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Crab and vermicelli salad with mango & red chilli

10:00 AM This simple summer recipe is full of character and bold flavours. Delicately seasoned crab meat is such an elegant addition and fantastic way to perk up your salads. This starter will definitely open up your appetite. This simple summer recipe is full of character and bold flavours... The post Crab and vermicelli salad with mango & red chilli appeared first on Decanter.
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Wine Legend: Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 1925

07:30 AM Marques de Murrieta, established by Luciano de Murrieta y Garcia-Lemoine in 1852, was the first Rioja estate to export its wines. The post Wine Legend: Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 1925 appeared first on Decanter.
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Concrete eggs in the winery – ask Decanter

Jul 23 07:30 AM Why are concrete eggs beginning to be used in place of more conventional fermentation tanks? Christelle Guibert provides an eggs-planation... Why are concrete eggs beginning to be used in place of more conventional fermentation tanks? Christelle Guibert provides an eggs-planation... The post Concrete eggs in the winery – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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Wrath of CRAV wine ‘commandos’ stokes tension in south of France

Jul 23 04:00 AM Anger over cheap Spanish wine imports in southern France is in danger of getting out of control, says a local union leader who criticised this week's arson attack on a leading wine company in Languedoc. By Yohan Castaing with extra reporting by Chris Mercer. A CRAV wine commando speaks to France 3 television at the Sudvin attack, July 2016. Anger nearly out of control in Languedoc, says union leader... The post Wrath of CRAV wine ‘commandos’ stokes tension in south of France ...
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Scientists claim to ‘re-create Montelena 1973’ with no grapes

Jul 22 12:22 PM A company in San Francisco has claimed it can create wine without using grapes or fermentation - only with molecules. Can wine be created without grapes?... The post Scientists claim to ‘re-create Montelena 1973’ with no grapes appeared first on Decanter.
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The South of France wine quiz – test your knowledge

Jul 22 10:50 AM Heading south for your summer holidays? Consuming a lot of rosé in the sun? Looking for an eclectic mix of styles and terriors at reachable price points? You must know your wines from the South of France. Test your knowledge with the lastest Decanter.com quiz. France Languedoc-Roussillon Blanquette de Limoux vineyards The Decanter.com South of France quiz – test your knowledge See more Decanter.com wine quizzes   The post The South of France wine quiz – test your knowledge ...
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28 Sleek Italian White Wines (Wine Spectator)

Jul 22 10:00 AM New reviews of fresh wines from the Friuli–Venezia-Giulia region
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Taittinger drops bid to be French president – report

Jul 22 09:06 AM Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger has stepped back from his bid to be president of France, according to French media reports. Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger floated the idea of running for French president. Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger has dropped his presidency bid... The post Taittinger drops bid to be French president – report appeared first on Decanter.
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Lord Ashcroft puts more millions into Gusbourne winery

Jul 22 07:05 AM English wine producer Gusbourne is looking to spend £10m on its vineyards and cellar door shop, with majority owner Lord Ashcroft pleding around two thirds of the money. Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2007. English winery plans to raise up to £10m... The post Lord Ashcroft puts more millions into Gusbourne winery appeared first on Decanter.
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Champagne makers warm to Taittinger as French president

Jul 22 06:40 AM Champagne makers welcomed Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger's comments that he would like to run for French president in next year's elections, but there has been no further word from the man himself. Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger floated the idea of running for French president. 'He is exactly the type of person we need'... The post Champagne makers warm to Taittinger as French president appeared first on Decanter.
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Study 'proves alcohol causes cancer'. The problem? There wasn't a study

Jul 22 03:00 AM The study was published in the journal Addiction and the only problem with it is that it isn't a study. It's a comment piece. It doesn't contain any new research, nor does it contain statistical analysis of previous research.
Wine Business

Dr. Richard Smart Joins Agrothermal Team to Oversee Viticulture R&D

Jul 22 03:00 AM Dr. Richard Smart, will be working closely with the Company to further develop the science of ThermacultureTM, the Company's patented technology. Thermaculture is credited for improving fruit set, yields, increasing phenol and antioxidant levels in wine grapes leading to better wine flavors and nutritive values as well as helping to reduce pesticide use.
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Fiddlehead Cellars Debuts New Labels Celebrating Vineyard History and Success

