Daily Archives: August 4, 2019

Etna: A rising force

Nerello Mascalese vines When I last reported on the wines of Etna, back in 2010, the boom had just begun. The Benanti family had been the pioneers of high-quality wine, but had been joined by outsiders such as Andrea Franchetti at Passopisciaro, Marc de Grazia at Terre Nere, and Frank Cornelissen. You may also like Expert’s Choice: Sicily’s native whites …

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Wine Legend: Domaine Leroy, Richebourg 1999

Wine Legend: Domaine Leroy, Richebourg 1999, Côte de Nuits Grand Cru, Burgundy, France Bottles produced 2,685 Composition 100% Pinot Noir Yield 23hl/ha Alcohol 13.5% Release price N/A Price today £5,570 A legend because… Lalou Bize-Leroy created Domaine Leroy in 1988 by buying the richly endowed 12ha Charles Noëllat estate in Vosne, followed some years later by Domaine Philippe Rémy in …

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Check Out Ken On The Radio

Ken has been a guest on Connoisseurs Corner with Jordan Rich frequently over the years. This post covers some of the radio spots that played on WBZ this summer. The first segment was on Good Value Wines for this Summer. Then Ken covered the fast growing category of Dry Rose Winners. Listen […] Source : https://www.kenswineguide.com/blog/?p=1712

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FLXcursion International Riesling Expo (2) Contact track

Continuing my reports from the FLXcursion in the Finger Lakes, this is a write-up of a tasting focusing on élevage: the way that winemaking can change the expression of Riesling. Typically, Riesling is fermented in tank, and stays there for 6 months to a year. But increasingly, winemakers are experimenting with vessels other than tanks, and also with extending the …

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