WINESTER DAILY: FEBRUARY 22, 2019

 

Francis Ford Coppola presents wines for Oscar ceremony

After a process of selection of the grapes and tasting Francis Ford Coppola Winery presents two personalized wines for the Oscars 2019 with animated labels. These wines were specially produced for this ceremony, they reflect the climate and the terroir of the area where the vineyards are located.

Find the original article in Spanish here

 

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret – A Capital British Blend From California

Claret, as the label mentions, is the term originally used by the British to describe Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blends. The French obviously don’t like people using the Bordeaux name so you’ll often find these Bordeaux style blends called Claret or Meritage.

 

A peek into Alto Adige grape diversity and its terroir-driven Schiava and Pinot Bianco wines

Alto Adige is the land of stunning mountains and alpine lakes, this area is a culinary and viticultural heaven for wine and food tourism.  Alto Adige’s winemaking has access to just 13,100 acres of vineyard area, planted with more than twenty different indigenous grape varieties, making it one of the smallest but most diverse wine-growing regions in Italy.

 

Sipping Tokaji with family

Over the past month or so, I have delved deeply into my wonderful experience in Hungary. I guess when you are so moved by an experience you want to share it all, every moment of it! I hope you are still craving more, because I have one more experience to share with you. 

 

Look beyond Chateauneuf-du-Pape for outstanding southern Rhone red wines

The only way to truly enjoy all the glory of Châteauneuf-du-Pape without the price and the wait is to explore more southern Rhone crus. Many deliver the same style of red wines with much lower price tags and demonstrate accessibility, while also aging beautifully. Look to Cairanne, Rasteau, Lirac, and Gigondas for high quality, affordable, southern Rhône red wines.

 

Sicily: Heritage, Part 3

“Forgive, forget. Life is full of great misfortunes……”

John Fodera continues the story about Sicily wines

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