Jul 22 03:00 AM After 27 years of growing and producing award-winning Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from Santa Barbara County and the Willamette Valley, Fiddlehead Cellars today unveiled a new, unifying image that speaks to the quality of its wines. The label refresh comes with great anticipation from this legacy producer just ahead of the "Drink 728 Party," Fiddlehead's biggest event of the year on July 28, 2016.
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France Wine Output Drops as Hail, Frost Hit Champagne, Burgundy

Jul 22 03:00 AM France's wine production may decline to its lowest level in three years after spring frost and hailstorms wiped out grapes from Champagne to Burgundy and the Loire River valley, the government said.
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International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show Launches 'IBWSS Blending Laboratory' with Enartis USA

Jul 22 03:00 AM Streamlining the sourcing process for bulk buyers at trade shows, the IBWSS Blending Laboratory will give visitors access to a modern lab on the trade show floor. The specialized area will allow buyers and sellers to taste, blend and analyze products in a professional lab atmosphere.
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For the weekend: Great wines under £20

Jul 22 02:00 AM Decanter international tastings director Christelle Guibert hunts the tastings to find exciting, great value wines, all for under £20. See the latest here. Christelle Guibert hunts the tastings to find exciting, great value wines, all for under £20... The post For the weekend: Great wines under £20 appeared first on Decanter.
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Militant Winemaker Group Attacks French Wine Cooperative (Wine Spectator)

Jul 21 06:30 PM CRAV resurfaces as masked men attack a Languedoc winery and set fire to offices
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The Wine Industry May Not Be at the Conventions, but It's Watching (Wine Spectator)

Jul 21 06:00 PM Republicans and Democrats are drinking in Cleveland and Philadelphia, while winemakers consider how the election could impact them
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Unfiltered: Would You Drink a Cloned Wine? (Wine Spectator)

Jul 21 03:00 PM Plus, Champagne's Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger runs for president in France, a multimillion-dollar bulk-wine fraud uncovered, and producer Swizz Beatz collaborates with Bacardi
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Burglars steal Barolo worth hundreds of thousands of euros

Jul 21 11:39 AM Thousands of bottles of Barolo wines have been stolen from wineries in Piedmont in recent months, prompting fears that an organised crime gang is targeting the area. Barolo, La Morra, Piemonte One victim speaks to Decanter.com... The post Burglars steal Barolo worth hundreds of thousands of euros appeared first on Decanter.
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10 Bucket List–Worthy Restaurants Where Wine Wows (Wine Spectator)

Jul 21 11:30 AM Extraordinary wines can create unforgettable memories
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Turning Tables: Maccioni Family to Bring Circo Restaurant to Dallas (Wine Spectator)

Jul 21 11:00 AM Plus, CUT Beverly Hills and Farm in Napa Valley hire new wine directors, and longtime Restaurant Award winner Pigalle in Manhattan closes
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Acidity and wine age – ask Decanter

Jul 21 10:45 AM Credit: WikiCommons/Steffen Hausmann Does acidity remain constant or can it alter over time? Stephen Skelton MW explains the relationship between acidity and wine age... The post Acidity and wine age – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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Seven Tuscan white wines to discover this summer

Jul 21 10:18 AM The lesser-known Tuscan dry white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, has a long pedigree in Italy and often provides great value. Michael Apstein picks his favourites below... Perfect for summer and offering great value... The post Seven Tuscan white wines to discover this summer appeared first on Decanter.
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French wine militants set fire to winery offices

Jul 21 09:16 AM A masked gang of militants claiming allegiance to the shadowy French winemaker group CRAV have attacked one of southern France's biggest wine companies, smashing windows and setting fire to offices in protest at 'cheap wine imports'. The attack on Vinadeis offices, captured in footage published by France 3. Militant group CRAV claims responsibility... The post French wine militants set fire to winery offices appeared first on Decanter.
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Mamba Awards 2016: Tasmanian Pinot Noir leads the field

Jul 21 05:51 AM A Burgundian-style Tasmanian Pinot Noir and a Victorian Chardonnay stole the show at annual The Mamba Awards tasting last night - designed to highlight the most interesting Australian wines on offer in the UK. Tina Gellie reports for Decanter, which co-sponsors the tasting alongside glass maker Riedel... From left to right: Roger Jones (The Harrow at Little Bedwyn), Chris Rowe (Négociants UK), Sue Jones (The Harrow at Little Bedwyn), Simon Thorpe MW (Négociants UK) and Tina Gellie ...
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Darioush, the standard bearer of Napa Valley winery hospitality and service

