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10 Great Southern wines to try

12:44 PM Australia’s largest wine region is finally being appreciated for its diversity of varieties, climates and soils, as well as its focus on single-vineyard wines. Sarah Ahmed picks the 10 top wines to try. Great Southern’s ‘very promising potential’ was orginally spotted by Dr Harold Olmo, visiting professor of viticulture from The University of …Continue reading » The post 10 Great Southern wines to try appeared first on Decanter.
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How Risky Is One Drink a Day When It Comes to Cancer? (Wine Spectator)

11:20 AM Researchers find moderate alcohol consumption poses little cancer risk to nonsmoking men, but could increase the threat of breast cancer for women
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10 top Grandes Pagos de Espana wines to try

03:15 AM To be a Vino de Pago, single estates must demonstrate unique characteristics, such as climate and soil, and that all grapes are estate grown and all wine bottled on the property. The post 10 top Grandes Pagos de Espana wines to try appeared first on Decanter.
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Crowd Funds 10,000 Cultivars

03:00 AM Randall Grahm's Popelouchum Vineyard project draws $167K in first month
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Treasury Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke paid $4.45m as it returns to profit

03:00 AM Sandra LeDrew, who runs the North American operations for Treasury was paid a total of $1.07 million for 2014-15. Her official title is chief commercial officer for the Americas
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The Winebow Group Acquires Grape Beginnings, Expanding Distribution Network Into Minnesota

03:00 AM The Winebow Group, a national importer and distributor of fine wine and craft spirits, announced today the acquisition of Grape Beginnings of Minnetonka, Minnesota. The companies will combine their efforts in Minnesota and operate as Grape Beginnings, a member of The Winebow Group
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The Infinite Monkey Theorem Launches Single-Serve Canned Wines at Whole Foods Market

03:00 AM Four Varietals Available At Select Locations Across the Country
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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend announces funding for eight new programs

03:00 AM more than 16,000 children in Sonoma County cannot read proficiently by third grade
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Ratafia de Champagne spirit awarded appellation status

12:54 AM Ratafia de Champagne, a grape based spirit produced in the Champagne region, has received official status as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).Ratafia de Champagne is produced in the Champagne region It is the first time the French board of appellations, the INAO, has awarded this to Ratafia de Champagne. Made …Continue reading » The post Ratafia de Champagne spirit awarded appellation status appeared first on Decanter.
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Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 judging week begins

12:31 AM See behind the scenes as dozens of top wine experts from across Asia, including professor Li Demei from China and award winning sommelier Shinya Tasaki, begin judging thousands of entries to this year's Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA). Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 judging week gets underway Forty judges arrived at Hong Kong’s Cyberport on Tuesday 1 September to begin collectively blind tasting 2,600 wines entered into …Continue reading » The post Decanter Asia Wine Awards ...
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12 Approachable California Wines (Wine Spectator)

Aug 31 10:00 AM New reviews of red, white and sparkling wines starting at $12
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Vintage Preview 2015: Australian Wineries Report Outstanding Wines, Small Quantities (Wine Spectator)

Aug 31 07:00 AM A wet spring across much of the country shrank yields, but a warm summer saved the season
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Where to taste DAWA winning wines

Aug 31 02:36 AM Find out where to taste DAWA winning wines at our series of tastings in Asia The Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) aims to provide consumers with a trusted source of wine recommendations. Decanter organises a …Continue reading » The post Where to taste DAWA winning wines appeared first on Decanter.
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Treasure vault of rare Dom Perignon to open in London

Aug 30 11:47 PM Hedonism Wines is to offer a rare collection of Dom Perignon vintages stretching back to 1959, for anyone who has £16,000 to spare. A sketch of the design of the Dom Perignon wine cellar, at Hedonism, Mayfair. The 11 bottles of vintage Champagne will be showcased in lit niches, recessed into the walls of a custom-created wine …Continue reading » The post Treasure vault of rare Dom Perignon to open in London appeared first on Decanter.
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How to write wine tasting notes

Aug 30 11:23 PM See Andrew Jefford's six point guide on how to write wine tasting notes with enough description to make them interesting, but without baffling those you are writing for.DAWA vice-chair: Andrew Jefford Writing wine tasting notes that carry practical relevance and literary value is a tricky business, as explained in the column …Continue reading » The post How to write wine tasting notes appeared first on Decanter.
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Jefford on Monday: Tasting notes – the shame of the wine world?

