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Bordeaux 2014: A game-changer

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Nicholas Pegna – Director of our South-East Asia office – discusses how the game has changed when it comes to Bordeaux en primeur; with 2014 providing a crossroads for both the system and the region. In the last 15 years of tasting Bordeaux en primeur, I have seen a great deal of change. In the early […] The post Bordeaux 2014: A ...

Berrys' Wine Blog 2 hours, 29 min ago

Eat: The Enduring Appeal of Roasted Chicken Provençal

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A simple and classic dish from the designer Steven Stolman.

The Pour 3 hours, 29 min ago

Who make the best American whiskey? - Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Lock & Key

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Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye WhiskeyLast week I wrote about the best single malt whisky in the world for 2015 according to Whisky Magazine's World Whiskies Awards. For this week's Whisk(e)y Wednesday posted, presented by Baton Rouge's Lock & Key Whiskey Bar, I wanted to reveal the results of the American Whiskey category.For starters, the Balcon...

Bite and Booze 3 hours, 32 min ago

Bordeaux 2014: The importance of an Indian Summer

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Following his second day in the region, Jonathan White remarks upon the unlikely character of the 2014 Bordeaux vintage, a combination of freshness and fruit; the gift of an Indian Summer. Vintage variation is one of the fundamental reasons why many of us love wine and, indeed, the wines of Bordeaux. In an age where […] The post Bordeaux 2014...

Berrys' Wine Blog 7 hours, 6 min ago

Wednesday Wraparound: Bordeaux and Asti

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  The Drinks Business magazine is reporting huge unsold stocks of Bordeaux from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages–the latter two decent, with 2010 exceptional according to most critics. Things are so dire, apparently, that the chairman of Justerini & Brooks, one of London’s top wine merchants, called the dust-gathering stocks “the las...

Steve Heimoff| Wine Blog 10 hours, 40 min ago

Turning wine into vinegar, almost

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"Why would anyone be turning wine into vinegar?" you might ask. Sonoma Portworks has the answer and the goods to prove it… And, they're mighty delicious, so now I know why. Perhaps you will too, someday. Besides producing completely delicious port-style wines, Sonoma Portworks in Petaluma also produces some really delicious flavors for you to...

Wine Blog 10 hours, 49 min ago

Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting at Weingut Clemens Busch “ Germany-North Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2014)

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Picture: Pündericher Marienburg VineyardMost of the area under vines of Weingut Clemens Busch is situated in the Pündericher Marienburg vineyard which covers almost the entire hillside on the opposite side of the river from the village of Pünderich. When you want to visit the area or when Clemens and his team want to work in the vineyard, you an...

Schiller Wine 12 hours, 20 min ago

Off the Menu: Marcus Samuelsson’s Latest Venture: Streetbird

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The chef’s diner-style chicken kitchen turns out plump rotisserie birds with multicultural trappings like Jamaican sauce and sweet soy.

The Pour 21 hours, 54 min ago

Critic’s Notebook: Small Plates Grow Up

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The shrunken-portions revolution has won, as top chefs enter the fray and start shaping the new rules of dining.

The Pour 23 hours, 11 min ago

Recipes for Health: A Stew That Makes the Most of Spring Greens

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Incorporate spring’s green market offerings, from light beans to bright jalapeño, for a vegetarian tagine.

The Pour 23 hours, 58 min ago

At Roberta’s, Pizza and a Broken Partnership

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A fight over money and expansion plans is breaking up the group that created the pizzeria-turned-garden-and-gastro-commune in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

The Pour 1 day ago

Bordeaux 2014: The return of the king

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Adam Bilbey, Sales Director for Berry Bros. & Rudd's Hong Kong office, is confident the 2014 vintage could yet provide the impetus to reestablish Bordeaux's reign of the Asian market. Despite British Airways' valiant attempt to dampen my mood (by diverting my luggage by way of Brussels), I am in high spirits leading into the […] The post ...

