Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2014

A: beautiful deep and bright ruby N: medium + intensity nose offering depth of flavours, dark forest fruits, cherry, sarsaparilla, earthy, blue flowers, blueberries and warm raspberry top notes with just a hint of meatiness. P: medium+ intensity with spicy savoury tartness from high acid and dusty tannin mouthfeel. Bright blue spectrum fruits with dried …

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What is Lladoner Pelut?

A grape variety Aka Grenache Poilu aka Velu Variant of Grenache Less susceptible to coulure than Grenache Noir More consistent and more vigorous than Grenache Noir Lower sugar levels at physiological ripeness Buds late and is very sensitive to growing conditions Officially and widely sanctioned in Languedoc and Roussillon France total 366ha Varietal expressions are …

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The Effect of Culture and Expertise on Perceived Wine Quality: A Case Study with French and Spanish Red Wines

I've always wondered how people think about wine and so I spend time asking those around me, when appropriate, what they think. Often casual drinkers feel like what they think is not important or they couldn't possibly express their opinion since they are not "experts". I always tell them " The most important thing about …

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There’s no richness without decay…

2003 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon   A: Tending to tawny on the rim, yet still deep ruby. There's still life here. N: Memories of blackcurrant, cassis, roast tomatoes, savoury herbs and a hint of decay. Like an old growths forest, in September before the frost arrives. P: There's that Cabernet richness held together with (still) …

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