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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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Loire 2018 Harvest

Loire 2018 Harvest

October is upon us and up and down the Loire Valley (and lots of other wine regions too I guess) harvest is well underway. In the Loire Valley I have been watching from afar the harvest of the early-picked varieties, principally Melon de Bourgogne and Sauvignon Blanc, but picking of the later-ripening Chenin Blanc, Cabernet […] Source : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/winedr/~3/nXSIYa5PXz8/

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Some highlights from The Wine Society (part 1 of 2)

Some highlights from The Wine Society (part 1 of 2)

Some lovely wines, as usual, at The Wine Society press tasting yesterday. Here’s my first six-pack of good buys. Lots to like in the £10-15 range, which is handy. Domaine Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Aligoté 2016 Burgundy, France £12.50 The Wine Society 13% alcohol Fermented in 500 litre barrels. Fine and lemony with lovely pear fruit richness and a subtle nuttiness. …

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Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2018: Ten wines to look out for

Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2018: Ten wines to look out for

The 34th Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place on Saturday 29 September 2018. Following a preview tasting of the wines in Berry Bros & Rudd's Sussex Cellar in London, here are 10 wines worth watching out for...Bidding at the 2015 Cape Winemakers Guild AuctionThe 2018 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, sponsored by Nedbank, will be held on Saturday 29 September at …

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Top California Cabernet 2015 wines: Full vintage report

Top California Cabernet 2015 wines: Full vintage report

A surprisingly uniform vintage across the region, with smaller volumes but exceptional quality if you know where to look. Linda Murphy selects the best wines following a series of tastings for Decanter magazine and Premium subscribers...See Linda Murphy's favourite California Cabernet 2015 wines.Nearly 650km separate California’s northernmost quality Cabernet Sauvignon region, Lake County, and Santa Barbara County’s Happy Canyon appellation …

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Daily Wine News: Truth in Labeling

Daily Wine News: Truth in Labeling

(Flickr: Daniel Gasienica) In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley delves into the dark side of wine labeling with a close look at the controversy surrounding California winemaker Joe Wagner’s Oregon wine labels. In the New York Times, Eric Asimov offers notes on the most recent wine school, Morgon, and announces what’s up next: Saumur Champigny, “a French bistro favorite.” …

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Rioja renegades: 10 producers writing their own rules

Rioja renegades: 10 producers writing their own rules

In this sneak preview of the latest Decanter magazine issue, Sarah Jane Evans MW selects the 10 most influential free spirits of Rioja...López de Heredia wine barrels in Haro, Rioja.Rioja, Spain’s most famous wine region, is surely too classical and altogether too famous to have renegades. Yet depending on how you define the term, Rioja certainly does have its fair …

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Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh

The hearings. Wow. I don’t think we learned anything new and I doubt that anyone’s mind was changed. Republicans went in simply because they had to—they had already decided to go for broke, and nothing they heard or saw would or could have changed their mind, even if Kavanaugh had jumped on Dianne Feinstein and frotted her. Democrats went in …

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Werlitsch Ev Vero, an amazing wine from Styria, Austria

Werlitsch Ev Vero, an amazing wine from Styria, Austria

Had this delicious wine from southern Styria winery Werlitsch at Newcomer Wines in Dalston. Newcomer has a brilliant selection of wine, focusing on Austria but taking in interesting natural/authentic wines from elsewhere, too. And you drink in for a £10 corkage fee, which makes this place one of the best for drinking great wine in London. It’s not a restaurant, …

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Unfiltered: Long-Dead Napa Winemakers Come to Life in St. Helena Cemetery; Paranormal Activity at 'Ghost Winery' (Wine Spectator)

Unfiltered: Long-Dead Napa Winemakers Come to Life in St. Helena Cemetery; Paranormal Activity at 'Ghost Winery' (Wine Spectator)

On Sunday, beloved Napa wine-industry pioneers like Jacob Schram and Charles Krug briefly rose from their graves and walked among the living, brought back to life not by sorcery, witchcraft or other interventionist methods, but by the spirit of historical celebration through reenactment, and a touch of dramatic flair. The annual "Spirits of St. Helena Cemetery Discovery Walk," put on …

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Christian & Nadia Charmasson (Rhone)

Christian & Nadia Charmasson (Rhone)

Christian & Nadia Charmasson Tavel, Rhone valley Nadia and Christian Charmasson at Balazu des Vaussières are making wine in Tavel in the southern Rhône but don't look for the Tavel wines found in the supermarkets for analogy because they work... Source : http://www.wineterroirs.com/2018/09/christian_nadia_charmasson_tavel_rhone.html

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