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Tikveš Winery: A beacon of Balkan excellence

Tikveš Winery: A beacon of Balkan excellence

Promotional featureKratošija, Vranec and Republic of Macedonia are not names usually associated with world-class wines – until now....The Tikves vineyards in Barovo region. Promotional feature Tikveš Winery: A beacon of Balkan excellence Tikveš Winery’s superb 2015 Barovo single-vineyard red picked up a well-deserved platinum medal and 97 points at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. Caroline Gilby MW went to take …

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Top Barolo 2008 wines: Panel tasting results

Top Barolo 2008 wines: Panel tasting results

The best wines showed a distinct personality, and there were few disappointments in this 63-strong panel tasting. Subscribe to Decanter Premium to read the full report, including tasting notes & scores from our three judges... Sixty-three Barolo 2008 wines tasted, with five rated Outstanding by our panel of Stephen Brook, Michael Garner and Susan Hulme MW Read the full report …

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How the Tuscany 2018 vintage is shaping up

How the Tuscany 2018 vintage is shaping up

Ella Lister, founder of Wine Lister, reports on a three-day tour of Tuscany to gauge the mood among Chianti Classico, 'Super Tuscan' and Brunello di Montalcino producers.Sorting grapes for Chianti Classico 2018 wines at Fontodi. The 2018 harvest will lead to a five-star vintage for Chianti Classico wines, according to Giovanni Manetti, newly-elected president of the appellation’s Consorzio. The growing …

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‘World’s highest vineyard’ is in Tibet, says Guinness World Records

‘World’s highest vineyard’ is in Tibet, says Guinness World Records

Vines in Tibet sitting at more than 3,500 metres above sea level have been recognised by Guinness World Records as constituting the highest vineyard in the world.Grapes from the 'world's highest vineyard' in Tibet.Situated at an altitude of 3,563.31 metres above sea level, the ‘Pure Land & Super-high altitude vineyard’ in Cai Na Xiang, Qushui County of Lhasa, Tibet, is …

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Some lovely wines at Greg’s place

Some lovely wines at Greg’s place

A bit after the fact, but I discovered some notes on my phone from a really lovely day’s drinking with some wine trade crew at Greg Sherwood’s place back in late July. The notes are a little terse, as they were taken on an iPhone, but I felt that these wines needed to be recorded. I’ve already written up the …

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Château Pétrus Drives Record Breaking $1.5 Million Fine Wine Auction at Heritage

Château Pétrus Drives Record Breaking $1.5 Million Fine Wine Auction at Heritage

PHOTO: Heritage Auctions Today, I’m wearing my publisher hat, not my writer’s one. The following is a press release from Heritage Auctions. Having not attended, but having a keen interest in what’s happening in the world of wine, I see two distinct categories of who’s buying wine for what purposes. The first one is people who […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2018/10/01/chateau-petrus-drives-record-breaking-1-5-million-fine-wine-auction-at-heritage/

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Daily Wine News: Growth of Biodynamics

Daily Wine News: Growth of Biodynamics

Cow horns used during the biodynamic process. (Flickr: stefano lubiana wines) Jancis Robinson explores the increasing number of wine growers who are adopting biodynamic culture. “However much scientists may snort, it is easy to see the warm, fuzzy, if somewhat irrational appeal of biodynamics.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on Alecia Moore’s, aka Pink’s, passion project. “Five …

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There They Go Again

There They Go Again

The Wall Street Journal, I mean. There’s a direct relationship between the amount of trouble this Trump regime is in, and the distortions and outright untruths expressed in the Journal’s op-ed pages. The worse things get for this president, the more the Journal circles the wagons, hurls baseless charges, denies obvious facts, and attempts to rile the base—a base, ironically, …

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Inside 67 Pall Mall

Inside 67 Pall Mall

Promotional featureThe first new St. James’s club in over a century...67 Pall MallPromotional feature Inside 67 Pall Mall London’s St James’s has long been a place to meet and converse, popular for its chocolate and coffee houses which proliferated in the 18th and 19th centuries. These evolved into Gentlemen’s Clubs, where upperclass gentlemen gathered to while away their days – …

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Jefford on Monday: Wanderers in search of a path

Jefford on Monday: Wanderers in search of a path

Andrew Jefford meets two pioneers of international varieties in northern Catalonia.Terra Remota vineyards in Empordà. The wines cannot be labelled Empordà DO because the estate uses grape varieties outside of the DO rules.One of the most beautiful and celebrated poems in the Spanish poet Antonio Machado’s ‘Proverbios y cantares’ begins Caminante, son tus huellas el camino y nada mas; Caminante, …

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Asterley Bros Dispense Amaro, where England meets Sicily

Asterley Bros Dispense Amaro, where England meets Sicily

Had this the other night at the fab Luca. It’s an English Amaro from Asterley Bros. I nurture a secret affection for Amaros. It stems from my time with the Canadians, judging the National Wine Awards for the last five years, and visiting often. The Canadian crew have a big thing about Amaros, and in particular, Fernet Branca. Fernet is …

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What’s hot in Adelaide Hills: New styles and wines to try

What’s hot in Adelaide Hills: New styles and wines to try

How changing conditions are allowing producers to develop fresh styles and character in this idyllic corner of South Australia.Vineyards in Summertown, Adelaide Hills. The modern Adelaide Hills wine industry began in 1976 when Brian Croser planted Petaluma’s first vines in the Piccadilly Valley, where he still lives and makes wine under the Tapanappa brand. For a region which is really …

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Some highlights from the Wine Society (2 of 2)

Some highlights from the Wine Society (2 of 2)

Some more highlights from The Wine Society tasting on Thursday. Barbadillo Solear Manzanilla NV Spain £5.95 The Wine Society 15% alcohol This is such a bargain. Salty, tangy and yeasty this has nice bright fresh apple and citrus fruity notes, in an elegant, bright style. Nice purity. 91/100 Avaniel 2017 Ribeira del Duero, Spain £8.25 The Wine Society 13.5% alcohol …

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Wine Reviews: Golan Heights

Wine Reviews: Golan Heights

Golan Heights Winery has been a key player in shaping the modern Israeli wine industry. After first planting vines in the Golan Heights in the late 1970s, the winery was founded in 1983. Thirty-five years later, it now boats almost 30 different vineyards, growing 20 different varieties, and the winery exports to more than 30 countries. The Golan Heights family …

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Top Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon: Panel tasting results

Top Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon: Panel tasting results

Thirty-five wines were 'highly recommended' by our expert panel following this blind tasting. See the full report, and tasting notes for all wines, below. Vineyards stretching out across Stellenbosch. 64 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted, with 35 Highly Recommended by our panel of Tim Atkin MW, John Hoskins MW and Greg Sherwood MW The summary More recently published articles that …

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Good value red Burgundy: 32 wines to seek out

Good value red Burgundy: 32 wines to seek out

You can easily spend a small fortune on a bottle of Côte d’Or Pinot Noir if you so desire, but you don’t have to. Here are 32 best buys... To listen to some people, good value red Burgundy is an oxymoron, right up there with friendly fire, jumbo shrimps and Hell’s Angels. It all depends on what you mean by …

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