How to understand wine What makes a satisfying glass of wine? Berry Brothers & Rudd's new book explains six key factors which keeps a wine in balance. The diagram demonstrates how climates affects the flavour of wine.
A wine needs balance between all the factors that contribute to the taste and character. Read the guide below to …Continue reading »
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Gallo buys California Central Coast winery California wine giant E&J Gallo has taken another step in an apparent quest to revamp its business after agreeing to buy estate wine specialist Talbott Vineyards. Rob Talbott, of Talbott Vineyards
Talbott is based in California’s Central Coast, in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, is one of the US sunshine state’s …Continue reading »
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Profile: Champagne Dom Pérignon Read our profile on Champagne Dom Pérignon, where each vintage interprets the character of the seasons.Richard Geoffroy Dom Perignon
Dom Pérignon originally its name from a Benedictine monk. In the 17th century Pierre Pérignon resided in the Abbey of Hautvilliers where he took pride in caring for its cellars and winemaking.
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California Cabernet: time to invest? California wines, and particularly California Cabernet, could be the smart investment for collectors, writes Ella Lister. But which are the best to go for? And will it last?California wines vs Bordeaux and Burgundy
According to Wine Owners, Californian wines – predominantly California Cabernet and a majority from from Napa Valley – have risen …Continue reading »
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Australian surgeon sues over ruined fine wine cellar Retired surgeon Spero Raptis has claimed his fine wine cellar lost A$300,000 of its value because of an air conditioning company's mistake.Wine storage and finding the right wine cellar is a key issue for collectors.
Raptis said many of his wines ‘cooked’ after an air conditioning company left on a humidifier while doing maintenance work …Continue reading »
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DWWA Tasting with Compass Wines Taste DWWA 2015 silver and gold medal winning wines from Washington State at Compass Wines, USA on 2 September 2015
Compass Wines in Washington State, USA, will be holding a tasting of three local silver and gold medal winning wines …Continue reading »
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Travel: Tuscany wine trail On a tour down through the exquisite countryside from Florence to Siena and Montalcino, then back up the Mediterranean coast from the Maremma to Lucca and beyond, devotees of Italian food and wine will be spoiled for choice. Carla Capalbo is our insider guide.
Tuscany is still many people’s idea of the quintessentially Italian destination. What’s not to love about cypress-lined avenues, sloping vineyards …Continue reading »
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Guide to Prosecco & Venice When visiting Venice, ensure you make time to explore the Prosecco DOCG, to stock up on great wines as well as gourmet fare. Fiona Sims takes a trip.Graciano Merotto vineyards in Prosecco DOCG
FACT FILE Planted area 6,577ha Main grapes Glera, Verdiso, Perera and Bianchetta Production (2013) 72,420,570 bottles Main soil types clay …Continue reading »
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Bordeaux: Where to visit It’s Europe’s place to be in 2015, according to Bordeaux resident Jane Anson, who picks out the best places to go in the city, by the river and in the vineyards. The Garonne river runs through Bordeaux, with the two banks joined by the Pont de Pierre
We made it to the Garonne quayside just as a small boat was drawing up at one of the new …Continue reading »
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Expert’s choice: Premium Rosé Complexity is possible in rosés, notably those from southeast France, but can a price-tag of £15 or more ever be justified? Yes it can, says Elizabeth Gabay MW. Premium rosé
Is premium rose (above £15) a contradiction in terms? Should rosé be fresh and simple, not complex, weighty or oak-aged? …Continue reading »
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China wine book makes tough reading for Bordeaux chateaux A new wine book on China’s rapid emergence on the fine wine scene - and its sudden retreat - could make uncomfortable reading for several classified Bordeaux chateaux, writes Jane Anson.Xiamen Port China, Chinese wine shipments, wine shipments,
Suzanne Mustacich has lived and worked in Bordeaux as a correspondent for various publications over the past decade, giving her …Continue reading »
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Travel: Maremma and Lucca As part of her ideal Tuscany wine tour, Carla Capalbo shares her top picks of where to visit from the Meremma, Lucca and up the coast. Royal Victoria hotel, Pisa
Maremma and Lucca: Where to eat and drink Beginning to the southeast of Grosseto, Maremma’s most populous city, for simple …Continue reading »
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