18 April 2014

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As a Damien Hirst creation, Le Petit Mouton shows an extravagant flamboyance yet is clearly the product of meticulous precision. In many ways it defies the vintage with swelled, glossy rich notes of ripe fruit and glacied cherries fill the mid palate with surprising generosity and a persistent finish. The halo effect of the Grand Vin bestows this second wine with the quality of a second growth.

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We always know that when we visit Ch. Palmer, even with difficult growing conditions as in 2013, we will be presented with a wine full of Palmer typicity - Poised, plush, sweet, elegant and ethereal fruit. The palate is medium bodied with a lovely swathe of cassis and blueberry fruit throughout the mid palate. Plush and well integrated tannins take the length through to an effortless conclusion with a cooling acidity. A generous and yet balanced Palmer, plush and velvety.

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In the last post , I ran through some of the things you need to be think about as a brewery expanding into new markets. Let's review:

Trademark Issues

Pre-COLA Product Evaluation and Certification of Label Approval ( COLA) submission (especially formulation!)

State brand and label registrations

State permitting

Entering into trade agreements with distributors

I want to pause at this last point. Breweries need to be especially concerned with …

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The craft brewing industry has seen tremendous growth in the past few years. In 2012, there were 1292 craft breweries in the US and 1,124 brewpubs, a growth rate of more than 20% over the previous year. More and more people are getting into the business of craft beer, but how many really understand what's involved? There's more to successfully thriving in the industry than brewing your product.

Let's start with a few points you need to consider when launching a new brand or …

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Overview by Martin Wilson, Account Manager - Press

An annual newspaper subscription would make an excellent Christmas present would it not? Perhaps not the most exciting thing to unwrap on Christmas morning but who could fail to be charmed by the printed product dropping through the letterbox every day from Boxing day? Judging by the November ABCs, nobody would get all that excited.

Only two of the national daily newspapers recorded month on month increases in November. Unsurprisingly

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The vineyards of Ch. Marquis de Terme are located in the prime locations of the villages of Margaux and Cantenac. Classified as a 4th Growth in the 1855 classification, the 2005 Marquis de Terme is a tremendous effort from this estate. Beautifully aromatic on the nose of classic Margaux notes of pencil shavings and pure red fruit follow onto the palate. Delicious now and over the next few years.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

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There is a record amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend this year and it has helped to create a lovely expression of Ch. Giscours. There is a good balance, a touch of sweetness, ripe engaging fruit and superbly integrated tannins. The length is really enjoyable too.

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Positively youthful compared with the 1953 and quite reticent on the nose. The palate is wonderful though, huge amounts of deep honey notes, with the sweetness balanced by a mouth-watering acidity, that's very special, but amazingly young still for a 50 year old wine. Beautiful now, but even better in the future I'd venture.

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Wonderfully elegant, this trips along on the lightest of feet, and there's a lot here all supremely integrated …

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The 1961 reveals a rather fresh and surprisingly mineral, wet stone laden nose, touch of caramelised pear with hints of freshly cut hay. The palate is medium bodied and very vibrant, Apricot notes with a touch of residual sugar covers the mid palate but never cloying. A gentle and spicy length and still as fresh as the proverbial Daisy.

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Extremely dark in colour, the colour of caramel I dip apples in on Bonfire Night in fact. The toffee apple note appears on the nose too, but the palate is extraordinarily complex. Interwoven marzipan, sweet apricot and a whole variety of yellow stone fruit stride elegantly across the palate. Darker, more concentrated and sweeter than the 1961 Clos de Bourg this 1959 tries to make you think it is a big brute of a wine which is dead set on knocking …

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