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Le Pupille Saffredi wines to drink and for the cellar

07:51 AM Stephen Brook investigates how a family estate in a quiet Maremma backwater has risen to prominence as the producer of highly regarded Super Tuscan wine, Saffredi... Stephen Brook reports from a vertical tasting... The post Le Pupille Saffredi wines to drink and for the cellar appeared first on Decanter.
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What has Gran Selezione done for Chianti?

07:49 AM Monty Waldin reports on debate around Chianti Classico’s top-tier Gran Selezione classification, which is still raging four years after the first releases. He also suggests several wines to try. Gran Selezione wines have caused debate in Tuscany. Four years on from the first release of Chianti Classico’s top-tier Gran Selezione wines, Monty Waldin assesses the ongoing debate around the classification The post What has Gran Selezione done for Chianti? appeared first on Decanter.
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What is Satèn wine? – ask Decanter

07:00 AM Find out about this sparkling wine from the Franciacorta region, and see three to try from our tasters...Have you tried Satèn wine? Find out more about this sparkling wine... The post What is Satèn wine? – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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Burns Night: Scotland’s wine pioneers

04:15 AM Scotland may be better known for its whisky than wine, but that hasn’t stopped these Scots venturing to more reliable wine regions down through the centuries. Read more below and find a wine for the night itself… Scotland has more influence on wine than you'd think... The post Burns Night: Scotland’s wine pioneers appeared first on Decanter.
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CVNE buys historic Cava producer

02:30 AM Rioja giant CVNE has made its first foray into Cava with the purchase of Roger Goulart.One of Cava's oldest producers has been bought by CVNE... Rioja's CVNE expands into Cava country... The post CVNE buys historic Cava producer appeared first on Decanter.
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Bulk Wine Update: Weather, Market Trends Stabilize Pricing

02:00 AM California bulk wine market prices are likely to be stable or slightly up in 2018 as the harvest is expected to be lighter than anticipated, according to The Ciatti Company's January Global Market Report.
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Bacardi Buys Patron Tequila in $5.1 Billion Deal

02:00 AM Spirits giant Bacardi is buying ultra-premium Tequila brand Patrón in a deal that values Patrón at $5.1 billion, eclipsing the Diageo / Casamigos deal by $4.1bn. Best known for its rum, Bacardi has held a roughly 25% stake in Patrón Spirits International AG for nearly a decade.
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Alcohol Sales Dropped 15% In States With Medical Marijuana Laws

02:00 AM A joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South America claims a reduction in the U.S.'s overall alcohol consumption appears directly related to the rise of medical marijuana laws recently enacted in a number of states.
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CVNE buys historic Cava producer

02:00 AM Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE), one of Rioja's oldest family-controlled wineries, has announced that it has bought Cava DO producer Roger Goulart. Financial details were not disclosed.
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BottleRock unveils its 2018 food, wine and brews lineup

02:00 AM "Each year we continue to raise the bar with our culinary offerings," said Jason Scoggins, BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents partner in a news release. "The Napa Valley has a wealth of talented chefs, vintners, and craft brewers that we are fortunate to call friends and neighbors."
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Top Hunter Valley restaurants

Jan 22 01:59 PM Mike Bennie picks his top places to eat and drink when visiting Australia's Hunter Valley...Margan Where to wine and dine... The post Top Hunter Valley restaurants appeared first on Decanter.
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Barolo and Barbaresco legend Bruno Giacosa dies

Jan 22 01:49 PM Bruno Giacosa, one of the leading lights of Piedmont for several decades, has died in hospital at the age of 88.Bruno Giacosa, a pioneer of Italian wine. One of Italy's best winemakers... The post Barolo and Barbaresco legend Bruno Giacosa dies appeared first on Decanter.
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Wine & Design: Housing Bubbles With Naeem Khan (Wine Spectator)

Jan 22 01:45 PM The Champagne-loving fashion mogul creates a home base in Miami
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Wine Spectator Announces Winner of 2017 Sweepstakes (Wine Spectator)

