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Fetzer Vineyards Honored with “Changemaker” Distinction from B Lab for Increased Impact in Sustainability

Fetzer Vineyards Honored with “Changemaker” Distinction from B Lab for Increased Impact in Sustainability

After having just visited with Fetzer Vineyards, to celebrate their Fiftieth Anniversary, the press release below does not surprise me in the least. I’ll be writing in greater details about my visit and their programs, in the near future. I want to let the following information stand on its own merit, before I even begin […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2018/09/26/fetzer-vineyards-honored-with-changemaker-distinction-from-b-lab-for-increased-impact-in-sustainability/

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Sonoma County Wine Auction Reaches New Heights, Raising $5.7 Million (Wine Spectator)

Sonoma County Wine Auction Reaches New Heights, Raising $5.7 Million (Wine Spectator)

The Sonoma County Wine Auction is an annual chance for vintners to help those in need and celebrate the region's bounty. But this year, the need for help was close to home—the event focused on rebuilding efforts following last October's devastating wine-country wildfires. Attendees responded by bidding generously for a collection of world-class wine experiences at the live auction on …

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 29

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 29

  You can access the 131 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for September 15. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone …

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Wine Folly: Magnum Edition of the Master Guide is Released TODAY, by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack

Wine Folly: Magnum Edition of the Master Guide is Released TODAY, by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack

SAMPLE BOOK, From Avery Books. If ever there was a wine book of the times ~ like the times right now ~ Madeline Puckett and Justin Hammack have nailed it with Wine Folly: Magnum Edition of the Master Guide. Today, right now, the book has gone on sale. It’s a hard copy and it’s going […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2018/09/25/wine-folly-magnum-edition-of-the-master-guide-is-released-today-by-madeline-puckette/

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Cru bourgeois and the new order

Cru bourgeois and the new order

Panos Kakaviatos looks at plans for the return to a tiered system in 2020 and discovers why opinions are still divided today in Bordeaux.This article was first published in a free Bordeaux 2018 supplement alongside Decanter magazine's July issue of the same year. It is now available online to Premium subscribers, with the cru bourgeois 'class of 2016' being named …

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An interview with Gavin Newsom, part 4

An interview with Gavin Newsom, part 4

SH: Why did you give me this interview? I mean, a little blog– GN: Because it’s more than 25 years (of friendship)! Loyalty. Loyalty. That’s what I told them [his schedulers], “What? You got 85 people [lined up for me]? You’ve gotta get Steven.” And I got angry, because I was like, “What’s taking so long?” And then they told …

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Learn about Whisky

Learn about Whisky

As a spirits category whisky is incredibly diverse with several sub-divisions of style, flavour and general appeal, based on the method and country or specific region of manufacture. We take a closer look at whisky, how it's made and the essential facts.Whisky Whisk(e)y is a type of distilled alcohol beverage made from any grain-based product, fermented, distilled and generally matured …

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Daily Wine News: Origin Stories

Daily Wine News: Origin Stories

In SevenFifty Daily, David White traces the origin story of grower Champagne. “…if you dig deeper, a more complete picture comes into view—one that helps us understand the trajectory of the grower Champagne movement from its early days until its tipping point, when it entered the public consciousness.” After a disappointing season last year, growers and producers in Champagne are …

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How to Become the World’s Best Sommelier with Arvid Rosengren (Video)

How to Become the World’s Best Sommelier with Arvid Rosengren (Video)

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Arvid Rosengren, the World’s Best Sommelier! What kind of training and wine tasting does it take to become the World’s Best Sommelier? What are the best tips for finding a wine on a restaurant list? Which questions should you ask the sommelier? What’s it like to be a sommelier in …

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Wine Mechanics, an urban winery in Gothenburg, Sweden

Wine Mechanics, an urban winery in Gothenburg, Sweden

I arrived at an industrial estate in Gothenburg, in search of Wine Mechanics, an urban winery. The Uber driver didn’t know where it was, but when I spotted a grape conveyor and a receival bin, I reckoned we were at the right place. This was the meat packing district, a bit out of town, and the building housing the winery …

