The appellation of Saint Joseph in the northern Rhone is, in the words of one of its most famous winemakers, an aberration. Jean-Louis Chave is telling me this as we scrabble across one of its hillsides, a couple of hundred metres above his walled vineyard of Clos Florentin...
And the perfect food pairings to go with them. +++++++ Bandol, Hecht & Bannier 2009 II $38 Provence, France Mourvèdre 80%, Grenache 10%, Cinsault 10% Bandol is home to the best reds of Provence, and Gregory Hecht and François Bannier, newcomers to the region, have hit the ground running with this polished, fruit-filled delight. Perfect [...]
Quebec is known the world over for producing airplanes, maple syrup and hydro power. But for the last 30 years, a group of bullheaded individuals have been labouring quietly in the countryside in a bid to make something Quebec really has no rational business making: Wine.
While Tablas Creek has an Old World link, Camatta Hills by contrast was established by Southcorp, the parent company of Shiraz masters Penfolds â€" also with American partners, the Niven family â€" to replicate some of the conditions the Australians found in their home country (the Barossa, specifically the Kalimna vineyard often used in Penfoldsâ€™ famous Grange). [...] just 30 miles from each other, two entities from opposite sides of the world, seeking conditions they were familiar with, settled in Paso Robles.
Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd.—enmeshed in a takeover battle led by two private-equity firms—hit the bottom end of its annual earnings guidance, easing pressure on the suitors to raise their evenly matched offers.
Baroness Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Bordeaux first-growthChâteau Mouton-Rothschild and a monumental figure in the wine industry, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, following complications from surgery. She was 80.
Blending, the art of assembling sometimes disparate parts into a convincing and seamless whole, is one of the winemaker’s chief skills. Gauging to what extent a wine is blended, though, is oddly difficult for drinkers. Wines labelled with the name
The start of harvest is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the winemaking process from an on-the-ground perspective. Here are 8 unexpected photos that illustrate, in a fresh way, what it takes to bring a bottle of wine to the table.
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