Jefford on Monday: Hail and farewell to Pomerol 1982

Image Eglise-Clinet-Pomerol-church-from-June-2015-300x199.jpgThe vintage that started everything? Andrew Jefford says Ave Atque Vale – hail and farewell – to some great Pomerol 1982 wines…L’Eglise Clinet vines, June 2015Everything, it seems with hindsight, began in 1982.  That was the vintage which, with a crash of cymbals, ushered in the modern wine world – in Bordeaux, of course, but given Bordeaux’s significance, in the wine world more generally. Scroll down to see Andrew Jefford’s Pomerol 1982 wine notes Everything?  In the vineyards, 1982 marked the turning of the tide on ‘chemical viticulture’, and a slow return to the understanding that there can be no great wine without the effort and endeavour…

fall wonderland

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Wine Legend: Hugel, Riesling Selection de Grains Nobles, Alsace, France 1976

Image Hugel-Riesling-Sgn-1976-300x198.jpgThe facts Bottles produced 5,500 Composition 100% Riesling Yield about 15 hl/ha Alcohol 12.8% Release price 130 French Francs Price today £209 (found on a Dutch restaurant wine list) Hugel, Riesling Sgn 1976 is a legend because… Sweet wines from Alsace had probably been made for decades, if not centuries, but it was the Hugels who from 1865 developed the styles that later became known as Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles. The latter is produced solely from grapes affected by noble rot and with a potential alcohol of 15.2%, although in practice the sugar levels are considerably higher. The 1976 vintage proved ideal for these styles, and the Hugels produced quite substantial quantities of them, from Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer as well as Riesling, and made them commercially available…

Keuka Lake Fall

Image 30019150603_acc7745b57_m.jpgChristopher Walters Photography has added a photo to the pool: A beautiful day greets the colorful fall vineyard covered hills above Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. www.christopherallenwalters.com

Why Texas Is America’s Most Underrated Wine Destination – Condé Nast Traveler

Image imagesCondé Nast TravelerWhy Texas Is America's Most Underrated Wine DestinationCondé Nast TravelerNone of them have been around for more than a decade, and they're a blip on the beverage industry's radar compared to California—the state produces 85 percent of the country's wine, and has more than 10 times as many registered wineries as Texas—but …

Hoffman Farms wine tasting room open six months after burning to ground – The Oakland Press

Image imagesThe Oakland PressHoffman Farms wine tasting room open six months after burning to groundThe Oakland PressBob Hoffman stands in front of a building he was planning on converting into a wine-tasting room Thursday, April 14, after a fire broke out at the building. John Turk-The Oakland Press. More info. Hoffman Farms brings in money by taking care of peoples …

Autumn Wine

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Moms Who Work Wine-to-Five – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Image imagesWine Enthusiast MagazineMoms Who Work Wine-to-FiveWine Enthusiast MagazineThat picture is followed by several pastoral shots of vineyards from various corners of the wine world. An unexpected sigh escapes my lips as I wonder whether I've inadvertently bid my “old” life in the wine industry adieu, replaced by one that couldn …Wine Just Off The Vine Adds Four New Stops For 2016 Fall Tasting TourYahoo NewsHow current wine trends are playing out in NJCherry Hill Courier PostIndiana Wine Trail Takes A Look Into Swiss Wine Heritage In SE. Ind.Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHall 9 news articles »

Givry

Image 30570197496_2745683266_m.jpgBruno Potillon has added a photo to the pool: Le vignoble de la côte chalonnaise en automne