“Vinos de Terroir” was held in mid November in New York, featuring 10 of the most highly acclaimed wines from Chile in a major presentation hosted by Sandy Block, MW, Pedro Parra, Mark Oldman, and Fred Dexheimer, MS. Press included the Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, the Washington Post, Sommelier Journal, the Wine Enthusiast, Dr. Vino and others, and there were some top On and Off Premise accounts.
Errazuriz’ Don Maximiano was one of the featured wines, and judging by what was posted by the press that participated, it was clearly one of the standouts. Wines of Chile has put up some very nice videos that you can see below, and which they report have had over 173,000 views. A great campaign to push forward the understanding of Chilean terroir, and show what its great wines can achieve.
Christian Seely just published a great blog post on the exceptional vertical tasting of Quinta do Noval Vintage Nacional held at NYC’s Eleven Madison Park a few weeks ago. Seely writes: “It was a wonderful day, and the wines showed very well. For me, the most satisfying aspect was to observe the similarities of personality between the great wines of the Sixties and those of more recent years. This is a terroir with a very strong and unique identity, and it was a moving experience to be able to taste this across the decades.” Click here to read his full blog post, and check out the video below for a glimpse of this truly memorable tasting!
Chateau Montelena has just launched a new online virtual tour of the winery on its Web-site. The virtual tour allows visitors to wander through the long hallway that connects the tasting room to the estate room, stroll through the crooked walkways over the placid waters of Jade Lake, and so much more. A 1-minute video will greet you and the “Help” tab will allow you to find out how to navigate through the many things there are to explore. To find the tour look for the “Kicker” at the bottom of their homepage by clicking the image below.
A video of Pierangelo is featured on the homepage of the Wine Spectator’s website. The video is titled “Exploring Amarone / Pierangelo Tommasi explains one of the world’s great wines”. Pierangelo talks about Amarone specifically, with the Amarone Classico and Ca’Florian as the main feature.
Dennis Schaefer released an article discussing winemaker Marcos Fernandez, of Finca Decero, and his visit to Kansas City, Missouri. An event was hosted by Gomer’s Midtown and Lukas Liquors allowing Kansas City locals to come and taste Finca Decero’s new vintages and meet Marcos Fernandez to learn more about the winemaking process ,and how the Decero contributes to Argentina’s ability to deliver “great flavor at the right price” philosophy. Click the image below to read the full article.
Schiopetto’s Cristian Maddalena explains the winery’s key role in the Italian wine revolution since World War II, which saw the bulk of producers transform themselves into high-quality estates. The video is filled with information about Schiopetto’s wines and the property! Click the image below to check it out!