Jul 20 08:18 PM Sponsored Content Darioush Khaledi, founder of his namesake winery in Napa Valley has no shortage of courage or commitment. The Darioush flagship is Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux blend, grown from their Southern Napa Valley estate vineyards Darioush Khaledi, founder of his namesake winery in Napa Valley has no shortage of courage or commitment... The post Darioush, the standard bearer of Napa Valley winery hospitality and service appeared first on Decanter.
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Anson on Thursday: Where Cabernet is ‘a swear word’…

Jul 20 07:21 PM Jane Anson takes a break from Bordeaux to explore the rising reputation of cool climate wines in Australia's Victoria region, and finds several wines to recommend. Wines line the bar at the Ten Minutes by Tractor cellar door restaurant in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Big things are happening in Australia's Victoria... The post Anson on Thursday: Where Cabernet is ‘a swear word’… appeared first on Decanter.
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A Battle Over Vines and Trees in Napa Valley? (Wine Spectator)

Jul 20 01:00 PM A local court hears arguments over a ballot proposal that could restrict vineyard planting
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Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger to run for French president

Jul 20 10:25 AM The president of Taittinger Champagne has told a French newspaper that he plans to run as a candidate in the French presidential election in 2017. Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger (left), president of Champagne Taittinger, and Patrick McGrath MW, MD of Hatch Mansfield, on their newly acquired land in southern England in 2015. The Champagne house president says he will run... The post Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger to run for French president appeared first on Decanter.
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Winery re-united with rare bottle after Decanter article

Jul 20 09:49 AM South African winery Groot Constantia has bought back one of its oldest bottles of wine still in existence, after learning about it being auctioned from a Decanter.com article. The 1821 bottle of Grand Constance. Winery reunited with one of its oldest bottles... The post Winery re-united with rare bottle after Decanter article appeared first on Decanter.
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Forest fire breaks out near Brad and Angelina’s Château Miraval

Jul 20 09:30 AM Hundreds of firefighters have battled to contain a forest fire in Provence close to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Château Miraval. Firefighters put out the fire in Correns. A forest fire has broken out in Provence close to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Château Miraval. The post Forest fire breaks out near Brad and Angelina’s Château Miraval appeared first on Decanter.
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2016 Wine Auctions Up in U.S. and U.K.; Down in Hong Kong (Wine Spectator)

Jul 20 09:00 AM Global totals seem to reflect little change, but individual markets see sales surge while others drop
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Barolo Burglars Steal Thousands of Bottles of Wines (Wine Spectator)

Jul 19 12:45 PM Thieves broke into two wineries in the past three weeks, swiping wine worth more than $200,000
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An Open Letter to Normal Wine Lovers (Wine Spectator)

Jul 19 11:30 AM Do we wine nutters drive you crazy?
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Shanken News Daily: U.S. Wine Market on Pace to Grow by More Than 20 Million Cases by 2020 (Wine Spectator)

Jul 18 12:30 PM While growth remains slow in uncertain global economy, report finds Americans continue to buy more wine
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10 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Value Wines (Wine Spectator)

Jul 18 10:00 AM New 2013 and 2014 reds up the ante, with a few good values in the mix
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10 Crisp Rioja Value Wines (Wine Spectator)

Jul 15 09:00 AM New reviews of Spanish reds that are ready to drink and balanced for food
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10 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Value Wines (Wine Spectator)

Jul 11 10:00 AM New reviews of rich 2013 reds from California, starting at $28
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16 Summertime Sippers from Greece (Wine Spectator)

Jul 08 10:00 AM New reviews of fresh-tasting whites from Santorini, Samos and beyond
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13 Diverse Tuscan Treasures (Wine Spectator)

Jul 01 10:00 AM New reviews of red, white and rosé wines from Italy
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12 Expressive California Whites and Rosés (Wine Spectator)

Jun 27 10:00 AM New reviews of thirst-quenching wines for the height of summer
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12 Diverse and Refreshing Spanish Whites (Wine Spectator)

Jun 24 10:00 AM New reviews of whites from Rías Baixas, Rueda and beyond
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12 Versatile California Sauvignon Blancs (Wine Spectator)

Jun 20 10:00 AM New reviews of crisp, fresh whites from the Golden State
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18 Refreshing Rosés from Bandol and Beyond (Wine Spectator)

Jun 17 10:00 AM New reviews of summertime pink wines from France
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