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OCTOBER 22, 2011 Where in the wine world are we?
A site reader sent in this photo from his travels suggesting that we could play our favorite game, “where in the wine world are we?” ” So, take a gander at the photo to the right and hit the comments with your thoughts as to where the reader was.
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OCTOBER 28, 2011 Sherry Wine - Some First Thoughts
I knew a very small bit about Sherry wines before I came to Jerez. Now I know a little bit more. Before I get into a series of posts about specific Bodegas and other experiences, I figure that I'll share the things that I know, and also some of the outstanding questions that I still have.
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OCTOBER 25, 2011 London Lennie’s hosts Chateau La Gatte owner
So very interesting to hear the colorful stories of people who sought out a winery, nursed it to fruition, and are now making a success of their wine. Franco-American couple Michael and Hélène Affatato purchased the1646-dated Chateau La Gatte in 2004, and enovated it into a B & B and winery.
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OCTOBER 25, 2011 Craggy Range Te Kahu 2009
First, this is the first New Zealand red wine I have tasted in a least four years. The last was an unimpressive Pinot Noir that, along with some not so favorable press about NZ reds, kept me away from trying anymore.
DR. VINO Developing: Vineyard for sale? In France, perhaps many
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
It’s not every day that we get to talk about tax reforms on this site. Especially foreign tax reforms! But a recent change in the tax on capital gains from real property in France may cause several vineyards to sell before February 1 of next year. French tax code previously had a zero percent tax on property held more than 15 years. No capital gains tax–and this is a land where the candidate from the parti socialiste has a 60-40 lead over the incumbent president? MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE Jerez - Getting Started
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
Maybe this is silly, but I didn't look closely at a map before I got here. This map is courtesy of The Lonely Planet. I didn't realize that Jerez is so far south. It cannot be more than 70 or 80 miles from Morocco. The climate is more Mediterranean or even North African than, say Parisian, or as in most any city in Europe. It is sub-tropical here. There are palm trees everywhere. In the plazas and lining the streets. On top of small buildings. MORE >>
A WINE STORY Hospices de Beaune Tasting at Christies
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
Wine lovers in New York are gearing up for the The 151st Wine Auction of the Hospices de Beaune will take place November 20, 2011 in Beaune. Last night (Monday, October 24th, 2011) I attended a tasting at Christie's, the auction house, of some of the wines that will be offered -- you can see the list below. All were absolutely fantastic! Bidding at auction is a way to get some fabulous wine and support a worthy charity. MORE >>
DR. VINO Pax Mahle’s enormous eggs
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
When I bumped into Pax Mahle earlier this year at his Sonoma wine making facility, I told him I wanted to see his eggs. Fortunately, he didn’t drop his drawers but took me to his fermenting room where he had a massive pair of stone, egg-shaped fermenters! Pax used to make full-throttle wines, syrahs and pinots mostly, that scored big Parker points. MORE >>
DR. VINO Helicopter drying, Penn’s stores, sexy V&E – sipped & spit
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
SPIT: carbon footprint. Forget the mode of transport or the weight of the glass bottles; my co-author neglected this in our calculation of wine’s carbon footprint : grape drying by helicopter in Napa! [ NPR ]. SIPPED: watching grapes grow. Viticulture & Enology is one of the sexiest majors at Cornell. Well, with the helicopter blow driers, why not? (Oh Oh and what type of positioning is happening in their vineyard?!) [ CornellSun.com ]. SIPPED: buying binge. MORE >>
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