Muscadet wines: Time to think again panel tasting results

May 27 5:00am Decanter
Think you know Muscadet? Think again! Our panel tasting results in the June 2017 issue of Decanter magazine have blown all expectations out of the water... Wines with 17 months' minimum lees ageing have blown all expectations out of the water... The post Muscadet wines: Time to think again – panel tasting results appeared first on Decanter.
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BODEGAS VALDEMAR Rioja Ros Conde Valdemar 2016 $14 (Wine Spectator)

May 27 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
An expressive, lively Rioja rosé with a tangy finish...
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EOLA HILLS Pinot Gris Oregon 2015 $15 (Wine Spectator)

May 27 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
An Oregon white that is crisp and refreshing...
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LIVIO SASSETTI Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2012 $55 (Wine Spectator)

May 27 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
A spicy Brunello with grippy tannins...
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Drink or Hold: Burgundy, Where Parker Got it Wrong

May 26 3:40pm L'occasion
Today we feature a guest post from Gerald (Jerry Clark). Jerry has written for L’occasion in the past, recently with his thoughts on wine as an investment. This month he shares perspective on Burgundy wines, a great fit for our readers between a two-part series on Burgundy.  Jerry has a wide scope of experience with... Read More...
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USA award winning wines at DWWA 2017: Finding a niche

May 26 1:00pm Decanter
Six top medals at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards show how American wine producers are honing their skills with particular styles: Pinot from Willamette, Cab from Napa, Syrah from Walla Walla and Chardonnay from cool coastal regions.Gold seal of approval...Credit: Decanter / Steve Howse With six of this years top medals, it's clear that US producers are finding their niches: Pinot from Willamette, Cab from Napa, Syrah from Walla Walla, Chardonnay from cool coastal regions The post USA award winning wines at DWWA 2017: Finding a niche appeared first on Decanter.
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Summer wine quiz Test your knowledge

May 26 10:50am Decanter
The sun is out. You're on the beach, in outdoor bars, having friends over for alfresco dining - but what do you serve and how do you serve it? Test your summery wine knowledge here.Be ready for summer... Are you equipped to deal with the season... The post Summer wine quiz – Test your knowledge appeared first on Decanter.
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Celebrate #LanguedocDay!

May 26 9:42am Reverse Wine Snob®
The official celebration is Friday, May 26 but with wine this good, why wouldn’t you celebrate #LanguedocDay every day? If you’re like me you may have grown a bit tired of these days meant to celebrate specific wine varieties or regions. After-all celebrating something like #CabernetDay or #ChardonnayDay is a bit like when you were […] The post Celebrate #LanguedocDay! appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
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Talking Ruch For MyNameIsBarbera.com

May 26 8:00am 1 Wine Dude
Ok… so… in my latest piece for MyNameIsBarbera.com, I compare Ruchè to Deadpool. I know… it’s not Barbera (but it is from the land of Barbera, and many a Barbera producer also offer excellent Ruchè wines)… and, well… yeah, Deadpool. It’s so crazy that it just might work, right? Look, Deadpool is quirky, unique, and not […] Grab The 1WineDude.com Tasting Guide and start getting more out of every glass of wine today! Shop Wine Products at Amazon.com Copyright © 2016. Originally at Talking Ruchè For MyNameIsBarbera.com from 1WineDude.com - for personal, non-commercial use only. Cheers!...
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Daily Wine News: Rioja Reconsiders

May 26 8:00am Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
In the New York Times, Eric Asimov looks at how Rioja is grapping with how to define their wines: by age or by terroir? “Very few regions define their wines by age as Rioja and a few other Spanish wine regions have done… Defining a wine by aging seems out of step with the times. […]...
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Surprise Platinum winners at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

May 26 4:09am Decanter
Find new wines and regions to explore with this round-up of some of the more surprising winners at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, which saw record entries of more than 17,200 wines coming in from Chile to China...Vineyards in Uruguay. How many wines from these regions have you tried?... The post Surprise Platinum winners at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 appeared first on Decanter.
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Rediscovering Beaujolais

May 26 3:30am Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine Blog
Beaujolais remains a peerless source of the fresh, fruity wines with which it’s most associated. But the region has much more to offer, including Cru wines whose complexity and capacity to age bear comparison with some of the most famous appellations of the Côte d’Or. Buyer Will Heslop walks us through the region’s nuances No wine […]...
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CHARLES SMITH Sangiovese Washington Vino Ros 2015 $12 (Wine Spectator)

