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(TDB) - In particular, a site called the Sarragachies vineyard, which is the oldest in France, and found in the south west region of Saint Mont, holds a range of ancient varieties with useful natural traits. Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this plot is owned by the Pédebernade f...

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July, 08, 2020 St-Emilion Château Puy-Blanquet sold to La Gaffelière owner

(Decanter) - Historic ties between the Malet Roquefort family of Château La Gaffelière and grand cru estate Puy-Blanquet have been renewed following the deal. Château Puy-Blanquet, a St-Emilion grand cru estate that lies in the village of St-Etienne de Lisse, has been sold to ...

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July, 08, 2020 Nine of Our Top Chardonnays from France and California

(Winemag) -  Chardonnay is the darling of prestige wine regions. The famous grape can create crisp bottlings when aged in stainless steel, or rich complex wines after aging in oak. It is also one of the best varieties for expressing a region’s terroir, whether it’s the stony m...

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July, 08, 2020 Waving Goodbye to Vineyard Pesticides

(Wine-Searcher) - As more producers shift away from chemical treatments, vineyards are becoming more experimental around pest control.   Essential oils and sexual confusion might sound like topics more suited to the Dr Oz Show, but you might be surprised to hear they are heading for a vi...

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July, 08, 2020 Wine Legs: What Causes Those Little Streaks of Wine That Form On The Side of The Glass?

(Saveur) - On a recent Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., dozens of people flocked to their screens, glasses of wine in hand, for a mass Zoom call.  But it wasn’t your usual quarantine happy hour. These attendees were gathered for a B.Y.O.B discussion of the mathe...

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June, 20, 2020 Time to Take Tariffs Threat Seriously

(Wine-Searcher) - The US wine trade – and the media – needs to start learning the facts behind the latest tariff threat.   Listen up, wine lovers. I'm going to tell you something, and I'm going to scold and brag in doing so, and you might look askance at me. But I'm trying to...

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June, 20, 2020 Winery from Bloody Biblical Land Dispute Discovered?

(Winespectator) - A winegrower and a covetous king had a famous face-off in the Old Testament; new analysis of an ancient winery in Israel suggests it could have been the ill-fated Naboth’s vineyard. They never got quite the press David and Goliath did, but the clash be...

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June, 20, 2020 A Black Winemaking Revolution in the Making

(Wine-Searcher) - As Black Lives Matter protests drive more business to black winemakers, some wonder if a change is going to come. George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has set off a chain of reactions across the globe, even in the notoriously unwoke world of wine. But as...

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