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Jefford: Six De Wetshof wines to drink

02:55 AM Andrew Jefford picks his favourite South African Chardonnay wines from De Wetshof Estate and throws in a Pinot Noir and Bordeaux blend for good measure. Johann, Danie and Peter De Wet With Chardonnay accounting for 75% per cent of production, De Wetshof is definitely a specialist winery. It’s sited in the …Continue reading » The post Jefford: Six De Wetshof wines to drink appeared first on Decanter.
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Constellation buys fast rising Meiomi Pinot Noir

Aug 04 12:51 PM Mondavi wines owner Constellation Brands has bought Meiomi, a California Pinot Noir that didn't exist at the turn of the 21st Century, for a reported $315m. Meiomi Pinot Noir Constellation said today (4 August) that it has completed its purchase of Meiomi, including brand rights and wine stocks. The …Continue reading » The post Constellation buys fast rising Meiomi Pinot Noir appeared first on Decanter.
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Decanter travel guide: Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco & Venice, Italy

Aug 04 12:16 PM When visiting Venice, ensure you make time to explore the Prosecco DOCG, to stock up on great wines as well as gourmet fare. Fiona Sims takes a trip.Graciano Merotto vineyards in Prosecco DOCG FACT FILE Planted area 6,577ha Main grapes Glera, Verdiso, Perera and Bianchetta Production (2013) 72,420,570 bottles Main soil types clay …Continue reading » The post Decanter travel guide: Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco & Venice, Italy appeared first on Decanter.
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My perfect day in Prosecco

Aug 04 12:13 PM Fiona Sims plans the ideal way to spend 24 hours in Prosecco, including local markets to visit, Prosecco tasting and local cuisine. Trattoria Alla Cima Morning Feast on delectable homemade wild herb and cheese pie after a morning swim at Villa Barberina. Drop by a …Continue reading » The post My perfect day in Prosecco appeared first on Decanter.
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Prosecco & Venice: where to stay, eat and shop

Aug 04 12:12 PM Fiona Sims shares her address book of top hotels, restaurants and shops in Prosecco and Venice. Oro resturant at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani Hotels Villa Barberina This handsome 18th-century villa in the heart of Valdobbiadene is owned by well-regarded Prosecco producer Nino Franco. …Continue reading » The post Prosecco & Venice: where to stay, eat and shop appeared first on Decanter.
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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: panel tasting results

Aug 04 11:04 AM Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand.New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand. The post New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: panel tasting results appeared first on Decanter.
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Are You Wine Risk Averse? (Wine Spectator)

Aug 04 10:00 AM Is it price? Fear of the unknown? Even laziness?
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Exclusive: Sonoma Coast's Platt Vineyard Purchased by Vineyard Investment Fund (Wine Spectator)

Aug 04 09:40 AM Russian River Partners—managed by Eric Flanagan of Flanagan Vineyards—has bought the 31-acre site, which has a reputation for quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
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18 top Californian Pinot Noirs

Aug 04 09:24 AM Stephen Brook give his verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Pinot Noirs wines from California.California Pinot Noir Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Pinot Noirs wines from California. The post 18 top Californian Pinot Noirs appeared first on Decanter.
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Fire destroys Grgich wines in Croatia

Aug 04 07:05 AM Wildfires on Croatia's Dalmatian coast are believed to have destroyed vineyards, with the Grgich winery near Dubrovnik also losing thousands of bottles worth of wine.Grgich Vina vineyards in Croatia Around 25,000 bottles of Plavac Mali wines from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages have been lost at the Grgich …Continue reading » The post Fire destroys Grgich wines in Croatia appeared first on Decanter.
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Vintage Champagne: panel tasting results

Aug 04 06:40 AM Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on vintage Champagne.vintage champagne, panel tasting, Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on vintage Champagne. The post Vintage Champagne: panel tasting results appeared first on Decanter.
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Rocky Fire Indirectly Closes Two Wineries

Aug 04 03:00 AM Cal Fire detours traffic from Highway 20, access point for small producers
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The Rocky fire and a potential minor casualty - grapes from smoke taint