May 26 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
A soft and trim Washington rosé...
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SOGRAPE Portugal Silk & Spice 2015 $15 (Wine Spectator)

May 26 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
This Portuguese red is plump and concentrated...
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VINCENT CARME Vouvray Le Peu Morier 2014 $40 (Wine Spectator)

May 26 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
A broad, ripe and rich Loire white...
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Unfiltered: Eleanor Coppola Dishes on 'Paris Can Wait' Wine Inspiration (Wine Spectator)

May 25 6:00pm WineSpectator.com: News & Features
Also in Unfiltered, Emmanuel Macron adds wine (adviser) to cabinet, French protesters protest, Pippa Middleton's wedding fizz, Coravin makes small-screen debut, and Warren Winiarski honors Mexican-American winemakers...
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Lunch with Claude Boudamani, General Manager of Chateau LaGrezette

May 25 5:50pm Wine Reviews: A Wine Story
  Fascinating lunch with M. Claude Boudamani, Manager Director of Chateau LaGrezette in Cahors, a historic region in France known for the (original) Malbec grape as well as its beautiful… More » The post Lunch with Claude Boudamani, General Manager of Chateau LaGrezette appeared first on Wine Reviews: A Wine Story.
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Why Your Wine Tastes Better WIth Jazz

May 25 2:26pm Wine Channel TV Digital Network
The Ramsey Lewis Effect Ramsey Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received seven gold records and three Grammy Awards so far in his career. His perfect pairing includes his award winning wife, Jan Lewis, who has designed custom jewelry for the Oscars.  His inspiration for music and passion for life, comes in many forms, but usually includes a glass of wine while relaxing at home.  His secret sauce for success; “really, really, love what you do”. Besides winning 3 Grammys, and carrying the Olympic torch, it’s safe to say Ramsey Lewis enjoys life. What’s his recipe for life [...] The post Why Your Wine Tastes Better WIth Jazz appeared first on Wine Channel TV Digital Network - Wine TV Guide.
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7 Moons Red Blend Full of Flavor

May 25 11:20am Reverse Wine Snob®
The smooth, soft and sweet 7 Moons Red Blend. A blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Grenache from vineyards in Lodi and the Central Coast of California. This review is brought to you by CorkExclusive where you can buy wines like the 7 Moons Red Blend for just $11.99 plus […] The post 7 Moons Red Blend – Full of Flavor appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
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12 Lively Wines from Corsica (Wine Spectator)

May 25 10:00am WineSpectator.com: Tasting Reports
New reviews of white and rosé value wines from the French island...
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Turning Tables: Big-Shot Chefs Flock to New York's Hudson Yards' Restaurants (Wine Spectator)

May 25 10:00am WineSpectator.com: News & Features
Thomas Keller, José Andrés, Ferran Adrià and more have signed on. Plus, Fleming's and North End Grill get new wine directors, and Smith & Wollensky Las Vegas is closing...
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Dougas Greek Wine Winner at Kellari in New York

May 25 8:38am Wine Reviews: A Wine Story
Great to see Yiannis Karakasis MW again last night at a dinner featuring the wines of Dougos held at the Kellari restaurant in NY. Four wines were served to match… More » The post Dougas Greek Wine Winner at Kellari in New York appeared first on Wine Reviews: A Wine Story.
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Daily Wine News: National Wine Day

May 25 8:00am Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
Happy National Wine Day! Infogroup ranked the top 10 wine cities, with Portland, San Francisco and Seattle at the top. In Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone on Napa Valley’s underdog grapes and the producers that are taking a chance on them. “They show us that there’s more to Napa Valley than one might assume, and that […]...
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 results revealed

May 25 7:44am Decanter
See which of the 17,200 entries scooped top prizes at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, including the coveted Platinum Best in Show medals.This year's DWWA saw a record of more more than 17,200 entries. Search the full results for DWWA 2017... The post Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 results revealed appeared first on Decanter.
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Analyzing the 2017 Bordeaux Frost: What Collectors Need to Know About Buying 2017 Bordeaux

May 25 6:40am Vinfolio Blog
MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Ausone -Angelus -Cheval Blanc Close to one year after Burgundy’s devastating 2016 frost, Bordeaux went through an equally destructive cold snap that damaged up to 90 percent of the vines on some estates. On April 27, 2017, winemakers in most regions of Bordeaux awakened to temperatures as low as 24.8°F, cold enough to freeze the fragile young buds right on the vines. It’s still too early to tell whether the 2017 Bordeaux frost will negatively impact The post Analyzing the 2017 Bordeaux Frost: What Collectors Need to Know About Buying 2017 Bordeaux appeared first on Vinfolio Blog.
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Anson: Who would be your perfect wine dinner guests?