Berrys' Wine Blog 1 day ago

Virginia Wine Chat Live with Frank Morgan at Breaux Vineyards, Virginia, USA

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Picture: Virginia Wine Chat Live with Frank Morgan at Breaux Vineyards, Virginia, USAVirginia Wine Chat is a monthly virtual gathering to discuss the wines, winemakers, wineries and regions of Virginia, the up and coming wine region at US East Coast. Founder and Moderator is Frank Morgan, who introduces himself on his twitter account as follows: ...

Schiller Wine 1 day ago

Women’s History Month: Exploring the Maternal Side of Winemaking

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Editor’s note: With the March being recognized for stories about inspiring women (also known as Women's History Month in the USA), we thought it would be fitting to honor the only female master blender existing today, Ana Rosas, of the renowned Ramos-Pinto port house. A woman that oozes with, grace, […]

Catavino 1 day ago

Going Hot Turkey (March 2015 Wine Article Roundup)

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In like a frozen lion, out like a lamb paired with well-aged Cabernet Sauvignon, March is behind us. Er… wait a second… it's still cold here. Ok, whatever… Here's a roundup of some of the items in which I've had a hand in penning during the month: There were two items highlighting Turkish wine this […] Grab The 1WineDude.co...

1 Wine Dude 1 day ago

Bordeaux 2014: A promising start

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As the first day of our team's week-long tasting trip to Bordeaux draws to a close, Jonathan White sees true potential in the 2014 vintage and asks if things are finally looking up for the region. Compared to previous vintages – not least 2013 – relatively little has been written about the 2014 Bordeaux prior […] The post Bordeaux 2014: A pro...

Berrys' Wine Blog 1 day ago

Wine critics vs. sommeliers, Round 428. Ding!

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  With all due respect to Robert Sinskey, whose wines I always admired, I think he struck the wrong tone in his recent opinion piece, which was published in Eater. His basic premise—that the era of the mega-critic is over, along with the 100-point rating system—is widely held, and certainly worth a conversation. And we […]

Why is champagne getting drier?

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Champagnes seem to have been getting drier in recent years. What’s driving the trend? I put the question of declining Champagne dosage levels to Peter Wasserman today. Wasserman, along with his mother Becky, exports several grower champagnes including Godmé Pere et fils, José D’hondt, Camille Savès, and Vazart-Coquart. Wasserman said there are thre...

Close at Hand: Ignacio Mattos’s Most Treasured Cooking Tool

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The chef at Estela is passionate about his Microplane, which was born to cut wood, not zest oranges.

The Pour 1 day ago

Front Burner: A Burrito Filled to the Brim Downtown

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At Burrito Bar downtown, there are more than 1,200 combinations to pick from; ergonomic tongs; Parisian caramels; and more.

The Pour 1 day ago

Myrna Arroyo: Vino Valedictorian

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Myrna Arroyoby Blair LoupNot every rung on the ladder to success is dredged in plight for females. Myrna Arroyo's story is one of passion and determination. I know what it sounds like, but this is not a triumphant sports tale. Myrna is a wearer of many hats: lawyer, former wine shop owner, public relations guru, luxury travel advisor, and certified...

Bite and Booze 2 days ago

Cookbooks: ‘Root to Leaf,’ a Field Guide to Vegetables

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In “Root to Leaf,” Steven Satterfield offers both philosophy and instruction, with recipes that reward, again and again, the minimal treatment of the very best ingredients.

The Pour 2 days ago

Ask Your Easter and Passover Cooking Questions

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Melissa Clark, Kim Severson, Julia Moskin and I will answer your questions about the holiday feasts all week long on the Food department Facebook page.

