Category Archives: Wineries and Wines

Jean-Louis Chave

JL Chave 2011 Hermitage and Saint Joseph “Our role is to ensure the story continues, to act as a relay and in so doing not make any radical changes..”  -Jean Louis Chave, on his family’s famed history in Hermitage For over five … Continue reading

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Montepeloso- Wines of Suvereto

Suvereto, one of the warmer micro-climates on the Tuscan coast just south of Bolgheri, is an area that is relatively new to many. Despite its long winemaking and farming history going back as far as 1000 AD, the Suvereto DOC … Continue reading

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Alvaro Palacios and Descendientes de J Palacios

Alvaro Palacios is not exactly a new face in the wine scene  – he has helped revolutionise the Spanish wine industry by making rich, complex wines from Priorat and is considered, along with Peter Sisseck of Pingus, to be one … Continue reading

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Cantina Del Pino Barbaresco

   “From the time I was a young boy I worked year round in these vineyards and I understand that without superior grapes you can’t make superior wine. I know how lucky I am. “ – Renato Vacca -winemaker/owner Cantina del … Continue reading

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Dal Forno Valpolicella

In many wine areas throughout the world, there are a handful of individuals or families who make “the” wine for their particular region – winemakers who define the style of that kind of wine. When it comes to Valpolicella, the … Continue reading

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Cuvee Du Vatican- Rhone Wines

The Diffonty family, makers of Cuvee du Vatican, go back as far as 1673, when they began as farmers. Felician Diffonty named the domain Cuvee du Vatican in 1958, with blessings from the pope. Since then the family has played … Continue reading

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