Wine News 2018-01-22T15:03:48+00:00
Notre Dame fire
Notre Dame cathderal, the day after the firePinault has stated he will donate €100 million, and Arnault €200 million to the international fundraising campaign marked for cathedral restorations, according to French news agency Agence France-Presse.  The blaze began on the evening of 15th April, engulfing Notre-Dame, with the French fire service working through the night to extinguish the flames, which was finally confirmed this morning (16th April). The LVMH Group announced on its Instagram account; ‘In the wake of this national tragedy, the Arnault family and the LVMH Group pledge their support for #NotreDame. They will donate a total of 200 million [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
St Emilion 2018 wines
See all St-Emilion 2018 wines tasted here Commentators talk about the evolution of St-Emilion every year but they are often giving estates the benefit of the doubt. [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 9:06:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Average vine age
Adam Stevens, by email, asks:  In the producer profile on Remírez de Ganuza (March 2019 issue), Matt Walls provided tasting notes for the 1994, 2001 and 2010 Remírez de Ganuza Rioja. In each note the average age of the vines is 60 years. As these wines span nearly 20 years I wondered if that would not push the average age of the vines up for the 2010. Had there been replanting to keep the average age down? José Ramon Urtasun, co-owner of Remirez de Ganuza, replies: If we were talking about a single-vineyard wine, you are right that it would make absolutely [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 3:35:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Andreas Rosendal is a judge at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).Andreas Rosendal Andreas Rosendal currently runs his own consultancy firm, curating wine lists in Sweden, England & Italy. A company which was set up after working 3 years as Wine Director at Flemings Mayfair, a 5-star hotel in central London. Andreas started his career in 2007 as a Sommelier at Sigtuna Stadshotell, a 5-star hotel in the outskirts of Stockholm. After 2 years, he crossed the border to Norway to take up the position as Head Sommelier at the Michelin-starred Haga Restaurant. Its 1,200-bin wine list won an “Award of [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 3:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
David Round MW
David Round MW is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2019David Round MWDavid Round MW David Round MW joined the wine trade in 1991, working on the shop floor in Fortnum & Mason’s wine department. In 1994 he moved to Berry Bros & Rudd to help set up their duty free wine shop at Heathrow’s Terminal 3, and soon transferred to the buying department. Round passed his MW in 1999 and became fine wine manager at Direct Wines the following year. In 2003, he joined Bancroft Wines as joint buying and marketing director, before becoming director of purchasing, PR [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 3:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
DWWA Judge: Hugo Rose MW
Hugo Rose MW is a judge at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)DWWA Judge: Hugo Rose MWHugo Rose MW Hugo Rose MW joined the wine industry in 1982 after a brief career as a ‘garagiste’ (motorcycle mechanic), and is currently managing director of Cellar&Co, a fine wine asset management company. After almost 20 years with UK fine wine merchants Lay & Wheeler, he set up his own consultancy offering a variety of commercial services to the wine industry, including project development, cellar evaluation and tastings of historic vintages. Rose is a former chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine (for whom [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 3:12:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Nick Room
Nick Room is a judge at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)Nick RoomNick Room Nick Room joined Waitrose in 1987, initially buying beers and spirits before moving into wine. Passing the WSET diploma in 1992, Room worked in wine mail order for five years before returning to the main Waitrose wine buying office in 1998. As well as specialising in Spain, Portugal, sweet and fortified, he is their main Burgundy buyer. In 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2013, Waitrose won awards for its Iberian list. Invested in 2006 for services to the Spanish wine industry, Room serves as Chairman of the Gran Orden [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 3:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Frank Roeder MW
Frank Roeder MW is a judge at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)Frank Roeder MWFrank Roeder MW Since 1990 Frank Roeder MW has run his own wine business; he founded the wine merchant VIF in Germany, a franchising system with 7 different outlets throughout Germany. In 2009, he became Germany’s 3rd Master of Wine. Besides his business he is a well-known judge in several wine tasting competitions and he is engaged in the education activities of the Institute of Masters of Wine. His favourite grape is Riesling, of course, especially those from the Saar and Mosel, where Roeder lives. Follow Frank on Twitter: @VIFWein The post DWWA judge [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 2:50:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Ben Robson
Ben Robson is a judge at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)Ben RobsonBen Robson Ben Robson has always worked in the wine trade. In 1994 he opted for self-employment when he established Bat and Bottle, which he still owns. His company imports wines from small Italian estates and intermittently from France, Spain and Portugal. Robson is also an occasional WSET educator, a regular visitor to Italy, and has not missed a Vinitaly since 1996. Ben Robson was first a judge at the DWWA in 2013. Follow Ben on Twitter @batwine The post DWWA judge profile: Ben Robson appeared first on Decanter. [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 2:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
David Roberts MW
David Roberts MW is a judge at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)David Roberts MWDavid Roberts MW David Roberts MW has over 25 years experience in the wine trade. Following 10 years as Buying Director for Berry Bros and Rudd, and three years as Head of Buying for Lay & Wheeler Ltd, Roberts set up David Roberts Domaines Ltd in 2005. In March 2010 DRD merged with Goedhuis & Co, to further develop their joint private client wine businesses in the UK. Roberts also acts as wine buying consultant for the Fishmongers’, Clothworkers’ and Merchant Taylors’ Livery Companies. Roberts was first a [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 2:28:00 PM, Continue reading at the source