db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads out in her hood to the latest addition in the Vinocteca stable, Vinoteca Chiswick, for white Pinot Noir and salted caramel semifreddo.
Greek winemakers are confident of a good vintage this year with good yields and promising quality – although the harvest is still ongoing in certain areas.
With the harvest in full swing, the wines, monuments and landscapes of Greece provided a stunning backdrop to db’s recent trip to the Balkans.
With the Chileans, South Africans and Argentinians in town for The Beautiful South tasting, its been a hectic, fun-filled week in the drinks industry.
Rebecca Murphy picks out a “scrumptious wine that’s redolent of tropical fruit and peaches”, while Eric Asimov recommends a “structured, complex and energetic” red.
Eric Asimov features Greek wines recommending a “clean, precise and energetic” white, while Irene Virbila picks out “one of the best Californian rosés.”
Hundreds of people gathered in a Flashmob and formed a giant friendship spiral in Monastiraki Square, Athens last Friday at 6pm to celebrate the launch of Pimm’s in Greece.
Greek producers know that cracking the UK market will be hard but think that effort will be worthwhile.
Matthew Jukes reveals “the most exciting, new Spanish white wine of the year so far” and the “perfect red for all types of palates”.
Mira Winery in St. Helena, California, has submerged four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon in Charleston Harbor to see if the ocean affects how the wine ages.
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