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Caymus Vineyards sues California governor over shut tasting rooms

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Visitors tasting wine at Caymus in 2015.

Caymus Vineyards said that governor Gavin Newsom and California’s state health department had discriminated against Napa Valley wineries in the phased relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown. It is unfair that wineries serving sit-down meals in other parts of the state, as well as restaurants in Napa Valley itself, have been allowed to reopen for visitors […]

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Chris Mercer

Champagne Crossword

1 month 1 week ago

Champagne Crossword Try our new wine crosswords and increase your Champagne knowledge at the same time. You might even find some of the answers on Decanter.com! This week’s crossword is all things bubbly from this world famous region.  Instructions: Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue Click twice on a […]

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Amy Wislocki

California wineries prepare for visitors and a new normal

1 month 1 week ago
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Face masks, a fixed boundary for social distancing, more outdoor tastings, individual spittoons and extra hand sanitiser stations are among a host of measures being proposed, and rehearsed, by California’s wineries as they seek clearance to reopen for visitors. Some Sonoma County wineries opened their doors for the first time in weeks over Memorial Day […]

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Chris Mercer

Chablis spotlight: William Fèvre

1 month 1 week ago

Chablis is one of the UK and US’s most popular wines. Ask fans to name a producer from this appellation and it is likely that many will come up with the name William Fèvre. So, the Fells Annual Portfolio tasting in February provided an ideal opportunity to taste a selection of Fèvre Chablis, covering a […]

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Andy Howard MW

Rare, 'oldest' Cognac from 1762 fetches nearly $150,000 at auction

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Sotheby’s said the 70cl bottle of 1762 Gautier Cognac was ‘the oldest Cognac vintage ever sold at auction.’ The winning bid from a collector in Asia was £118,580 ($144,525), following an online-only sale lasting several days and finishing today (28 May). Sotheby’s said the result was ‘a new auction record for a bottle of Cognac’. Bidders […]

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Chris Mercer

Tasting 10 years of Château Clarke: A Médoc success story

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For years, when you asked the way to the Rothschild estate in Pauillac, locals would automatically send you to Mouton, not Lafite, such was the power that Baron Philippe de Rothschild had on the area. He lived at the Château for much of his life, and so became ‘the’ Rothschild in Bordeaux. If that was […]

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