Wine News 2018-01-22T15:03:48+00:00
Osteria Francescana, world's best restaurant
The 'world's best restaurant' title has returned to Italy as European chefs dominated the upper echelons of this year's awards, dubbed the 'foodie Oscars'.Osteria Francescana is based in Modena.European chefs made their mark in the top rankings of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018, which were revealed at an awards ceremony in Bilbao. Taking the top honours was Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was awarded the number one spot for the second time. It replaced Eleven Madison Park in New York, which dropped to fourth place. Osteria Franescana joined restaurants from Spain (last year’s number one, El Cellar de [...]
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 3:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Chateau Prieuré Sainte Anne
A deal for Château Prieuré Sainte-Anne in Pauillac has countered a trend for Bordeaux estates being sold to buyers outside of the EU.A trio of Belgian investors will take control of the historic Côtes de Bordeaux estate, Chateau Prieuré Sainte Anne.Château Prieuré Sainte-Anne, an AOC Côtes de Bordeaux producer near to Capian, has been bought by Belgian private investors Mr and Mrs Herwig and Annelies Callewier-Corne. The trio have acquired the 8.15ha hillside estate overlooking the right bank of the Garonne river with 4.45ha of vines, plus the historic château residence complete with tennis courts and swimming pool. A fee was [...]
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 1:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
top supermarket wines
At the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, wines available in UK supermarkets proved that they're not only excellent value but also worthy some of the highest accolades. Here are the Gold and Platinum medal winners you can find at the supermarket...DWWA 2018: Top supermarket wines From almost 16,903 wines blind-tasted by our expert judges, the wines below fought off tough competition to win Gold and Platinum medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. All were under £20 and available in high street favourites such as Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. Scroll down to see the top supermarket wines Waitrose Cellar came [...]
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 11:47:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Tommasi Amarone Classico
Michaela Morris tastes eight vintages of this classic Amarone, stretching back to 1995, and finds a few surprises along the way.Tommasi's La Groletta vineyard, which provides some of the grapes for their Amarone Classico.I have tasted many vintages of Tommasi’s Amarone Classico, on countless occasions, yet this was my first opportunity to compare vintages side by side. During the frenzy of Vinitaly in April, I escaped to the family’s nearby spa hotel, Villa Quaranta, where I sat down to a civilised vertical of this wine going back to 1995. Leading the tasting was Giancarlo Tommasi, who officially took the reins as oenologist [...]
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source