Jan 22 01:15 PM The California sommelier will receive the Top 10 wines of 2016
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Legendary Barbaresco Winemaker Bruno Giacosa Dies at 88 (Wine Spectator)

Jan 22 12:40 PM Known as “the Maestro,” he crafted exquisite wines for more than 50 years
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Former Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Indicted for Theft of $1.2 Million in Rare Wines (Wine Spectator)

Jan 22 10:40 AM Nicolas De-Meyer allegedly sold wines from his boss David Solomon's cellar, including seven bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, before fleeing the country
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13 Hearty Rhône Red Wines from California (Wine Spectator)

Jan 22 10:00 AM New reviews of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and more from the Golden State
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Haut-Bailly announces Chris Wilmers as new president

Jan 22 05:38 AM Chris Wilmers will succeed his late father, Bob, as president of Château Haut-Bailly.Château Haut-Bailly and its vineyards bathed in the summer sunshine. Bob Wilmers' son to take the reins... The post Haut-Bailly announces Chris Wilmers as new president appeared first on Decanter.
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Jefford on Monday: Tenants and sharecroppers

Jan 22 04:09 AM Andrew Jefford explains a secret of French vineyard ownership. Beaujolais vineyards in Brouilly. Andrew Jefford looks at how it works... The post Jefford on Monday: Tenants and sharecroppers appeared first on Decanter.
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Annual tasting of Austrian Wine London

Jan 22 03:14 AM Promotional feature. On 5th February 2018, The Austrian Tasting will showcase more than 500 wines from 95 wineries. The Austrian Tasting will showcase more than 500 wines... The post Annual tasting of Austrian Wine London appeared first on Decanter.
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Wine Legend: Château Latour 1961

Jan 21 07:30 AM What makes it a wine legend... What makes it a wine legend... The post Wine Legend: Château Latour 1961 appeared first on Decanter.
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Double decanting: When should you do it? – ask Decanter

Jan 20 05:00 AM Double decanting is the process of decanting a wine twice; often the first into a decanter, and then back into the original – but now clean – bottle. But why do it? See below...Double decanting can work well, but be careful with older, more fragile vintages. When to double decant wine, and why... The post Double decanting: When should you do it? – ask Decanter appeared first on Decanter.
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Updated: Tasting notes decoded

Jan 19 12:04 PM Get to grips with the some of the more obscure tasting notes used by wine experts, with graphics from Decanter's design team. This week we decode 'marzipan' and 'juniper berries'... Don't get caught out at tastings, know your notes... The post Updated: Tasting notes decoded appeared first on Decanter.
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Top Corison wines: From 1989 to 2014

Jan 19 08:00 AM See William Kelley's ratings from a vertical tasting of Cathy Corison's Napa Cabernet wines conducted exclusively for Decanter Premium members. Plus, read his interview with Corison, originally published in Decanter magazine's May 2016 issue...See the Corison wine ratings below. When Cathy Corison packed all her possessions into her Volkswagen Beetle and moved to Napa in 1975, the valley was …Continue reading » The post Top Corison wines: From 1989 to 2014 appeared first on Decanter.
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The making of Montalcino

Jan 19 07:55 AM Should Brunello be made more like a Burgundy or a Bordeaux? Producers have tried both approaches over the years, says Monty Waldin, but have now acquired the knowledge and confidence to plough their own furrow...Tenute Silvio Nardi's Manarchiara vineyards, with Montalcino in the distance. Should Brunello be made more like a Burgundy or a Bordeaux? The post The making of Montalcino appeared first on Decanter.
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Northern Rhône 2015: Panel tasting results

Jan 19 07:55 AM Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage and Cornas are Syrah powerhouses, and all three expressed themselves to their utmost in the excellent 2015 vintage in the Northern Rhône. See the results of our recent panel tasting below, and read an introduction by Matt Walls... See the ratings from this excellent vintage... The post Northern Rhône 2015: Panel tasting results appeared first on Decanter.
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DRC winemaker Bernard Noblet to retire

