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Alliance targets on-trade expansion with new appointments - Harpers
Alliance Wine has recruited two new personnel into its on-trade division, with a renewed focus on growing the distributor’s customer base in the hospitality sector.
The best Malbecs of 2021 - The Drinks Business
'The most exciting discovery from this year’s Masters. Called Le Calcifère – in reference to the limestone content of the vineyard soils where this Malbec is grown – it’s a Cahors produced under the Crocus JV brand from two great figures: top wine consultant Paul Hobbs and respected Cahors vintner Bertrand Gabriel Vigouroux. The result is something ripe and juicy, while also structured and restrained. There’s prune and blackcurrant, along with cracked pepper and cedar, then dark chocolate and cigar box.' Patrick Schmitt
Crocus, Le Calcifère, AOC Cahors, France, 2015
Amanda Barnes: My top 10 South American wines of 2021 - Decanter
94 points - 'Paul Hobbs’ Mendoza winemaker Andrés Vignoni is showing a real flair for fine Chardonnay. This new wine Vinculum, meaning bond, represents their relationship with growers and comes from grapes selected from different plots in the Uco Valley. The blend is woven into a taut, mineral and mouthwatering wine which would give a Chablis premier cru a run for its money.'
Viña Cobos, Vinculum Chardonnay, Uco Valley, Mendoza, 2020
Emilio Moro - Producer profile and latest releases tasted - Decanter
Top Ribera del Duero winery Emilio Moro makes one of Spain’s most expensive wines. Sarah Jane Evans MW tastes and rates the latest vintages. Producer Profile
Stefan Neumann MS, Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW, Matt Walls: Wines of the Year 2021: the top Value wines - Decanter
95 points - 'Aromatic and fresh nose with olive notes, tomato tapenade, lavender, plums, camphor and violets over nuances of creamy oak and leather. Rich and full on the palate with plenty of smooth tannins.'
Château de Lancyre, Pic St Loup Rouge La Coste d'Aleyrac, Languedoc, France, 2019
Thank you Michael Denton for the nomination!
Alliance Wine strengthens team with new appointments - Harpers
Alliance Wine has revealed it has strengthened its business with two new appointments
How innovation lies at the heart of Bodegas Emilio Moro - The Buyer
José Moro, at Ribera del Duero’s Bodegas Emilio Moro, is the first winemaker to have been picked as one of the top 100 global business leaders in the field of innovation and creativity by Forbes Spain. His latest project, Sensing4Farming, developed hand-in-hand with Vodafone, is aimed at creating a high-quality sustainable vineyard that can be managed completely digitally.