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Mr Glover Wilde Vineyards Agent Field Blend 2016

July 20, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

I tried this with its creator, Ben Glover (previously of Accolade, now focusing on family business Zephyr and other projects), in Scotch Bar in Blenheim a few weeks ago. I’d just been speaking at a […]

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Two orange wines from Spain

July 19, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Last night I drank two orange wines from Spain. Both different in style, but both very good. The first, a distinctive Albillo, was on the list at the brill Morito. The second was a Macabeu in […]

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 7/16/17

July 19, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Text Size: 07.18.2017 Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who […]

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The Wine Dinner Advocate

July 18, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Text Size: 07.17.2017 On 5 July, the tyre company (and restaurant guide publisher) Michelin announced their ownership of a 40% stake in wine critic Robert M Parker, Jr’s The Wine Advocate for an undisclosed sum. […]

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Grower Champagne: Vouette & Sorbée Brut Nature Fidèle NV

July 17, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Champagne Vouette et Sorbée is one of the star growers in the Aube, in the south of the Champagne region. Bernard Gautherot was persuaded to begin making his own wines by Selosse back in 2001, […]

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Video: in the spectacular Mosel region with Ernie Loosen

July 17, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

The Mosel is one of the most remarkable wine regions of all. Here, I’m in the vineyards with Ernie Loosen, visiting the Erdener Prälat and Urziger Würzgarten, before heading back to the winery for a […]

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The Guide to Finding Great Cognac

July 17, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Cognac is a brandy made from the white wine grapes grown in the Cognac region of France. Learn how to find great Cognac by understanding the region, the aging classifications, the major brands, and what […]

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A couple of lovely Kiwi Pinots: Ma Maison and Yealands

July 16, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Continuing my journey into the wonders of Kiwi Pinot, here are two lovely bottles recently consumed. The first was new to me. The second, Yealands, wasn’t a surprise: I always like these wines, and they […]

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of July 9, 2017

July 16, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

Text Size: 07.15.2017 Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have […]

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Gamay 32, François Rousset-Martin J’en Suis Gaga 2015

July 15, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

I had this wine on Wednesday night at the fab Westerns Laundry. It’s a Gamay from the Jura, but is labelled as Vin de France. François Rousset-Martin grew up in Burgundy where his father was […]