THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAINT-EMILION, France - -- An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France's finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard's chief financial officer, they were clearly fakes -- too new looking, not on the right kind of paper.
White Wine India Regardless of his skill, the counterfeiter had ambition: 1947 is widely considered an exceptionally good year, and Cheval Blanc's production that year has been called the greatest Bordeaux ever. The current average price paid for a bottle at auction is about $11,500, according to truebottle.com, which tracks auctions and helps consumers spot fakes.
White Wine In India Counterfeiting has likely dogged wine as long as it has been produced. In the 18th century, King Louis XV ordered the makers of Cotes du Rhone to brand their barrels with "CDR" before export to prevent fraud.
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Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) We had high hopes for his wines and they are every bit as good as we expected. He has really knocked it out of the park with his high end wine under the name Cellar D. Russell Smith ($19.99). It is made with his own grapes and is a blend of CariÃ±ena and Garnacha (Carignan and Grenache). This is a wine that is abundantly fruity and fresh, but unlike many Spanish wines, it is soft enough to drink young.
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Indian Chenin Blanc Are the first 20 wines on the list of the top 100 the best 20? The scores of wines lower on the list are higher than some of the wines under the top 20.
Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Dear Nellie, No. When we create our Top 100 wines each year, we look at a variety of factors, not just a wine’s score. Otherwise, the list would just be a rundown of the wines that got 100, 99 or 98 points, and anyone could do that on their own. We look at a combination of score, price, availability and the elusive “X-factor” of excitement. We’re trying to give you the list of wines we think are most exciting of what we’ve tasted this year.
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With the winter holidays coming up, it's a great time to stock up on wine -- and of course we hope Argentine wines will be part of the mix for your festivities. Argentine wines are meant for sharing and celebrating, so there are plenty to fit the bill. Here are some of our favorite pairings.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc ReNacer Enamore 2009 , one of our top blends, can echo those aromas while anchoring the meat's earthier flavors. Bit of glaze on there, too? At just $12, the Amado Sur 2009 blend by Trivento has you covered, with citrus and berry flavors mingling with licorice.
Indian Chenin Blanc Norton Privada 2009 . But if we had to choose just one, with price being no object, we'd go for the Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2010 . If you like Argentine wine - heck, if you like wine at all - you won't be disappointed.
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St. James Vineyard Offers First Tastes of Its Reserve, Estate Wines A guide to Whisper Vineyard's first produced wines available inside its tasting room, which opened Nov. 25.
Indian Rosé Zugmeyer said Whisper Vineyards is focusing on producing small quality, but high-quality wines. They have chosen to use hand-harvesting practices that involves 'dropping' up to two-thirds of the fruit, or cutting most grapes off the vine before they are fully formed so plants produce less grapes, but it intensifies the flavor.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc The 2007 Reserve Merlot offers a bright taste of cherry with fruity and spicy notes over a rich texture and balanced tannins with only 222 cases made. The 2007 Reserve Red Cape Blend has an aroma of blackberry, liquorice and coffee accented by lavendar, cedar and graphite offering a concentrated taste of dark fruits and spice, lingering with mouth-coating tannins. Whisper Vineyard has started releasing its 2008 vintages offered in an Estate Tasting: 2008 Chardonnay ($24 a bottle/$8.50 a glass), 2008 Red Cape Blend ($32 a bottle/$10 a glass).
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