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6,000 year old winery discovered in Armenia

Archaeologists-uncovered-a-wine-press-and-fermentation-vats-from-4000-B.C.-in-an-Armenian-cave (Reuters)(Reuters) – Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility ever found, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage made about 6,000 years ago in what is now southern Armenia.The excavation paints a picture of a complex society where mourners tasted a special vintage made at a caveside cemetery, the researchers reported on Tuesday in the Journal of Archaeological…See More
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About Me:
I am a freelance travel journalist and photographer. A member of International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association. Contributor to several print and online publications including Luxury Avenue and LuxuryLatinAmerica.com. My website is http://TravelWritingAndPhotography.com .
Favorite Wine Website:
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Name your favorite wine or wine type:
Meritage
Most memorable experience around wine?
tasting at Copper Canyon, Mexico

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6,000 year old winery discovered in Armenia

Archaeologists-uncovered-a-wine-press-and-fermentation-vats-from-4000-B.C.-in-an-Armenian-cave (Reuters)



(Reuters) – Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest wine-making facility ever found, using biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage made about 6,000 years ago in what is now southern Armenia.



The excavation paints a picture of a complex society where mourners tasted a special vintage made at a caveside cemetery, the researchers reported on Tuesday in the… Continue

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 11:00am

A Surprise Summer Bargain in Bordeaux

A recent article from the WSJ.



* TASTINGS

* JULY 31, 2009



A Surprise Summer Bargain in Bordeaux

Once hyped, now overstocked, midrange 2005 vintage offers quality and promises long life

By DOROTHY J. GAITER AND JOHN BRECHER





Good wine stores are awash in 2005 Bordeaux. Remember 2005? It was yet another "vintage of the century." Prices on good Bordeaux-not just the famous first growths, but most of the well-known names-rose to ridiculous… Continue

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 1:07pm

Toast of Taos - Taos Wine Festival - July 2-11, 2009


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An Unusual Winery - Cerocahui, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Cerocahui, Mexico: Tarahumara Indians, Jesuits and Wine





Story and photos by John Lamkin









Bumping along 45 minutes of dirt road from the train station, through the wooded landscape, the forest opens to reveal the alpine-like valley of Cerocahui (sero-kah-wee), a mile-high paradise. Below, I catch a glimpse of the hidden valley with its silver river winding… Continue

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 7:00am

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At 5:10pm on February 6, 2010, Sue Daniels said…
John, Was in Ecuador recently. Great food, not much in wines. Most wine we had was from Chile! Enjoy the beautiful country. SD
At 8:17am on October 24, 2009, João Tavares de Pina said…
Hello John,

Very nice to hear from you.,
Don’t forget to visit Dão region. Undisputedly, Dao’s star grape is Touriga Nacional. Recent DNA research confirms that Touriga originated in Dao, and didn’t move to Douro until the 19th century. Because of this, Touriga has its widest range of clonal diversity and varietal character in Dao. Ripening under cooler conditions, it takes on broader florals (violets, balsamic, bergamont and orange blossom are common descriptives), a finer structure and retains more natural acidity than elsewhere in Portugal. The fact that it consistently ripens at 12-13% alcohol testifies to its natural fit with Dao soils and weather.

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At 3:34pm on October 23, 2009, João Tavares de Pina said…
Hi John,

Portugal has many autochthones grape varieties, red and whites.
White varieties are very interesting, with very different characters, but SYRIA also cold Códega do Larinho is fantastic, with citrons aromas of tangerine and orange.
Portugal Dão region has the most gastronomic wines: fresh, intense, elegant with very nice acidity, made with autochthonous grapes from very particularly varieties.
Just try.
I am a producer in Portuguese Dão region, and I suggest you to taste an old Dão.

Just see what Paul White Thinks about as:

“So far, Portugal has managed to remain true to its traditions, while at the same time offering up a huge range of distinctive grape varieties and unusual wine styles precisely when many of us are tiring of endless New World makeovers of French varietals.

Dao has a lot going for it in that respect: first rate grape varieties firmly rooted in granite-based ‘terroir’ that sparkles back like diamonds, all this shaped by a growing season that’s relatively gentler and longer than other Portuguese regions. Although relatively unknown and sometimes tricky to pronounce, Dao’s red wines offer consumers genuinely new and exciting tasting experiences.”

Visit please our web-site, for now it’s just in Portuguese, but to see photos you don’t need any translation: www.quintadaboavista.eu

Hope to hear from you soon.

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