Aug 04 03:00 AM fAs the Rocky fire rages, vintner Ryan Zepaltas is tracking its every move; he wants to make sure the Lake County vineyard he sources fruit from is not in its path.
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Early grape harvest gets going in Sonoma County

Aug 04 03:00 AM The first growers in the county started picking on July 29, when nearly 18 tons of pinot noir grapes were harvested from Vineyard Eleven in the Russian River Valley. The harvest is one of the earliest on record for the county, occurring one day earlier than the 2014 harvest, according to the Sonoma County Winegrowers, the local trade group for growers.
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Eberle Winery hires new winemaker - Chris Eberle

Aug 04 03:00 AM Chris Eberle was Assistant Winemaker at the winery from 2006 to 2009
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The Trinchero winery plant in Lodi started shipping wine from its new bottling facility on Monday

Aug 04 03:00 AM The $300 million facility west of Interstate 5 in Lodi has been under construction for more than a year
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Roederer opens private vineyard nursery

Aug 03 12:53 PM Champagne house Louis Roederer is to open its own vineyard nursery to have better control over rootstock and enabling it to experiment with pre-phylloxera vines. Louis Roederer vines in Champagne Maison Louis Roederer has been granted the status of ‘pepiniériste privé’ in France, meaning it is able to run a …Continue reading » The post Roederer opens private vineyard nursery appeared first on Decanter.
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UK wine merchant Enotria buys Coe Vintners

Aug 03 12:51 PM Two of the UK's leading wine merchants are to join together after Enotria said it has acquired rival Coe Vintners for an undisclosed fee. Enotria deal follows Bibendum, PLB tie-up Enotria said buying Coe Vintners would give it an ‘un-matched portfolio’ of top wines and spirits in the UK. The …Continue reading » The post UK wine merchant Enotria buys Coe Vintners appeared first on Decanter.
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Steven Spurrier pays tribute to Daphne Broadbent

Aug 03 11:26 AM Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier remembers Daphne Broadbent, wife of veteran Decanter columnist Michael Broadbent, who has died aged 84.Daphne Broadbent with husband Michael. Daphne Broadbent died at home over the weekend, just two weeks after her 84th birthday. Many Decanter readers might not …Continue reading » The post Steven Spurrier pays tribute to Daphne Broadbent appeared first on Decanter.
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Wineries Fight Back Against Illinois Lawsuits (Wine Spectator)

Aug 03 10:30 AM A Chicago attorney has filed dozens of cases accusing wineries of violating sales-tax rules
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13 exciting Australian wines

Aug 03 10:20 AM Decanter experts give their verdict and tasting notes on Australian wines.australian wines, Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Australian wines. The post 13 exciting Australian wines appeared first on Decanter.
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Five great value rosé wines

Aug 03 10:00 AM Rosé wines have gone from peripheral fancy to an essential element of a wine lover's repertoire in the past few years. Here's five to seek out and enjoy this summer. Our Decanter.com team selects great value rosés wines, perfect to seek out and enjoy this summer. The post Five great value rosé wines appeared first on Decanter.
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9 Refreshing Summer Whites From California (Wine Spectator)

Aug 03 10:00 AM New reviews of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and more
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Expert’s choice: Mosel Riesling 2010

Aug 03 09:58 AM Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Riesling wines from the Mosel 2010 vintage.mosel riesling 2010, riesling Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Riesling wines from the Mosel 2010 vintage. The post Expert’s choice: Mosel Riesling 2010 appeared first on Decanter.
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Medoc Crus Classes 2008

Aug 03 07:41 AM Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Medoc Crus Classes wines from the Bordeaux 2008 vintage.Medoc Crus Classes 2008 Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Medoc Crus Classes wines from the Bordeaux 2008 vintage. The post Medoc Crus Classes 2008 appeared first on Decanter.
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Jefford on Monday: Dirt, Time and Terroir

