17 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Wine Guide

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By Avi of HaKerem: The Israeli Wine Blog 17 days ago.
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The New Israeli Wine Guide has been launched at the new branch of Derech Ha'Yayin in Tel Aviv. The authors, Yair Gath and Gal Zohar, presented their selection of the ‘Best Seventy' wines in Israel. Guests gathered from every part of the wine business, to receive a card with two QR codes on it. One was to download the Hebrew version, and the other was for the English one.

Yair Gath is the wine critic for Israel Hayom and Gal Zohar is a sommelier of international …

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By Avi of HaKerem: The Israeli Wine Blog 3 months ago.
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Time Out Israel has published a list of the top ten Israeli wineries, as selected by wine expert, Gal Zohar. The list appears in the January edition of the English version of this magazine.

The cover headline is ‘ Wine Tourism in Israel.

Gal Zohar is a sommelier and wine consultant, who is also in the process of producing the New Israeli Wine Guide.

He recently published the top ten Israeli red and white wines in association with wine journalist, Yair Gath and will soon publish the full guide.

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 1 year ago.
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…2011. He published one of the earliest newsletters, Robert Finnigan's Private Wine Guide (this was well before Wine Advocate), and was hugely influential among restaurateurs and merchants. I knew Bob for a while in the 1990s, when he was perhaps a little past his prime, but still active, and certainly a pleasant, dignified San Francisco gentleman. He was running the old CMCV society in San Francisco, a marketing group sponsored by the Champagne houses that had established wineries …

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On New Products at Wally's 1 year ago.
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Price: $ 159.99 - Kistler Vineyards is a family-owned California winery located in Northern California's wine producing region of Sonoma County. According to Food and Wine Magazine, their "biannual release of Chardonnay is one of the most sought after by wine enthusiasts" and Food and Wine Magazine's Wine Guide considers their Chardonnays the "Best of the Best" among " Star Producers". One of Califonria's most stellar Chardonnay producers. ( RP)

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On Daily Wine News over 1 year ago.
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The 2013 edition of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide introduces a new set of special awards - Wine of Provenance Awards - that single out iconic wines to represent the very best of each state or territory. Choosing just one wine to stand at the pinnacle of its state-based peers is a tough exercise that will no doubt start more arguments than it will settle. Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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By shannon of J News You Can Use over 1 year ago.
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…Noir (which recently received a 91 from Ken's Wine Guide) and our 2003 Late Disgorged J Vintage Brut — an intricate, highly nuanced marriage of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier fruit.

Click here for the full Legacy Tasting menu.

The Legacy Tasting is offered daily on the hour and costs $ 30 per person or $ 10 if you're a Club J member at the Signature level. Complimentary Legacy Tastings are available …

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By Marisa D'Vari of Wine Reviews: A Wine Story over 1 year ago.
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…earned some of the most vaulted accolades in Chilean winemaking, with the 2002 editon of the Chilean Wine Guide hailing the Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon as the "Best Wine of Its Class."

Both the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines named it their "top wines of 2002" and the accolades have continued from there.

The Tasting

The highlight of the evening (beyond the charm of sitting between two vivacious, intelligent, and rather good looking …

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By Andy Cheese of WINE IN SWEDEN over 1 year ago.
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The John Platter South African Wine Guide 2012 chose Boekenhoutskloof as the winery of the year. Th egrapes were fermented in stainless steel with selected Rhone wine yeast strains. Two thirds of the wine was matured in French oak. The residual sugar is 2.98 grammes per litre, 5.46 grammes per litre total acidity, and pH of 3.76. This wine is sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Prime Wine Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Blackberry, raspberry, liqourice, burnt toast, white pepper

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By Andrew Barrow of Spittoon 2 years ago.
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Platter's South African Wine Guide

Not sure I quite understand the significance of the coffee pot that Bertus Fourie is shown pouring his wine from on page 312; but it has something to do with being an innovator. This latest edition of the South African wine bible - Platter's South African Wine Guide - has a theme of ‘innovation'. Scattered amongst the pages are short profiles of those the guide views as the "innovators in the South African wine industry".

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By Grape Guy of On the Road with the Grape Guy over 2 years ago.
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…quite the resume including 2 winemaker of the year honors from his fellow countrymen (2004 - Chilean Wine Guide; 2008 - Chilean Food and Wine Writers).

Marques Wines ...

I'll start by (re-)introducing you to the Marques de Casa Concha wines - if you have never bought or tried these wines you truly are missing out on some of the best values from Chile:

2008 Syrah ($19.95) - very raspberry throughout with a good tannin backbone and a sour cherry finish. (*** ½+)

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