Wine News 2018-01-22T15:03:48+00:00
Dublin wine bars
Trinity College DublinGreen Man Run by the wonderful David Gallagher (aka the nicest man in the Irish wine industry) and his lovely wife Claire, this wine bar and shop has a great selection of natural and classic wines. A bit further out but worth it for the opportunity of being ‘Green Manned’. Anyone in the know buys their wine here. Green Man Wines, 3 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6 Wine bar opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday 5pm-10pm, Sunday 12.30-8pm. Shop opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 12.30pm-8pm. Fish Shop Owners Peter and Jumoke Hogan have come a long way from the converted shed where they [...]
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
There are some descriptors in wine that are always considered complimentary. ‘Fresh’ is one of them. Even in mature wines it’s always considered a virtue. So it’s not surprising that claiming freshness as a characteristic of their wines is something many appellations do, including Vinsobres. But thanks to its unique natural setting – a northerly location, high altitude and, crucially, wind – its wines genuinely do have an aerial quality rarely found in the southern Rhône. No wonder the canny Louis Barruol of Château de St-Cosme has just bought the 62ha Château de Rouanne there. ‘I’ve always loved the terroir; [...]
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 7:29:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Shanghai Michelin Guide 2020
Michelin launched its third edition of the Shanghai Guide, with Ultraviolet as the only restaurant granted three stars, while T’ang Court and Yi Long Court are downgraded from two stars to one. For the third year in a role, the restaurant Ultravoilet by French chef Paul Pairet has retained its three-star status by the Michelin Guide Shanghai. ‘Paul Pairet’s cuisine has been awarded three stars for three years now, and this is a testament to the open-mindedness of the Michelin Guide,’ said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the guides. T’ang Court only gains one star in the 2020 edition, after being downgraded to [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 3:57:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Discover DWWA gold medal winners across ten years of the Decanter World Wine Awards in Rio this September Master of Wine Alistair Cooper and Paulo Brammer, founder and director of the wine academy Eno Cultura (awarded World Educator of the Year in 2017 by WSET Global), have come together to host a masterclass showcasing award-winning wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards at the Aprazível restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 28 September. Only wines awarded a DWWA gold medal (over 95 points) will be showcased with a line-up that is set to include award-winning wines from the past 10 years of [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 2:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Volgelzang Vineyard - Happy Canyon
Volgelzang Vineyard - Happy CanyonHappy Canyon of Santa Barbara is the place most Bordeaux varietals planted in Santa Barbara County call home. Its name is said to have originated during Prohibition, where one could “sneak off to Happy Canyon” and procure a then-illicit local spirit. It was the fourth region in Santa Barbara County to attain AVA status, and did so in 2009. There are just over 400 acres of grapes planted across less than a dozen vineyards, and almost all of them can be viewed from one point in its southwestern section, Armour Ranch Road near Happy Canyon Road. Located [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 10:37:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
wine with pork
Will it be the German Riesling or the Grenache? Perhaps it's fairer to try both... A few styles to consider when pairing wine with pork: German Riesling Condrieu / Viognier Chenin Blanc Pinot Noir Red or rosé Grenache / Garnacha Aged Barolo (Nebbiolo) Sicilian Nerello Mascalese Search our expert wine reviews to find your perfect match ‘Rich white wines and juicy red wines’ There are no hard and fast rules for pairing wine with pork, but ‘rich whites and juicy reds tend to work well’, according to Decanter contributing editor Matt Walls. Is pork a white or red meat? Nutritional studies class pork as a red meat, despite its relatively light appearance [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 9:40:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The winnersKaren MacNeil, a regular contributor to Decanter on Californian wine, won the Consumer Title Writer of the Year for her articles in the sporting lifestyle magazine Covey Rise. This new award, sponsored by Pio Cesare, recognises wine writing beyond specialist titles. Kelli White, a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards, won the Ramos Pinto Online Communicator of the Year for her writing on the GuildSomm website, while Esther Mobley of the San Francisco Chronicle was named the Domaines Ott Wine Feature Writer of the Year. Regular Decanter contributor Simon Woolf received the Domaine Faiveley Wine Book of the Year for [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 8:24:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
England’s answer to the Médoc Marathon is tackled by a team from the UK trade including DecanterOn Sunday 8 September, a group of 30 runners from the wine trade, including Decanter staff and contributors, took part in this year’s Bacchus Half Marathon. The teams all tackled this challenging and (surprisingly) hilly course through the North Downs in aid of The Benevolent charity. Runners from Decanter included DWWA Regional Chair and regular contributor Peter Richards MW, regular contributor Susie Barrie MW plus staff members Alex Layton, Bella Callaghan and Cesar Soler. Alex Layton, Cesar Soler and Bella Callaghan from Decanter all took on [...]
Thu, Sep 19, 2019 11:30:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
david elswood
David Elswood, presiding over a Christie's auction in Hong Kong in 2011.Auction house Christie’s said, ‘It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our longstanding and much admired colleague David Elswood.’ His career at Christie’s, spanning nearly 35 years, ran alongside a period of significant expansion for the global fine wine market. Elswood was a major contributor to this growth and Christie’s described him as ‘pivotal in developing the international profile of Christie’s Wine Department over the last three decades’. Ex-colleagues and those in the wider wine trade and media will also remember a man who was unfailingly generous [...]
Thu, Sep 19, 2019 10:46:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Opus One vertical, Winery, Napa Valley, California
Opus One Winery, Napa Valley, CaliforniaTasting a 40-year vertical of any wine from its conception through to its latest bottled vintage is always exciting, because you are tracing a proof of concept, asking the question whether the belief and investment in this particular wine has proved to be justified. In the case of Opus One, it is particularly fascinating because from 1979 to today pretty much everything changed – the vineyards, the winery, the viticulture, the team. Tasting Opus One 1979-2016 [...]
Thu, Sep 19, 2019 9:14:00 AM, Continue reading at the source