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    Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

    … thrive in the high elevations, with Mendoza being at 1500 m asl (5580 ft asl). From a quick check on Wikipedia I believe the average elevation in Bordeaux is 61m asl (200 ft asl). There are over 1200 Argentine bodegas producing wine, but around 400 export. The USA is the Number 1 export market, and Canada is in Number 2 spot! What is a Kaiken…

    4 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Oct 16, Wine Country Hotels

    … Hotels will show you what's available. Keep in touch with Vinodiversity Just enter your details below and you will receive an occasional newsletter letting you know all about the alternative varietal wine scene in Australia and beyond.…

    2 readers - By Vinodiversity

    #WW 2008 Jacobs Creek Shiaz

    … This weeks week night wine that stood out as a great taste and price balanced wine is from South Australia. The 2008 Jacobs Creek Shiraz. What a great drinking value wine. Excellent fruit with violets, dark berries and black pepper on the nose. Rich, ripe blackberry, purple plum and spice with a full, fleshy mid-palate. Outstanding depth…

    1 readers - By WineWalkabout

    Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

    … is a predominance of Shiraz as the variety of choice. This region is predominately to the north of Great Dividing Range. Dry autumns with cool nights make for ideal ripening conditions. Over the past few vintages drought has restricted production of some vineyards, and inhibited the development of new plantings. Use this box to find wine from the Pyrenees…

    4 readers - By Vinodiversity

    2013 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling Feeling blue today, but not on...

    …2013 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling Feeling blue today, but not on account of this awesome old vine Riesling from Clare Valley in Australia! Lime, preserved lime rind, petrol, slate, and shale notes on the nose (classic Australian Riesling!). Tight and crisp on the palate with great minerality - steely lime and lime rind. Stark, clean, amazing - like…

    1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

    …Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops…

    8 readers - By Decanter

    Viña Koyle: Cristóbal, Carmenere & Auma

    … of that has been to increase the overall quality of Chilean wine. Though Cristóbal had been interested in organic viticulture since 2001, while he worked in Australia, he learned about Biodynamic agriculture and was intrigued. The more he learned about it, the more he desired to create a Biodynamic vineyard. Since then, he immersed himself…

    4 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Get Ready for Chairman’s Advantage

    … look to be quite an advantage. Talbingo Hill Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2014 ($6.99) I couldn’t find much information about this one online – just a few wine clubs selling the 2010 vintage of the reserve Shiraz for $17.99. No winery website at all suggests this is a label slapped on some bulk wine and at this price it’d be hard to be surprised…

    3 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2012

    … I think this is stylistically closer to the Arthurs Creek than the Tarraford. There's more stone than creamy augmentation and something green springs from the glass. . . The mouth is greater than the nose. . . The sensory impact on the tongue more telling and demanding than the scent which seems to belong something else. It's bitter and pith like…

    1 readers - By Wino sapien

    A footnote to the Six Nations results: country scores

    … Against my better judgement (which prescribes radical scepticism when it comes to suchlike big tasting competitions), I am sometimes comparatively impressed by the results of the “Six Nations Wine Challenge, insofar as I can go by the fate of wines I happen to know. Anyway. It’s immensely impressive how well the by far smallest producer…

    4 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

    Galerie Sauvignon Blanc Offers Great Expression Of Terroir

    … picking the grapes. Galerie wines are all about the terroir. Laura Diaz Muñoz makes only four wines, two Sauvignon Blancs and two Cabernet Sauvignons. She grows one of each type in Napa Valley and one of each type in Knights Valley in Sonoma County. She handles both Sauvignon Blancs the same; the main difference is where the grapes are grown. You…

    5 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

    A chat with Matteo Lunelli, the once & future king of Italian bubbly

    … Angelinos, I’ll be pouring Bele Casel Prosecco Colfòndo at DomaineLA tonight from 6-8. Click here for details and please come out and taste with me if you’re in town. One of the great things about working as an Italian wine blogger in Houston is that, more and more, the top names in the business are coming to this southeast Texas metropolis…

    3 readers - By Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchi

    Breaking Into The Box - The Best Boxed Wines

    … over year at a double digit rate (10+%) in the USA. Even with this increase however, adoptance in the U.S. is still quite low at less than 5% of sales. In Europe, on the other hand, box wines make up about 20% of wine sales and in Australia, the land of the screw cap, it's an astounding 50%! In tasting all these boxes, they seemed to divide generally…

    4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

    Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

    …) makes history at the Conegliano wine school. Act 1: The School for Wines First was a visit to the Scoula Enologica di Conegliano, Conegliano’s famous wine school, which was founded in 1876 . It was then and is now an important center for the scientific study of enology and viticulture. The school’s impact through its graduates and research extends…

    7 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist
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