Aug 30 11:20 PM In this week's column, Andrew Jefford considers the nature of descriptive tasting notes, and whether the wine world has lost sight of what a good note needs to convey. An American friend sent me a copy of Bianca Bosker’s July 29th New Yorker article entitled ‘Is There a Better …Continue reading » The post Jefford on Monday: Tasting notes – the shame of the wine world? appeared first on Decanter.
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A Fire Master's Al Fresco Labor Day Feast (Wine Spectator)

Aug 28 01:30 PM Patagonian chef Francis Mallman shares recipes for rustic grilled chicken and fig and burrata salad
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14 Bright Whites and Sparklers From Alsace (Wine Spectator)

Aug 28 10:00 AM New reviews of diverse styles from northeastern France
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How to understand wine

Aug 28 04:34 AM What makes a satisfying glass of wine? Berry Brothers & Rudd's new book explains six key factors which keeps a wine in balance. The diagram demonstrates how climates affects the flavour of wine. A wine needs balance between all the factors that contribute to the taste and character. Read the guide below to …Continue reading » The post How to understand wine appeared first on Decanter.
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Unfiltered: A Champagne Bottle Model Gets Her Own Cuvée (Wine Spectator)

Aug 27 01:00 PM Plus, the Divergent author becomes a wine-bar partner, controversy strikes the Napa Wine Train, charges dismissed against an alleged wine vandal, and much more
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Looking for Authentic Wine in the Angel's Share (Wine Spectator)

Aug 27 12:30 PM Researchers develop a method to sniff out counterfeit wine without opening the bottle
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Gallo buys California Central Coast winery

Aug 27 12:26 PM California wine giant E&J Gallo has taken another step in an apparent quest to revamp its business after agreeing to buy estate wine specialist Talbott Vineyards. Rob Talbott, of Talbott Vineyards Talbott is based in California’s Central Coast, in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, is one of the US sunshine state’s …Continue reading » The post Gallo buys California Central Coast winery appeared first on Decanter.
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Profile: Champagne Dom Pérignon

Aug 27 10:36 AM Read our profile on Champagne Dom Pérignon, where each vintage interprets the character of the seasons.Richard Geoffroy Dom Perignon Dom Pérignon originally its name from a Benedictine monk. In the 17th century Pierre Pérignon resided in the Abbey of Hautvilliers where he took pride in caring for its cellars and winemaking. The post Profile: Champagne Dom Pérignon appeared first on Decanter.
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California Cabernet: time to invest?

Aug 27 10:36 AM California wines, and particularly California Cabernet, could be the smart investment for collectors, writes Ella Lister. But which are the best to go for? And will it last?California wines vs Bordeaux and Burgundy According to Wine Owners, Californian wines – predominantly California Cabernet and a majority from from Napa Valley – have risen …Continue reading » The post California Cabernet: time to invest? appeared first on Decanter.
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Australian surgeon sues over ruined fine wine cellar

Aug 27 09:38 AM Retired surgeon Spero Raptis has claimed his fine wine cellar lost A$300,000 of its value because of an air conditioning company's mistake.Wine storage and finding the right wine cellar is a key issue for collectors. Raptis said many of his wines ‘cooked’ after an air conditioning company left on a humidifier while doing maintenance work …Continue reading » The post Australian surgeon sues over ruined fine wine cellar appeared first on Decanter.
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DWWA Tasting with Compass Wines

Aug 27 07:20 AM Taste DWWA 2015 silver and gold medal winning wines from Washington State at Compass Wines, USA on 2 September 2015 Compass Wines in Washington State, USA, will be holding a tasting of three local silver and gold medal winning wines …Continue reading » The post DWWA Tasting with Compass Wines appeared first on Decanter.
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Travel: Tuscany wine trail

