Barca Velha was long thought of as the only Portuguese table wine in the top quality echelons. Today, there is much more company in that category in Portugal thanks to the fabulous renaissance that Portuguese winemaking has seen over the last few decades. But Barca Velha undoubtedly retain it’s status as an almost mythological wine. [...]
The new appellation Appellation Côtes de Bordeaux has been approved by the INAO. It will be used from the 2008 harvest. The AC exists in two variants: “simple” CdB and CdB with the additional mention of Blaye, Castillon, Cadillac or Franc. (NB: C d Bourg originally part of the plan chose to withdraw from the [...]
The long established vineyard Clos Montmartre in Paris, just behind Sacre Coeur, must now face new competition. It is the Bretonneau hospital in the 18th arrondisment that has launched its first vintage of Clos Bretonneau. Three years ago they planted 125 Malbec vines and at the end of May the first vintage, the 2007 were [...]
Piero Antinori, head of the famous Tuscan Antinori wine family has presented the first vintage of his new wine from Napa Valley. The winery is called Antica Napa Valley and the wines are a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2006 Chardonnay. The wine is made in collaboration with St Michelle Wine Estates who is also [...]
Britt’s Friday Column
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- Oscar Quevedo on Using native yeast or selected yeast at Quevedo Wines in the Douro
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