Daily Archives: June 28, 2019

Prince Edward County, Ontario (6) Trail Estate

Mackenzie Brisbois A long while back, Anton and Hildegard Sproll moved to Canada from Germany and established Sproll’s Fine German Bakery, and it was a great success. They retired from this to establish Trail Estate on a 14 acre property in 2011. There were just an acre and a half of vines when they purchased the estate, and they initially …

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Prince Edward County, Ontario (7) Rosehall Run

Dan Sullivan, Rosehall Run Dan Sullivan is an old timer by County standards, but he’s only been making wines since 2001, when he first planted wines on his property. He started out as an award-winning home winemaker, but this was a hobby that grew out of control, and now he farms 25 acres of vines on a 150 acre property …

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Ten top Bordeaux wine bars

Le Bar à Vin 3 Cours du 30 Juillet What we like about it Bar à Vin is a Bordeaux institution, known to locals as the CIVB, because it’s run by the conseil interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, the government organisation responsible for representing all the appellations within the Bordeaux wine region. Located in a gorgeous space just steps away from the …

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Best Provence rosés for under £20/$30

Our best Provence rosés have been chosen from our Panel Tasting of over 90 wines. These are a selection of the wines which cost under £20 / $30 in stores and are easily found. Recommending the perfect way to serve these wines, Elizabeth Gaby says: ‘Some crucial advice for rosé lovers: serving your wines ice cold does them no favours. …

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Daily Wine News: Saving Charbono

A Turley Charbono bottling from 2003. (Wikimedia) In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley looks at how winemakers are working to keep Charbono (called Bonarda in Savoie and Argentina, and Douce Noir in Italy)—Napa’s nearly extinct heritage grape—alive. “Today there are just 76 acres of this California heritage grape statewide, 45 of them in Napa Valley. Compare that to 21,665 …

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Bordeaux 2018 sales have been patchy, suggest new figures

Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux. Sales of Bordeaux 2018 en primeur wines hit a collective £80m for the 20 biggest UK merchants within the Liv-ex membership base, said the trading platform. That’s up 60% on average versus 2017 but down 12% versus the 2016 vintage, which became a benchmark for many during the ’18 campaign. Sales by volume in …

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Côtes de Provence rosé: panel tasting results

Nicolas Clerc MS, Elizabeth Gabay MW and Joanna Simon tasted 91 rosés from the Côtes de Provence, with 2 Outstanding and 15 Highly Recommended… Entry criteria: Producers and UK agents were invited to submit their latest-release or currently available dry rosés from APs Côtes de Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence or Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Scroll down to see the tasting notes …

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