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Bordeaux Vintner and Leader Patrick Maroteaux Dies at 67 (Wine Spectator)

04:45 PM Over three decades, he revitalized fourth-growth Château Branaire-Ducru
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Republic and Breakthru Join Forces, Creating $14 Billion Wholesale Colossus (Wine Spectator)

02:45 PM Two of America’s largest alcohol distributors are merging
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Brunello 2013 vintage: A sneak preview

12:23 PM Stephen Brook got a preview of the Brunello di Montalcino 2013 vintage at an event hosted by specialist merchant Vinexus in London. Read his report below, and Decanter Premium members can see his ratings from the tasting.A wine shop in Montalcino in the heart of Brunello country. Stephen Brook gives you a head-start on the vintage... The post Brunello 2013 vintage: A sneak preview appeared first on Decanter.
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12 California Wines for Thanksgiving (Wine Spectator)

10:00 AM New reviews of reds and whites to please everyone at the holiday table
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Jefford on Monday: The white question

05:47 AM Andrew Jefford discovers the other face of Priorat.High altitude, Mas Alta vineyards. Is Priorat on the verge of change?... The post Jefford on Monday: The white question appeared first on Decanter.
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Record sales total for Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction

05:00 AM See the headline results from this year's Hospices de Beaune auction held over the weekend.Bidders pack the room at the Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction. See the top selling lots... The post Record sales total for Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction appeared first on Decanter.
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Branaire-Ducru owner dies in Bordeaux

04:28 AM Patrick Maroteaux, owner of Château Branaire-Ducru on Bordeaux's Left Bank for nearly 30 years, has died aged 67.Patrick Maroteaux. Patrick Maroteaux has died aged 67... The post Branaire-Ducru owner dies in Bordeaux appeared first on Decanter.
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Republic, Breakthru in $12 Billion Merger - and the rest of today's news highlights ...

02:00 AM maybe it was inevitable ... transaction expected to close late in the second calendar quarter of 2018 ...
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Oregon Wineries Further Define AVAs for the Discerning Consumer

02:00 AM Taste Differences Between Willamette Valley Pinot Noir AVAs organized from the north to the south ...
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Clean Vines Are Part of Sustainability

02:00 AM Dr. Mark Fuchs, Cornell University associate professor of plant pathology, shares research about plant material and disease considerations for young vines. Fuchs, a leading scientist in the observation of major grapevine viruses like fanleaf, leafroll and red blotch ...
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Neighbors: Massive Gallo winery could mean 'free-for-all' in Lodi wine country

02:00 AM Gallo's proposal has not yet been vetted by county planners and is a long way from becoming reality. But the story raises a question that is pertinent now: How big is too big in tranquil Lodi wine country? The new 65-acre winery is supposed to eventually employ 330 people full time, and even more during the harvest. Someday, if built to full capacity, it could process 150,000 tons of grapes per year.
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Podcast, The Paid Signature Gatherers Don't Tell the Real Story. What's In Napa's Proposed 18 Page Residential/Watershed Zoning Initiative

02:00 AM Jeff Schechtman interviews Rob Anglin ... legal counsel for winegrowers of Napa County ....
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Wine Legend: Le Pin, Pomerol 1982

Nov 19 07:00 AM Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame... Why it makes the Decanter hall of fame... The post Wine Legend: Le Pin, Pomerol 1982 appeared first on Decanter.
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Inside the Hospices de Beaune auction

Nov 18 07:39 AM At the prestigious charity auction that’s an annual highlight of the wine trade, Peter Richards MW gets the inside track on how wines bought here are helping one UK retailer to tap into a growing premium sector... At the prestigious charity auction that’s an annual highlight of the wine trade, Peter Richards MW gets the inside track on how wines bought here are helping one UK retailer to tap into a growing premium sector The post Inside the Hospices de Beaune auction appeared first on Decanter.
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Ten great restaurants in Champagne for wine lovers

