Wine production, quality, and tourism are booming in the Okanagan Valley, Canada’s predominant wine district of the five contained within British Columbia; the other officially designated viticultural areas being Similkameen Valley, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Gulf Islands. The boom enjoyed by its more than 240 wineries has been generated in great part by its […]
About David FurerEn amerikansk vinskribent som har spenderat många år i England och på resande fot runt om i världens vindistrikt. - - - - - An American wine writer who has spent many years living in the UK and travelling around the world. Also a member of the executive committee of the British Circle of Wine Writers.
Despite being 60-90 minutes by car or rail from Madrid, compared to most of Spain’s known quality wine regions the ‘Garnacha de Gredos’ area remains unknown to the US wine pro. Its establishment as a modern wine-producing region dating only to the 1990s, the recent economic difficulties beginning in 2008 which crippled nascent efforts, the […]
Gredos. It’s not a misspelling of ‘credos’ or clever mispronunciation of ’Speedos’, rather a breathtakingly scenic mountainous area 1.5 hours drive west of Madrid called Sierra de Gredos. This recently emerged trend is based on old vine Garnacha and the local white Albillo Real fashioned, mostly by a younger crowd taking over from pensioners, often […]
Terrasses du Larzac wine producers (3): Domaine du Pas de l’Escalette, Domaine de la Sauvageonne, Vignes Oubliées
A selection of Terrasses du Larzac growers (3/3) David Furer continues his article on the Languedoc region called Terrasses du Larzac with some of his favourite producers. The Terrasses du Larzac is a sub-region in the northern part of the Languedoc where you can find many high quality producers. Here is the third and last […]
Terrasses du Larzac wine producers (2): Château de Jonquières, Mas de l’Écriture, Mas Cal Demoura, Mas Jullien
A selection of Terrasses du Larzac growers (2/3) David Furer continues his article on the Languedoc region called Terrasses du Larzac with some of his favourite producers. The Terrasses du Larzac is a sub-region in the northern part of the Languedoc where you can find many high quality producers. Here is the second instalment of […]
Terrasses du Larzac wine producers (1): Mas des Chimères, Mas Conscience, La Pèira en Damaisèla, Le Clos du Serres
A selection of Terrasses du Larzac growers (1/3) David Furer continues his article on the Languedoc region called Terrasses du Larzac with some of his favourite producers. The Terrasses du Larzac is a sub-region in the northern part of the Languedoc where you can find many high quality producers. Here is the first instalment of […]
Terrasses du Larzac is a relatively young sub-region in the Languedoc area in the south of France. It was only in 2004 that it was separated out of the Coteaux du Languedoc appellation (now simply AOP Languedoc). It has a number of high quality wine producers, making delicious wines, many having settled here in recent […]
Drink like an Egyptian? Exploring the wine marvels of the ‘brave Old World’ it’s easy to follow the path laid out by cool climate viticulture. Certainly most of the world’s finest wines are grown in such conditions. But countries in South America and Southeast Asia have been blazing a trail for hot climate viticulture, an […]
The oldest wine estate in Austria, dating back to 985, has for the past 110 years housed a unique family of vintners. The merchant Saahs family bought this run-down Wachau property from the church at the end of the 19th century. And for nearly four decades now, its driving force has been an environmentally conscious […]
Detta är en Google Translate-översättning av inledningen till artikeln. Många stora viner har sin grund i vulkaniska jordar. Alsace Thann avkastning översvallande viner i händerna på Humbrecht och Schofitt. Tvärs över Rhein i Badens Kaiserstuhl ett antal vinodlare uppnå genomgående goda resultat från Pinots Noir och Gris. Madeiras nedbrutet pimpsten jordar anses vara de bästa […]
When I first visited the Italian island of Sardinia in 1998 it was with a group of other wine salespeople with our focus understandably upon our lone supplier of Sardinian wines. During our journey here and in the remainder of southern Italy, I noticed the mentality of our hosts wasn’t far removed from their escape […]
Many great wines have their foundations in volcanic soils. Alsace’s Thann yields exuberant wines in the hands of Humbrecht and Schofitt. Across the Rhein in Baden’s Kaiserstuhl a number of winemakers achieve consistently good results from Pinots Noir and Gris. Madeira’s decomposed pumice soils are considered the best that island has to offer. Sections of […]
Wine in Israel Text: David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine 30 wineries ― or 130 Israel boasts 30 commercial wineries of which 10 actively export, and nearly 130 boutique wineries. It’s also one of the smallest of all wine producing countries, with correspondingly small interest from the government to support it. The intifada […]
Lebanon Text: David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine September 11 As with most momentous world events, people have their own September 11 story. Mine had me aboard an airplane from Rome-Beirut before returning to my native US. On the flight that afternoon I was unaware of what was taking place several thousand miles […]
With the recent battering taken by French wines from less-heralded areas, a spotlight’s been turned to raising the status of some appellations in the southern Rhone valley. The last ascension to cru status was Vacqueyras in 1990. There’s been talk for years of which village would be next with most bets on Cairanne. At the […]
Text: David Furer Photo: Per Karlsson / BKWine & David Furer Copyright © David Furer & BKWine With the rise of flavor profiles attributed to French wood, along with their undisputed preeminence in technique, the dominance of French cooperages in fine wines in the past 20 or so years has led to a type of […]
Calvados – The apple fruit brandy from Normandy Text: David Furer Photo: Per Karlsson, BKWine Copyright David Furer & BKWine, December 2008 An abbreviated version of this appeared in the US’ Sante magazine, www.isantemagazine.com. Autumn harvest brings its bounty not only to the winemaker and chef but also to the oft-overlooked cider and fruit distillate […]
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