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Pioneer of Wine Science Vernon Singleton Dies at 93 (Wine Spectator)

01:00 PM Prof. Singleton's research on plant and wine phenolics influenced generations of winemakers
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DAWA judge profile: Mandy Chan

11:50 AM Mandy Chan, from Canada, owns a fine wine merchants in Hong Kong and is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA). Biography: Moving from Canada to Hong Kong, Mandy Chan established fine wine merchants Ginsberg + Chan with her husband Jason …Continue reading » The post DAWA judge profile: Mandy Chan appeared first on Decanter.
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Private Investment Firm Purchases Control of Duckhorn Wine Company (Wine Spectator)

10:45 AM TSG Consumer Partners buys out GI Partners as investment firms continue to see growth in the Napa-based wine company
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Duckhorn wine co sold to private equity group

05:00 AM California wine company Duckhorn has been sold to a private equity firm based in San Francisco. Duckhorn gets new owner. California wine group changes hands... The post Duckhorn wine co sold to private equity group appeared first on Decanter.
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California moves to change overtime for farm workers, Farm groups say they will lobby Governor to veto the measure

03:00 AM Assembly Bill 1066, if signed by Gov. Brown, will phase in requirements to pay farm workers overtime after eight hours of work in a day or 40 hours in a week - the same requirements as mandated in other types of work. Existing law exempts agriculture from such requirements.
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Courtwatch: Is "The Stag" Devaluing the Prestige of the Stags Leap District?

03:00 AM Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates want Treasury Wine Estates to recall all the "The Stag" wines
Wine Business

BevMax Joins Fight Against Connecticut's Minimum Liquor Pricing

03:00 AM "We feel that the law is unjust," said William Berkoff, the company's beverage director. "It's right to break an unjust law.''
Wine Business

Northern Grapes Project Coming to an End

03:00 AM Growers and vintners in the Midwest and Northeast seek to keep program running
Wine Business

Researchers discover enzyme that plays a role in forming compounds giving aged wines their sought-after aroma.

03:00 AM during grape growth, this enzyme (named CYP76F14) helps to convert a common plant compound, monoterpenol linalool, into a different compound, (E)-8-carboxylinalool. The formation of this compound is an important next step on the road to aroma: as wine ages, (E)-8-carboxylinalool is gradually converted into wine lactone,
Wine Business

10 Sumptuous Sonoma Pinot Noirs (Wine Spectator)

Aug 29 10:00 AM New reviews of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast frontrunners from the 2014 vintage
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Jefford on Monday: Beyond best

Aug 29 02:00 AM Andrew Jefford compares fine wine pricing to Paul Pogba's £89 million transfer to Manchester United and explains why he's throwing in the towel on his former wine-purchasing ambitions. Auction house Sotheby's sold more than $10 million of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines in 2015. Andrew Jefford is giving up the chase... The post Jefford on Monday: Beyond best appeared first on Decanter.
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Wine Legend: Joseph Phelps, Insignia 1997, Napa Valley, California

Aug 28 09:00 AM Joseph Phelps, Insignia 1997 is a legend because... The post Wine Legend: Joseph Phelps, Insignia 1997, Napa Valley, California appeared first on Decanter.
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Squid ink linguine with wines to match – Michel Roux Jr

Aug 28 06:00 AM A light and tasty seafood dish that's perfect for late summer evenings. And this recipe also includes three wines to match the food... Michel Roux Jr's squid linguine. Roux Jr matches squid with wines... The post Squid ink linguine with wines to match – Michel Roux Jr appeared first on Decanter.
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Does ‘reserve’ mean better? Ask Decanter

Aug 27 08:00 AM What does 'reserve' mean on New World wines? Does 'reserve' mean better? The post Does ‘reserve’ mean better? Ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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Tandoor grilled monkfish with a wine to match – recipe

Aug 27 06:00 AM Great British Chefs and Alfred Prasad, Head Chef at the first Indian restaurant ever to win a Michelin star, the Tamarind in Mayfair, takes Decanter.com through his version of a BBQ. Tandoor grilled monkfish, stunning presentation, samphire tempkora to add crunch, a zingy pomegranate kachumber to add freshness all seasoned with a salty seawater foam. This is like no barbecue seen before. An alternative summer barbecue... The post Tandoor grilled monkfish with a wine to match – recipe ...
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Heritage Pork Chops for Labor Day Grilling (Wine Spectator)