Aug 27 06:07 AM On a tour down through the exquisite countryside from Florence to Siena and Montalcino, then back up the Mediterranean coast from the Maremma to Lucca and beyond, devotees of Italian food and wine will be spoiled for choice. Carla Capalbo is our insider guide. Tuscany is still many people’s idea of the quintessentially Italian destination. What’s not to love about cypress-lined avenues, sloping vineyards …Continue reading » The post Travel: Tuscany wine trail appeared first on ...
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Guide to Prosecco & Venice

Aug 27 06:00 AM 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 Guide to Prosecco & Venice appeared first on Decanter.
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Bordeaux: Where to visit

Aug 27 06:00 AM It’s Europe’s place to be in 2015, according to Bordeaux resident 
Jane Anson, who picks out the best places to go in the city, by the river and in the vineyards. The Garonne river runs through Bordeaux, with the two banks joined by the Pont de Pierre We made it to the Garonne quayside just as a small boat was drawing up at one of the new …Continue reading » The post Bordeaux: Where to visit appeared first on Decanter.
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Expert’s choice: Premium Rosé

Aug 27 05:55 AM Complexity is possible in rosés, notably those from southeast France, but can a price-tag of £15 or more ever be justified? Yes it can, says Elizabeth Gabay MW. Premium rosé Is premium rose (above £15) a contradiction in terms? Should rosé be fresh and simple, not complex, weighty or oak-aged? …Continue reading » The post Expert’s choice: Premium Rosé appeared first on Decanter.
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China wine book makes tough reading for Bordeaux chateaux

Aug 27 02:39 AM A new wine book on China’s rapid emergence on the fine wine scene - and its sudden retreat - could make uncomfortable reading for several classified Bordeaux chateaux, writes Jane Anson.Xiamen Port China, Chinese wine shipments, wine shipments, Suzanne Mustacich has lived and worked in Bordeaux as a correspondent for various publications over the past decade, giving her …Continue reading » The post China wine book makes tough reading for Bordeaux chateaux appeared first on Decanter.
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E. & J. Gallo Wine Purchases Talbott Vineyards in Santa Lucia Highlands (Wine Spectator)

Aug 26 08:00 PM Wine giant continues buying spree with a premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer
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Travel: Maremma and Lucca

Aug 26 12:05 PM As part of her ideal Tuscany wine tour, Carla Capalbo shares her top picks of where to visit from the Meremma, Lucca and up the coast. Royal Victoria hotel, Pisa Maremma and Lucca: Where to eat and drink Beginning to the southeast of Grosseto, Maremma’s most populous city, for simple …Continue reading » The post Travel: Maremma and Lucca appeared first on Decanter.
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A Brawl in the Loire: Vouvray Wine by Another Name (Wine Spectator)

Aug 25 04:00 PM Two winemakers feel betrayed by their neighbors after changes to appellation rules ban them from calling their wines Vouvray
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8 & $20 Recipe: Lamb Kebabs With Israeli Couscous Salad (Wine Spectator)

Aug 25 01:30 PM Red pepper relish gives this dish a twist; a fruity Grenache helps tie it all together
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Texas Researchers Believe Viruses Could Fight a Dreaded Grapevine Disease (Wine Spectator)

Aug 24 03:50 PM Texas A&M team isolates organisms that kill the bacterium behind Pierce’s disease
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12 Refreshing California Whites (Wine Spectator)

Aug 24 10:00 AM New reviews of fragrant, juicy whites for $26 or less
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8 Lively Dolcettos (Wine Spectator)

Aug 21 10:00 AM New reviews of food-friendly Italian reds for $25 or less
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9 Dazzling California Cabernets (Wine Spectator)

Aug 17 10:00 AM New reviews from the 2013 vintage, stretching from Napa to Paso Robles
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9 Distinctive Spanish Values (Wine Spectator)

Aug 14 10:00 AM New reviews of affordable reds and whites from Priorat and Valdeorras
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12 Napa Cabernet Values (Wine Spectator)

Aug 10 10:00 AM New reviews of California reds, starting at just $25, from the exciting 2012 vintage
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16 Sherries for Year-Round Enjoyment (Wine Spectator)

Aug 07 10:00 AM New reviews of versatile fortified wines from Spain
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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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15 Delightful Rhône Values (Wine Spectator)

Jul 31 10:00 AM New reviews of affordable reds and whites from France
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