Sunday, August 15, 2010

When Talking About Wine, What About Spatburgunder (Spätburgunder, Pinot Noir)? Three Recommendations from the San Francisco Examiner

Spatburgunder (Spätburgunder, Pinot Noir) anyone? Pamela S. Busch in a Special to The San Francisco Examiner writes about Wine: Try Spatburgunder, a gentle red from Germany, recommending three wines, one of which, Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Estate Pinot Noir, 2007, stems from the Mosel River Valley, where we are domiciled.

From Lawyer to Vintner: The 'Boss' at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

The New York Times relates the story of Christopher Silva who went From Lawyer to Vintner.

Finger Lakes Wines Realizing the Potential that was First Recognized in the 1990's

See Finger Lakes Riesling Festival shows wine's chameleon character at Democrat and Chronicle.

Virginia State Wine Travel and Tourism Promotion Tweets Win Award

The Local Digest at The Washington Post reports that the State of Virginia has won a national Mercury Award for Niche Marketing from the U.S. Travel Association for its wine travel and tourist promotion tweets at Twitter.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Josko Gravner Wines - WSJ.com

The Wall Street Journal has an online article by Will Lyons about Josko Gravner Wines, which are made according to ancient methods:
"After harvest from his 18-hectare site near Oslavia, he fills ... amphorae with grapes. Fermentation is ignited through purely wild yeasts, without temperature-controlled fermentation. He then leaves the grapes to macerate for seven months before transferring them to large old-oak barrels. The wines then rest in these barrels for two years and are bottled without filtration."
Will Lyons writes that he was "amazed" by the results.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Number-one wine magazine in France plans on going international - Food & Drink, Life & Style - The Independent

Number-one wine magazine in France plans on going international - Food & Drink, Life & Style - The Independent Relax News writes:
"Revue du vin de France (Wine Magazine of France), a leading publication in continental Europe specialized in oenology, announced in January that it was planning on going head to head with the world's heavyweights Wine Spectator (USA) and Decanter (UK) in the coming years." [emphasis added]

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