Homage to the Noble Grape | The sweet nectar of the grape Ha…

The sweet nectar of the grape Has enhanced many cultures For thousands of years I raise my glass to your health   This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera with a KOWA LENS-S 1:3.5/150mm lens and Hoya Skylight 1-B ø67 filter attached to a T/2 extension tube using Fuji 160NS film, the negative scanned by an …

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Some affordable, tasty Riojas

I’ve recently been doing some tastings for my Sunday Express column, and I’ve been reminded how good and affordable some Rioja can be. Of course, as with any major wine region, not everything is good, but this seems to be a region that every now and then throws up really interesting wines with some maturity and real complexity, at very …

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More fallout on that “national emergency” Trump wants to declare

Trump lost bigtime late last week on his vanity wall, but before Democrats pop the Champagne corks they would be well to recall his double threat: Either the Congress will give in to his blackmail over the next three weeks and give him the $5.7 billion, OR he’ll issue that notorious declaration of national emergency and fund it by raiding …

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Daily Wine News: Armenian Wine

Vineyards of Artashat in Armenia (Wikimedia) “Unlike neighboring Georgia, where wine production has continued unabated for millennia, Armenia’s wine culture has ebbed and flowed, and occasionally been drowned by waves of inclement history. Yet a growing number of Armenians are returning home with ambitions to resurrect the country’s wine industry, exploring Armenia’s abundance of literally antediluvian grape varieties.” John Szabo …

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Great Father’s Day wines: Which wine persona does your dad have?

Is your dad an old school Francophile? Use our ‘wines for father’s day’ persona guide to decide which fine wine gift your dad deserves. The Rhône Wolf Would you describe your dad as a perfect combination of power and finesse? Pamper your Châteauneuf-du-Papa with a gorgeous bottle of Clos des Papes 2005, recently rated 97 points by Decanter’s Matt Walls …

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Le Marche wineries to visit

Vineyards in Le Marche Le Marche wineries to visit Italy’s Marche region? Where’s that? A question one might ask, as the province itself must rank as one of the most secret and under-visited parts of Italy compared, say, to Tuscany, Umbria or the Veneto. Lying eiqudistant from Rome and Florence, washed by the Adriatic to the east and extending westwards …

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What makes a premium rosé?

As with all premium wines, weight, complexity, age ability are qualities to look out for, but I also look out for a little quirkiness, something moving away from the standard style. Premium rosés to try The post What makes a premium rosé? appeared first on Decanter. Source : https://www.decanter.com/premium/premium-rose-wine-to-try-418432/

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He Asked, What Do You Think… Will CBD Be cutting Into Wine Sales?

I had just received an Email from the CBD Awareness project, as they’re scouring for CBD advocates. I’ve had an earlier thought about this issue on my blog. I’m on record. Then, I found myself in a discussion with a legend winery owner, and decided to share what I think. This vintner was truly frightened, […] Source : https://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2019/06/13/he-asked-what-do-you-think-will-cbd-be-cutting-into-wine-sales/

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Fowles Wine Farm To Table 2017 Pinot Noir | Fowles Wine is a…

Fowles Wine is an award winning family owned winery located in the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia. The Strathbogie Ranges has been established as a wine region for nearly half a century and craft a range of cool climate wines within six core brands: The Rule, The Exception, Ladies who Shoot their Lunch, Are you Game?, Stone Dwellers and 490metres.   …

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Diagonal taste

simone.pelatti has added a photo to the pool: Bottles of Barbera at Vinery”Vallona”, Castello di Serravalle (BO) Sony a7m2 with FE 28 70 oss. Minimum edit in Gimp and Adobe Lightroom. #wine; #bottle; #diagonal; #winery; #yellow; #black; #blue; Source : https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonepelatti/48042545283/in/[email protected]

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