Jan 19 06:34 AM Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's long-standing winemaker and cellarmaster, Bernard Noblet, is to retire at the end of this month. DRC Romanée-Conti wines from the 1990 vintage have been big sellers at auction. Handover at DRC set for next month... The post DRC winemaker Bernard Noblet to retire appeared first on Decanter.
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Great value wines for the weekend under £20

Jan 19 04:00 AM Try a lighter red this January, from Beaujolais to Blaufränkisch – find your favourite in our selection below. All rated by the experts and under £20... Food-friendly and elegant - find a light-bodied red for the weekend... The post Great value wines for the weekend under £20 appeared first on Decanter.
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Unfiltered: 'Wine Spectator' Banned in New Jersey Prisons? Plus, 'Bachelor' Heads to Hall Winery (Wine Spectator)

Jan 18 04:00 PM We contacted the Dept. of Corrections to find out why this might be contraband. Also in Unfiltered, Yellow Tail is back on the road to the Super Bowl
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15 Australian Wines of All Stripes (Wine Spectator)

Jan 18 11:00 AM New reviews of Cabernet, Chardonnay, Syrah and much more for $30 or less
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Hunter Valley wineries to visit

Jan 18 10:30 AM The appeal of the Hunter Valley is broad, says Mike Bennie, who picks some of the top wineries to visit...Tyrrell's vineyards There is broad appeal to the Hunter Valley... The post Hunter Valley wineries to visit appeared first on Decanter.
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Turning Tables: The NoMad Roams to Los Angeles (Wine Spectator)

Jan 18 10:00 AM New York's Make It Nice group heads west with a new restaurant and hotel. Plus, Proof in D.C. welcomes a new chef, Del Frisco's Chicago has a new bubbly lounge and more
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Restaurant Spotlight: Fresco Italian Restaurant (Wine Spectator)

Jan 18 10:00 AM Enjoy a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning list in paradise
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How to taste gin like a professional

Jan 18 07:00 AM A gin boom has seen the number of UK distilleries more than double in the last five years, to 315, with 49 new distillers starting up in 2017, according to customs figures released this week. But how much do you know about tasting gin? Amy Wislocki asked experts for some pointers...Forget the highball glass for gin & tonic, you need something like this. Tips from the experts... The post How to taste gin like a professional appeared first on Decanter.
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Building a Better Bitters (Wine Spectator)

Jan 18 12:00 AM Learn the roots of these cocktail-improving concoctions
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Rudy Buratti, Castello Banfi Winemaker, Dies at 56 (Wine Spectator)

Jan 17 02:50 PM The Trento native spent his entire professional career in Montalcino making high-quality Brunellos
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California’s Vintage Wine Estates Buys Historic Washington Winery Tamarack Cellars (Wine Spectator)

Jan 17 10:00 AM The Sonoma-based wine company was looking for a Walla Walla brand with history and quality
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10 Exceptional Tuscan Wine Values (Wine Spectator)

Jan 11 10:00 AM New reviews of reds from Chianti Classico, Morellino di Scansano and more
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10 Alluring California Cabernet Sauvignon Wines (Wine Spectator)

Jan 08 10:00 AM New reviews from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and beyond
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14 Stellar Wines from Germany (Wine Spectator)

Jan 04 10:00 AM New reviews of Riesling, Pinot Noir, Silvaner and more surprising picks
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11 Under-$30 Sparkling Wines to Ring in the New Year (Wine Spectator)

Dec 28 10:00 AM New reviews of sparkling wines from France, Italy, Spain and New York
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15 Bordeaux Wine Treasures for Under $20 (Wine Spectator)

Dec 21 10:00 AM New reviews of reds from southern France from the exceptional 2015 vintage
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12 California Cabernets and Merlots (Wine Spectator)

Dec 18 10:00 AM New reviews of Bordeaux-style red wines from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and more
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12 Discovery Red Wines from Languedoc-Roussillon (Wine Spectator)

Dec 14 10:00 AM New reviews of Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and more from the south of France
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12 Winter White Wines from California (Wine Spectator)

Dec 11 10:00 AM New reviews of Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Riesling and more
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