Rhone 2015: Ferraton Pere & Fils
This week we were treated to a tasting of the En Primeur Ferraton Père & Fils 2015s. Hailing from a "top quality" vintage and made under the watchful eye of Rhône legend Michel Chapoutier, these wines demand serious consideration... Ferraton Pere & Fils Ferraton Père & Fils started in 1946 with just 0.3 hectares owned by Jean Orëns Ferraton and ...
Portraits: Meet the Wine Advocate's Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Fresh from the Bordeaux 2017 En-Primeur tastings, we caught up with Lisa Perrotti-Brown after her first campaign as Bordeaux writer for the Wine Advocate and the responsibilities that brings. The Wine Advocate still remains a key influencer in terms of wine review and what they write will have huge repercussions on the success of the vintage as a whole as ...
Portraits: Meet the Wine Advocate's Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Part II
Part II of our exclusive interview with Lisa Perrotti-Brown, the Wine Advocate's Editor-in-Chef and Reviewer for Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Sonoma County & Oregon... Q. Can you outline your approach to a wine when reviewing it? Tasting wine for reviews can be considered a two-part process. The first part is linked to natural ability: Your ability to detect aroma and flavor compounds ...
Fifty Shades of Sherry
Sherry can be the colour of coffee stains on a cream carpet, the colour of lemon-curd sandwiches or the colour of lacquered mahogany. It is the diversity of sherry which makes it so appealing, a surfeit of styles with a gradient of colour. You can taste a light and breezy Manzanilla from the Sanlucar coast which has a sea salt ...
What Fine Wine Producers are Drinking in 2018
Fine wine producers tend to be very inquisitive people - often leaning towards the obsessive in search of that perfection. Their constant desire to capture every possible subtlety or nuance in their wine can often be stoked by tasting something sublime in anothers. Whilst there may still be some winemakers who work on their own projects without a care for ...
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