Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 11/26/23

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. Wine’s Demand and Demography DilemmaJames Lawrence is missing something. The Natural Wine Movement Heads …

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Christmas 2023: Wine & Spirits Advent calendars

Tipsy advent calendars have become as popular as their beauty counterparts, some flying off the shelves even before hitting them. But there’s still time to get one’s hands on some of this year’s best selection from the UK’s leading retailers. In lieu of chocolates or Christmas figures, embark on an exploration of different wines and spirits before the big festive …

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PIWOSA producer profile: Springfield Estate

When people leave their homes in a hurry, they tend to prioritise what they take with them. So it says a lot about the Bruwers’ French Huguenot ancestors that when they embarked on a new life in the Cape in 1688 they left the Loire clutching bundles of vines. About 60 miles north of the tip of Africa, super-dry Robertson …

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PIWOSA producer profile: Glenelly Estate

Glenelly’s logo is nothing if not striking: a dignified young lady riding a perkily-trotting rhino, while balancing an ornate – and enormous – wine glass. Unusual, certainly, yet it captures the power, elegance and balance Glenelly strives for in its wines, as well as the estate’s three key elements: its aristocratic European ownership, African soul and, of course, wine. Glenelly …

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Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for November 27, 2023

The post Wine Reviews: Mini Round-Up for November 27, 2023 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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Masciarelli: Current Releases from Abruzzo’s Quality Pioneer

Gianni Masciarelli is the quality pioneer of Italy’s Abruzzo region, recognized as such by Gambero Rosso’s award of “Best Wine in Italy” a few years ago. Inspired by harvests in Champagne, he founded his winery in 1981 After his untimely passing in 2008, his wife Marina Cvetic, shown here with daughter Miriam Lee Masciarelli (now the winery’s brand ambassador), continue …

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Fear No Dark – a bold new statement from Pasqua Wines

Creativity, research, innovation and heritage: these are the values that shape the style of Fear No Dark, a new project from the Pasqua family that expresses the most daring reaches of their oenological vision. Although Pasqua Wines is a respectful custodian of its history, it sees tradition as a motor of innovation and does not remain tied to the rules …

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Regional profile: Champagne’s Montagne de Reims

Verzenay Windmill The vineyards in the northern part of the Champagne region are often sliced into three distinct areas: the Côte des Blancs for Chardonnay, the Marne Valley for Meunier and the Montagne de Reims for Pinot Noir. Scroll down to see tasting ntoes and scores for Tom Hewson’s top picks of Montagne de Reims Champagnes The first two can …

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2022 Kirkland Signature Russian River Pinot Noir

The Kirkland Russian River Pinot Noir is back in stores with the new 2022 vintage. This one can really vary in quality year to year in our opinion, and the last vintage (2021) was particularly good. We have the price remaining the same at $11.99 which is ridiculously low for grapes from this area, so … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2022-kirkland-signature-russian-river-pinot-noir/

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2020 Kirkland Signature Saint-Julien Bordeaux

This was a surprise and delight. The inaugural 2019 vintage of this new Kirkland offering was in stores in January of this year, so we weren’t on the lookout for the next one quite yet. But what a nice surprise, along with the price going down, albeit only a few cents, but we like it … Source : https://costcowineblog.com/2020-kirkland-signature-saint-julien-bordeaux/

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Petrolo Toscana Torrione 2021 $42 (93 points)

Bright and bursting with cherry, raspberry and floral notes, this red is harmonious and expressive. Reveals earth, graphite and tobacco accents on the finish, which shows fine length and compact, chalky tannins. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2030. 3,500 cases made, 70 cases imported. Source : 1947db3e07cb15e066b3630a16d3d356

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DFWE 2023: Discovery Tasting of Viña Santa Rita’s Casa Real

Sebastián Labbé, premium wines winemaker at Santa Rita, presenting at the DFWE It was not hard for Sebastián Labbé to capture the attention of an audience drawn to a tasting of multiple vintages of Viña Santa Rita Casa Real, the wine that inscribed Chile in the fine wine firmament, worthy of a place among Decanter’s Wine Legends. Scroll down to …

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