Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • Wines of quality and value in Spain

    Posted by Colin Smith in Wines November 19, 2013

    Probably the three best known wine producing areas in Spain are Rioja, Cava and Jerez for Sherry. Each has been producing wine for centuries and have become magnets for tourists. However there are plenty other areas in Spain worth a visit and having spent three days in the Montsant region, I'd say this was an…

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  • Of Grapes and Actresses

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines November 11, 2013

    If any red grape variety gets a tough break, it’s got to be Grenache. Some varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Pinot Noir, have an exalted status, based on their centuries of history, producing the great wines of the world.
    This patina of regard does not seem to extend to Grenache. It is the most…

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  • Harvest Time Part 2 at Hahn Winery in Monterey, California

    Posted by Hahn Winery in Wines November 3, 2013

    Another interesting report from Greg, this time as the final grapes are being picked. We can't wait to try the wines!
    Thinking back to 1980…Nicky Hahn had recently bought this magnificent property and was in the process of creating the first vintage of wine….is it a coincidence that in this same year, the world was given…

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  • Harvest Time Part 1 at Hahn Winery in Monterey, California

    Posted by Hahn Winery in Wines November 3, 2013

    The following is a report about the start of this year's harvest from Greg Freeman, winemaker at Hahn. Although we list their Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay, and Monterey Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, they produce many more wines. We thought you would enjoy getting a closer look at what happens during this critical time of…

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