Aug 26 03:00 PM Redbird’s Neal Fraser shares an L.A. take on barbecue in a late-summer dish that can be paired with Riesling or Syrah
Wine Spectator

Sommelier Talk: Henk Schuitemaker’s Wine List Was Born in a Barn (Wine Spectator)

Aug 26 12:00 PM The Angus Barn’s beverage director has witnessed North Carolina wine culture—and wine—grow up over 30 years
Wine Spectator

For the weekend: Great wines under £20

Aug 26 10:45 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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Italy earthquake: Slow Food, Jamie Oliver back ‘Amatriciana’ campaign for victims

Aug 26 10:22 AM Slow Food and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver are among a rising number of food lovers, chefs and restaurants signing up to help raise funds for those affected by the severe earthquake in central Italy, which has killed at least 250 people. A rescue worker and dog search for survivors in the rubble of Amatrice. Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini called on Italian restaurants around the world to put pasta Amatriciana on their menus for …Continue reading » The post Italy earthquake: Slow ...
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12 Eye-Opening Portuguese White Wines (Wine Spectator)

Aug 26 10:00 AM New reviews of rich and creamy bottlings from the Douro, Alentejo and Lisboa
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Unfiltered: Roger Federer and Chef Enrique Olvera Cook with Moët & Chandon (Wine Spectator)

Aug 25 02:30 PM Plus, a new wine crime TV drama ripped from the headlines, and the Chicago Cubs' wine-based player-rewards program
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Auction of Washington Wines Raises Record $3 Million (Wine Spectator)

Aug 25 01:00 PM A packed weekend of events pushes the local wine charity auction to new heights
Wine Spectator

Earthquake Devastates Central Italy (Wine Spectator)

Aug 25 10:45 AM Hundreds killed and thousands displaced in Lazio, Marche and Umbria; winemakers report minimal damage so far
Wine Spectator

Do your wine habits match where you live….?

Aug 25 09:28 AM Discount supermarket Aldi has revealed the wine drinking habits of its shoppers in different areas of the UK. Aldi reveals UK wine drinking habits... The post Do your wine habits match where you live….? appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Banned director admits 300,000 pound wine fraud

Aug 25 09:01 AM The former head of a failed wine investment company in the UK has admitted conning customers out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. Jonothan Piper to be sentenced next month... The post Banned director admits 300,000 pound wine fraud appeared first on Decanter.
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Making wine tasting fun – Le Cordon Bleu

Aug 25 08:18 AM Wine tasting doesn't always have to be conducted in stony faced silence, says Le Cordon Bleu's Matthieu Longuère MS. Here's some ideas to introduce a bit of fun to proceedings... Guests enjoyed mingling and meeting other fine wine lovers in the grand tasting rooms at the Decanter Italy Fine Wine Encounter. Matthieu Longuère MS’ quick guide to fun wine tasting themes: Unusual wines from their country of origin Historical wines Holiday …Continue reading » The post Making wine ...
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Hail-hit French winemakers allowed to buy in grapes

Aug 25 07:01 AM France has revived a controversial rule allowing winemakers to buy in grapes to cover extensive losses from severe frost and hailstorms in some areas. The morning after frost in Burgundy, April 2016. Rule revived as winemakers reel from frost and hail... The post Hail-hit French winemakers allowed to buy in grapes appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

10 years apart: 1996 Champagne & 2006 Champagne

Aug 25 02:00 AM The ability of Champagne to age effortlessly is a subject of unending fascination. Expert Michael Edwards recently attended a tasting organised by BI Wines in Hatton Garden, where he was able to get to grips with some 1996 Champagne. Luckily, there were also some 2006s on hand for comparison. So has time been kind to the 1996s, now 20 years old? And how do the relatively youthful 2006s compare? Read all 21 reviews below... 10 years apart: 1996 Champagne & 2006 Champagne This proved to be a ...
Decanter

