Daily Archives: June 25, 2019

Serious Kiwi Chardonnay: Neudorf Rosie’s Block 2018

After yesterday’s New Zealand wine seminar in Edinburgh, I was curious to try this wine. It’s the Rosie’s Block Chardonnay from Neudorf, and it’s really good. Neudorf have a deserved reputation as being Chardonnay experts, and regularly deliver compelling wines with potential for development. Neudorf Rosie’s Block Chardonnay 2018 Nelson, New Zealand 13% alcohol. Moutere clay gravel soils, wild ferment …

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Hobnail Rummer

Captainchaoz has added a photo to the pool: Victorian fine cut crystal Goblet. Small chip to underside of base and some grazing and chips to hobnail points but not bad for over 100 years of age. More G.A.S, Glass aquisition syndrome 🙂 Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainchaoz/48126686591/in/[email protected]

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Edwardian Wine Glass | Fine Thomas Webb wine glass in the “R…

Fine Thomas Webb wine glass in the “Rock Crystal” Style which was fashionable In late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Charles R. Hajdamach states rock-crystal style has “three main characteristics: deep cutting, copper-wheel engraving and final polishing.” also sometimes referred to as “polished intaglio” Though not up to the Fritsche standard engraving still a nice piece with the Webb acid etch …

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Photo highlights: Decanter’s Great Sparkling Exploration 2019

Decanter’s Great Sparkling Exploration took place on Thursday 20th June 2019 at Church House in Westminster, London. See photo highlights  below, or our live social media feed here. Thanks to all of the producers and partners who helped to make it a great day, including Riedel, T? Nant and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG The post Photo highlights: Decanter’s Great Sparkling Exploration …

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California wine sales top $40bn in the US

Demand for California wines rose in the US in 2018. Shipments of California wines within the US rose by 3% in 2018 versus 2017 to an estimated retail value of $40.2bn, said the Wine Institute. There was also a 3% increase in volumes to 248 million 12-bottle cases, giving California a 61% share of the world’s biggest wine consuming nation. …

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Wine targeted as Russia and Georgia tension mounts

Traditional ‘qvevri’ used in Georgian wine production. There has been a ‘deterioration’ in the quality of Georgian wine imports in recent years, said Russia’s consumer watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, on Monday (24 June). It said officials have tightened controls over the quality and safety of imports, after introducing new and unspecified tests in 2017. The timing of the announcement coincided with rising …

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Rosé / Diamarine / Helden | Helden 2019 | Rob Jacobs

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Daily Wine News: Changes in Champagne

In SevenFifty Daily, Tina Caputo considers the tactics Champagne producers are taking to retain freshness while combating climate change, such as reducing dosage, blending high-acid reserve wines, and developing new hybrids. “Ben Parsons, the winemaker who helped spark the urban winery trend when he founded The Infinite Monkey Theorem (TIMT) in the heart of downtown Denver, has resigned from the …

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Sonoma AVAs – the most exciting

More rural and less glitzy than Napa, Sonoma is also bigger and more diverse, and its 18 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) more confusing. They overlap and some encompass several smaller ones, but all have at least a few top-quality wines and young winemakers exploring new grapes and winemaking ideas. Wines from some newer AVAs such as Fountaingrove District are hard …

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Claude Courtois & family (Loire)

Claude Courtois checking his barrels Soings-en-Sologne, Loire I had the opportunity to visit Claude Courtois again recently after Aaron who was planning to come in the area floated the idea to contact him for a visit, and this was a… Source : https://www.wineterroirs.com/2019/06/courtois_claude_etienne_julien.html

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