Winery of the year belies notions of Old vs New World

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 30 October 2015 As more and more wine geeks realize, the lines between “Old World” and “New World” are blurring. I recall an Australian master class organized by Decanter a few years ago, with winemakers there talking about picking at 11 am rather than at 3 pm to retain freshness. […]

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“Sweet” is too simple: Appreciating late harvest wines

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 9 July 2015 “Sweet” wine? Some people shrug. Many who dislike “sweet” wines base their judgment on supermarket shelf stuff, the kind of wine that is merely sticky (and/or sweet), without vivaciousness from balancing acidity and/or intriguingly complex flavors and aromas from botrytis-derived spice. Yet some of the world’s greatest wines are “sweet”. Most readers […]

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