Nov 18 05:00 AM Champagne is a perfect winter getaway, but where should you dine at the end of a hard day’s tasting? At this year’s Decanter Fine Wine Encounter, we asked for insider tips from those working for some of the top Champagne houses…Dine at Les Crayères, an enchanting Champagne château... Credit: lescrayere.com Where to eat after a hard day of popping corks... The post Ten great restaurants in Champagne for wine lovers appeared first on Decanter.
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Bordeaux 2015: How it looks in the bottle – Part One

Nov 18 03:29 AM Jane Anson re-tastes the Bordeaux 2015 vintage now that it's been bottled and finds there's plenty of good options at Cru Bourgeois level and the more affordable end of the price scale in general. Jane Anson's first report on Bordeaux 2015 in the bottle... The post Bordeaux 2015: How it looks in the bottle – Part One appeared first on Decanter.
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Restaurant Talk: The Marc Forgione and Matthew Conway Show (Wine Spectator)

Nov 17 12:00 PM The chef and his wine guy have had a rare decade-long relationship working at Forgione's downtown Manhattan restaurant, and have fun doing it
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‘Santé!’ Wine May Improve Foreign Language Skills (Wine Spectator)

Nov 17 12:00 PM A recent study finds that a small amount of alcohol could give new meaning to the phrase “Dutch courage”
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American couple take on Burgundy’s Clos de la Commaraine

Nov 17 11:44 AM Two American investors have taken on the running of Clos de la Commaraine, the premier cru vineyard and property in Burgundy’s Pommard appellation.The estate building at Clos de la Commaraine. Burgundy estate gets new management... The post American couple take on Burgundy’s Clos de la Commaraine appeared first on Decanter.
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Napa Valley Quiz – Test your knowledge

Nov 17 11:03 AM How well do you know California's most renowned wine region, the Napa Valley? Are you a collector of the highly crafted Cabernets, or have you sampled other delights from the Valley floor? Take Decanter's Napa Valley quiz and find out. Harvest in Napa Valley Take the Napa Valley quiz: Find out more about the Napa Valley and all the answers to the quiz in …Continue reading » The post Napa Valley Quiz – Test your knowledge appeared first on Decanter.
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Cristal Champagne: Tasting and profile

Nov 17 09:49 AM John Stimpfig gives a brief history of one of the world's most sought-after Champagnes, and recommends a few vintages to buy.What Cristal Champagne to buy? See our ratings and read about the history... The post Cristal Champagne: Tasting and profile appeared first on Decanter.
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Great value California white wines

Nov 17 05:29 AM Finding the value wines from California... Hunting down the value white wines... The post Great value California white wines appeared first on Decanter.
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Great value wines for the weekend under £20

Nov 17 05:00 AM There’s more to Portugal than Port – this weekend we bring you a selection of wines from Portugal, from zesty whites to sumptuous reds, all under £20… Pick up a Portuguese gem for the weekend for under £20… The post Great value wines for the weekend under £20 appeared first on Decanter.
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What is the Hospices de Beaune? – ask Decanter

Nov 17 04:44 AM What happens at the Hospices de Beaune auction....?Hospices de Beaune is a key event in the Burgundy calendar. The story of Hospices de Beaune... The post What is the Hospices de Beaune? – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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2017 Beaujolais Nouveau Wines: Good Wine from a Small Vintage (Wine Spectator)

Nov 16 06:00 PM A blind tasting of 9 wines finds defined Gamays with dark berry and spice flavors
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Unfiltered: 'Escape the Room' Game Comes to Wineries, Locking Visitors Away in Cellar (Wine Spectator)

Nov 16 05:20 PM Also in Unfiltered, three strikes of wine and whisky crime, Margaux 2015 gets a special label, and we check out food dances inspired by The Ballet Cook Book
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A Changing of the Guard at Bordeaux's Iconic Lafite Rothschild (Wine Spectator)

Nov 16 01:45 PM Saskia de Rothschild succeeds her father, Baron Eric, as chairman of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBR), while wine-industry veteran Jean-Guillaume Prats becomes president and CEO
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How to match wine with truffle recipes

Nov 16 11:39 AM Looking for a wine to go with truffle risotto or another truffle-based dish this winter? We bring you the expert advice on what to look for and what to avoid, from master sommelier Piotr Pietras, head sommelier at London's Launceston Place and recently named Amorim Taster of the Year at the Court of Master Sommelier Awards. Truffle risotto. We get a master sommelier to help... The post How to match wine with truffle recipes appeared first on Decanter.
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Photo highlights: Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2017

