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2004 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barbera d’Alba Sorito Mosconi

29/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barbera d’Alba Sorito Mosconi – Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d’Alba (10/27/2009) Sweet spices, black berries, black cheries on the nose. Sweet and sour cherries, spices, espresso coffee, refreshing acidity on the palate. Still quite young and restrained; needs a few more years to really shine, or an extended decant when tasted now. Although modern styled, > Read more …

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2006 Garcin Lirac Cuvée Nathalie

27/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Garcin Lirac Cuvée Nathalie – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Lirac (10/17/2009) Dark fruits, black coffee and a whiff of cherry liqueur on the restrained nose. On the palate sweet and sour cherries, cherry stones, sweet spices, refreshing acidity and a hint of espresso coffee. In the aftertaste a slight taste of burning alcohol. Already delicious, but with a few > Read more …

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700 People Strip Naked In Burgundy Vineyard

20/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

700 volunteers posed naked in a Burgundy vineyard to warn the world of the effects climate change will have on French wine. This human art installation in the South of Burgundy was created by artist Spencer Tunick. It is part of Greenpeace’s campaign to warn the world for the dangers of global warming, in preparation for the climate conference in > Read more …

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Albert Bichot opens virtual doors Hospices de Beaune auction

19/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

Albert Bichot , négociant in Burgundy, will for the first time allow individual wine enthusiasts to bid at the famous Hospices de Beaune auction. The auction will take place on Sunday, November 15. Information about all available cuvées can be viewed online at the website www.hospices-beaune.com. Information is also available on Facebook and Twitter. Before the start of the auction, > Read more …

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Demand for Australian wine dries up

16/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

The Australian wine industry is in dire straits and the economic crisis is not the only one to blame. Australia produces too much wine, the Australian dollar is too expensive, the image of Australian wine is damaged by cheap labels such as Yellow Tale and Rosemount and the industry in recent years failed to renew itself or diversify. Nearly 8,000 > Read more …

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2006 Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin

16/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin – Spain, Catalunya, Priorat (10/9/2009) A marked improvement since last year: complex nose of wet stones, ripe fruit, spicy honey and flowers; on the palate ripe fruit, sweet honey, balancing citruslike acidity and a distinct taste of minerals, with a just hint of spicy oak. Quite exotic, but not tiring. Different, very tasty white by > Read more …

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2007 Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

14/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (10/9/2009) Coffee, a bit of cinnamon, a hint of liquorice and a whiff of ripe dark fruit on the fresh nose. On the palate lots of ripe dark fruit, intermingled with sweet spices and refreshed by good acidity. Feels a bit diluted in comparison to most other > Read more …

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Robert Parker Blesses Vintage 2009

14/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

In his first e-mailnewsletter for subscribers of eRobertParker.com the influential American wine critic Robert Parker (left on the photo) writes very positive about vintage 2009 in France. Parker writes that in thirty years that he visited France in the autumn he has never experienced better weather than during the critical harvest months of August, September and the first half of > Read more …