May 25 4:20am Decanter
Jane Anson speaks to well-known winemakers about which wine legends of the past - and present - they would most like to share a bottle with over the dinner table. Château de Bagnols, Beaujolais. Jane Anson on who would be good company... The post Anson: Who would be your perfect wine dinner guests? appeared first on Decanter.
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Friuli Indigenous Red Grapes: Ronchi di Cialla and Moschioni

May 25 3:26am Exotic Wine Travel
Reading Time: Friuli-Venezia Giulia is arguably the source of Italy’s most exciting white wines. We were impressed with the whites when we visited, but were astonished by the diversity of the region. There are a shocking number of excellent red wines being made in Friuli. A good number of those wines were made with Merlot... The post Friuli Indigenous Red Grapes: Ronchi di Cialla and Moschioni appeared first on Exotic Wine Travel.
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CHTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL Chteauneuf-du-Pape 2014 $95 (Wine Spectator)

May 25 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
This solid Rhône red stays fresh through the finish...
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CLINE Zinfandel Lodi 2014 $11 (Wine Spectator)

May 25 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
A jammy and zesty California Zinfandel...
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TOHU Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard 2016 $16 (Wine Spectator)

May 25 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
A crisp New Zealand white with a juicy finish...
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New wine protest in le Boulou at the French-Spanish border

May 24 4:34pm A Wine on VI
Heading north from Barcelona Airport, I was greeted to the signs as seen above warning that there was going to be a “manifestation” or protest by the Southern French winemakers on the 23rd of May.... more>...
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Silver Wines Private Wine Sale | CWA Readers Only

May 24 1:46pm California Winery Advisor
CALIFORNIA WINERY ADVISOR (Unpublished) PRIVATE SALE We are excited to bring you this special wine sale from one of our favorite producers in the city […] The post Silver Wines Private Wine Sale | CWA Readers Only appeared first on California Winery Advisor.
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Climate Challenges Take the Stage at Vinexpo Bordeaux (Wine Spectator)

May 24 1:00pm WineSpectator.com: News & Features
Wine Spectator panel will highlight wine industry leaders' strategies for success in face of changing conditions...
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2016 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Merlot

May 24 12:00pm The Good Wine Guru
The season of weekends grilling with family and friends is here, which makes a budget red that can go with lots of different things a must-have. So how does the 2016 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Merlot stack up? The post 2016 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Merlot appeared first on The Good Wine Guru. Related posts: 2016 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Chardonnay 2016 Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Sauvignon Blanc...
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At Long Last, Time for Summer Wines (Wine Spectator)

May 24 12:00pm WineSpectator.com: Blogs
After a long and nasty winter, it’s time to fire up the grill and uncork 12 Memorial Day wine values, priced at $20 or less...
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Learn The Meaning of The Maestro from Robert Mondavi Winery

May 24 9:38am Wine Channel TV Digital Network
Meet Robert Mondavi Winemaker Joe Harden Robert Mondavi Winemaker Joe Harden sits down with Wine Channel TV host Jessica Altieri at Formento's Restaurant in Chicago for a featured segment on the 2014 Robert Mondavi Winery Maestro Red Blend Napa Valley. Joe takes us for an inside sip on the meaning of the wine that pays homage to legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi. The vision and passion that Robert Mondavi had to raise the quality and level of Napa Valley is just part of the story that Joe describes in creating this special wine. The wine is a tasting wonderland of dark, juicy plum and cassis fruit, [...] The post Learn The Meaning of The Maestro from Robert Mondavi Winery appeared first on Wine Channel TV Digital Network - Wine TV Guide.
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What Its Like to Be a Wine Buyer at a Grocery Store

