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Opening a Bottle: Essential Winemakers of Italy – Buglioni

Opening a Bottle: Essential Winemakers of Italy – Buglioni

  View this post on Instagram   My kind of #Valpolicella can best be summed up by these wines from @buglioniwines. The Buglioni family shifted from textiles to wine nearly 20 years ago, and when they felt they weren’t being taken seriously enough, they turned to the city of Verona and opened a wine bar and restaurant to showcase their wines. It was a stroke of genius, because the Veronese pounded the door down to get in. Three restaurants and a winery inn later, they have proven their doubters wrong. The focus with these wines is to be food friendly,...
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Kevin Day, October 15, 2018
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Forbes: The Glorious Burgundies of Olivier Bernstein

Forbes: The Glorious Burgundies of Olivier Bernstein

Click here to read the full article at Forbes / Author: Tom Hyland   "It's really all about the viticulture - the choices you make in the vineyard." - Olivier Bernstein Olivier Bernstein, 52, is the proprietor of Domaine Olivier Bernstein in Beaune. He currently produces 10 wines from Burgundy: 7 Grand Cru and 3 Premier Cru. I recently sat down with him in Chicago, and asked him about his work over the years and what his philosophy is. I was also able to taste several of his current 2016 Burgundies. Tell me a little about your experience as a vintner...
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Tom Hyland, October 15, 2018
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Jancis Robinson: Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical bonanza

Jancis Robinson: Kumeu River Chardonnay vertical bonanza

"...the blue-chip US importer Wilson Daniels picked up Kumeu River as long ago as 1988."   In an October 10th post Jancis Robinson reports on the impressive results of  her recent vertical tasting of Kumeu River Chardonnay's ranging from 2006 through 2017. Below are a few key excerpts and you can view the aritcle in it's entirety via this link. "Do we need white burgundy? This thought went through my head at the end of an amazing, and impressively consistent, tasting of 48 Chardonnays from Kumeu River in New Zealand last month. Do we need white burgundy? This thought went through...
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Jancis Robinson, October 10, 2018
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Vinolent: Kumeu River Chardonnay

Vinolent: Kumeu River Chardonnay

"Ordinarily, your chances of seeing me at a tasting of 48 white wines from the same producer would be somewhere between none and next to none. But this was a bit different. I have followed Kumeu for more than a decade, ever since I read somewhere about a bloke called Stephen Browett slipping this New Zealand Chardonnay into blind tastings of serious white Burgundy and the wine always holding its own and, moreover, frequently giving Batards, Chevaliers and Corton-Charlemagnes the tasting equivalent of a good kicking. So, whilst the thought of four flights of twelve wines (2006-2017 inclusive of the...
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September 24, 2018
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Vinepair: In the Age of Instant Everything, the Three-Tier System Persists, for Better or Worse

Vinepair: In the Age of Instant Everything, the Three-Tier System Persists, for Better or Worse

Even in the age of "instant everything", the prohibition-era national and state-level alcohol regulations can be a source of confusion for consumers and trade alike. Tim McKirdy's recent piece in Vinepair is a great reference for anyone looking for a quick refresh on the subject. Here's an excerpt with some great quotes from Wilson Daniels President Rocco Lombardo explaining "The Fourth Tier"... "Fourth-tier marketing companies maintain relationships with distributors on behalf of wineries, and ensure distributors and retailers are accurately portraying the story behind the wines. “It’s impossible for [small-scale producers] to get into every market, communicate the message of...
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October, 2018
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Elvio Cogno Named Top 100 Wineries of the Year According to ‘Wine & Spirits Magazine’

Elvio Cogno Named Top 100 Wineries of the Year According to ‘Wine & Spirits Magazine’

Congratulations to Elvio Cogno, who has nabbed a spot in Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Wineries of the Year. "Each year, we present more than 15,000 wines, blind, to our panels and critics to find the most distinctive wines to present to our readers. Our Top 100 Wineries earned the highest scores in our tastings this year, with the most consistent performances over a range of wines," says Joshua Greene, editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits Magazine. Should you want to taste the wines for yourself, you can at their event on October 9 in San Francisco. "The wineries pouring at...
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September 20, 2018
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From Mythic Origins to Modern Allure, Hungary’s Royal Tokaji Wines

From Mythic Origins to Modern Allure, Hungary’s Royal Tokaji Wines

"Two hours east of Budapest, where the Great Hungarian Plain meets the Zemplén mountains (a precursor to the Carpathians), furmint and yellow muscat grapes grow from volcanic soil in well-attended rows. After fog collects, but before the sun burns it all way, a “noble rot” takes over the fruit—and something rather special is born. This is Hungary’s Tokaji wine region and the nectar produced is one of exceptional merit—and centuries of lore. It’s referenced everywhere from the Hungarian National Anthem to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and even an episode of Mad Men. But despite its origins predating 1571, it’s a relatively small player in today’s global wine...
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David Graver, September 5, 2018
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What Pairs with Cinnamon Desserts? Royal Tokaji

What Pairs with Cinnamon Desserts? Royal Tokaji

"The classic fall dessert is a warm apple or pear crisp with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and brown sugar,” says Diane Gross, co-owner of Cork Wine Bar and Market in Washington, D.C. . “Pair it with another classic, 2007 Royal Tokaji Wine Company Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos.”
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September 2018
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Les Producteurs de L’Année: Château du Moulin-à-Vent Named Top 10 Winery by Bettane+Desseauve

Les Producteurs de L’Année: Château du Moulin-à-Vent Named Top 10 Winery by Bettane+Desseauve

"Château du Moulin-à-Vent has became in a few years an obvious reference of its appellation with a relevant range of wines, all of excellent quality. The 2014 vintage had taken a nice turn with more elegance, less power. This trend was confirmed with the 2015. Their power is perfectly mastered, their finesse well shown. Our intuition was the good one: this domain is one of the grand of Beaujolais, with an homogeneous level of excellent quality. We are happy to give them a 4th star (4 stars out of 5: the best rate of all region)."
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Bettane+Desseauve, September 1, 2018
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Schramsberg’s Hugh Davies Looks To Vintage-Dated Sparklers And Still Wine

Schramsberg’s Hugh Davies Looks To Vintage-Dated Sparklers And Still Wine

In recent years, the domestic sparkling wine category has taken off, with brands priced around $15 leading the charge. Now, as the category nears the 11-million-case mark in the U.S., California-based luxury sparkling wine producer Schramsberg is looking to turn consumers’ eyes to even higher price points. Altogether, Schramsberg produces around 85,000 cases of sparkling wine annually, with the flagship Blanc de Blancs ($35) its largest seller at 35,000 cases. Wilson Daniels handles Schramsberg’s distribution in the U.S. “There aren’t many domestic producers of ultra-premium sparkling wines,” says Schramsberg president and CEO Hugh Davies. “We’re slowly building a fan base...
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Julia Higgins, August 30, 2018
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