EU pays too much for grubbed-up vineyards

15/06/2012 Jozef Schildermans 0

A report this week from the European Court of Auditors sharply criticized many aspects of the European Commission’s viticulture policy, which was designed both to combat the EU’s enormous wine surplus and encourage the production of grapes that are more saleable overseas. … read more on WSJ Blogs.

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2009 Cave de Roquebrun Saint-Chinian Seigneur d’Aupenac

07/06/2012 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Cave de Roquebrun Saint-Chinian Seigneur d’Aupenac – France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Saint-Chinian (5/25/2012) Fresh toast, aromatic spices, fresh straw and ripe yellow fruit on the very enjoyable “dry” nose. On the palate this wine is also quite dry, but has great balance and persistence. Impressions of ripe fruit, marmalade, exotic spices, minerals and mere hints of alcohol and oak. > Read more …