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19 August 2016 News

This morning wine writer and current NY Times-bestselling author Larry Olmsted, who joined us in France in June for Bollinger’s Wine Library launch, published a full feature story about Ayala on Forbes.com titled, “The Most Famous Champagne You Probably Never Heard Of.”

This article is a love letter to Ayala and covers a number of key points:
• The house’s long and impressive history coupled with an influx of energy, money, and modern technology by the Bollinger Family
• The boutique nature of the house in terms of small production and small team (13 full-time staff do everything)
• Ayala’s focus on quality and reputation for top-notch Blanc de Blancs

Click here to read the full article

 
19 August 2016 News

Wine writer Fredric Koeppel reviewed the Filodora Prosecco for his blog Bigger Than Your Head. Koeppel praises the wine as “one of the best [Proseccos] around,” and “totally charming,” with an Excellent rating. He notes that “At first, this sparkling wine is all smoke and steel, and then it opens to glimmers of green apple and peach, hints of roasted lemon and baked pear, a touch of acacia. Bright acidity (and the persistent effervescence) keep it lively and dry on the palate, where it partakes of a seriously serious aura of flint and limestone minerality, all hurtling toward a finish pert with grapefruit rind and almond skin.”

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15 August 2016 News

Decanter published a piece by Peter Richards MW on the world’s most ageworthy Sauvignon Blancs. Dog Point’s Section 94 is featured, with a 96 point review! Click here to download the article.

 
11 August 2016 News

Wine writer Gil Kulers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution featured a review of the Rafael Valpolicella in the online story “Could a red really be my favorite summertime wine?” Kulers touches on the notion that his usual go-to summer wine is normally a Chardonnay, but this Valpolicella has swayed his thoughts. He writes of the wine’s ability to stand up to fresher whites during the summer, due to the grapes being grown and vinified in the Valpolicella region. “The chilly climate there keeps the alcohol levels down and the acidity levels up. This makes for a remarkably refreshing wine despite its deep, dark color.” Click here to read the article!

 
11 August 2016 News

Salt Lake City Weekly, a community newspaper based in Salt Lake City, Utah, featured the Filodora Prosecco in “Italy’s Signature Sparkler,” a story on the “affordable effervescence of Prosecco.” Wine writer Ted Scheffler calls Prosecco “the world’s most well-known sparkling wine after Champagne” whose “slightly lower alcohol content makes Prosecco easier-drinking, less filling, and surprisingly food-friendly.” Tommasi’s Filodora Prosecco is featured as “intensely fruity” and being made with “100 percent Glera with beautiful pear and peach flavors.” Click here to download the article!
This fantastic piece on Italian Proseccos was also syndicated in Planet Jackson Hole, Wyoming community newspaper.

 
10 August 2016 News

An in-depth look at Meursault by Wine & Spirits Magazine, featuring some of the absolute greatest white wine producers in the world.  Included is Lucien Le Moine, courtesy of Mounir Saouma’s stunning Meursault Perrieres 2012.  Coche-Dury, Roulot, and other top flight producers are discussed and tasted.  An unapologetically highbrow piece!

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8 August 2016 News

Decanter Magazine selected two wines from Errazuriz in its current awards issue. Their Sauvignon Blanc from Aconcagua Costa won the “Platinum Best in Show,” while the Chardonnay won the “Platinum Best in Category – Chilean Chardonnay over £15”. See below for their reviews, and click here to download the profile!

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc 2015:

“Beautiful, complex Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas such as white flowers, citrus, yellow cherries, yellow plums and gooseberries, as well as asparagus and tropical fruit. The delicate, fresh and fruity palate has lovely tension, mouthwatering acidity and a length, crisp, mineral finish. Exceptional!”

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa (Wild Ferment) Chardonnay 2014:

“Subtle, nutty nose with delicate notes of mango and pineapple. Concentrated, rich palate of white flowers, stone fruits, almond, cooked better and a refreshing salty tang. This is a beautiful young wine already with lots of personality, a great structure, a long aftertaste and incredible aging potential.”

 

 
8 August 2016 News

Vivino, a leading wine app, has published a list of their Top 25 Most Popular Italian wines – those which have received the highest ratings from its 17 million users around the world. Tommasi’s Amarone is in the top 5, next to Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Tignanello, as illustrated by the very cool graphic below!

Tommasi’s Ripasso also made the list, with an average score of 4 out of 5 stars, which makes Tommasi the only winery after Antinori to have 2 of its wines listed in the Top 25.

Check out the complete list by clicking here

 

 
8 August 2016 News

A great mention of Tommasi Le Rosse Pinot Grigio in Vogue.com, which featured the wine in “Get You a Man With Air-Conditioning (And Other Amenities)!” The story recommends Vogue’s essentials for staying cool this summer, with an image of the bottle and a link to purchase the wine online.

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8 August 2016 News

The Filodora Prosecco was featured on the lifestyle website NewTheory in “How to Pair Your Wine With Your Meal,” which described the wine as “super-crisp and citrusy (lime, lemon peel and peach), making it mouthwatering and a pleasure to sip, and also great served with fresh summer fruits.” The site also calls out the prosecco’s single estate vineyard and century-old winemaking family.

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