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    The marathon du medoc

    …The marathon du medoc So I ran the marathon du medoc yesterday for the second year. it was the 30th anniversary of the race, so even more than usual there was a party atmosphere. There were also more runners – over 10 000. It was a hot sunny day. Great for the vines, which need just another week of this weather for 2014 to be a very interesting…

    5 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Township 7 recruits winemaker from Canadian giant Peller

    … of classic vinifera grapes in often very challenging growing conditions,” Raffan said. “Her relentless focus on continuous improvement will help steer us as we evolve in the coming months, particularly with her plans to enhance our Bordeaux reds program at a world-class level.” The post Township 7 recruits winemaker from Canadian giant Peller appeared first on Great Northwest Wine.…

    5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    What it’s like to be a #wine judge – part 2 #LACountyFair

    …Picking up where we left off, this past May I was invited by Planet Bordeaux, the marketing arm for France’s Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOC, to be a guest judge at the 75th Annual Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Since the Bordeaux panel wasn’t until Thursday morning, I was asked to observe a panel of judges evaluating Rhone blends…

    5 readers - By Señorita Vino

    Château La Maroutine 2009

    … notes. Soft tannins on the palate, smooth and charming with toasted bread hints. A nice easy-drinking Bordeaux wine. Producer’s Notes: Produced in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux appellation and sold under the Bordeaux appellation, the plots of Château La Maroutine (6 hectares in red and 2 hectares in white) are situated on the slopes of the Saint…

    4 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    Lodi Native: Master Class in Old Vine Zin

    … and black cherries) with cranberry and strawberries, some roses, sweet barbecue sauce and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is juicy and freshly textured with fine acid. Charcoal and pepper accent the ripe black cherries, Bordeaux cherries and strawberries. Notes of black tea and crushed rocks mix with sweet spice and barbecue sauce. Fresh, juicy…

    8 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Wine of the Week – 2003 Hauts de Pontet-Canet

    … in the famous 1855 classification, thereby confirming its membership among the elite of the Médoc. This privileged position did not go unnoticed by one of the most important Bordeaux shippers of the time, Herman Cruse, who bought the estate in 1865. He built new cellars, modernised the winemaking facilities, and established the wine’s reputation around…

    1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

    … in fighting for a certain vision of wine – which, at the time, even the owners of the winery didn’t agree with. Émile Peynaud for his talent as a winemaker, and for his generosity in educating many generations of great winemakers. He encouraged me to go to Bordeaux to hone my winemaking skills and even helped me to obtain a scholarship for it. In the end…

    14 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Syrah for Platter

    … class. Which means that I’d be happy to rate some of these wines in a line-up of the best of the northern Rhone, with the best of New Zealand, Australia and California thrown in. This is certainly not gung-ho patriotism, which is never my style anyway. I would say much the same about white blends (both the Bordeaux and Swartland styles), chardonnay…

    6 readers - By GrapeGrape

    Christine Lurton joins family firm but denies succession plan

    … careers in Argentina, Chile, Portugal and Uruguay. Andre Lurton owns more than 600 hectares of vines in Bordeaux, producing 4m bottles per year with a staff of 160 people. In 2012 the group sold 18% of its business to Credit Agricole Grands Crus, a move that was seen as an attempt to deal with family succession issues. Lurton himself has seven…

    1 readers - By Decanter

    Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

    … of the winemaker and shows a sense of place. With Becker, I chose the Reserve Merlot 2012 vintage. Merlot seems to be one of the few Bordeaux varietals that consistently does well in the extreme Texas climate. It is rare for me to find a Merlot that is flabby or poorly made which is promising for Texas wineries and winemakers alike…

    2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

    Betz Family Winery looks to raise the bar

    … apparent in both the 2012 Rhone wines reviewed below as well as an early look during my visit at the 2012 Bordeaux wines, which will be reviewed upon release. Both sets of wines were stunning, a tribute to both the new approach and the strength of the vintage in Washington. In addition to the 2012 Rhone-style wines, the releases reviewed below…

    1 readers - By Washington Wine Report

    Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

    … sold in plastic jugs. The region started to really improve in the 1990′s when a few people brought in vines and winemaking techniques from California and Bordeaux. “Bold and lush red wines with a characteristic note of grilled toast.” The greatest wines of the region are bold and lush red wines with a characteristic note of grilled toast…

    7 readers - By Wine Folly
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