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🇫🇷🍷 Ph. Bouchard & Cie Cotes Du Rhone 2015 Appelation: AOC Cotes Du Rhone Region: Rhone Valley Style: Classic Cotes Du Rhone blend With 22 varieties and a bunch of blending possibilities for a Côtes du Rhône – it is wild on what could wind up in the bottle. Don't stop trying even if you had encounter some that you don't like, there are many options.

🇫🇷🍷 Ph. Bouchard & Cie Cotes Du Rhone 2015 Appelation: AOC Cotes Du Rhone Region: Rhone Valley Style: Classic Cotes Du Rhone blend

🇮🇹🍷 Via Di Cavallo Chianti 2015 Designation: D.O.C.G Style: Chianti Region: Tuscany Chianti ("key-on-tee"), is a classic Italian red blend, and the pride of Tuscany. It must be produced in the Chianti region, and must be made of at least 80% Sangiovese. The thin skinned grapes give a translucent wine. These style of wine used to feature a unique round body bottle called "fiasco", completed with a straw basket. Today it is no more common and they are bottled in standard wine bottles.

🇮🇹🍷 Via Di Cavallo Chianti 2015 Designation: D.O.C.G Style: Chianti Region: Tuscany This is a medium bodied 100% Sangiovese Chianti. Not exceptional but still a good try.

🇮🇹🍷🌹 Santa Margherita Stilrose Chiaretto 2017 Winery: Santa Margherita Appelation: Riviera Del Garda Classico D.O.C Location: Lake Garda, Lombardy Santa Margherita is a well known Italian winery, best known for their popular Pinot Grigio. The estate was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto, and given the name of his dear wife Margherita. It has since grown into a wine making mosaic with its own vineyards and wineries around other regions in Italy.

🇮🇹🍷🌹 Santa Margherita Stilrose Chiaretto 2017 Winery: Santa Margherita Appelation: Riviera Del Garda Classico D.O.C Location: Lake Garda, Lombardy Such a beautiful bottle with delicate salmon pink hue! Chiaretto is an Italian dry and crisp rosé wine made from red wine grapes using white winemaking practices. It was first created in 1896 by Pompeo Molmenti, a lawyer and writer who had a vineyard on Lake Garda. "Chiaro" in Italian, meaning "light" or "pale", hence the name Chiaretto. Its color is a very pale pink. It is perfect as an aperitif.

🇫🇷🍷 Loudenne Le Château 2012 Classification: Medoc Cru Bourgeios With three hundred years of history, Loudenne is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc region. The vineyard of Château Loudenne is located on two gravelly hills that slope gently down to the estuary. The gravels which reflect the sun’s rays, reduce the risk of freezing and favor growth of vegetation, creating an exceptional microclimate. This privileged terroir contributes to the unique complexity and finesse of Château Loudenne wines. - -

🇺🇸🍷 Zinfandelic 2016 Appelation: Sierra Foothills, California Zinfandelic is a collection of Zinfandel wines. Zinfandel has prospered in California for over 150 years. Zinfandel vines are hearty and thrive in warm, mild climates, as the grapes will shrivel in hot weather. While the vines are vigorous, the Zinfandel grapes themselves require great care. The thin-skinned grapes grow in large, tight clusters that are prone to bunch rot. Zinfandel grapes ripen earlier in the season and are known for their uneven ripening – a single cluster may contain a range of ripened grapes, from the green to the perfectly ripened to the raisin-like grapes. These factors, combined with high sugar and alcohol levels, require a soft winemaking touch, with great care placed in the harvest and winemaking process. The final result is a Zinfandel wine that finds the right balance between tannins, alcohol level, varietal characteristics and terroir. - -

👌🏻 What is the proper way to hold your wine glass?  There is no right or wrong, but there is always a better way to do it. The glass stem is there for a purpose, hold your wine glass by the stem. That way, your body temperature won’t affect the wine, and you can forget about the awkward prints on the glass. ••••• 🥂 I will be sharing wine tips that came along on top of the usual journal entry. Hope u guys like it!

🇮🇹🍷 Faunae 2015 Appelation: Chianti Classico DOCG Region : Firenze, Chianti, Tuscany Owner: Frescobaldi Family Chianti Classico by the Frescobaldi family, which have been producing wine since 1308. They have a total of six estates in the Tuscany region. Chianti Classico is one of the 7 sub-zones in the famous Chianti region. It suggests the oldest and most genuine area in the Chianti region. Chianti Classico and Chianti Rufina (another sub-zone) are likely to be of higher quality, since they are made in smaller quantities from distinct historical areas. For Classico, the blend needs to be at least 80% Sangiovese, and the complementary only allows red grapes.

🇪🇸🍷 Capa Tempranillo Region : Spanish Meseta (Central Plateau) of Castilla La Mancha Home to many top Spanish bodegas (wineries), Meseta Central produces nearly half of the wine in all of Spain. In the past, the region was known for producing an ocean of low quality table wines. In recent decades however, when Spain joined EU around 1990, a winemaking revolution that brought in modern vines and winemaking techniques changed the region's image of their wines. Castilla acquired its Vino de la Tierra status in 1999.

