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Biodynamics– Cutting Edge Vintners Put Their Wines to The Test in New York

Biodynamics– Cutting Edge Vintners Put Their Wines to The Test in New York

New York -- I had read about them, but I wanted to see them in person. So I went to New York and watched the vaunted lineup in action -- one all-star after another stepping up and pouring it on, dwarfing the pitchers, delighting the crowds, drawing oohs and aahs with every slug. Jeter, Giambi and A-Rod? Try Araujo, Benziger and Sinskey. The pitchers were spit buckets, the slugs were wines and the crowd was New York sommeliers, wine sellers and wine critics. The event was the American premiere of a whole new league in the wine game -- a...
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by Tom Elkjer, July 1, 2004
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Fortune: The World’s Most Expensive Wine is From Hungary

Fortune: The World’s Most Expensive Wine is From Hungary

"A newly-released $40,000 bottle of 2008-vintage wine now ranks among the most expensive wines in the world at release." Fortune Magazine's Clay Dillow goes in-depth about the extreme efforts to create a single bottle of Royal Tokaji's 2008 Essencia of which only 18 magnumns were produced. "The high price of this special release bottle stems from both cost of production and scarcity. To produce a single magnum of the sweet, syrupy Essencia that Hungarian winemaker Royal Tokaji is now marketing for €35,000 a pop can require more than 400 pounds of grapes, not to mention a lengthy maturation. Each grape...
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