Tag: Barbara Ritchie

Copain Wines

Well Guthrie is a frontrunner of a new wave of winemakers who are turning away from the ripe, highly extracted wines that have become a trademark of Californian Pinot Noirs.  As a tasting co-ordinator at the Wine Spectator in...

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David Paxton

David Paxton is one of Australia’s most respected viticulturalists, with a reputation for growing grapes of exceptional quality.  For over forty years, he has developed and managed vineyards in the Australian wine regions of...

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Alvaro Palacios: An Iconic Spanish Wine Producer

Alvaro Palacios has become one of Spain’s legendary winemakers in just over 20 years. His father Jose Palacios Remondo was a pre-eminent Rioja winemaker at the family’s Palacios Remondo winery. He sent Alvaro, the seventh of his nine children, to study winemaking in France at famed Chateau Petrus on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux region and in California at Stag’s Leap in Napa Valley. His hope was that Alvaro would succeed him at their Rioja winery. Instead, Alvaro struck out in 1989 at the age of 25 to find a way to emulate Chateau Petrus wines in Spain, creating a rift between them for almost a decade.

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Lammershoek Roulette Vertical Tasting

Lammershoek Wine Estate is a short 45 minute drive (50km) north of Cape Town, located in the Paardeberg wine region of Swartland. The winery’s name means ‘lamb’s corner’ as the ewes and lambs sought protection from the predatory black eagles (Lammervanger in Cape Dutch) by hiding in the property’s forests.

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The 2011 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) Wine Competition

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) has been on Toronto’s November calendar since 1922. To promote and sell Ontario wine, they initiated an annual wine judging competition in 2008. This year’s head judge was Jeremy Day, who launched Toronto’s Café Taste and now runs Café Taste: Events, focused on VQA events including the café Taste Ontario Wine Pavilion at this year’s fair.

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