🇪🇸🥂 Pepa Albariño Winery : Bodegas Gallegas Founder: Manuel Vázquez Region : Rías Baixas, Galicia Albarino (Alvarinho) is native to Galicia on the north Atlantic coast of Spain. It is best known as being the key grape variety in the Rias Baixas DO, where it makes plump white wines with peach, citrus and mineral characters that pair perfectly with the local seafood. Rías Baixas is a DO wine zone in the Galicia region. Although a comparatively young DO (established in 1988), Rías Baixas has rapidly grown in stature thanks to the efforts of its various enterprising producers, who have adopted modern winemaking techniques to showcase the region's signature Albariño. It is named after the coastal inlets (or rías) that characterize the landscape here. All wines labeled Rías Baixas must be at least 70 percent Albariño, with the rest made up of Treixadura, Torrontes, Loureiro and Caiño Blanco, a rarely-seen Galician grape which is often mistaken for Albariño.

🇫🇷🍷 Michel Lynch Established : 1990 Founder : Jean-Michel Cazes Location : Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, Médoc The wine producer is named after Michel Lynch, the knight who owned Château Lynch-Bages and was Mayor of Pauillac during the French Revolution, and is inextricably linked with the great wines of Bordeaux.  Born in 1754, Michel Lynch devoted his life to improving the wines on his Lynch-Bages property. A shrewd wine producer, he was one of the prime movers in the viticultural advances at the end of the 17th century, in particular with the early trials of de-stemming (separating the stalk and pips) before fermentation, which subsequently became widespread  in Médoc. Towards the end of the 1980s, the owner of Lynch-Bages and tireless globetrotter in the name of promoting Bordeaux wines, Jean-Michel Cazes devised a sort of spiritual affiliation in honour of Michel Lynch, naming this new range of wines after him.

🇦🇺🥂 Jacob's Creek Established : 1847, Jacob's Creek, Barossa Founder : Johann Gramp Location : Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, South Eastern Australia. • One of Australia's leading winery, best known for its everyday wines • 2008 The World's Most Awarded Winery by The World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists Since 1847, Jacob's Creek has been one of the leading wineries in Australia's Barossa Valley. The company Gramp & Sons was established in 1847 when Bavarian immigrant Johann Gramp planted vines along the banks of Jacob's Creek. The first wines were made in 1850, but the Jacob's Creek name didn't appear on a bottle until 1976, with the release of a 1973 blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Today, the brand is owned and managed by global drinks company Pernod Ricard.

🇮🇹🍷 MASI Established : Vaio Dei Masi Owner : Boscaini Family Location : Verona, part of Veneto • Masi now has lands in the best terroir sites of the Venetian regions • Recognised expert in Appassimento, an ancient grape drying technique used to concentrate colour, sugars, aromas and tannins in wine Masi is a leader in the production of Amarone and has always been a passionate advocate of the values of the Venetian regions.  The story begins at the end of the 18th century when the Boscaini family acquired premium vineyard sites in the small valley called “Vaio dei Masi”, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica region. Its President, Sandro Boscaini, is the sixth generation of the family that has made Amarone one of the prestige names of Italy. His love for the Veneto’s king of wines has earned him the nickname “Mister Amarone”, a term first coined in a book dedicated to his career.

🇦🇺🍷 Penfolds Established : 1844, Adelaide. Founder : Christopher Rawson & Mary Penfold. Location : Magill Estate & Barossa Valley, South Australia. • One of Australia's oldest winery. • First used in 1923, the Penfolds logo is one of Australia's most recognised trademarks. • Most known for the "Grange Hermitage", later renamed "Grange", created by the winery's first chief winemaker Max Schubert in 1950s. • In 1959 the tradition of ‘bin wines’ began, where wines are named after the storage area of the cellars where it is aged. Bin 389, Bin 707, Bin 28 and Bin 128, then became the highlights. • 2013 "New World Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

🇮🇹🥂 Dessert Long before the Cinque Terre became a tourist mecca, the residents of these five remote villages spent over a thousand years perfecting the craft of the coveted Sciacchetrà, a luxurious dessert wine that has its roots in the Italian tradition of vino liquoroso. In allowing the local grapes to dry and raisin, the Cinque Terre winemakers craft a wine that is sweet, full, big in body, and which promises a much richer flavor than a traditional wine. It’s a painstaking process which requires nothing less than a passionate commitment and extreme diligence to its art. This is an amber yellow sweet wine, rare with limited productions. Intense aroma on the nose and complex sweet notes on the palate.

🇮🇹🍾 La Marca Prosecco is named for the La Marca Trevigiana zone, located in the heart of Italy’s Prosecco region. Founded more than 40 years ago, the La Marca winery was included among the “Top 100 Wines of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine — the only Prosecco producer from the Veneto region to be so honored. Geographically, Prosecco is associated with the hills in the northern sector of Italy known as the Veneto. The unique soils of the area are perfect for cultivating the Glera grape, which La Marca uses in making its sparkling wines. Glera is prized for its delicate flavors and aromatics, and La Marca crafts its Prosecco using the Charmat procedure, as the classic Champagne method would mean aging the wine for several years before release, robbing the wine of its freshness — and La Marca Prosecco is all about freshness. ✒️ Golden straw. Fine, textured bubbles. Citrus on nose. Fresh, crisp, clean with green apple.