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19 July 2018 News

The E. Guigal 2015 Saint-Joseph Rouge was featured in Brian Freedman’s Forbes.com column “Wines of The Week: Syrah And Viognier For The Summer,” just in time to inspire our weekend wine purchases! Brian selected the Saint-Joseph Rouge from E. Guigal as the red Wine of the Week, which he called “one of the most instantly recognizable names of the Rhone Valley.” He described the Saint-Joseph as having “generous fruit complicated by the quintessentially savory notes of floral peppercorn and serious minerality.” In addition, Brian noted that the wine “shows an appealing mix of cherry, plum, fig cake, and star anise, all of it cut through with mouthwatering acidity that allows the subtly smoky finish to linger.” Read the full story here.


18 July 2018 News

Tim McKirdy of VinePair authors a piece on age-worthy Sauvignon Blanc. McKirdy states that Dog Point’s Section 94 “is noted for its ageability.” Ivan Sutherland, President of Dog Point, states that the key to producing age-worthy Sauvignon Blanc is “largely the influence of climate and soils.”

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18 July 2018 News

In his latest piece, Andrew Jefford of Decanter claims Mounir Sauoma is “one of the most original thinkers working in French fine wine today.” Jefford dives deep into Sauoma’s history in Burgundy and his new ventures in Chateauneuf.

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11 July 2018 News

Writer Russ Winton included the wine he enjoyed over July 4th weekend with his Modesto Bee readers. Within Russ’ Wine List column, he shares that the 2015 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge  “is aged two years and a great value at $15. A light chill made it perfect for the July 4 barbecue.” You can see his full column here

10 July 2018 News

In a dedicated feature story for Best Wines Under $20, writer Clive Pursehouse asserts that “the Guigal name is so well known for fans of Rhône wines that it’s hard to imagine that the estate got its start as late as 1946.” He elaborates on the style of the House, one that is known to showcase the power and beauty of Syrah and Syrah-based blends from the grape’s most noble of homes. As he continues to discuss some of the specific expressions within the portfolio, he praises the 2015 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage ($22) as “a hell of a lot of wine for just over a Jackson.” You can read the full story here.

10 July 2018 News

Xposé writer Sam Wylie-Harris speaks to the growing trend of daring drinks brands featuring creative, seasonally inspired elements to their label and packaging designs to stand out on shelves. Finca Decero The Owl and the Dust Devil 2015, one of seven wines featured, is praised for combining augmented reality with an animated film once a smart phone is held against the label. Sam continues by recommending that this ultimate dinner party wine would “make a great gift for wine lovers celebrating a special birthday or anniversary. The Bordeaux-style blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and tannat is a broad shouldered red with excellent structure that’s built to last, offering great ageing potential.” You can read the full article here 


29 June 2018 News

Roger Morris of The Drinks Business joined the Chateau Montelena Dream Tasting in NYC on June 27th. Bo Barrett took a room full of eager guests through 5 decades of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, dating back to 1974 and all served out of magnum. Morris states, “Each of the wines was sound, and each vintage tasted as though it had more years to age. Surprisingly, there was a great continuity of style between vintages in spite of the addition of better machinery, new oak barrels, drip irrigation and the addition of hillside estate vineyards…”

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28 June 2018 News

New York culture publication Quest included the 2017 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé in its Spring 2018 issue, within a striking “Sip of Summer” spread. The writer noted that the wine “boasts a fruity nose of raspberry, redcurrant, and citrus balanced with a round structure.”

26 June 2018 News

Knowing all too well that there is no bad time to drink Champagne, Vogue Australia asked the team at Bollinger for their best tips surrounding food pairing, storage and sipping. In addition to overall recommendations, the story goes on to explain how “the distinct production qualities of Bollinger R.D. 2004 make it the perfect vintage for all-year-round consumption.” Read the full story here.

26 June 2018 News

F&W’s resident wine expert Ray Isle encourages readers to break the “rule” that red wine should only be served at room temperature – especially for summer. The story, featured in the magazine’s July issue, offers helpful do’s and don’ts for chilling red wines. The 2016 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir ($27) is among the editor’s top picks, where he elaborates to say “this cherry-rich Pinot from Oregon’s Willamette Valley tastes great after a few minutes on ice.” Read the full story here.