The Pour 2 days ago

The Great Drought: A personal reflection

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  In a few days—April 1, to be exact–California water officials will officially measure the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and I’m predicting the result is going to shock the nation. If you don’t live here, and especially if you live in the East, where it’s been so cold this winter, you can’t […]

Kosher Wine’s Hero

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Reviews of the latest wines from Covenant Winery. Though relatively late to the fight as a wine producer, one of the heroes of the kosher-wine battle against the entrenched anti-kosher wine bias is Jeff Morgan, owner and winemaker at the Covenant Winery in Berkeley, Calif. Morgan is not only crafting some of the world’s finest wines which just so ...

Grapelines 2 days ago

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For March 30, 2015

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So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available […] Grab The 1W...

1 Wine Dude 2 days ago

Yes, I’m “that one”

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Being fussy isn't easy, especially when you've written about that one yourself. In my story, it's called Road Warrior Survival Guide." In the air, it's probably called Air Warrior Survival Guide… Or, at least it should be, because flight attendant service seems to be a very difficult job, these days… Having to put up with […] The ...

Wine Blog 2 days ago

Lunch, Wine Tasting and Winery Tour at Weingut Jülg in Schweigen, Pfalz with the Jülg Family “ Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2014)

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Picture, Werner Jülg, Weingut Jülg, with his 3 Sons Friedrich, Moritz and Johannes Jülg We started the day with a tasting at Weingut Friedrich Becker, a world class producer, in Schweigen in the Pfalz. Just around the corner is Weingut Jülg, which is not in the same category as Weingut Becker but clearly on a steep upward movement, with the you...

Schiller Wine 2 days ago

Guess Who’s Featured in USA Today Travel?

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Lakeland Winery, that's who! We have our very own spot in an article all about different places to make wine around the world. Check it out here:  10 Ways to Make Your Own Wine Not to brag, but you know, that's us listed described alongside wine-making spots in Italy, Argentina and Napa Valley.

Andy's Wine Blog 2 days ago

Favorite Sonoma Restaurants

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Favorite Sonoma Restaurants that you are sure to love. World class restaurant favorites. Great food, wonderful service, and charming ambiance.

Cheers2Wine Blog 2 days ago

A drink in the last-chance saloon?

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As our team board the plane for a week in Bordeaux, our Chairman Simon Berry reflects on the current state of en primeur, the quality of the 2014 vintage and what the future holds for the world of Claret post-Robert Parker. The 2014 Bordeaux vintage, if you believe what you read in the newspapers, marks […] The post A drink in the last-chance...

Berrys' Wine Blog 3 days ago

Wein Salon Natürel (Köln, Germany)

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Crowd of wine revelers Köln / Cologne (Germany) The first-ever natural-wine fair in Germany took place in Kôln recently, as a sign that the movement which is nascent in this country is slowing taking pace. A handful of importers have...

Matthew McConaughey to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar

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Wine will be splashing on the silver screen with Matthew McConaughey in a starring role. Deadline reports that the star of Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective will headline the cinematic adaptation of the Billionaire's Vinegar. I'm glad the project is moving ahead. It's based on the terrific book of the same name by Benjamin […] The post Ma...

Dr Vino's wine blog 4 days ago

At the Chef Dan Barber’s Pop-Up, WastED, Bruised and Misshapen Bits Are Dinner

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For wastED, a pop-up restaurant in Greenwich Village, Dan Barber and his crew went on a crosstown hunt for scraps to transform into tasty dishes, and they mostly succeeded.

The Pour 4 days ago

T Magazine: What the First Mixologist Honored by the James Beard Foundation is Drinking Now

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Dale DeGroff shares two cocktail recipes and a look back on his 41 years of bartending, from early days at the Rainbow Room to bottling his own bitters.

The Pour 4 days ago

A Good Appetite: A Radish and Herb Salad That’s on the Cutting Edge

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The sharp blade on a mandoline transforms bulky root vegetables into ethereal shavings. (Article plus video.)

