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La Rioja Alta, S.A., has been making wine since it was founded by five families back in 1890. We chatted to Julio Sáenz, winemaker at the premium vineyard since 1996 and technical director since 2005, about how their wines and the winemaking have evolved. [...]
Fri, May 27, 2016
Source Harper’s News
Gary Brooking, trading manager for Marks & Spencer, and his team of buyers and wine selectors were on celebratory form at the M&S Spring Press Tasting last week, having just knocked Tesco off the top spot for the most own brand medal wins in this year's International Wine Challenge. [...]
Fri, May 27, 2016
Source Harper’s News
In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories. [...]
Fri, May 27, 2016
Source Harper’s News
The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium makes its debut in Britain. [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
Source Wine Searcher
2015 is going to be a great vintage in its own particular way. The post Trending: Bordeaux delivers striking 2015 Vintage appeared first on PALATE PRESS. [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
Source Palate Press
Plus, Congress recognizes the Judgment of Paris, Cheech Marin's new Mezcal habit, and bubbly charity efforts from Moët & Chandon and Riunite [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
Source Wine Spectator News & Features
Drinks brands are missing out on reaching early adopters to products in the on-trade, a new study has suggested. [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
Source Harper’s News
Lake Garda
Nonplussed on Lake Garda (I think this is swan for “F*ck off”) Back in March (yeah, yeah, I know…) I attended, as a media guest, the 2016 edition of the well-executed but unfortunately-named L'Anteprima Lazise (seriously… how many of you knew that was a town near Lake Garda in N. Italy?). [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
Source 1WineDude
Don Chappellet
Don Chappellet, pioneering Pritchard Hill vintner and founder of Chappellet Vineyards, passed away on Sunday 22 May, aged 84.An admirer of the wines of Bordeaux, Don Chappellet quit a successful career in business in 1966, moving from Los Angeles to the Napa Valley. There, following the advice of celebrated émigré-winemaker [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016
Source Decanter
The festival features just a small selection of the valley's bottles, so you'd be wise to carve out some time outside of the festival to visit some wineries on your own — but in general the caliber of drinking here is much higher than at your typical music festival. Start with [...]
Wed, May 25, 2016
Source San Francisco Chronicle

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