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2008 Bodegas Mauro Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Mauro

27/09/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Bodegas Mauro Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Mauro – Spain, Castilla y León, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León (8/3/2011) Ripe black fruits, refreshing and balancing acidity, in a suave and balanced package, where all the elements are just right … a wine to drink. Delicious. Better than in warmer years?? (91 points)

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151th Hospice de Beaune auction on 20th November

22/09/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

Every year on the third Sunday of November the wine auction at the Hospice de Beaune in France takes place. This year’s the 151st auction will be held on Sunday, November 20th. Like last year, it will led by the famous British auction house Christie’s. Last year on November 21 during the 150th auction 543 barrels of red and 100 barrels of white Burgundy wines werd sold  to the highest bidder for a total of 5,000,000 euros. Each barrel contains 228 ​​liters. 400,000 euros was payed for the “pièce du President”, a barrel of 500 liters of Beaune Premier Cru Cuvée Nicolas Rolin, sold > Read more …

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South African vineyard-workers treated badly, says HRW

22/09/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemns the living and working conditions of workers in the vineyards of South Africa’s Western Cape Province. The report Ripe with Abuse: Human Rights Conditions in South Africa’s Fruit and Wine Industries describes the poor housing, unsafe working conditions and illegal treatment of black vineyard-workers. The workers often lack access to toilets or drinking water > Read more …

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2009 Acústic Cellar Montsant Acústic

12/09/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Acústic Cellar Montsant Acústic – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (8/1/2011) Red and dark fruits and a whiff of cherry liqueur on the slightly alcoholic nose. Spicy red fruits and cherry-like acidity on the palate. Nice, but not overly complex. (88 points)

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2008 Pago de los Capellanes Ribera del Duero Crianza

12/09/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Pago de los Capellanes Ribera del Duero Crianza – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (7/31/2011) Nice fruit, but a bit watery and light, with a slightly bitter, unpleasant aftertaste, and a mid-palate hole that detracts from the nice fruitiness. Certainly not as good as in better years. (87 points)