May 24 9:01am Jameson Fink
I spent years working as a wine steward at the Broadway Market QFC in Seattle. It was a wonderful experience. I walked to work. Customers became my friends. As far as the wine selection, there were must-haves as part of the corporate set. But I got to buy weird, cool shit, too. I loved visiting my [More] The post What It’s Like to Be a Wine Buyer at a Grocery Store appeared first on Jameson Fink.
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Once More, Unto The Breach (VinItaly 2017 Highlights, Part 2)

May 24 8:00am 1 Wine Dude
Forthwith, we continue my highlights from the 2017 incarnation of VinItaly, held in Verona earlier this year, and to which I was lucky enough to have been invited as a media guest. [ For background on VinItaly, details on the first batch of wines that grabbed my vinous attention at the event, and the format […] Grab The 1WineDude.com Tasting Guide and start getting more out of every glass of wine today! Shop Wine Products at Amazon.com Copyright © 2016. Originally at Once More, Unto The Breach (VinItaly 2017 Highlights, Part 2) from 1WineDude.com - for personal, non-commercial use only. Cheers!...
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Daily Wine News: Canned Wine Boom

May 24 8:00am Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
In the Sacramento Bee, Michael Dunne looks at the rise of canned wines, and finds the man with the largest collect of wine cans on the planet, according to Guinness World Records. A new study has found that just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast […]...
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Top rated ros Champagne Full panel tasting results

May 24 6:50am Decanter
Looking for a great bottle of rosé Champagne for the long summer evenings? Our experts rate 99 bottles in a recent panel tasting at Decanter HQ in London. See some of the top wines below and click on the links to find full tasting notes and stockist details for the UK and US. Our experts rate 99 bottles in the January 2017 issue of Decanter magazine... The post Top rated rosé Champagne – Full panel tasting results appeared first on Decanter.
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Bordeaux 2016: Pavie, Anglus, Lynch-Bages lead rush of big releases

May 24 5:02am Decanter
It's been the biggest week so far of the Bordeaux 2016 en primeur campaign, with Left Bank stalwart Lynch-Bages joining Right Bank big guns Pavie and Angélus on merchant lists.The cellar room at Château Pavie. See the latest releases and reaction... The post Bordeaux 2016: Pavie, Angélus, Lynch-Bages lead rush of big releases appeared first on Decanter.
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Unlocking No.3

May 24 3:30am Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine Blog
Following the inaugural “Unlock Taste” cocktail tournament, turning our Napoleon Cellar into a veritable gin den, Alexis Self reports on all the action, including the winning recipe What’s the collective term for a group of beards? A bunch? No. A flock? Surely not. Anyway, whatever it is – a clowder…? On Tuesday 9th May, the […]...
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Celebrate Pedroncelli 90th Anniversary with Sauvignon Blanc Pairing!

May 24 3:01am HackeD By TiGER-M@TE
Looking for an easy summer pairing to wow guests? Try Pedroncelli 2016 Dry Creek Valley East Side Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc with Mediterranean style Kalamata, Lemon and Feta Chicken for a fabulous flavorful earth and sunshine combination. Celebrating its 90th Anniversary, multi-generational family-owned Pedroncelli Winery is hosting on-site and virtual tastings with family owners sharing their latest releases. History of Pedroncelli Winery It was 1927 and the midst of the dark days of Prohibition, when Giovanni and Julia […]...
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CHTEAU BONNET Bordeaux White 2015 $13 (Wine Spectator)

May 24 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
A light and fresh Bordeaux white...
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COFAMA VINS I CAVES Priorat Feixa Negra 2015 $17 (Wine Spectator)

May 24 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
This lively Spanish red has an energetic character...
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PRIEST RANCH Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 $48 (Wine Spectator)

May 24 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
A Napa Cabernet that doesn't shortchange on flavor...
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Uncorked: Week of May 21, 2017

May 23 9:51pm Enobytes Wine Online
Here are a few hand picked selections we uncorked the week of May 21, 2017 2016 Ferraton Pere & Fils Cote du Rhone Samorens Rose, Rhone, France This is a straightforward pretty rose with melon and citrus notes that finishes with fresh and lively mineral and stone notes. Pair with seafood or light summer fare. [...]...
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The 8 Best Healdsburg Wineries To Visit

