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The New Kid On The Hemel-en-Aarde Block - Tasting The Bosman Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2016...

The area known as Hemel en Aarde falls under the appellation of Walker Bay and is divided into three wards: Hemel en Aarde Valley, Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley and Hemel en Aarde Ridge. 254 more words

It’s Nero d’Avola But Not As You Know It - Tasting The Tenuta di Fessina ERO 2013...

Tenuta di Fessina is an winemaking project which took shape based on Silvia Maestrelli’s love of the land. In 2007, with the help of winemaker Federico Curtaz, who had worked as Gaja’s agronomist for twenty years, the Tuscan wine producer purchased an old vineyard of Nerello Mascalese grapes dating back to the past century. 316 more words

Donnhoff’s Niederhauser Hermanshohle Spatlese Impresses Even in a ‘Lesser’ Vintage...

With a reputation going back to the 19th century, this vineyard site was even one of the most highly taxed back in 1901, with its quality accruing a 1500 silver groschen tax compared to neighbouring vineyards on a 15 silver groschen rate. 220 more words

Not a Plentiful Vintage, But Certainly a Delicious Vintage - Tasting Domaine Ferret’s New 2016 Pouilly Fuisse Release...

Founded in the 1840s, Domaine J.A.Ferret is located in the heart of the most famous “climats” of the Fuissé amphitheatre, and has followed a female line of succession, who cleverly decided to bottle their wines themselves long before the practice became common place in Burgundy. 163 more words

Clos Saint Jacques 2016 Shoot Out - Domaine Armand Rousseau versus Domaine Jean Marie Fourrier...

Clos Saint Jacques is one of Burgundies most famous Premier Cru vineyards situated in the village of Gevrey Chambertin. The vineyard was named after a statue of Saint James that had been placed in the area, as it was a resting point on the way to Santiago de Compostella, the destination of the ‘Way of St. 386 more words

An Upgraded Rating For the Excellent Silverado Solo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 - “Built to Thrill”... I

Last year when I visited California, I tasted through the excellent range of wines at Silverado Vineyards.

Link to that tasting is here…

https://gregsherwoodmw.com/2017/03/08/california-day-3-tasting-the-new-vintages-from-silverado-winery/

Owned by Walt Disney’s daughter Diane and husband Ron Miller, the ex-quarterback of the La Rams, some fabulous wines have been produced in their Stag’s Leap District winery in Napa Valley along the Silverado Trail over the years. 342 more words

The Silver Lining of Burgundy’s Rocketing Prices and Shrinking Allocations - The Rise of the Super Aligoté Cuvees...

Thibault Liger-Belair is cousin to the more famous Vicomte Liger-Belair of Vosne Romanée. In 2002 he took over an older family property in Nuits St Georges taking back the vines which had been previously leased out to various other smaller growers. 295 more words