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The Random Samples – 11/4/2022

Posted on November 4, 2022 by the drunken cyclist It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Sauvignon Two Ways, Chardonnay Any Day, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter. 2019 Bending Branch Winery Malbec Bending Branch Estate Vineyards,…

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Domaine Bousquet: how a winemaker swapped his French winery for an Argentine one, and then his Kuwait-born Iraqi son-in law grew it to be the country’s leading organic winery

This week I met with Labid al Ameri (pictured above), co-owner of Domaine Bousquet, in London to hear the story of how this French-owned winery grew to become Argentina’s leading organic producer, and also to taste through some of the wines. The story begins with a vineyard owner who swapped the south of France for…

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The Random Samples—11/11/2022

Posted on November 11, 2022 by the drunken cyclist It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Sauvignon Two Ways, Chardonnay Any Day, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter. 2018 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Vine Trail Sunshine Valley,…

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Sips & Tips: Recently reviewed wines

Michael Hastings  Aug 21, 2022 Updated Aug 21, 2022 Here’s my latest batch of wine reviews, roughly in order of preference: –Falanghina del Sannio 2020 Feudi di San Gregorio, Italy, $23. Apple, lemon, herbs, flowers and stone fruit. Good acidity, rounded in the mouth with a lingering finish. Very good. –Elena Walch 2019 Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige,…

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Drinks Retailing Business article, “Vegan vs Value”  focusing on Vegan wines

In the recent Drinks Retailing Business article, “Vegan vs Value”  focusing on Vegan wines- Labid Ameri, proprietor of Domaine Bousquet was quoted, “Our products are vegan because we don’t need to use any animal residue or any animal content in the filtering process. It isn’t necessary anymore” Please read the full article here: Link: https://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&pubid=78229a39-2be0-4d0b-a5a5-0a9f6568d573

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The “Sustainable Wine Roundtable” hosted its first virtual global conference on June 22nd and 23rd.

The Sustainable Wine Roundtable hosted its first virtual global conference on June 22nd and 23rd of 2022. Proprietor, Anne Bousquet was a panelist featured in “Why is sustainability now not a choice but a necessity? What does it mean for wine businesses?” and Franco Bastias our Chief Agronomist hosted “Vineyard inputs: A new approach to an old…

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A Canned Malbec?

By FREDERICK THURBER | Published: JULY 3, 2022 Are they serious? A canned Malbec?  Is this a travesty? No, not at all.  In fact it is actually quite good, and it is the perfect summer red. I recently got a 4-pack of Bousquet’s Le Petit Verre canned organic Malbec.  I did not know what to expect but was pleasantly…

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The Random Samples—2/25/2022

It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Sauvignon Two Ways, Chardonnay Any Day, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter. NV Azienda Agricola Corvezzo Prosecco, Italy: Retail $16. 100% Glera. Organic and…

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The color of 2022 is ROSÉ

Did you know that Prosecco rosé has only existed since 2021, a great innovation for one of the most popular sparkling wines in the world! But what are the peculiar characteristics of this “new” Italian rosé sparkling wine? What are the main production rules of a Prosecco rosé? 1- The basic vines Compared to the…

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CORVEZZO 1955 FAMILY COLLECTION: A PRECIOUS DREAM AS TRADITION AND RESPECT FOR NATURE.

Corvezzo winery has launched a new project for celebrating over sixty years of commitment to a more sustainable wine production and to continuous experimentation in the constant attempt to establish a more sustainable wine-making model from Corvezzo family. The new line Corvezzo 1955 Family Collection represents the company philosophy through an unique product where Italian…

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Wine Along The 101

Certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, and sustainable, Domaine Bousquet’s duo of sparkling wines checks all the boxes for modern bubbly wine drinkers.  With spruced up packaging for the holidays, these high altitude, elegant sparklers are affordably priced and widely available, representing the best of French winemaking paired with Argentinean terroir.  At a SRP $13 a bottle, the wine can…

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Bubbles & Buns

This is not your typical wine and food pairing piece. And if this isn’t your first time here, you might have seen my recent piece on street tacos and wine, or my Instagram feed filled with pairings for things like Indian street food, sushi, and Thai food. I like to talk about and pair wine with food that…

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Christmas wine 2021

Once again, the blog’s Christmas wine suggestions — whether for a last minute gift, something to drink when you just want a glass, or a holiday dinner. As always, keep our wine gift giving tips in mind — and don’t overlook the blog’s 2021 holiday gift guide (blog subscriptions, hint, hint). These wines will get you started: • Domaine Bousquet…

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Four Seasons of Rosé

I confess to having joined the rosé bandwagon this past summer despite my usual pattern of drinking reds regardless of the weather. After attending several rosé tastings this fall, I realized there was no reason to give them up even with winter at our doorstep. The variety and abundance of rosés has never been greater…

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Review: Domaine Bousquet Gaia Rosé 2020

In 1990, winemaker Jean Bousquet went on vacation to Argentina. A third-generation winemaker from Carcassonne, in southern France, Bousquet immediately fell in love with the Gualtallary Valley, in Mendoza. Though no vineyards existed there at the time, he recognized the winemaking potential in the region. The Gualtallary Valley is in the high mountains, with elevations…

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Wine Guy: Sustainable offerings can be found around the world

In many ways, the worldwide movement to sustainable agriculture has been led by winegrowers and winemakers. A pioneer in California’s sustainability movement since 1985, the Benziger family has farmed its vineyards and purchased fruit to certified sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming standards. Its full-flavored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon ($20) shows organic wines can be good and…

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Review: Corvezzo Prosecco

CORVEZZO PROSECCO The nose is dominated by apple and pear aromas, but also offers some floral and lime scents. The palate delivers the flavors of ripe Asian pear and yellow delicious apples without the sweetness of those fruits, because this Prosecco is perfectly dry. There’s also a touch of lemon and salty minerals on the…

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