Lashings of Spanish ham and Portuguese wine, Mr Black espresso martinis and Indonesian sparklers… it’s been an eclectic week for the dbHK team.
The effects of climate change and the subsequent warmer weather have a positive influence on Sangiovese, believes one Tuscan winemaker.
One of Brunello di Montalcino’s most prestigious producers, Biondi-Santi, has announced it will not be producing a Brunello from the 2014 vintage.
Police in Italy have seized 160,000 litres of Tuscan wines labelled falsely as Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.
A “wine war” has kicked off in Italy after winemakers were warned too many vineyards could be damaging to the environment.
A combination of high prices and consumer misconception is ensuring that Brunello di Montalcino remains under-represented in the UK market, believes one Master of Wine.
Buyers are shunning “boring” Bordeaux for an “eclectic” collection of fine wines, particularly cult Californian Cabernets, according to Fine & Rare’s, Joss Fowler.
Italian wine producer Argiano has been acquitted of the charges relating to 2008 “Brunellogate” scandal, in circumstances that are only just being reported.
Yena Alicia Park recommends a wine that she describes as “one of New Zealand’s finest Chardonnays”, while Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out “a seductive Pinot with a delightful aroma.”
Dave McIntyre recommends a red wine that “shows southern France at its finest”, while Will Lyons picks out a “wonderful, quintessential summer white wine.”
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