• Penfolds to Release Fiery Baijiu-Infused Shiraz in ‘Special Bottlings' Range

    4 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    In a world that seems obsessed with terroir-driven wines, Penfolds can be considered a bit of an outsider. Instead of focusing on single vineyards, or even sticking to one region, the prestigious Australian wine brand embraces multi-region grape sourcing, particularly for the production of its iconic ‘ Grange ' label wines. Now, it intends to take this multi-sourcing philosophy to a whole new level.
    Treasury Wine Estates , the brand's parent group, announced on Monday plans to introduce a range of new wines, using grapes and alcohol from different regions around the world, as reported by...
    Read more ...

     

  • Is the “best white wine in the world” Italian? Maybe not but Lugana delivers a world-class label

    Is the “best white wine in the world” Italian? Maybe not but Lugana delivers a world-class label

    4 monthes ago - By Do Bianchi

    When the press release reached my inbox earlier this year, its author's claim seemed like a bit of stretch: “Montonale Lugana Orestilla named best white wine in the world by Decanter” .
    In fact, the 2015 vintage of the wine, rated a 95 out of 100 points by the editors, had been awarded the “best single-variety white wine” prize by the magazine's 2017 tasting panel.
    The 2016, also a winner of the masthead's gold medal, scored a whopping 96 points with the magazine's 2018 tasting panel.
    I had to pull some serious strings at Vinitaly this year to taste the 2016. Even though I had asked the...
    Read more ...