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20 February 2018 News

Town and Country just came out with an amazing feature on How to Build the Perfect Charcuterie Plate for Your Next Dinner Party, featuring advice from James Beard award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette. Bissonette offers up some great tips, including a few E. Guigal wine pairing recommendations. Click here to download the piece, which includes some great spreads of spicy saucisoon paired with  Guigal’s Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge and Blanc.

 
20 February 2018 News

The Arizona Daily Sun Online featured the Tommasi 2011 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino in “Pine Wine: Decadent wines for Valentine’s Day.” Wine editor John Vankat recommends a list of decadent wines in varying price ranges to enjoy this Valentine’s Day, describing the Brunello as a “finely polished wine with smooth texture, rich fruit and engaging tannins that combine in an extended, strong, beautiful finish.” The article has since been syndicated to Madison.com (online version of the Wisconsin State Journal daily newspaper).  Click here to read the article.

 
20 February 2018 News

We are excited to share that Tommasi’s Casisano Brunello 2012 was featured on Buzzfeed, a food, drink and lifestyle website with incredibly high traffic that often posts lifestyle and personality quizzes. The 2012 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino is featured as an answer in the quiz “Plan Your Valentine’s Day And We’ll Give You A Wine And Movie Date.” While taking the quiz, if you pick all of the most rich and decadent answers you are given the choice of the Casisano Brunello as the wine you should serve on the romantic evening. Editor Hannah Loewentheil recommends the Brunello as a decadent Valentine’s Day choice, perfect for those who want to “go a step above the ordinary,” describing the wine as “velvety, elegant, and slightly spicy.”

Click here to take the quiz!

 
12 February 2018 News

The Baltimore Sun, online version of the daily Maryland daily newspaper, featured the Tommasi 2012 Casisano Brunello di Montalcino in “Wine is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.” Wine writers Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr recommend a selection of wines for Valentine’s Day, noting that if you’re planning a dinner of Italian pasta or steak, “there is nothing more luxurious and romantic than Brunello di Montalcino.” This roundup ran also ran in the The Capital Gazette, Maryland Gazette, and the Carroll County Times, all Maryland/Delaware newspapers. Click here for the link!

 
7 February 2018 News

Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr highlight some perfect Valentine’s Day wine gifts and recommend Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose 2016 as “one of our favorite roses year after year…whether it’s warm or cold outside.” See full article here.

 
7 February 2018 News

Leslie Sbrocco and Ray Isle breakdown some wines for Valentine’s Day and Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone Blanc tops the list. See article and video here.

 
6 February 2018 News

In a recent article on Vinous, Josh Raynolds discusses the amazing Pinot Noirs that hail from Oregon. In it, he states, “I can’t think of any other Pinot-producing region, anywhere, that delivers such consistent bang for the Pinot buck, from entry-level bottlings up to limited-production examples that are raised with the pampering lavished on a Kobe steer. That’s particularly true if one is looking for wines that show abundant fruit and supple texture.”

Read the full article here.

 
6 February 2018 News

Bo Barrett, the CEO of Chateau Montelena, put together a retrospective of the winery’s primarily Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines from the 1970s to the present. It was meant as a testimony to how these wines can age, something that is rarely tested in Northern California as a number producers don’t hold back enough stocks of their older vintages.

Read the full article here

 
6 February 2018 News

As the first 100 point wine from Chile, Vinedo Chadwick continues to wow top wine critics around the world. Some highlights from Decanter’s article:

Stephen Brook appraised the wine soon after bottling: ‘Rich, smoky, leathery nose. Very rich, plump and concentrated, opulent and spicy, a complex if somewhat broad wine, with good acidity and length.’
In 2015, Jeannie Cho Lee MW wrote: ‘A beautiful expression of Cabernet fruit – layers of cassis, cedar and tobacco with supple tannins… tightly knit and a bit reserved but opens up with time in the glass.’
Steven Spurrier, long a fan of this wine, recorded in 2016: ‘Still a wonderful nose with hints of rose petal and seductively aromatic. Extraordinary warmth and depth from just eight-year-old vines, almost “southern” richness with the spice but the firmness of Cabernet quite evident.’

Read the full article here.

 
6 February 2018 News

The Owl & The Dust Devil remains ahead of the curve in wine and at the cutting edge of technology combining augmented reality and animation film in an extraordinary multi-sensorial experience. The app is available from the App Store and Google Play featuring:

* BLOW the dust devil away: the app will access your microphone to hear you blow the dust devil across the label and will start a short animated film.
* 92 points Wines & Spirits featured on the info screen.
* Where to buy – this features restaurants and retailers around the world on the link via the shopping bag icon in the app to The Owl & The Dust Devil website.
* iPad – available on the iPad for an amazing display experience!