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Orange Wine

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Orange Wine

We can start by saying it’s not a wine made with oranges, certainly not a Mimosa, and it doesn’t have a Florida orange juice color or taste like it. To make an orange wine, the first thing you need is white wine grapes. Then you press them and let the juice, skins (hence the name Skin Contact wine) and seeds to macerate and ferment together (usually in large ceramic or concrete vats), from a couple of days to even 12 months, depending on the producer or style of wine. Orange wines are produced in a very natural way, using little...

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Château de Charodon, the new hot stuff in Burgundy

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Château de Charodon, the new hot stuff in Burgundy

 Château de Charodon and the winemaker Louis Vallet are the new hot stuff in the Burgundy, France, wine scene. Louis Vallet has an incredible wine background. He has long worked at different estates and at Domaine Pierre Bourée, his family’s old domaine. He learned his trade from people like Pascal Marchand, a renowned wine grower, and then worked in Chile making Pinot Noir in the Bio-Bio region. Now, Vallet has started his own business buying grapes and making wine in Burgundy. Château Charodon is a fine house in the Beaune plain and the centre of Louis Vallet's business activity. Why do we like this winemaker? Because it is a small...

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It's here! It's here! Chateau Lynch- Bages Pauillac 2018

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It's here! It's here! Chateau Lynch- Bages Pauillac 2018

Folks, we're very excited about this new arrival. 98 points from Robert Parker, 97 points from James Suckling. Chateau Lynch-bages a 5ème Cru Classé, is one of the best-known Médoc estates, and also one of the best from the Pauillac AOP, which combines exceptional climatic and geological conditions for producing one of the greatest wines. The 2018 Lynch-Bages is a classic Bordeaux blend. Coming from the left bank, the dominant grape is Cabernet Sauvignon with a 72%. It also has 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It’s a seductive, surprisingly soft and accessible wine with a deep ruby/purple color,...

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So what's the buzz about natural wines?

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So what's the buzz about natural wines?

So what's the buzz about natural wines? We can also call them “low intervention wine”, “raw wine”, “naked wine”. And, not always but sometimes, “funky wine”. This is a popular movement, but what is it exactly?Natural Wine is the production of wine using simpler and more traditional methods. “Ancestral Methods”, they call it. Is the fermented grape juice with minimal or no additives in the wine making process.The natural wine makers make their wines from “organic grapes” (or most of them) meaning that the grapes are not sprayed with chemical pesticides or herbicides. The grapes are picked by hand instead of harvesting...

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L"Astemia Pentita among the best wines from Italy, according to James Suckling

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Two wines sold by Caná Wine Shop were chosen among the best from Italy by the wine master James Suckling: L"Astemia Pentita Barolo Cannubi 2010 got 93 points and L"Astemia Pentita Barolo Terlo 2015 also got 93 points. 

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