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9 Piping-Hot Pizza Places with Terrific Wine Lists (Wine Spectator)

Updated: Jan. 31, 2019 Super Bowl season ignites cravings for classic bar foods like nachos, chicken wings, and the MVP of Italian-turned-American grub: pizza. Whether topped with gooey cheese, pepperoni, ham, roasted veggies or “everything,” this versatile dish offers something for everybody. Perfect pairings for pizza abound, from fruity reds to rich whites to crisp sparklers. Here are nine Wine …

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Leaders of the wine and spirits world to headline Vinexpo New York programme

Attendee swirling wine glass at Decanter’s masterclass at Vinexpo Promotional feature With Vinexpo New York just a few weeks away, North America’s leading exhibition for the wine and spirits trade has confirmed an impressive line-up of industry luminaries for its robust educational programme, 4-5 March at Manhattan’s Javits Center. Visitors who register in advance enjoy a discounted price of $125 …

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Turning Tables: Upcoming Del Frisco’s L.A. Will Have Brand’s Largest Opening Wine List (Wine Spectator)

Opening Soon in Los Angeles: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse A new Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is coming to Los Angeles Feb. 9, the second California location for the steak-house chain. A total of 13 Double Eagles have a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award, including a Grand Award winner in New York. The parent company also owns the Del Frisco’s …

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Taittinger chief says English ‘invented’ Champagne by mistake

It is the English who deserve credit for inventing Champagne, even if they did it by accident, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger has said in a media interview.   Future Taittinger Champagne resting in the house’s cellars in Reims. Taittinger, a self-confessed anglophile and CEO of the eponymous Champagne house, waded into the long-running debate over the origins of France’s premier sparkling wine …

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Daily Wine News: Positivity & Acquisitions

Renwood Winery tasting room. In Wine Spectator, Augustus Weed reports that Rombauer Vineyards has bought Renwood Winery in Amador County. “The sale includes the winery, a 20-acre estate vineyard planted mostly to Zinfandel, and a tasting room, but it does not include the Renwood brand. Rombauer will move production of its Zinfandel to the facility, which will reopen in April. …

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Anson: Margaux 2011 vs 2012 – How the wines taste now

They’re much better than originally billed, they’re ready for drinking and you can find them in the shops; Jane Anson reports on a re-tasting of Margaux appellation wines from 2011 and 2012 and offers advice on bottles to look for. The cellars at Ch. Siran in Margaux, which hosted the tasting of 2011 and 2012 vintages. This has been one …

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A trio of new wines from Bodegas Faustino

Promotional feature Essentially the founding father of Faustino, Eleuterio Martinez Arzok was a man with plenty of plans and an abundance of ambition when, in 1861, he acquired a manor house and its attached vineyards in the Rioja municipality of Oion. Faustino vineyards Regrettably his aspirations were doomed to fail, as no amount of foresight could have predicted the tide …

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Trump “authentic”? What the heck does that mean?

Newsweek just published a story in which Cliff Sims, Trump’s former communications director at the White House, called Trump “the most authentic” president in American history. This, despite Trump’s astounding, outrageous pattern of pathological lying. The Washington Post has counted 8,150 such lies since Trump became president—an assertion neither Trump nor any of his family or friends has disputed, because …

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In 2020, liberals have to be grownups

This “split” in the Democratic Party, of which the current symbol is Howard Schultz, increasingly reminds me of the run-up to 2016. You’ll recall that that was about the “moderate-centrist,” Hillary Clinton, and the “progressive” Bernie Sanders, a divide that splintered Democratic and liberal voters, and essentially handed the election to Trump. Hillary was painted by the far left as …

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Best French wines: 100 point scores

France has more 100-point wines in our database than any other country – unsurprising really, considering it’s home to the fine wine strongholds of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and the Rhône valley… Which are our 100-point wines? France is one of the leading wine-producing countries by volume, and it’s the source of some world-beating wines. In fact, many of these styles …

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Tinazzi: family winemakers – Never forget your roots

Promotional feature Tinazzi: family winemakers in Valpolicella and Lake Garda Tenuta Valleselle How do you get to be a family company and produce quality wines for 50 years? Founded in 1968, Tinazzi is a family-owned winemaking enterprise driven by a “tradition-plus-innovation” mantra. Nowadays, the company owns several wineries and estates in two key regions of wine production in Italy: Veneto …

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Winemaking From Start to Finish (Told in Pictures)

The craft of winemaking has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to leave city life for the country. For many, having a winery is a life-long dream. On the surface, winemaking looks simple enough: you gather grapes, throw them in a tank, and then wait. After some time has passed, “voila!” You have wine. But what is winemaking really like? …

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First taste: Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Pinot Noir

Marlborough’s Brancott Estate released its inaugural 2015 Chosen Rows Pinot Noir at the Flavours of New Zealand annual wine tasting in London earlier this month… Brancott Estate vineyards It joins the Chosen Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2015, also tasted below, which is the third release following the 2010 and 2013 vintages. Brancott Estate (formerly Montana Wines) is New Zealand’s largest wine …

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Daily Wine News: Confronting Climate Change in Tasmania

Riversdale Estate Vineyard in Tasmania. (Flickr: Riversdale Estate) Australia’s southern island of Tasmania is a cool climate region threatened by climate change. In Meininger’s, Jack Brogan reports on steps wine producers are taking to protect themselves. In Wine Spectator, Yumi Tanabe, an educator and merchant who helped women break into Japan’s traditionally male wine industry, explains why winemaker has become …

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I’ll Drink to That: Wine Writer Jasper Morris

Episode 459 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Jasper Morris. Jasper is the author of the book Inside Burgundy: The Vineyards, the Wine, and the People, and he recently launched the website Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy. Jasper Morris fell in love with Burgundy over a bottle 66 La Tâche. A notably good choice for an …

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When will Trump’s walls of support come down?

Donald Trump has two demographic walls currently in his favor: About one-third of voters insist they’ll never stop supporting him, no matter what. These diehards are represented symbolically by Roger Stone The second wall going for Trump is that more than 50 percent of the public at this time does not support impeachment. Together, these two bulwarks account for Trump’s …

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Wine Talk: Yumi Tanabe, Japan’s Woman of Wine (Wine Spectator)

Like many wine pros, Yumi Tanabe was a child of winemakers. But her story doesn’t begin in Napa or Bordeaux—the family winery where she grew up was on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, at a time when Japan’s domestic wine scene was just getting started. Tanabe eventually found her own way to wine during her studies at Cornell University, …

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Tea farm (Taiwan)

Gu Jing-Ran standing near his tea plants Beipu, Taiwan Sorry for this delay from my last story, this one will move away a bit from the central topic of wine, but you’ll see that there are many issues in here… Source : https://www.wineterroirs.com/2019/01/tea_farm_taiwan.html

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