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26 June 2017 News

In her article, “Chadwick: Sweetness Takes Away From Drinkability,” Shaw discusses her recent trip to Vinexpo where she had the rare opportunity to taste a vertical of Vinedo Chadwick. Winemaker, Francisco Baettig described the new direction the winery is taking stating, “We’re moving towards showing more herbal and balsamic notes. Plus our vines are older and we’re more experienced, so it’s getting easier to show the balance in the wines… We still want concentration and density but are also looking for silkiness, acidity, elegance, tension and purity.”

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16 June 2017 News

Honest Cooking featured the Rafael Valpolicella in “The Perfect Chilled Red Wine with Barbeque.” The article highlights the Rafael as summer red wine choice “while most are pouring white and rosé wines.” Recommended as a summer red because “its chilled temperature and slightly fruity medium-body is perfect even on the warmest nights.” Pairings for the Rafael in the article included “smoky, sauced, spicy ribs or any red or white meats off the grill.”

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16 June 2017 News

Parade’s Community Table featured the Filodora Prosecco in “10 Refreshing Wines For Summer.” Wine writer Allie Albanese lists the Filodora as an “all-around gem,” first noting that she was introduced to the Tommasi’s Le Rosse Pinot Grigio last summer and “wasn’t surprised in the slightest to discover their sparkling is just as good.” Allie notes that Prosecco is known for fruity and floral characteristics and that the Filodora “feels far more sophisticated on the palate than many wines in its class.”

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15 June 2017 News

Elin McCoy just published this piece in Bloomberg, recommending Dog Point SB as one of “the three wines that should always be in your fridge.” Check out the excerpt below!

“As I write this, the temperature on my deck is 94 degrees and a light, crisp, refreshing white to beat the heat will be what I crave most at the end of the day (and even before). But trust me, this style of wine is appealing at any time of the year.

My go-to bottles? Zingy sauvignon blancs, especially those from New Zealand because just about every one of them packs a lot of flavor and aroma for the price. In my fridge right now is 2016 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc ($20). Like so many sauv blancs from that country, it has bright floral-herbal aromas and juicy, citrusy, tangy notes that make it easy to sip without food, yet also pair well with goat cheese, cold takeout salads, grilled fish, Thai curry, and much more.

A surprising number of other whites fit this style profile. Think Portugal’s light, fresh vinho verdes, pinot blancs from Alsace, and Italian pinot grigio and friulano.”

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9 June 2017 News

On June 15, over 100 Ruth’s Chris locations throughout the country will host an epic Chateau Montelena wine dinner. A 5-course menu was specifically curated to pair with select wines from the winery, including the 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine Spectator features this dinner in a recent article, stating “Inspired by the steak house’s founder, Ruth Fertel, the “Taste Maker” series recognizes those in the beverage industry who exemplify an entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to quality. Since Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay beat a Burgundian lineup at the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting, the estate has been hailed for changing the way the world sees American wine.”

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8 June 2017 News

We are happy to share a lovely review of Tommasi’s Le Rosse Pinot Grigio on the wine blog “Bigger Than Your Head.”

Wine blogger Fredric Koeppel starts off his review of this “Summer-y pinot grigio” as a reminder that the pinot grigio grape “doesn’t have to produce bland, insipid, watery wines intended for mindless consumption.” Writing in high praise of the Le Rosse, he goes on to note that the wine is “quite sprightly on the palate, surprisingly dense and lithe” offering aromas of “heather, sea salt, roasted lemons and almond blossom, white pepper, verbena and quince.” Fredric recommends a few food pairings for the Le Rosse including “grilled shrimp, tuna tartar” and “virtually any roasted or grilled fish.”

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8 June 2017 News

In a recent article in Massachusetts’ Beverage Business, Sandy Block, MW discusses the growth, evolution, and resurgence of Chilean Carmenere. He uses MAX Carmenere 2015 as a prime example of high quality Carmenere coming out of Chile describing it as “dark in color, with aromas redolent of coffee and blackberry, this is rich in sweet fruit, lush in texture and strongly tannic. A big wine that has it all.”

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6 June 2017 News

The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner published a feature on the Tuscan wine region of Val d’Arno di Sopra, ending with this hilarious (yet somehow classic!) photo of Petrolo proprietor, Luca Sanjust, standing at the top of the Galatrona tower during an electric storm.

The piece is the latest in a four-part series on appellations that were originally recognized and delimited as high-quality wine regions by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de Medici, in 1716. Luca and his family have long been at the forefront of a movement to have Val d’Arno di Sopra officially established as a DOC, which came to pass in 2011. The article makes some interesting points about the region (its similarities to Chianti, focus on organic farming, etc), and highlights a string of amazing scores from several recent vintages of Galatrona. Click here to download a PDF.

 
5 June 2017 News

EDGE Media Network featured the Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella in the online story “Summer Reds and How to Drink Them.” Rafael is one of two wines recommended as a red wine to drink throughout the summer. Lifestyle and wine writer Kristen Siebecker notes “while Italy is often known for Super Tuscans and other high-powered reds, it also produces terrific wines for warmer weather. Tommasi’s Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore is bright and refreshing when slightly chilled.”

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5 June 2017 News

Wisconsin Gazette featured the Le Rosse Pinot Grigio in “Rosé redux: Make your summer a pink one,” a story highlighting the best wines for summer sipping. Wine writer Mike Muckian includes the Le Rosse in this roundup noting “the wine boasts a clean, almost spicy nose, with a refreshing palate of tropical fruits that makes a fine refresher for warm afternoons and evening.”