May 23 5:09pm California Winery Advisor
Tweet Why should you get to know the top eight Healdsburg wineries? Because, this small, tourist-oriented town is loved for offering the finest things in […] The post The 8 Best Healdsburg Wineries To Visit appeared first on California Winery Advisor.
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Exclusive: Ernie Els Wines Co-Owner Buys Historic South African Winery Stellenzicht (Wine Spectator)

May 23 12:30pm WineSpectator.com: News & Features
Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein purchases one of the largest wine estates in Stellenbosch...
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Ferrari-Carano Wine Tasting

May 23 12:00pm The Good Wine Guru
It's not too late to get wines for Memorial Day weekend, so check out my thoughts on these four wines from winemaker Sarah Quider of Ferrari-Carano vineyard. The post Ferrari-Carano Wine Tasting appeared first on The Good Wine Guru. Related posts: Beaujolais & BBQ Tasting Wine Tasting – Virginia Whites Santa Julia Lunch and Wine Tasting...
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Americas Cup travel: Best Bermuda bars and restaurants for wine lovers

May 23 11:38am Decanter
Heading to the perfect pink sands of Bermuda for the America's Cup? Here's a list of island jewels that are worth a look while you're in the area. With Cup Match just around the corner, we give you London wine buyer and Bermuda regular Maggie Macpherson's guide to the top restaurants and bars.Image Credit: fairmont.com These island jewels are well worth a visit... The post America’s Cup travel: Best Bermuda bars and restaurants for wine lovers appeared first on Decanter.
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Boroli Winery Focuses on Barolo (Wine Spectator)

May 23 11:00am WineSpectator.com: Blogs
Achille Boroli has been retooling the Piedmont family estate since the 2012 vintage...
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Rays Bar offering 50% off on its new cocktails this week only

May 23 10:19am The Winesleuth
Late night cocktail bar, Ray’s Bar in Dalston recently launched their new summer menu and to coincide with that, they are offering 50\% off their new cocktails this week only. “From long and short concoctions, to sweet and savoury flavours, many of the cocktails comprise unusual spirits from around the globe, including the likes of […] The post Ray’s Bar offering 50\% off on it’s new cocktails this week only appeared first on The Wine Sleuth.
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Chateau de Lascaux Ros Really Excellent

May 23 9:30am Reverse Wine Snob®
The fresh, dry and delicious Chateau de Lascaux Rosé. 40\% Cinsault, 30\% Syrah and 30\% Grenache from Languedoc, France. Made from organic grapes. This review is brought to you by L’Aventure Languedoc – Celebrate #LanguedocDay May 26, 2017! The Chateau de Lascaux Rosé is available for as low as $14. Imported by Kermit Lynch Wine […] The post Chateau de Lascaux Rosé – Really Excellent appeared first on Reverse Wine Snob®.
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Daily Wine News: A Fallen Emperor

May 23 8:00am Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
“Robert M. Parker Jr. hasn’t exactly disappeared… Yet, his pervasive influence has receded — markedly… Like all empires, Parker’s turned out to be difficult to defend.” Douglas Hillstrom argues that the “emperor” has fallen. “The final words on Robert M. Parker are yet to be written, but it is not too early to look back […]...
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Ten Years Later The Wine Economist Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

May 23 5:01am The Wine Economist
Next week — on Memorial Day, in fact — the Wine Economist will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Ten years of regular columns about the world of wine as seen from an economist’s perspective. The very first column, which is reproduced below, was an account of my visit to family-owned Fielding Hills winery, one of Washington’s […]...
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Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail: Highlights & Tips

May 23 3:16am Exotic Wine Travel
Cover image by Mark Weber. Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara. Reading Time: The town of Santa Barbara, also known as “The American Riviera”, is the county seat of Santa Barbara County. Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the town boasts many stunning natural and man-made attractions—from the Spanish colonial architecture, to pristine... The post Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail: Highlights & Tips appeared first on Exotic Wine Travel.
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THE SEEKER Chardonnay California 2015 $14 (Wine Spectator)

May 23 12:00am WineSpectator.com: Daily Wine Picks
A lush California white with exuberant juiciness...
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This Winery Hasnt Connected To Their Wine Club

May 22 4:40pm California Winery Advisor
Thank you for clicking on the wine club link. The winery you were viewing hasn't connected to their wine club details yet. We know, we […] The post This Winery Hasn’t Connected To Their Wine Club appeared first on California Winery Advisor.
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