Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

DWWA judge profile: Frederic Marti

DWWA judge profile: Frederic Marti

Frederic Marti is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) Frederic Marti Frederic Marti Frederic Marti was born and raised in the south of France, close to Toulouse. He started as a waiter at the age of 14, working his way up through Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, such as Gravetye Manor and Le Gavroche in the …

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Tree & Vineyard In Winter, Cherry Ave

Tree & Vineyard In Winter, Cherry Ave

This is another shot from a recent foray into the Niagara Escarpment area near Beamsville and Vineland, Ontario. Here you see a part of a vineyard sitting on a bench of the Escarpment. It belongs to Megalomaniac Wines. The view looks roughly West from Cherry Avenue and captures a lone tree bordering a parking area at the entrance to the …

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DWWA judge profile: Kelli White

DWWA judge profile: Kelli White

Kelli White Kelli White is the senior staff writer for GuildSomm. Prior to that, her work as a sommelier, first at New York City’s Veritas and then at PRESS in St. Helena, was covered by many of the wine industry’s top publications, including Food & Wine, Vinous, The Wine Advocate, The Wine Spectator, the San Francisco Chronicle, World of Fine …

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My beginners dancehall class - Machel Montano - Fast Wine

My beginners dancehall class - Machel Montano - Fast Wine

Dancing a simple little female routine with a couple of cool gals from my classes 🙂 Our group this season is unisex, so we've only done a few female lessons. But I love how fast the girls learn and how they like catching the dancehall and soca vibes! #dancehallestonia Tune: Machel Montano - Fast Wine (no copyright intended) source

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 14, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up …

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Southbrook Vineyards

Southbrook Vineyards

Architect: Diamond+Schmitt (2008) Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada LEED Gold project. I stopped by for a couple of minutes to get a few photos before heading back to the airport. Posted by Chimay Bleue on 2013-05-12 00:28:17 Tagged: , southbrook , vineyards , diamond , schmitt , diamond+schmitt , architecture , architectural , modern , modernism , winery , vineyard , …

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Wine at Divino

Wine at Divino

Firriuto Primula Nero D'Avola, cheap red sicilian , $7 a glass here , yikes Posted by knightbefore_99 on 2008-07-06 01:46:30 Tagged: , Divino , commercialdrive , TheDrive , vancouver , wine , bar , BC , italian , tapas , sangiovese , sicily

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Posted by Brendon & Keryn on 2010-01-05 05:18:04 Tagged: , Blenheim , Marlborough , Vines , Vineyard , Winery , Korohi Vineyard

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Buying en primeur wines: How to approach it

Buying en primeur wines: How to approach it

Colin Hay, a professor of political economy with a special interest in the Place de Bordeaux, considers the different ways of approaching en primeur purchasing, as the Bordeaux 2017 campaign gets underway. The cellar room at Château Pavie. En primeur is a rather strange and, arguably, arcane system of buying and selling wine in which the consumer purchases the wine …

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Vinography Images: The Juice - Vinography: A Wine Blog

Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 29, 2018

Text Size: 05.12.2018 The JuiceMARGAUX, FRANCE: Freshly crushed berries are pumped into a tank at Chateau Margaux during harvest in Bordeaux. Margaux is one of four original Premier Grand Cru classÉ wines according to the famous 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The estate is located in the commune of Margaux on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Médoc region, …

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Irish Mule Cocktail Recipe

Irish Mule Cocktail Recipe

Skip the green beer this year. Make this simple recipe for a shamrockin' St. Paddy's day party. Read more here: Shop ingredients here: Find more recipes: Follow us: source

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Winedr Blog » Bordeaux 2017: The Final Lowdown

I finished publishing my Bordeaux 2017 report last week, ending up with my Primeur Picks, summing up some thoughts on the vintage, as well as picking out my top wines, those we like to dream about as well as more resonably priced ‘reality’ and ‘sense’ options. I thought it would be interesting to bring some of this report out here, …

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Trumpism after Trump | STEVE HEIMOFF BLOG

  In the cold Moscow winter of 1956, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev gave his now-famous “Secret Speech” to a closed session of the Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union—the nation’s highest legislative gathering, similar to a Joint Session of the American Congress. In a multi-hour tirade, Khrushchev angrily denounced the policies and practices of his predecessor, Josef …

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