Nov 16 10:13 AM See the highlights of the weekend...The social media feed from the weekend. Re-live the weekend... The post Photo highlights: Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2017 appeared first on Decanter.
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15 Australian Wines for Every Palate (Wine Spectator)

Nov 16 10:00 AM New reviews of reds, whites and sparkling wine for $35 and under
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Lafite chairman and CEO announce generational handover

Nov 16 09:00 AM Château Lafite Rothschild, the Pauillac first growth, and its parent company DBR (Lafite) have announced a major generational shift in management.The DBR (Lafite) team. From left to right: Jean-Guillaume Prats, Saskia de Rothschild, Christophe Salin and Baron Eric de Rothschild. April 2018 to mark generational shift at first growth... The post Lafite chairman and CEO announce generational handover appeared first on Decanter.
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2017 Harvest Report: A Roller-Coaster Growing Season for Oregon and Washington (Wine Spectator)

Nov 16 09:00 AM Heat and wildfires tested vintners, but quality is high for signature grapes
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Best Laithwaite’s wines to try

Nov 16 08:36 AM Decanter's Portugal Specialist of the Year 2017 has recently been pushing the English cause with a 'royal' sparkling wine made from grapes grown in Windsor Great Park. Decanter's tasting team picks its favourites... The post Best Laithwaite’s wines to try appeared first on Decanter.
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International Best of Wine Tourism 2018 winners

Nov 16 05:56 AM Promotional featureOn November 9th, Casona Veramonte in Chile’s Casablanca Valley was the scene of the 2018 international ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. The ceremony took place during the gala dinner that marked the end of the Network’s annual general meeting. Elke Hoellein and Thomas Schaetzel from Mainz and Rheinhessen receiving the award on behalf of Weingut Neus Find out the winners... The post International Best of Wine Tourism ...
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What’s changing in Cava

Nov 16 05:16 AM In association with Cava DO.With its distinct sense of terroir, Cava made from Catalonia’s indigenous grape varieties is something we should all be drinking now, says Andrew Jefford... With its distinct sense of terroir, Cava made from Catalonia’s indigenous grape varieties is something we should all be drinking now, says Andrew Jefford The post What’s changing in Cava appeared first on Decanter.
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California Fires: Upcoming Charity Benefits and Happenings (Wine Spectator)

Nov 14 02:00 PM A calendar of events benefiting fire victims and ongoing efforts you can contribute to
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8 & $20: Tartiflette with a Bracing White Wine (Wine Spectator)

Nov 14 02:00 PM This Alpine-style dish brings together Reblochon cheese with sizzling bacon, onions and potatoes
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Star Chefs Rally to Benefit California Wildfire Relief Efforts (Wine Spectator)

Nov 14 12:00 PM "A Night of Friendship & Fellowship" in Napa Valley on Dec. 2 will support recovery efforts in wine country
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15 All-American Holiday Bubblies for Under $45 (Wine Spectator)

Nov 13 10:00 AM New reviews of sparkling wines from California, Washington, New York and New Mexico
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14 Overachieving Red Wines from Spain (Wine Spectator)

Nov 09 10:00 AM New reviews of Rioja, Priorat and more for under $30
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13 Tasty California Sauvignon Blanc Wines (Wine Spectator)

Nov 06 10:00 AM New reviews of whites from Napa, Sonoma and beyond
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11 Shining Tuscan Red Wines (Wine Spectator)

Nov 02 10:00 AM New reviews of Chianti Classico, Rosso di Montalcino and more
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9 Fruit-Forward California Zinfandel Wines (Wine Spectator)

Oct 30 10:00 AM New reviews of reds from Sonoma, Napa and more for under $35
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15 Expressive Red Wines from Southern Italy (Wine Spectator)

Oct 26 10:00 AM New reviews of good values from Puglia, Sardinia, Basilicata and Calabria
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18 Oregon Wines for a Colorful Fall (Wine Spectator)

Oct 23 10:00 AM New reviews of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Gris and more
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