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Twitter auctions Fledgling wine for charity

08/12/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

Until December 16 you can bid on signed bottles of Fledling wine with the Twitter logo on its label. The proceeds from the e-Bay auction go to Room to Read, an nonprofit from San Francisco that sponsors reading programs in Uttarakhand, India. Fledgling was founded late last year by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. All proceeds are intended for charity. Fledgling > Read more …

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2007 Henri Germain Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

07/12/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Henri Germain Meursault 1er Cru Charmes – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru (11/27/2010) Citrus, flowers, minerals… serious backbone of citrus-like acidity, a hint of toast, the fruit is plenty, fresh and pure; the wine is balanced, but still quite young, wait a few more years. Decant and do not drink too cold! (92 points)

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New Saint-Emilion classification from 2012

06/12/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

From 2012, Saint-Emilion receives a new wine classification for grand cru and grand cru classé’s, after the reviewed classification from 2006 in was lifted by the court in Bordeaux in 2008. The French INAO laid down the new rules laid down November. They will apply from the 2012 harvest. Saint-Emilion is the only French AOC that reviews the classification for > Read more …

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2007 Sottimano Barbaresco Cottá

30/11/2010 Jozef Schildermans 1

2007 Sottimano Barbaresco Cottá – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (11/14/2010) Intense aromas and flavours of fresh strawberries, other red fruits, cherry stones, exotic spices, and minerals, refreshed by cherry-like acidity and supported by grainy, soft, sweet tannins. Great balance, depth and persistence, still very young. Will undoubtedly close down, but if you have several bottles you owe it to yourself > Read more …

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Chinese artist designs 2008 Mouton Rothschild label

30/11/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

The label of Château Mouton Rothschild 2008 has been designed by Chinese artist Xu Lei. Since 1945, Mouton Rothschild each year selects another artist to design its label. It is only the second time that a Chinese artist has been chosen. The label of Mouton Rothschild 1996 was designed by the Chinese calligrapher Gu Gan. Xu Lei has drawn a > Read more …

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2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo

25/11/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC (11/12/2010) Clean, savory strawberry and cherry fruit intermingled with cherry stones and a hint of kirsch on the engaging nose. Bright red fruit, cherry-like acidity, cherry stones and a hint of kirsch on the tasty palate. Very good qpr. Even better on the second day. (89 points)

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France remains biggest wine producer

18/11/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

Although the total French wine production fell by two percent in 2010, our southern neighbors remain the world’s largest wine producer, reports the Organisation internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV). Although the final figure is not completely calculated, France will this year produce 44.45 million hectoliters of wine. Globally, this year 260 million hectoliters of wine has been > Read more …

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2005 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera

10/11/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno Barolo Ravera – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (11/6/2010) Restrained, brooding nose of black and red fruits, with just a hint of exotic spices and aromatic herbs. Red fruits, sweet, soft tannins, cherry-like acidity and exotic spices on the very balanced palate. Needs about five years I think. (91 points)