Author Archives: Lili Kocsis

Amarone della Valpolicella | A Style and Appellation

Amarone, the quintessence of the terroirs of the Valpolicella, is distinguished by its unique character and remarkable aging potential. Following a late harvest, carried out manually, the berries are dried on bamboo racks (traditionally called Arele) for a period of around 100 days. The dried grapes are then pressed, the must fermented and the wine aged for at least 2 ... Read More »

Hommage a Jacques Perrin | Prestigious Ambassador to Chateauneuf-du-Pape

A prestigious ambassador to the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, Chateau de Beaucastel is truly a story of family heritage. The estate’s signature blend is determined, vintage after vintage, by an annual assemblage of the Perrin family. The estate’s Hommage a Jacques Perrin is one of those very rare and ultra-premium cuvees considered one of the best in the world, regularly awarded the highest honors by some of the ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #12: The Influence of Wine Critics

When most people hear the word “wine critic,” there is only one name that automatically comes to mind. And while Robert Parker and his The Wine Advocate have, no doubt, been extremely influential in the world of wine – his 100-point system often directly affecting the price and recognition of a wine – there are certainly many other writers and critics whose opinions on ... Read More »

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