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  • Wine Growing with Lee Hudson

    Wine Growing with Lee Hudson

    Cristina & Lee Hudson Thirty years into the vineyard, the roots of Hudson Vineyards are still growing through experimentation and respect for the past. Hudson’s vineyard designated Chardonnay was planted in 1982 to old-vine Wente clone Chardonnay, said Lee Hudson, “In 1930, two Chardonnay clo...

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  • Tasting through the Vintages with Andrea Franchetti

    Tasting through the Vintages with Andrea Franchetti

    Last Friday, we hosted a once-in-a-lifetime event with Andrea Franchetti, featuring for the first time ever in the U.S. every single made vintage of Passopisciaro “Franchetti”, from 2005 to 2013. Held at Locanda Verde, the event began with a walk around tasting of the five Passopisciaro Contrada...

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  • "To Die Under Your Own Laws" -- Matias Mayol

    "To Die Under Your Own Laws" -- Matias Mayol

    "Mendoza is an organic paradise, but my dad wants to kill me," said Matias Mayol, of Familia Mayol, and laughed.  "It's a lot of work, but he finally understands that the effort we put into the vineyard comes back to us once the wine is bottled."  To best allow for the terroir's expression, Mayol an...

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  • Andrea Franchetti on the Slopes of Mt. Etna

    Andrea Franchetti on the Slopes of Mt. Etna

    Vineyards of Passopisciaro on Mt. Etna (Photo credit) In July 2011 –275 posts ago – we first started this blog with a few words on Andrea Franchetti of Tenuta di Trinoro and Passopisciaro on Mt. Etna.  And so, when the New York Times published last week's "From Sicily, Reds Worth the Hunt," a...

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  • The Wines of J.J. Prüm, Part II

    The Wines of J.J. Prüm, Part II

    In the wake of this week's political upsets emanating from the E.U., with the resignation of Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and with the potential re-election of Silvio Berlusconi, it would seem that J.J. Prüm is one of the last standing stable institutions in the E.U., to offer consist...

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  • Fattori Wines–The Garganega Harvest August 30, 2011

    Fattori Wines–The Garganega Harvest August 30, 2011

    Just in from the folks at Fattori Wines: The Garganega Harvest, August 30, 2011! Up to the 15 August we had perfect conditions: mild temperatures, fresh sometimes cold nights, well distributed rainfall. This situation allowed an excellent maturation of the Pinot Grigio, harvested from 16 Augu...

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  • Billecart-Salmon Vintage Report 2011

    Billecart-Salmon Vintage Report 2011

    Just in from Billecart-Salmon, A Vintage Report from Champagne:           This year’s harvest started exceptionally early on August 23rd under sunny skies. All of Billecart-Salmon’s different sectors of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier were ready to start harvest between the 23rd and th...

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