Daily Archives: June 16, 2019

Top Bordeaux wine lists in London

Cabotte restaurant, London There are a number of restaurants and wine bars around the world where the Bordeaux selection on the wine list should more than satisfy the Bordeaux-philes among you – even those who can’t afford the top crus classés. Many of the best Bordeaux lists can be found in the UK; clearly old drinking habits die hard. London …

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Judging the National Wine Awards of Canada 2019

I’m just on my way home from a week spent judging the National Wine Awards of Canada. This was my sixth year of judging this excellently organised competition. I started off in 2014 as an overseas judge, and it’s such a welcoming family that I’ve kept coming back. This year 260 wineries from across Canada entered over 1800 wines, making …

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Sauternes: A fresh debate

My first Sauternes love was Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1983. I was so enamoured with its vibrancy and citrus and tropical fruit fragrance that I bought two cases for what today seems a very derisory price. You may also like Best Sauternes 2018 wines: Where to look in a mixed yearTop 20 Bordeaux dry whitesChâteau Lafaurie-Peyraguey opens Sauternes vineyard retreatSauternes second wines: …

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Misleading Move to Monetize Historic Legacy in the Famed Napa Valley?

Perhaps a bit late to the party, but an issue that’s still near and dear to my heart, having worked and walked in Mondavi’s To-Kalon Vineyard. During that time, I was aware that we, at Robert Mondavi, were sharing that vineyard land with other wine companies, too, under contracts. When I heard that Constellation brands […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/06/16/misleading-move-to-monetize-historic-legacy-in-the-famed-napa-valley/

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