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This Is Why 2016 Is So Important for Cakebread

#cabernetsauvignon grapes showing signs of #veraison. #napaharvest2016 will be here soon! A photo posted by Cakebread Cellars (@cakebreadcellars) on Jul 15, 2016 at 1:12pm PDT It’s a doubly special vintage this year for Cakebread Cellars. One of the earliest harvests in recent times is made all the more remarkable because it’s winemaker,...
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One very fine “Cousine”…

So, this Skype-tasting with Stephane Vivier, Hyde Villaine's Winemaker, from back in July has taken me far too long to write up. The estate itself has a cracking website with lots of information so I won't go on too much about that. This was a tasting of one particular wine...
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Hyde de Villaine at 1 Thomas More Street

  In the same room in which Aubert de Villaine was awarded “Decanter Man of the year” a couple of years ago, we had a great dinner to showcase the wines of Hyde de Villaine. The beginning of this venture came in 2000 when the de Villaine family from Burgundy and...
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Corney & Barrow In the Press

   The top 10 at Corney & Barrow  18 Aug 2011 by Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Corney & Barrow very kindly offered subscribers to this site some free tickets to their summer tasting in June. They didn't come without a catch, however, since I asked the lucky few to rank and score their top...
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