New TV drama ‘Connoisseur’ to focus on fake fine wine – report

Aug 24 12:09 PM A US television network is reportedly creating a drama series with Star Trek actor John Cho about a con artist who dupes wealthy collectors into buying fake versions of the world's rarest wines. Wine bottles found in Rudy Kurniawan's house after an FBI raid in 2012. Star Trek actor John Cho to star, say reports The post New TV drama ‘Connoisseur’ to focus on fake fine wine – report appeared first on Decanter.
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Summer heatwave and Rio Olympics boost UK wine sales

Aug 24 10:44 AM Hot weather and team GB Olympic success has boosted sparkling wine and rosé sales in recent weeks, show initial figures. And retailers expect more to come for Bank holiday weekend. Team GB athletes return triumphant from Rio - and Britons have been popping corks to celebrate the success. Hot weather means sparkling wine and rosé... The post Summer heatwave and Rio Olympics boost UK wine sales appeared first on Decanter.
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How to sabre Champagne – and become a ‘grand commandeur’

Aug 24 10:28 AM An exclusive society known as the order of the golden sabre, or Confrerie du Sabre d’Or, demonstrated its Champagne sabring skills on bottles of Perrier-Jouët at Smith & Wollensky in London... These bottles of Perrier-Jouët were sabred open. Learn about the art of Champagne sabring... The post How to sabre Champagne – and become a ‘grand commandeur’ appeared first on Decanter.
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Is Wine Healthy For You? A New Study Says It Depends How You Drink It (Wine Spectator)

Aug 24 10:00 AM A new health review looks at drinking habits to try and nail down the benefits of alcohol consumption
Wine Spectator

Bank holiday Champagne offers

Aug 24 08:51 AM We've rounded up some of the best August bank holiday Champagne offers in the UK. See below for deals. See the latest UK deals... The post Bank holiday Champagne offers appeared first on Decanter.
Decanter

Taste DWWA 2016 winning wines from Chile at Mercado Chileno

Aug 24 06:43 AM Visit the Old Truman Brewery in London on 13 September and taste an exclusive selection of DWWA 2016 Chilean winners Join us to celebrate all things “Chile” on 13 September and taste six DWWA 2016 winners from Chile at Mercado Chileno, …Continue reading » The post Taste DWWA 2016 winning wines from Chile at Mercado Chileno appeared first on Decanter.
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Taste DWWA 2016 winners at Intrepid South Africa, London

Aug 24 06:07 AM Try a selection of Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 winners at Decanter's stand at Intrepid South Africa in London On 8 September, visitors to the Intrepid South Africa event in London will be given the opportunity to taste a …Continue reading » The post Taste DWWA 2016 winners at Intrepid South Africa, London appeared first on Decanter.
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8 & $20 Recipe: Grilled Lobsters with a Juicy Portuguese White (Wine Spectator)

Aug 23 10:00 AM A charred corn and tomato salad rounds out an indulgent summer meal
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10 Stellar California Sauvignon Blancs (Wine Spectator)

Aug 22 10:00 AM New reviews of refreshing, fragrant whites for the dog days of summer
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27 Fresh Rosés from Around the World (Wine Spectator)

Aug 19 09:30 AM New reviews of pink wines from California, Washington, France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and beyond
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Unfiltered: A-Rod Retires with Giant Bottle of Jay Z's Champagne (Wine Spectator)

Aug 18 03:00 PM Plus, wildfires threaten wine country in California and Portugal, and world-class chefs catch the Olympic spirit in Rio
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10 Cabernet Sauvignons Pit Napa Vs. Sonoma (Wine Spectator)

Aug 15 10:00 AM New reviews of California Cabernets that go for the gold
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14 Italian Summer Whites (Wine Spectator)

Aug 12 09:40 AM New reviews of fresh Campania crowd-pleasers from southern Italy
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10 High-Altitude Napa Cabernet Sauvignons (Wine Spectator)

Aug 08 10:00 AM New reviews of intense mountain-grown California Cabernets
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28 Versatile Alsace Whites (Wine Spectator)

Aug 05 10:00 AM New reviews of food-friendly French Riesling, Gerwürztraminer and more
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10 Crisp California Bubblies for Summertime Sipping (Wine Spectator)

Aug 01 12:00 PM New reviews of sparklers from top producers in Napa and Sonoma
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17 Adventurous Italian Whites (Wine Spectator)

Jul 29 10:00 AM New reviews of fresh whites from northeastern Italy's Veneto
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