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1 November 2017 News

Inaugurating Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate new “Extraordinary Winery Awards”, Viña Errázuriz was honored to become Chile’s first recipient of this prestigious accolade, in the category of “Best Chilean Winery 2017”.

Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errázuriz, commented: “being considered as the Best Chilean winery by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate is a true honor that we receive with much joy and humbleness. We believe it reflects the consistency of the great quality of our wines along with the commitment to making the best wines from our terroirs and being recognized as a world class producer.”

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1 November 2017 News

Florent Baumard was mentioned in a recent article in Wine Spectator, titled “High Pair – The Loire Valley bounces back from a string of trying harvests with the ripe 2015 and racy 2016 vintages”, in its Nov 15 issue. The story features a prominent half-page photo of Florent in his vineyards, carrying a wooden case of Baumard wines on his bicycle.

Below is an excerpt from the article.

“’Both 2015 and 2016 were great in quality, despite the fact that we lost a lot of grapes,’ says Florent Baumard of Domaine des Baumard in Savennieres. ‘Soft, round and generous wines in 2015, which reminds me of 2005. Sharper and lighter, it seems, in 2016. Too early to say, but I personally like it very much at this stage.’

The Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2015 (94, $30) has a creamy feel, with alluring pear, quince and green almond flavors, showing the slightly more forward personality of the vintage.”

 
30 October 2017 News

As listed in the current Beverage Media issue, E. Guigal and celebrated Boston-based chef Jamie Bissonnette partnered to create a custom saucisson to pair with Guigal wines. Chef Jamie used the Cotes du Rhone 2015 blanc wine in the production of the saucisson. Trade an media events were held at Toro in NYC, where Jamie is a partner.

We find that this wine pairs best with a classic Saucisson Sec from Lyon. Very close in proximity, the saucisson from Lyon – generally made with wine, garlic, spices and pepper – is a perfect accompaniment to the savory, terroir-driven wines from the Rhone Valley.

 
30 October 2017 News

Jeb Dunnuck’s report on the 2015 and 2016 vintages in the Rhone Valley, with hundreds of reviews, including 94+ point scores for the Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines from Rotem & Mounir Saouma – FOR THE 2013 & 2014 VINTAGES!! Terrific recognition for wines we believe are among the best in the region. See article here

 

 
24 October 2017 News

We’re happy to share new coverage for the Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella 2013 in “The Best Red Wine You Are Probably Forgetting To Drink” on Forbes Online. Wine writer Larry Olmsted recommends Tommasi as one of the two standout Amarones from Italy. Larry notes that Tommasi is “arguably the most venerable producer” of Amarone in the country as “the family has been doing its thing in Valpolicella for more than a century, is highly regarded, and just released its latest, the 2013 vintage.” Of the new vintage, he notes it is “everything Amarone should be, dark red with a complex mix of fruit and black pepper, with great mouth feel and structure.”

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23 October 2017 News

Guigal Cotes du Rhone rouge listed as #2 for best red wines under $20 by James Beard award winning sommelier Belinda Chang, formerly of Maple & Ash in Chicago. See full article here

 
17 October 2017 News

We are excited to share new coverage for the Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore in “46 Best Cheap Red Wines Under $20” on SELF.com, a women’s lifestyle website published by Conde Nast. Belinda Chang, an award-winning sommelier recommended Tommasi Rafael among a list of 46 red wines that won’t break the bank and are “actually quite stunning, despite their low price tag.” Chang associates fall with “porcini mushroom risotto, pumpkin and sage gnocchi and decadent stews,” and notes Rafael is a “bit lighter than your typical red” but is “the perfect complement to those decadent dishes.”

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6 October 2017 News

Paste Magazine Online featured the Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore in “50 Light Red Wines (Under $25) Built for Fall.” Wine writer Amy Glynn provides a roundup of light-bodied red wines she notes as “hidden treasures at great prices from all over the planet.” Glynn notes the aromatics of the Rafael “are perfumey and strong on dried spices; the palate is all about cherries and soft leather,” and later states how well it complements cheese, mushrooms, potatoes, and white pizzas, and “probably any number of other things.”

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6 October 2017 News

Wine writer Steve Prati of the Tennessean featured the 2013 Tommasi Amarone in an online Amarone story. Steve calls Amarone one of “Italy’s many gifts to the world of wine,” and specifically describes Tommasi Amarone as a “feast for the senses,” which “exhibits deep ruby color, dark spice and chocolate aromas, and flavors of espresso, fruit cake and mocha on the palate. Gem quality.” This article was syndicated by the USA Today Network, appearing on USA Today, The Arizona Republic, Detroit Free Press and 105 other local Gannett publications.

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6 October 2017 News

The New York Daily News featured Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2014 in the online story “Something to Wine About: The sinful pleasure of a heavenly wine.” Wine writer Linda Delmonico Prussen reviews a handful of red wines she was “blessed” to try, specifically noting that Tommasi Rafael’s “lovely finish can only be beaten by its lovely price of about $15 a bottle. An absolute steal – or violation of commandment number eight.”

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