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Chateau de Vaucouleurs Les Lizards 2012

Vines are believed to have been planted here by the Romans since 600 BC. Much more recently, the De Wulf Family became proprietors in 2010 and started converting to organic farming. They also own Jas d’Esclans, another nearby winery. Both are close to the famous Chateau d’Esclans owned by Sacha Lichine. All …

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Ximenez-Spinola Original 2017

The Spinola Family has documented wine roots going back to 1729. It is unique in Jerez because Ximenez-Spinola only grows and produces wines entirely from Pedro Ximenez. There are just 16 hectares of vineyards. The family-owned company has “no interest in the production of large volumes but quality and loyalty …

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Quinta do Noval 10 Year Old Tawny

Tawny Port is one of the most versatile wines imaginable. In the first place, you should always serve it between cool and cold. Store the bottle in the fridge and pour out a generous glass before replacing the opened bottle back where it came from. The wine – oxidized in …

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Scala Dei Pla dels Angels 2017

Priorat – in north-east Spain – is particularly famous for its reds, especially those produced from grenache. Grenache noir also happens to be a component grape for top rosés from Provence in France. So, it’s no surprise that Scala Dei Pla des Angels 2017 is so convincingly good. Bright, light …

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Albert Mann Riesling Cuvée Albert 2016

“The will of the estate is to produce a wine in harmony with the land. Wine is the memory of the grape, it is able to convey the taste of the earth”. A wonderful mission statement by the owning family which has roots to winegrowing since the 17th century. Certified organic …

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Domaine de Saint-Julien les Vignes 2018

Light pink blush complexion. Floral, white peach, and the most delicate wild strawberries. Elegant, feminine fruit refreshed by grapefruity freshness.  This biodynamic estate is situated in Puyricard, 10 km south-east of Aix-en-Provence. Puyricard has also given name to a brand of chocolate – well known in France – made since 1968 …

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Chateau Kefraya Les Breteches 2004

Founded by Michel de Bustros (1929 – 2016), Chateau Kefraya is – after Chateau Musar – Lebanon’s second most-famous wine. Situated in the Bekaa Valley, the first vines were planted in 1951. From 1979, like a Bordeaux chateau or Burgundy domaine, Kefraya started producing wine from grapes grown on its …

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Lis Neris Terre di San Lorenzo Pinot Grigio 2015

Italian pinot grigio is associated with a light, zippy white wine. Over in Alsace, France, pinot gris takes on extra body and extract and is made in more expressions ranging from dry to vendange tardive to selection de grains nobles. The Lis Neris Family has been growing grapes in Friuli …

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Longridge Brut Rose

Longridge in Stellenbosch, South Africa, has produced a very good sparkling indeed. Comprised of 75% chardonnay and 25% pinot noir, their Brut Rose is also referred to as Cap Classique which is another way of saying that the winemaking is identical to that of Champagne where the secondary fermentation takes …

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