Aug 03 02:00 AM The most significant revolution in the wine world over the last quarter century has nothing to do with micro-oxygenation, 100-point scores or screwcaps, writes Andrew Jefford in this column from the Decanter.com archive. Vines in volcanic debris The most significant revolution I’ve seen in the wine world over the last quarter century has nothing to do with micro-oxygenation, 100-point scores or screwcaps. The post Jefford on Monday: Dirt, Time and Terroir appeared first on Decanter.
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French Fear Vine Disease May Have Arrived (Wine Spectator)

Jul 31 04:30 PM A strain of the bacterium that causes Pierce’s disease, which has ravaged California vines, has been found on Corsica
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15 Delightful Rhône Values (Wine Spectator)

Jul 31 10:00 AM New reviews of affordable reds and whites from France
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Jura: Expert’s Choice

Jul 30 12:07 PM Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on wines from Jura.Jura wine, Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on wines from Jura. The post Jura: Expert’s Choice appeared first on Decanter.
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Unfiltered: Steven Soderbergh Goes from Palme d'Or to Eau de Vie (Wine Spectator)

Jul 30 12:00 PM Plus, thieves nab $2.2 million of wine in a single heist, Napa wine and animal lovers raise $750,000 for charity, and more
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Wine fraud: banned director jailed after million pound con

Jul 30 11:55 AM Banned company director Spyros Constantinos has been sentenced to eight years in prison after tricking would-be wine investors out of an estimated £1m. Bordeaux fine wine This sentence, handed out by a judge at London’s Old Bailey court this week, follows Constantinos’ conviction on 25 June …Continue reading » The post Wine fraud: banned director jailed after million pound con appeared first on Decanter.
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Hopes rise for 2015 Port wine harvest

Jul 30 11:02 AM The head winemaker for the company that owns Taylor's, Croft and Fonseca Port has compared 2015 growing conditions to those of the highly rated 2011 vintage. Quinta de Vargellas, Taylor's Hot and dry weather means the 2015 wine harvest is set to begin early in the Douro, and possibly before …Continue reading » The post Hopes rise for 2015 Port wine harvest appeared first on Decanter.
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Red-Wine Compound May Prevent Serious Depression (Wine Spectator)

Jul 29 10:45 AM Study finds resveratrol reduces brain inflammation caused by social stresses
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8 and $20 Recipe: Seared Scallops With Creamy Cheddar-Jalapeño Corn (Wine Spectator)

Jul 28 11:30 AM This satisfying summer dish is even better with an unoaked Chardonnay
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Sommelier Talk: Cortney Lease of Seattle’s Wild Ginger (Wine Spectator)

Jul 28 09:00 AM Pairing wine with Asian foods isn’t an easy task, but this wine director has proven she’s up to the challenge
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12 Intense California Rhône-Style Reds (Wine Spectator)

Jul 27 10:00 AM New reviews of Syrah, Grenache and more from Santa Ynez, Santa Lucia Highlands and beyond
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12 Bargain Tuscan Wines to Buy Now (Wine Spectator)

Jul 24 10:00 AM New reviews of well-priced white and red wines from Tuscany
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Winemaker Charles Smith Opens Jet City, An Urban Winery in Seattle (Wine Spectator)

Jul 24 08:00 AM Washington vintner consolidates his winemaking while also putting a tasting room in the city
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Unfiltered: Chris Paul's Charity Wine Assist (Wine Spectator)

Jul 23 01:00 PM Plus, Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson nears the cup for Korbel, another Sauvignon Blanc recall, and wine crime strikes Australia
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12 Notable Sonoma Cabernets (Wine Spectator)

Jul 20 10:00 AM New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignons from California's 2012 vintage
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12 Stunning White Burgundy Values (Wine Spectator)

Jul 17 10:00 AM New reviews of Chardonnays from France
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10 Remarkable California Cabernets (Wine Spectator)

Jul 13 10:00 AM New reviews of cellar-worthy wines from Napa Valley
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16 Diverse Provence Wines for Summer (Wine Spectator)

Jul 10 10:00 AM New reviews of whites, reds and rosés from southern France
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10 Thrilling Napa Cabernets (Wine Spectator)

Jul 06 10:00 AM New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignons for less than $100
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10 Wines for Summertime Grilling (Wine Spectator)

Jun 29 10:00 AM New Reviews of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, rosé and more from California
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