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Monthly Archives: October 2009

  • Prosecco goes DOCG

    Posted on October 12, 2009 by Enotriaadmin

    Edgar attended the Borsa Vini presentation at the Dorchester, which focused on the new developments in Prosecco. Here's what he found: "In brief: what used to be IGT will now be DOC, and a classico zone around Conegliano-Valdobbiadene will be changed to DOCG. Yields will be reduced as a result.
    The new DOCG will ...

    This post was posted in Blog

  • Fattoria dei Barbi

    Posted on October 12, 2009 by Enotriaadmin

    One of the longest-established producers in the Brunello region of southern Tuscany, Barbi produce some of the finest expressions of Sangiovese. Their cellars are a treasure trove of wines and the estate is a hedonist's dream, with 404 hectares devoted not only to the production of top quality wine, but also salami, prosciutto, pecorino cheese ...

    This post was posted in Producer of the month

  • Pink, fizzy, light in alcohol - can this really be Australian?

    Posted on October 8, 2009 by Enotriaadmin

    One of the stars of last week's roadshow tastings was a bit of an unusual wine to find in a new world line up.
    In a 500ml bottle, fizzy pink liquid, sealed with a crown cap and with an attractive tag stuck on it. 'the Princess' Moscato. Could this really be an Aussie wine?
    Yes indeedy, and ...

    This post was posted in Blog

  • Wild wines at the Coachmakers

    Posted on October 7, 2009 by Enotriaadmin

    To the Coachmaker's Arms in Marylebone Lane today, for Enotria's 'wine route' tasting. This is a fairly informal line up of the most interesting recent arrivals in our Old World portfolio. What a dazzling array of wines there were! Any sommelier or wine journo would have been salivating from their first glimpse of the lineup ...

    This post was posted in Blog

  • Amalaya Malbec Blend

    Posted on October 6, 2009 by Enotriaadmin

    Olly Smith, wine guru and general all round good fella, gave a huge thumbs up to Amalaya's Malbec Blend 2007. He says
    "This is wine to seek out and treasure - get in there and grab this bargain. It's a big, glossy, fleshy, rich and fruity wine with a dash of spice and fragrant aromas ...

    This post was posted in Wines in the Press

  • A question of biodynamics

    Posted on October 5, 2009 by Enotriaadmin

    So, we asked our assembled wine producers whether their wines seemed to be taking any notice of the bio dynamic calendar last week. They had shown the same wines over four days.
    Of those days the first two were designated 'root days' (when wines might not show at their best) and the second half of the ...

    This post was posted in Blog

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