The attack on truth costs a man his job

William Latson was until recently principal of Spanish River Community High School, a public school in tony Boca Raton, Florida. He appears to have been a real American success story: got his Bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Florida, rose his way up in academia starting out as a coach at a Catholic school, then served as principal …

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Top 10 winery restaurants to visit for foodies

The 120-seat restaurant at Bodega Garzón also has roomy terraces and great all-round views Bodega Garzón Where is it Maldonado, Uruguay. Why visit Okay, so maybe Bodega Garzón doesn’t have 400 years of history or a romantic rags-to-riches story behind it – it was established by a wealthy oil and gas tycoon in 2007 – but this is wine tourism …

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Nagano Region, Japan (16) a tasting of top Nagano wines

On the last day of my Nagano trip I was in Nagano city for an overview tasting. This invlolved some of the top Nagano wines. Most of the winemakers were present, and I was asked to taste the wines then share my opinions with everyone. This puts you on the spot a bit! Some nice bottles here. Presentir Beppin Saaya …

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Daily Wine News: Champagne Check

(Flickr: ajroder) Jancis Robinson offers an update on non-vintage Champagnes. “The quality of non-vintage champagne, the sort that makes up 94% of all champagne sales, has never been better… The less good news, however, is that many of the champagne houses are underestimating the increasing sophistication of their customers.” In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre reads Michael Broadbent’s Wine Tasting …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For July 15, 2019

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) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented …

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Producer profile: Clos des Papes

Clos des Papes Like a dutiful son, I return to the ruins that sit at the top of the small town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape every year. The post Producer profile: Clos des Papes appeared first on Decanter. Source : https://www.decanter.com/premium/producer-profile-clos-des-pape-420365/

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Slovenske Gorice

Vid Pogacnik has added a photo to the pool: The whole hilly area between Mura and Drava river is known by first class wines, the rich tradition started there with Ancient Romans. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/vid_pogacnik/48263987506/in/[email protected]

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/7/19

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. This week included a bit of this and a bit of that from here, near and far. Let’s start with some crackling mountain wines …

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Tua Rita: Latest releases

A recent tasting with Tua Rita’s owner, Stefano Frascolla was a great opportunity to taste through some of the wines from their nine-strong lineup. The estate specialises in Bordeaux varieties, most notably in its 100% Merlot super Tuscan Redigaffi, although it also produces two 100% Syrah wines – the amphora-aged Keir and barrique-aged Per Sempre – while Sangiovese features in some …

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Wine Legend: Torres, Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 1970

Wine Legend: Torres, Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 1970, Penedès, Catalonia, Spain Bottles produced 54,000 Composition 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo, 10% Monastrell Yield about 55hl/ha Alcohol 12.4% Release price 1,650 pesetas Price today €85 A legend because… In 1979, a blind-tasting in Paris, the Gault-Millau Wine Olympics, placed great French classic Cabernets such as Châteaux Latour and La Mission …

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Scout Wines, a new Marlborough-based producer

Scout Wines is a bi-locational virtual winery that began life in Australia, but is currently based in New Zealand. It’s a collaboration between partners in life and wine, Sarah Adamson (above) and Greg Lane, and it all began in 2017 in the Adelaide Hills when Sarah was working at Deviation Road and Greg at Shaw & Smith. Their favourite variety …

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Wine Reviews: Northeast Italy

I’m changing things up with a brief trek across some wine regions of Northeast Italy. First off: I love wines from the Friuli appellation of Collio. I find the best to be super fresh, mineral-driven, spicy, brisk, and there’s a ton of value to find here. And the Felluga family of Friuli has some solid offerings in this tasting. The …

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2017 Zorzettig Sauvignon Blanc

I worked at a restaurant in New York that had an excellent Italian Sauvignon Blanc by the glass. I remember people’s reactions when they would try it, a mixture of surprise and delight, and for this reason I would often recommend it. A lot of people tend to associate Sauvignon Blanc with either grapefruit, freshly-cut grass, or gooseberry if you …

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Dönnhoff: Profile and top wines rated

Helmut Dönnhoff with his son, Cornelius. The estate owns 25ha of vines, including plots in nine Grosse Lage vineyards – the highest quality classification as set out by the VDP – including the monopole of Oberhäuser Brücke. Today, the estate is run by fourth-generation Cornelius Dönnhoff, but it was his great-grandfather Hermann Dönnhoff who began selling single-vineyard expressions of Riesling from their best …

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