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Aperitivo with Luca x Martini

Aperitivo with Luca x Martini

I was at Luca again tonight. The second time in a week, and I really love this restaurant. Tonight it was a chance to capture the Aperitivo moment, in a collaboration between Luca and Martini. I am quite a fan of vermouths and bitters, and cocktails based on these, so this was a fun prospect. The aperitivo moment is the …

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First taste: Clos des Goisses 2009 new release

First taste: Clos des Goisses 2009 new release

Simon Field MW reports from an preview tasting of the Clos des Goisses 2009 and Juste Rosé 2007 vintage Champagnes, with tasting notes available exclusively to Premium subscribers.Credit: Mark Kelly / AlamyThe charismatic Charles Philipponnat describes the new release from this celebrated walled vineyard as ‘ paradoxically very ripe and very mineral’, which neatly captures the appeal of this famous …

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From Evan Goldstein, with Love, as he creates “Master the World”

From Evan Goldstein, with Love, as he creates “Master the World”

Full Circle Wine Solutions is Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein’s company. Creative, inventive, intelligent, empathetic, and one of the greatest guys you’ll ever meet. His enthusiasm is very infectious, and now he’s hit a new stage in his development. This new incarnation is one of those inventions when you hit your forehead and think? “Why didn’t I come […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2018/09/24/from-evan-goldstein-with-love-as-he-creates-master-the-world/

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Somm 3 film review: How it compares to the first two

Somm 3 film review: How it compares to the first two

The third instalment of the Somm film series looks at some of the people who have played a major role in shaping the wine industry we know today. Below is a report from the premiere in Napa. Somm 3 is set for release later this year. Somm 3 ‘reminds us that wine is subjective and deeply personal’ It’s been six …

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An interview with Gavin Newsom, Part 3

An interview with Gavin Newsom, Part 3

SH: In our last interview you predicted that Trump’s base would “desert” him because he could not deliver on his promises. GN: I think that’s happening. SH: He’s still at 90% [favorable] among Republicans. GN: Yeah, but there’s some erosion. It’s softening. There’s a core base, but he certainly hasn’t delivered save one important issue: tax reform. SH: Well, he …

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Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 winners revealed

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 winners revealed

See all of the medal winners at the 2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards...Gold medal winners at DAWA 2018 with labels hidden. Twenty wines were awarded a prestigious ‘Best in Show’ medal at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 (DAWA 2018), with Georgia and Moldova sharing the limelight alongside Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal. Full DAWA 2018 results were published on Decanter.com …

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Daily Wine News: Burgundy’s Unicorns

Daily Wine News: Burgundy’s Unicorns

“If it’s unicorn wines you’re after – small supply, great reputation, massive demand, steepling prices – Burgundy is the unicorn stud farm,” says Don Kavanagh in Wine-Searcher. “No region breeds as many or such powerful examples.” Jancis Robinson considers the vegan effects on winemaking practice. In the Wall Street Journal, James R. Hagerty memorializes Kent Rosenblum, a “veterinarian from Minnesota” …

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Gamay 43, Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2015

Gamay 43, Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2015

Had this with a bunch of other Beaujolais wines at Wine Mechanics in Gothenburg. It’s such a lovely wine: dense, concentrated, yet elegant. Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2015 Beaujolais, France Complex and dense, but pure with lovely black cherry and plum fruit. Brooding and quite structured with some grip, with fresh acidity. This is a beautifully complex wine showing …

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Jefford on Monday: PDOs and the Brexit crisis

Jefford on Monday: PDOs and the Brexit crisis

Andrew Jefford analyses the reasons why Britain is trying to back-track on its place-name agreements. How far will UK go on trade barriers after Brexit? In six months and five days, Britain will leave the European Union: a black and dismal day for half the British population. Many Remainers (and ‘Regrexiters’ – those who voted to leave but now regret …

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