THERE are many reasons Riesling is a noble varietal. For one, it comes in many versions. If one Riesling is light and floral, another might be dry and tense. Rieslings can be crisp and minerally, but also creamy and fruity. Then there are sweet or dry versions of the wine.
So it seems that the fine wine buyers of the world are not too interested in the latest vintage of bordeaux. The 2011 Bordeaux primeurs campaign is one of the most sluggish so far. So how about something entirely different?
Although California makes 10 times as much wine as all other states combined, Wine Adviser Paul Gregutt believes it is Washington (and in some instances, Oregon) that offers the widest variety of value wines.
Ute Junker savours an ice wine with rock-star connections in the Okanagan Valley. Over a glass of rose cabernet franc, heady with the scent of strawberries, Australian Andrew Moon tells me he has found the promised land of winemaking. Surprisingly, it's in an unexpectedly sunny pocket of British Columbia.
Oenophiles tend to classify wines into either coming from the "old world" -- France, Spain, Italy and other European countries that have traditionally produced wine -- and the "new world," which inclu...
Last week, I wrote about how long to let your bottles age, and how it is a personal decision based on what you like in a wine’s aromas and structure. I realize only a small segment of the drinking population actually lays down bottles.
It isn’t every day that wine writers get to taste Madeiras from 1910 and 1912 over lunch, but I had a chance to taste those two old-timers in an array that also included examples ranging from a 1920 to a pubescent 1996.
PARIS, May 20 — It may take a lot of wining and dining, but the French government has launched a three-year marketing campaign in Beijing this month to try and persuade oenophiles and experts there…...
"THE NEGOTIANTS USED to deduct 10 francs from the price of a barrel because the road was so steep," says Vincent Audras of Le Clos de Haute-Combe, a cheerful octogenarian, looking down the precipitous slope just in front of his stone farmhouse perched high above the French village of Juliénas.
There's debate these days as to what makes for a great vintage. In some minds it might be a year like 2007 in Napa Valley, brimming with warmth and sun. Or perhaps 2008, which enjoyed that ripeness although in a...
Finally we have a release which I at first thought a joke, but apparently not. Malartic Lagraviere has released it’s 2011 red and white, at 27€ for the red and 42€ for the white. The négociant I was speaking to as I got the first email on he subject...
The challenge to replace those sales has forced SecondMarket Chief Executive Officer Barry Silbert, 36, to turn to even more exotic investment opportunities to retain his 100,000 wealthy individuals and institutions: wine...
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