En primeurs tasting frenzy is now calming down. Although officially a one week event, in fact it lasts quite a bit longer. It is a time of the year I always enjoy, a wonderful opportunity to taste the wines of others, but above all to taste our own wines with visitors from the wine world…
Speaking to the drinks business during a lunch he hosted at the St James’s hotel in London last week, Torres said: “There are still pockets of Spain with untapped wine potential but I wouldn’t invest in southern Spain now as it’s too hot...
The new expression, which was initially planned for release at Vinexpo Bordeaux last year, has been unveiled today following eight years ageing on its lees and more than a year resting in Lanson’s cellars post disgorgement.
If you want to get people talking, give them wine. While that’s not strictly scientific fact, it certainly worked for Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti, who snapped his friends looking merry after one, two, then three glasses of vino for his series “3 Glasses Later.”
It's not difficult to think of overpriced wines, but I'd like to dwell on the much more appetising subject of wines that I believe are routinely underpriced. Nowhere is my contention that there is no direct relationship between wine quality and price better illustrated than in Bordeaux.
The new model has an identical design to the Model Two Wine System and includes the same needle that pours 20% faster than its predecessor, the Coravin Model Eight as well as using the premium Coravin capsules containing 99.99% pure argon gas. Described by Coravin as “providing a brighter, bolder way to pour,” the Model Two Elite is available in three colours: red, silver and gold with a chrome finish.
The southern slopes of Castellina in Chianti are home to broad swaths of vine-covered hillsides, broken up by dense woods and fields of cereals. One of the major communes entirely within the Chianti Classico zone, it's home to some large vineyard holdings, including more than 250 acres belonging to Rocca delle Macìe and nearly 500 acres owned by Ruffino.
Several legends surround the city of Reims. It is a town whose name (and its pronounciation) causes so much anguish to the English speaking world. Located at the heart of Champagne production, Reims was reputedly founded by Remus, brother of Romulus, the founder of ancient Rome.
Ernst Loosen, one of Germany’s most iconic winemakers, was in town (Washington DC, USA) for a series of events, including a seminar with sommeliers, bloggers and journalists at Cork Market on 14th Street and a winemaker dinner at Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s Range Restaurant.
Speaking to db at the launch of the 2102 vintage of the sweet wine at Scott’s in Mayfair, Day said: “Vin de Constance is an amazing wine and by no means am I trying to change it, I’m just trying to improve on a few things to make it that much better – a 1% improvement can make all the difference.
“I want to focus on bringing out the freshness and aromatics in the wine. My main aim is for the wine to be as expressive as possible. “I don’t want it to display terriary aromas too early on in it’s life, so I’m making a few small tweaks to bring out the fruit and floral character, like leaving it for six months less than usual in our acacia barrels.
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