Piqueras vinos y alcoholes, Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real)

Piqueras vinos y alcoholes, Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real) [Material gráfico]: vista del hogar de la caldera que da fuerza a los aparatos de destilación.– Valdepeñas : Florentino Piqueras, [entre 1900 y 1920] 1 fot. : b/n (tarjetas postales) ; 9x14cm.   En el reverso información publicitaria sobre la fábrica de Florentino Piqueras. Signatura: POS 3447 Done Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/ceclm/49089440903/in/[email protected]

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A week in Walla Walla, The Rocks District

I spent last week in Walla Walla focusing in particular on Syrah and The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater. It’s one of the most distinctive growing regions in the United States that has been quite interesting to follow these last several years, and it was especially insightful to return and again put it in context with Syrah of Washington and Oregon …

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Wine Paris 2020

In partnership with Wine Paris. WINE PARIS stems from the convergence of VINISUD and VINOVISION PARIS, bringing together Mediterranean and cool climate wines, promoting their regional identities, their respective attributes and diversity. The fusion of these two clearly identifiable and complementary exhibitions in 2019 marked the first collective approach by French regional generic bodies to create a major wine business …

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Venice floods threaten indigenous grape on city’s only vineyard

The vineyard at Venissa; the morning after the flood (left) and a few days later (right) Venice Floods Last week, on the evening of Tuesday 12th November, the worst tide in half-a-century devastated Venice and flooded Venissa’s famed island vineyard – where the region’s last-surviving parcel of the indigenous Dorona grape is grown – with more than six feet of …

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Daily Wine News: The New Yorker Tackles Natural Wine—Again

Bar at La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels “In the Napa boom of the nineteen-nineties, consumers prized wines that were rich and flawless. Now they’re seeking out wines that are more expressive than correct; wines that are earthy, with visible sediment; wines that taste alive.” In the New Yorker, Rachel Monroe considers the factors that led to the natural wine boom, …

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Northern Rhône 2018 report: The top scorers

Northern Rhône 2017 Very hot and dry, resulting in a plentiful ripe crop. Many wines with low acidity and potent alcohol, but those that could achieve balance made impressive wines. 4/5 Scroll down to see Matt’s top Northern Rhône tasting notes and scores See Matt’s top Northern Rhône 2018 wines: Rhône 2018 En Primeur: Full vintage report The post Northern …

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Rhône 2018 En Primeur: Full report

Tasting at Guigal Cote Rotie In Brief: Rhone 2018 En Primeur Northern Rhône 2018 Very hot and dry, resulting in a plentiful ripe crop. Many wines with low acidity and potent alcohol, but those that could achieve balance made impressive wines. 4/5 Southern Rhône 2018 A devastating attack of mildew hit the region in spring. Those who escaped the worst …

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 10/17/19

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on 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. Reconciling Wine’s Eternal Sin So… carbon offsets? How Natural Wine Became a Symbol …

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