15 boxes of Bénédictine liqueur – is believed to have been destined for Tsar Nicholas II, but was intercepted in the Baltic Sea and sunk by a German submarine in May 1917. Now Cognac house Birkedal Hartmann has refilled 300 of the recovered bottles with Cognac …

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Mature Burgundy: best from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s

Why bother ageing Burgundy when it is so good right out of the gate? Red Burgundy differs from other great wines of the world, such as Bordeaux, Hermitage, or Barolo, in that it is seductive almost from the minute it is bottled. This is largely because the level of tannin in Pinot Noir is lower than that of Cabernet Sauvignon, …

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MacRostie Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2020 $38 (93 points)

Distinctive and aromatic, with jasmine, orange blossom and fresh lime zest flavors that are fragrant and precise, plus terrific intensity and juiciness on a sleek, mouthwatering frame. Features succulent notes of lemon curd and peach at the core. Drink now through 2032. 350 cases made. Source : a28dd5440fc5ca72272938bf669cf5b9

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Volver La Mancha Single Vineyard 2019 $16 (89 points)

A polished red, round and medium-bodied, with vanilla- and spice-laced black currant, fig cake and loam notes. Fresh and balanced, with creamy tannins firming the finish. Drink now through 2027. 20,000 cases made, 12,000 cases imported. Source : 30bd736f56498d28f2de1daf06910120

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Daily Wine News: Energetic Generation

Savigny-lès-Beaune. Savigny-lès-Beaune has long been dismissed, but longtime producers and an energetic newer generation is leading a quality revolution, reports Eric Asimov in the New York Times. While tasting a range of sparkling wine in the Prosecco Hills, Club Oenologique contributor David Kermode gets better acquainted with the drier styles that are emerging triumphant among the top tier of the …

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Sales of English and Welsh wine soared in 2021

Chapel Down, Tenterden, Kent That represents a 69% increase on the 5.5 million bottles sold in 2019, highlighting the exponential growth the industry has enjoyed in recent years. Brits account for 96% of the sales, but demand is increasing in export markets too. English and Welsh wines have proved particularly popular in Scandinavia, with exports to Norway rising by 85% …

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Investment start-up Vint appoints wine director

Lapierre, a Master of Wine since 2013, is already part of Vint’s investment committee and will step into the new director of wine role as the group looks to grow. He joins Vint from the California-based Vinfolio fine wine group, where he most recently served as president. Vint is one of several groups that has said it wants to make …

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Médoc grand cru classé 2017: panel tasting results

Georgina Hindle, Vincenzo Arnese and Andy Howard MW tasted 62 wines, with two Exceptional and 11 Outstanding. Médoc grand cru classé 2017 panel tasting scores 62 wines tasted Exceptional 2 Outstanding 11 Highly recommended 45 Recommended 4 Commended 0 Fair 0 Poor 0 Faulty 0 Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their 2017 vintage red wines from …

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings June 18

  You can access the wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. You can also see my wine …

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Barbecue Wines for Father’s Day: Best Bottles for Grilled Grub

On CTV’s The Social, we chat about great wines for BBQ fare on Father’s Day. Nat, some dads are just not wine guys, they’re more beer guys. But are you saying these selections you’ve brought today can change that? It’s mostly a perception that wine is for fancier occasions than beer, but that’s just not true. Anytime you think of …

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Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes

colin.buckle has added a photo to the pool: Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Consolation Chapelle construite en 1858 dans le style néo-roman à l’emplacement d’une ancienne chapelle. Surrounded by vines, Côtes du Rhône Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/colinbuckle/52155579315/in/[email protected]

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