Daily Archives: July 11, 2019

Best summer red wines to drink chilled

Sometimes red wine tastes better chilled… Yes, you most definitely can drink red wines chilled. This probably isn’t the best way to enjoy that 2005 claret you’ve been lovingly ageing, but chilling down lighter styles of red –  think good primary fruit and low tannin – can be a great alternative to whites and rosé in the summer months. Red …

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Experiencing ZD Wines, Take Two

Last October, I tasted through a trio from ZD Wines. Now we’re back for another round with ZD’s spring/summer releases. The 2016 ZD Reserve Chardonnay was the big winner for me last time, so I was curious to see if the Pinot and Cab would stand out more. As usual, with Isaac delivering his excellent (and plentiful!) tasting notes in …

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Napa Valley restaurants for wine lovers

Auberge du Soleil Bistro Deciding to where to eat in Napa Valley is almost as challenging as deciding where to taste wine. The valley enjoys an almost excessive amount of access to delicious food –a trend driven in large part by the local talent.  In a region where most of the local population earns a living in both the wine …

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Tinazzi: ‘Vino Rosso? Freddo!’

August: the hottest month of the year. The most pleasant thing to do is to go out in the evening: have an aperitif, have dinner, put something on the barbecue, eat some fresh fish and drink… red wine! Exactly, red wine. “Rossofreddo”, vintage 2018, is the latest wine from the Tinazzi family, ideal to drink on warm summer evenings. This …

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Daily Wine News: Average Wines

On JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming MW makes the case for “average” wines. “Because there is great pleasure and satisfaction to be found in the average. Well-made Côtes du Rhône and Muscadet, for example, offer a satisfying, expressive and appetising glass of wine. They remind us that wine provides a simply daily pleasure, that it needn’t always be rarefied or expensive or legendary.” …

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Trinity Of Trinities (Israeli Wine, Part 1)

For a year and a half now, I’ve struggled. It’s been that long since I had my feet on the ground among the vines in Israeli wine country, and until now I’d yet to write a word about the experience, apart from a few social media updates and the odd mini-review. The mistake I’d made over that period of waiting? …

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The 15 best places for a staycation in the Bay Area

Looking to get out of your normal digs but don’t have enough money or time to jump on a plane or take a long train or car ride? Here are the best places in the Bay Area for taking a staycation. Source : https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/best-places-staycation-weekend-in-the-Bay-Area-14080733.php

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‘One-off’ Montrachet from DRC, Leflaive and Comtes Lafon sells for £5,000-a-bottle

DRC grape pickers in Le Montrachet vineyard, in more plentiful times… Seven owners of Montrachet grand cru vineyard plots, including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Leflaive and Domaine Comtes Lafon, have sold just under 600 bottles of a unique blend that combines their 2016 harvests, entitled ‘L’Exceptionnelle Vendange des 7 Domaines’, or ‘The exceptional harvest of 7 Domains’. Burgundy’s worst …

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Anson: Inside Lafite’s China project – The road to Long Dai

Look out for tasting notes and more detail on Domaine de Long Dai in Jane Anson’s full report this month. As we were leaving Paris, a message came from Baron Eric de Rothschild to secure 1kg of foie gras. The post Anson: Inside Lafite’s China project – The road to Long Dai appeared first on Decanter. Source : https://www.decanter.com/premium/long-dai-wine-lafite-china-420389/

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Chablis (12) Domaine Oudin

Nathalie Oudin Thirty-five years ago, Jean-Claude and Christiane Oudin returned to their roots in Chablis. They had good jobs in Paris, but they were stressful, and the thought of building up a domaine and being winegrowers was very appealing. Christiane’s father had a couple of hectares in the small village of Chichée, just south of Chablis. They built the domaine …

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I’ll Drink to That: Winegrower Mimi Casteel

Episode 469 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features owner and winegrower Mimi Casteel of the Hope Well Vineyard in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Mimi Casteel argues that we have lost a connection with our planet’s soil, not just because we often miss out on a meaningful experience of nature in our lives, but also …

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