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Chardonnay

SammCox has added a photo to the pool: Kendall-Jackson Winery, Fulton, CA Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/sammcox/53605863338/in/pool-912056@N21

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Romania – A journey to where the future unfolds

In partnership with Wines of Romania Vines are grown in just about every corner of Romania, a testament both to the diversity of the country’s landscapes, mesoclimates and terroirs, and to wine’s central place in Romanian culture. Discover this fascinating tapestry and get to know the producers representing each of the regions and DOCs at Prowein 2024. Credit: Maggie Nelson …

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First taste: Bollinger’s La Grande Année 2015

Champagne Bollinger moves on this week from what were arguably two of the best-regarded releases from the Grandes Marques in 2014, La Grande Année and its rosé sibling, with a new pair from an entirely different vintage – the hot, dry 2015. Scroll down for tasting notes and scores for La Grande Année white and rosé 2015 {“content”:”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”} Tasting notes …

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Henschke 2019: Single-vineyard releases

Henschke 2019 single-vineyard releases Stephen and Prue Henschke are in relaxed form. Vintage 2024 is a fortnight away and, says a beaming Stephen, Henschke’s fifth generation winemaker: ‘The fruit looks amazing.’ Frost fans might cost AU$55,000 apiece, but chief viticulturist Prue notes approvingly: ‘They did their job this year and we have sailed into a pretty nice vintage.’ Scroll down …

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Central Europe: Come and taste

In Budapest, busy stands at the Borfesztivál, with the statue of Eugene of Savoy on Buda Castle Hill. Stretching some 1,500km from the Czech Republic and Austria to Serbia, passing through Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania along the way, the Carpathian mountains are Europe’s third-longest mountain chain after the Urals and the Scandinavian mountains. These majestic and mysterious mountains …

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Le Roi des Pierres Sancerre Silex 2022 $30 (91 points)

This has good power and density to the glossy mix of herb-infused green plum and crunchy nectarine flavors. Reveals chalky mineral elements, which build intensity and make for a long, well-chiseled finish. Offers a nice amount of stuffing and poise, with saltiness adding to its savory appeal. Drink now through 2026. 2,083 cases made, 2,083 cases imported. Source : ef14afe846470c0c931a50db11848701

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Walls: Vertical tasting of Château Mont-Redon 1961-2022

Pierre Fabre, owner of Château Mont-Redon. As I drove into a small hamlet just north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, I wondered which building was Château Mont-Redon. It quickly became clear that the hamlet was Château Mont-Redon. The average Châteauneuf estate has 10 hectares of vines and a small, functional winery. Mont-Redon has its own petrol station and full-time mechanic to service its …

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Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Alsace Grand Cru Kessler 2017 $30 (91 points)

Off-dry and sleek, with honeysuckle and citrus blossom notes introducing a medium-bodied core of white peach and baked apple flavors. Gains complexity from smoke, toasted almond and intriguing earthy elements. Packs juicy acidity, while mineral accents impart good definition. Drink now through 2028. 650 cases made, 39 cases imported. Source : 04d1d1398754b0744aa911b7e662caa0

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La Viña | ____________________ Iglesia fortificada de Saint …

____________________   Iglesia fortificada de Saint Jacques Le Majeur. Hunawihr. Alto Rin. Alsacia. Francia.   ____________________     …Allí habló con el agua y luego con la vid.   One For The Vine. Genesis (Autor: Tony Banks).   …/… Follow me! I give you strength inside you, Courage to win your battles –   No, no, no, this can’t go …

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

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 Butterfly Effect: A Battle Heats Up in the MoselSave the butterfly. The Case …

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A & W Moore Wine Racks UK – Expertly crafted wine storage solutions

Solid wood wine rack from A & W Moore Wine Racks UK When building a wine collection of any size, from a few celebratory bottles to a comprehensive cellar, storage is key. Knowing how to correctly store and look after wines so that they age and develop in the best possible way can be difficult without expert advice. Good storage …

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