Valpolicella

    Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

    Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate, joyous and delicious chilled, too.

    8 readers - By Matthew Jukes

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

    Sue and I recently returned from a week in Northern Italy as guests of the Valpolicella Consorzio. We joined a small group of multinational wine bloggers to test out a nifty new wine tourism app (available as free download for Android and Apple mobile devices) and visit a number of wineries and winemakers.

    7 readers - By The Wine Economist

      Get Ready for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium

      The Wine Economist - - 6 readers - Sue and I have just returned from a week in Northern Italy as guests of the Valpolicella Consorzio (look for a series of industry reports on Valpolicella and Prosecco in the coming weeks) and now we are getting ready to head to Napa, California for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium that will be held there on September 22 and 23.

      Valpolicella: Time for Wine Tourism to take Center Stage

      The Wine Economist - - 6 readers - Stunning view from the terraced vineyards at Terre di Leone . Valpolicella is well known for its great wines — Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso della Valpolicella and of course Amarone. (It should also be known for its sweet wine, Recioto della Valpolicella, but that’s another story.

      #winePW 4: Sicily

      Pull That Cork - - 4 readers - When David posted the theme for the September #winePW (wine pairing weekend) both Pete and I knew right away we wanted to participate. This month’s theme, Regional Food and Wine Pairings, leaves a whole world full of regions to consider. We pretty quickly narrowed our choice to Sicily.

      Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

      MyWinePal - - 3 readers - Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems One of the definitions in The Free Dictionary of “portfolio” is “A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.” I thought that for a wine & spirits agency those bottles of wines and spirits are an investment to them. They search out and try to find value, and then share these gems with the public.

    The latest about Valpolicella

      Valpolicella: Time for Wine Tourism to take Center Stage

      …, Ristorante La Divina (overlooking Garda from high on a hill), Locanda 800 and the Enoteca Della Valpolicella. We also appreciated the lunches that several wineries put together for us including a wonderful (typical!) meal of local meats and cheeses with polenta at Scriani, a satisfying buffet at Santa Sofia and a rather elaborate multi-course feast…

      6 readers - By The Wine Economist

      Perfect Summer Red

      …There’s a very good new Valpolicella (light red) on the shelves from a producer called Sartori that’s got the classic frank fruitiness and refreshing edge that makes Valpolicella so gulpable. And so good with any food – pasta, pizza, burgers, wings, pork loin – everything other than the heavy meats. I over-chilled my bottle and it turned out…

      2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

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

      …Sue and I recently returned from a week in Northern Italy as guests of the Valpolicella Consorzio. We joined a small group of multinational wine bloggers to test out a nifty new wine tourism app (available as free download for Android and Apple mobile devices) and visit a number of wineries and winemakers. We had a great experience (thanks so much…

      7 readers - By The Wine Economist

      Some Select Wines & Spirits Portfolio Gems

      …. A complex wine. Rating: Sebastiani Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2012, California ($20.99) – Light stone fruit nose. Medium minus body. Soft with light oak and citrus flavour. Easy to sip. A good value wine. Rating: MacRostie Sonoma Chardonnay, 2012, California ($29.99) – Nice nose with bruised apple, figs?, vegetal and vanilla. Higher acidity…

      3 readers - By MyWinePal

      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      … that this is a young, macho Malbec, but that it also is so precocious and juicy that you can drink it today. This is real skilful wine! Raspberry, plum and mulberry notes cavort and there is no oak to get in the way. NV Vilarnau, Brut Cava, Penedès, Spain (approx. £11.49, www.ocado.com, Oxford Wine Company tel. 01865 301144, www.thedrinkshop.com, Cambridge Wine tel…

      8 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Get Ready for the Wine Industry Financial Symposium

      …, Moderator Tony Correia, Owner, The Correia Company Matt Franklin, Principal, Zepponi & Company Josh Grace, Managing Director, International Wine Associates 3. THE HISPANIC WINE CONSUMER What does it mean to the wine industry and what do we do to make wine the beverage of choice? Steve Rannekleiv, Executive Director, Research, Rabobank…

      6 readers - By The Wine Economist

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 15 Sept 2014

      …Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2011 Merlot Type: Red, Dry Vineyard: FlipFlop Wines Buy local A screw-top, that releases a great tasting wine at a even better…

      By The Vineyard Trail

      #winePW 4: Sicily

      … had a Sicilian white wine in our cellar, one we had purchased when we were last at Les Marchands in Santa Barbara. The Wine 2012 Graci Etna Bianco — medium yellow in the glass. Interesting aromas of melon and spice combine with melon, tart pineapple and hints of cedar flavors. The finish is clean. This wine has more weight in the mouth than I…

      4 readers - By Pull That Cork

      A common weal of September VINTAGES best buys

      … this on instead for a mere pittance at $18. Huge wine, with exaggerated mannerisms in oak and high alcohol, though not volatile, even if the structure is value-driven pedestrian. Will work for a welcoming, big-hair crowd. Tasted August 2014 @HHDImports_Wine Rosehall Run Cuvée County Chardonnay 2011, VQA Prince Edward County (132928, $21.95, WineAlign) Today…

      3 readers - By Godello

      10 Best Valpolicella Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Valpolicella

      …Valpolicella, like Chianti, is a style of wine from a specific region of Italy bearing the name Valpolicella. Valpolicella is not an actual grape variety. You’ll find my most recent Valpolicella reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Valpolicella: The grapes that are typically used to make Valpolicella include Corvina, Rondinella…

      2 readers - By Natalie MacLean