The Pour 5 days ago

Invitation: Wine Tasting and Art Exhibit in North Bethesda, Maryland

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Picture: Annette Schiller, Ombiasy PR and WineTours, with Manfred Prüm, Weingut JJ PrümPlease join us for a Wine-Tasting & Art Exhibit at the North Bethesda, Maryland home of Susan Levin where we will taste a selection of our favorite wines while we enjoy viewing the Abstract Expressionist paintings & Digital Art of Susan LevinWine ...

Schiller Wine 5 days ago

Below the surface: the Napoleon Cellar

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Dipping two storeys below No.3 St James’s Street, Katie Cooper, Wine Club Manager, explores the extraordinary history of our Napoleon Cellar. Deep beneath the shop at No.3 St James’s Street lies the Napoleon Cellar, named after Louis-Napoléon III, the nephew of Napoleon I. These days, it hosts long lunches and sumptuous dinners for up to […] ...

Berrys' Wine Blog 5 days ago

City Kitchen: Mastering Steak au Poivre

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A simple dish goes heavy on the spice, with a pleasant, woodsy heat.

The Pour 5 days ago

Love in a Glass: Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Rose

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The phone rang. I looked at the caller-ID and my little heart started racing as if it was a call from a former love. It was the call I had been waiting for. It was from Stoller Family Estate in the Willamette Valley. They were letting me know my Spring Wine Club shipment was getting ready to be packed and while they were at it, was there anything e...

Friday Feature Photo: Easter in the Algarve

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Photographer: Tony Bond Capture Date: April 18, 2010 Location: Praia Dona Ana, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal About: On a 10 day trip to the Algarve, "I was repeatedly lost for words. So glad to have discovered this coastline at Easter without the crowds – and if you're prepared to get up early – or stay late, […]

Catavino 5 days ago

Whisky Retailer of the Year

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Having just recovered from the surprise (and celebrations), Rob Whitehead – Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits Buyer – takes a moment to describe the honour of being awarded Global Whisky Retailer of the Year (Single Outlet) at the 2015 Icons of Whisky awards. The Icons of Whisky awards celebrate distillers, retailers, distributors and educators, and a...

Berrys' Wine Blog 5 days ago

What about those reports that “weaker wines are better than stronger ones”?

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  You’ve probably read about it: According to Fox News, a new study out of Spain has been widely reported to “prove” that “People think weaker wine tastes better.” But, in fact, the study doesn’t show that at all; and much of the second-hand reporting on the study actually shows how lazy journalists can be. […]

The Writers Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland

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What I do on my weekends, these days… I saw this picture of the Writers Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Facebook, and I wrote, "I wonder if any of my grandfathers were ever at the Writers Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland?" Lately, on weekends I'm researching and developing a personal story, since, I need to now step […] The post The Writer...

Wine Blog 5 days ago

Germany's Top 11 Winemakers (with 5 out of 5 Grapes) - The Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015

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Picture: Thomas Haag, Weingut Schloss Lieser, and Christian G.E. Schiller in Mainz. Thomas Haag, Weingut Schloss Lieser, is the 2015 Gault Millau Deutschland Winemaker of the Year, see: Thomas Haag, Weingut Schloss Lieser, Germany's Winemaker of the Year, Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland 2015The Gault Millau WeinGuide Deutschland is the leading w...

Schiller Wine 5 days ago

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Muscadet

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Yes, Muscadet wines from the Pays Nantais area go beautifully with oysters, but they can do so much more.

The Pour 5 days ago

Wine School: A Return to Classic Napa Style

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Three bottles reflect Napa’s longtime commitment to cabernet made in classic style.

The Pour 5 days ago

Hungry City: Masha & the Bear in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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At Masha & the Bear in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Russian hospitality is on full display.

The Pour 6 days ago

On terroir, and the vine’s microbiome

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  Doesn’t it seem to you like these stories lately about microbes in soil affecting wine are making the concept of terroir even more complicated than we thought it was? We used to think terroir was a matter of the physical structure of the soil and the climate, or meso-climate, of the vineyard. John Winthrop […]

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