One Week to go: Loire Valley Master-Level

Just about a week to go now until the first-ever Loire Valley Master-Level programme from the Wine Scholar Guild kicks off. I’m delighted to be taking part, alongside a slew of famous names from within the region. The Wine Scholar Guild has established itsef as a leader in wine education for interested amateurs and professionals […] Source : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/winedr/~3/qc4JC1qNyVg/

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Pommard

The Two Doctors has added a photo to the pool: The vines bask in the late afternoon sun promising a fine harvest for the village of Pommard. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetwodoctors/48743635886/in/[email protected]

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Taylor’s Port Wine Cellar, Vila Nova de Gaia, Oporto

Taylor’s Port wine cellars in the heart of the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from the old city centre of Oporto, house most of the company’s extensive reserves of wood aged Port as well its Vintage Port cellars. The cellars are long cool, dark warehouses, their thick granite walls and high ceilings helping to keep …

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The Wines of Lawer Estates of Knights Valley

Lawer Estates is a Calistoga-based winery owned and operated by David and Betsy Lawer.   Originally from Alaska, the Lawers launched their operation in 2003.   With their extended family and the help of an experienced team of vineyard managers and winemakers,  they developed Lawer Estates into a winery producing  small quantities of excellent premium wine. The Lawers  purchased  their vineyard, called …

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Bauer 002

Thomas Cizauskas has added a photo to the pool: Sampling Austrian wines from Anton Bauer Winery. 12 September 2009 at Red, White, & Bleu in Falls Church, Va. Photo by Yours For Good Fermentables.com. Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/cizauskas/3914957317/in/[email protected]

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Austrian Erste Lagen new releases: Top wines reviewed

Top Ertse Lagen wines The Erste Lagen is a selection of wines from high-quality vineyards chosen by the members of the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter. This is a private growers’ association, modelled on Germany’s long-established VDP group, that over recent decades has created a vineyard classification to single out top growths (Grosses Gewächs). Until this year the OTW was focused solely on …

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Champagne De Watère: The authentic, unadulterated taste of Champagne

A previously ‘exclusive to Europe’ award-winning luxury Champagne brand – Champagne De Watère, is launching in USA this September, a reason for Champagne lovers to raise a glass. Since 2013, the United States has been the largest wine consuming country in the world, with more than 3.26 billion litres of wine consumed in 2017. The growing interest in gastronomy in …

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What is the VDP? – Ask Decanter

The VDP logo, a stylised eagle with a cluster of grapes The Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP) is a German organisation which promotes the country’s top wines and estates. It unites 197 of Germany’s finest wineries under one banner; offering customers guarantees on quality and yield. Founded in 1910 by the Mayor of Trier Albert von Bruchhausen, the VDP’s goal at …

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Château Brown 2004

I’ve just been reunited with some of my wine. When I got divorced a few years back, I had left some wine at my ex-house. My ex-wife’s new partner kindly relocated this to one of his storage units (she’s done well second time round, he’s a nice guy). He recently returned the wine to me, so I opened one of …

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Decanter Retailer Awards 2019 Chairman’s Blog

The Decanter Retailer Awards celebrates the best of UK wine retail, championing those who make a pleasure of the business. The judging panel, made up of five wine experts, base decisions on quality, value, range and service, but they also look for innovation, drive, creativity, energy, evangelism – and even hedonism. With the results of the 2019 awards now determined …

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