Daily Archives: June 17, 2019

I’ll Drink to That: Burgundy Vigneron Benjamin Leroux

Episode 467 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Burgundy vigneron Benjamin Leroux of the winery also named Benjamin Leroux, located in Beaune, France. Benjamin Leroux began his wine career in 1990 at the age of 15 years old, and took on his first head winemaking job in 1999. In hindsight, it can be said that …

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California’s Volatile Spring

Grapevines are notoriously hardy organisms. I was recently reminded of this while driving through the back roads of Chile’s Itata region, where, thanks to the golden hues of their autumn leaves, it was easy to see decades- perhaps even centuries-old vines of País growing seemingly everywhere along the roadside and through the surrounding forests, surviving against the considerable odds of …

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Dems need to undermine Trump’s claims for the booming economy.

There are many things I’m looking for in the Democratic candidate for president next year, but one of the most important is the ability to take the punches Trump will give, and to return those punches hard, fast and devastatingly. The candidates I’ve seen so far that best stand up to Trump’s insults and bullying are Mayor Pete, Elizabeth Warren …

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Ten exciting dry and off-dry German Riesling wines

Life, for German Riesling growers, should be one long hurrah. The world is moving away from obvious oak and high alcohol; and ‘minerality’ is the most popular word in the contemporary wine lexicon. The post Ten exciting dry and off-dry German Riesling wines appeared first on Decanter. Source : https://www.decanter.com/premium/dry-off-dry-german-riesling-374881/

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What Am I Tasting? How Finding Wine Flavors Can Change Your Life

Finding wine flavors actually isn’t that easy. Sure, it’s simple to swallow wine, but that isn’t exactly the point! Wine is unique because it requires high dexterity in your sense of smell and taste. What’s interesting is that smell and taste are two of our least valued observational skills. Fortunately, learning to find flavors improves… Read more Wine Folly – …

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Daily Wine News: Rosé…Berries?

The rosé trend has now come for our strawberries, apparently. Driscoll’s just launched “Rosé Berries™” that are inspired by the color and flavor of rosé wine—which often tastes of…berries. On the blog for First Vine, Tom Natan continues to explore the reasons why wine writing is less diverse than food writing, and what can be done to change that. “South …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For June 17, 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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Memorial service pays tribute to Gerard Basset OBE MW MS

Tributes pour in for Gerard Basset, OBE MW MS MBA MSc: 7 March 1957 to 16 January 2019. The moving ceremony was a gathering of the international wine trade, in memory and celebration of Gerard’s extraordinary life and achievements. Six hundred people filled the Cathedral in the city where Gerard and Robin Hutson created their first Hotel du Vin. Family, …

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Best Bordeaux hotels for wine lovers

Château Lafaurie Peyraguey. Bordeaux continues its evolution from wine tourism laggard to excellent performer, with the range of accommodation options and activities expanding all the time. In the town centre alone, three new hotels will open this year. Two are at the luxury end: Villas Foch and Hotel Zoologie; while Eklo will offer affordable, eco-friendly rooms. In the vineyards, luxury, …

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