Diego Planeta
Diego Planeta, 1940-2020.Sicilian wine has lost one of its ‘founding fathers’, said regional councillor for agriculture Edy Bandiera, following news that Diego Planeta has died aged 80. Planeta will be remembered as a key figure in modern winemaking history in Sicily, helping to improve quality and significantly enhance the reputation of the island’s wines. Massimiliano Giansanti, president of Italian farming confederation Confagricoltura, described Planeta’s death as ‘an unbridgeable loss, not only for the world of wine, but for all those who believe in the strength and courage of entrepreneurship’. He said that everyone was with the Planeta family ‘at this sad moment’. Born in [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020 11:31:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Tannat vines
Small but mighty, Uruguay often surpasses expectations. Little did anyone suspect it would be the first nation to take home the World Cup in 1930, nor did it seem likely to become the first country to fully legalise cannabis in 2013. Progressive and enterprising, Uruguay is known for its garra charrúa — showing bravery against all odds. It’s no doubt brave to adopt Tannat as your champion variety, notoriously one of the most tannic varieties in the world. But Uruguay’s winemakers have tamed this sometimes fierce grape into a stylish, often charming, red wine of many dimensions. And by planting it [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020 9:43:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Krug new releases, Krug 2006 vintage
A new release of Clos du Mesnil is always a special moment for the House of Krug. And the latest release is all the more significant, as 2006 is the year that Julie Cavil – appointed as Krug’s new chef de caves, or winemaking director, in 2019 – first joined the production team at this venerable house. On her arrival back then, she never imagined in her wildest dreams that one day she would be appointed to the pivotal position of cellarmaster and be the one to present this unique vintage some 14 years later. Scroll down to see Yohan Castaing’s Krug [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020 8:54:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Buy DWWA medal stickers
After a month of judging, the long-anticipated results of the 17th edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards are out now. Discover which wines have been awarded what in the 2020 competition.Quick links: Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 results Search all Best in Show medals Search all Platinum medals Search all Gold medals Search all Silver medals Search all Bronze medals Key stats: Over 28 consecutive days in August, 116 of the world’s top wine experts, including 37 Masters of Wine and nine Master Sommeliers, blind tasted 16,518 wines under strict Covid safety guidelines, resulting in 50 Best in Show, 178 Platinum, 537 Gold, 5,234 Silver and [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020 8:41:00 AM, Continue reading at the source