Daily Archives: August 28, 2019

Australian winemaker Tony Jordan dies

Tony Jordan judging at DWWA 2013 Jordan was the man who established Domaine Chandon Australia, and worked for many years as a judge in the Decanter World Wine Awards, initially judging Australian wines and then world sparkling wines. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma at Easter and died on August 27. Members of the wine trade shared their tributes to Jordan …

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The Outstanding Low Dosage Champagnes of JM Sélèque

Founded in 1965 by Henri Sélèque in Pierry, a Premier Cru village in the Coteaux Sud d’Epernay in the Vallée de la Marne, today JM Sélèque is one of the top producers of grower Champagne (récoltant-manipulant). Champagne in Pierry dates from the late 17th century when the Benedictine monk Jean Oudart gained fame for his sparkling wines. Today, Pierry is …

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Daily Wine News: The 3 Largest Wineries

One of Gallo’s production facilities California’s E&J Gallo owns the three largest wineries in the world. Jamie Goode goes on an eye-opening tour of the production wineries via Google Earth. “In 2011, Modesto bottled and shipped 90 million gallons of wine. Livingston produced 160 million gallons and Fresno produced 110 million gallons. They also make their own glass: Gallo Glass …

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Screaming Eagle

It’s one of the most famous – and famously inaccessible – wineries in the world. Elaine Chukan Brown pays a call WORDS BY ELAINE CHUKAN BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB BLACK It’s a wet Friday morning in January. Driving through Napa Valley, I’ve had to adjust my route to avoid the flooding. The Napa River has burst its banks after record …

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trump disgraces America abroad–again

Well, he’s done it again: embarrassed America abroad. His performance at the G7 was, in a word, horrible. It’s obvious the European leaders loathe him and all he stands for. The reports have suggested that the leaders didn’t want to directly bash him (even though personally they want to), so they put discretion before valor and were basically nice to …

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2015 First Drop Mere et Fils Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

I think we are in the middle of a resurgence in Australian wine. For some reason, it seems that outside of the occasional Shiraz I would encounter, I didn’t come across a lot of Aussie wines, whether I’m looking at Costco or elsewhere over the past five years. I know they’re there; I just wasn’t seeking them out or buying …

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The world’s three largest wineries, all owned by the same company

Gallo’s Fresno winery (Google Earth) California’s E&J Gallo own the three largest wineries in the world. They don’t tend to invite journalists to them, but Google Earth allows us to take a tour. (The pictures here are all from Google Earth.) The three wineries in question are two production wineries (Fresno and Livingston) and a winery for bottling and shipping (Modesto). …

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Fairness in Pricing ~ Suisun Valley is Only Asking for its Fair Share

When I began working with Suisun Valley, some 14 years ago, I was taken to one section of a vineyard, where Napa Valley crosses over into Suisun Valley. I was shown the northern part of the road (Napa Valley side) and was told the grapes from the same contiguous vineyard were selling for $3,000 a […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/08/27/fairness-in-pricing-suisun-valley-is-only-asking-for-its-fair-share/

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