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    Review: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Years Old

    … in the company’s permanent collection to be entirely aged in ex-bourbon casks. While it’s got Glenfiddich DNA through and through, this is a powerful spirit from the Speyside giant. The nose is intense with fruit — pears, apricots, and a dollop of orange blossom honey to sweeten things up. Fairly light oak notes emerge here as well. The body…

    5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    Valpolicella & Prosecco: The Pendulum Swings to Premiumization in the Veneto

    … Burbank did with different crops in the U.S.) and the Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13 that we tasted is a cross of Riesling and Pinot Bianco (or maybe Chardonnay based on DNA analysis, according to Ian D’Agata’s excellent book Native Wine Grapes of Italy). Aromatic, crisp and refreshing — like a lighter style of Riesling — not something I remember tasting…

    7 readers - By The Wine Economist

    Forza Friuli!

    … to increase their export share to offset a dramatic decline in domestic consumption over the last five years or so. It’s not uncommon to come across bottles from Friuli in wine stores or on restaurant lists, such as the two we’re focusing on. The tale of Ribolla Gialla is similar to that of many of Italy’s “native’ grapes, related to or DNA descendants…

    4 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Do You Have a ‘Common Palate’ for Wine?

    …Many scientists believe that our sense of taste could be hard-wired into DNA. Not only has science proven that some of us have higher taste sensitivity, but it has also shown that even differences in our saliva can alter the way we perceive certain tastes, such as bitterness. Despite our many differences, there is a style of wine that most…

    2 readers - By Wine Folly