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A few good wines we would have liked to have shared with you…

This month, under the heading “Uncorked”, we focus on some gems that we found in the wine cellar. A mixed bag of: Bordeaux (Domaine de Chevalier…) Penedes (Mas La Plana) Chateauneuf-du-Pape California (Ridge) Côte Rôtie Burgundy… Some inspiration for more wine discoveries! As well as a perspective on what to expect from older wines. Read […]

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Uncorked in June, a few favourites

As promised last month, uncorked is now permanent in the Brief. In June we have drunk (or tasted) some very good wines. Here are some of them. There is a little bit of everything. White Languedoc, Rosé champagne, red from Bulgaria, Rhône Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy…: Uncorked: Good wines we have tasted recently, June 2013

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Rodney Strong vineyard on the label

Bottled Californian Sunshine: A Tasting of Wines from Rodney Strong and Foppiano

Rodney Strong started a career in winemaking in California after having retired from dancing at the Lido in Paris. The Foppiano family came to California during the gold rush but did not find any gold. Instead they bought some land and planted vines. Both are today successful Californian wineries. BKWine’s Ulf Bengtsson reports from a […]

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Three Faugeres wines from Domaine Binet Jacquet

Domaine Binet Jacquet is a small organic and biodynamic wine producer in the Languedoc. It is in the sub-region called Faugeres that is inland, close to the Cevennes mountains. It is a remote an empty landscape and the soil is dominated by schist (slate). Magnus Reuterdahl, who writes for BKWine Magazine, recently had the opportunity […]

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The Meerlust range of wines, including Rubicon back to 1991

A tasting with wines from the famous South African winery Meerlust is an old and very established wine producer in South Africa. They also have a long history of supplying wines to the Swedish market. Their importer, Tryffelsvinet, recently organised a tasting of several of their wines led by Eddie turner from the winery. Peter […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Haut Medoc & Moulis

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 Chateau Belgrave uses 52% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc in this vintage. Stone, cassis […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Satellite Appellations

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 Bordeaux Wine: Satellite Appellations, Cotes de Castillon, Fronsac, Bordeaux Superieur vintage report, reviews, tasting notes and ratings. The satellite appellations […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Saint Emilion

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 Chateau Adaugusta 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from vines that average 40 year of age produced a medium bodied […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Lalande de Pomerol

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 Chateau La Chenade lalande de Pomerol 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc combine to make a medium bodied, lighter, Pomerol styled […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Pomerol

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 Chateau Bon Pasteur This is the home estate of Michel Rolland. The Bordeaux wine opens with black cherry, coffee, black […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Graves/Pessac Leognan

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 Chateau Bouscaut Smoke, earth, burnt wood and blackberry scents , this medium bodied Pessac Leognan wine ends with an earthy, […]

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