• Spain's Alma Carraovejas Buys 2 Ribeiro Wineries: Emilio Rojo and Viña Meín

    Spanish wine company Alma Carraovejas has acquired two Ribeiro wineries, Emilio Rojo and Viña Meín. Company executives say they hope the two small-production wine estates will further Alma Carraovejas' mission to highlight vineyards with unrealized potential. The sale prices were not disclosed.The acquisitions bring the Alma Carraovejas' combined total vineyard land to nearly 500 acres. Most of that is part of Pago de Carraovejas (PDC), in Ribera del Duero. PDC was founded by Jos&e
  • Regional profile: Nova Scotia

    Lightfoot and Wolfville vineyardLocated in the far east of Canada, Nova Scotia is readily associated with succulent cold-water lobster. But wine? Astonishingly, grapevines were first planted here in 1633.
    Alas, inhospitable weather, a preference for beer and spirits as well as the strong temperance movement thwarted any preliminary hopes of developing a wine industry.Nova Scotia wines to try:
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  • Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger ‘hands over the reins’

    Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, with his daughter, Vitalie, and son, Clovis. Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger has called time on an era after announcing that his daughter, Vitalie Taittinger, will replace him as president of the Champagne house from 1 January 2020.
    Pierre-Emmanuel, 66, has been particularly instrumental in developing Taittinger since embarking on a ‘personal quest’ by buying back control of the house in 2006 with the help of Credit Agricole bank.
    His son, Clovis, will become g
  • How solid is collector demand for top California wines?

    Liv-ex’s California 50 index has risen by 76% in five years, aided by a run of good vintages and scarcity of older wines, the global wine marketplace said in its September Cellar Watch report.
    Its index covers the last 10 physical vintages of Screaming Eagle, Opus One, Dominus, Harlan and Ridge Monte Bello.
    Of the California 50 index estates, Ridge has been the slowest riser, up 38% on the index in five years.
    Meanwhile, Harlan’s Promontory 2013 has been one of the most traded Calif
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  • Moderate Wine Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes

    Wine drinkers with type 2 diabetes need to watch what they eat and drink. However, evidence continues to show that they can enjoy wine. Several studies have found that moderate amounts of wine can actually improve diabetes patients' health. A new study offers interesting evidence as to why.Lead researcher Jinhua Ye and several colleagues at the Cardiovascular Department of Tongde Hospital in Zhejiang Provence, China, conducted a meta analysis of nine studies that best fit their criteria and dug
  • Crittenden Estate: Retrospective and current release tasting

    When Garry Crittenden planted 2ha of vines in 1982, he doubled Mornington Peninsula’s vineyard area. He initially bet on Bordeaux grapes, led the charge on Italian and Iberian varieties and even had a short-lived fling with Muscadet’s Melon de Bourgogne.Tasting Crittenden and Dromana wines
    The post Crittenden Estate: Retrospective and current release tasting appeared first on Decanter.
  • Santa Ynez Valley: 'The centrepiece of Santa Barbara wine country'

    The Santa Ynez Valley is the centrepiece of Santa Barbara wine country. Save for Santa Maria Valley to the north, all other sub-regions in the area fall in or around its borders, and it is home to most local tourist hubs.
    From silky Pinot Noir and focussed Chardonnay to peppery Syrah and flashy Sauvignon Blancs, the Santa Ynez Valley offers an impressive array of winemaking diversity in a laid-back and unpretentious atmosphere. The traverse mountain ranges that form the valley are a unique call
  • Chanel to make Provence rosé after winery purchase

    Porquerolles island, where Domaine de L'Ile is based.Chanel, which is controlled by the Wertheimer family, has purchased Domaine de L’Ile for an undisclosed fee, according to French publication Terre de Vins.
    It quoted Nicolas Audebert, the manager of Chanel-owned Châteaux Canon and Rauzan-Ségla in Bordeaux who will now also oversee operations at the newly acquired estate.
    Chanel’s arrival on Porquerolles is another sign of the rising popularity of Provence rosé s
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  • Chanel Group Expands Its Wine Ambitions to Provence

    The Chanel group, owned by the Wertheimer family, has expanded its wine holdings in France, purchasing Domaine de l'Ile on the island of Porquerolles in Provence from Sébastien Le Ber and his family. The estate includes 75 acres of organically farmed vines. The company already owns three estates in Bordeaux: Château Berliquet, Château Canon and Château Rauzan-Ségla, as well as St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery in California's Napa Valley. The purchase
  • Exclusive: Jackson Family Wines Buys Balo Vineyards in Anderson Valley

    Jackson Family Wines has announced the purchase of Balo Vineyards winery, vineyard and tasting room on Highway 128 in the heart of Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. The purchase includes the 14-acre property, with 6.5 acres planted to organically grown Pinot Noir, a winery with a 7,000-case production capacity, and a tasting room, but not the brand or existing inventory. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the property had originally been listed at $4.6 million by realtor Mark Stevens.T
  • Photo highlights: Decanter Grandi Marchi tasting 2019

    Decanter's Grandi Marchi tasting - Wednesday 9 October 2019The post Photo highlights: Decanter Grandi Marchi tasting 2019 appeared first on Decanter.
  • Canada's Vin Room showcases DWWA 2019 award-winning wines

    Vin Room boasts the largest wines by the glass program in Canada. Using innovative enomatic wine serving systems, Vin Room is able to preserve their wines for weeks at a time while still keeping the quality of the wines as if they had just been open. With this system in place, all three Calgary-based locations offer an impressive 85 wines by the glass.
    By the ounce, glass or bottle, Vin Room encourages guests to ‘discover wine your way’ and approach wine sampling with adven