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Cosimo Maria Masini Vintage Report 2015

Harvest in San Miniato, Tuscany at Cosimo Maria Masini began on August 21st with the Sauvignon Blanc for Annick and then the Trebbianno for their Vinsanto, Fedardo, on the 26th.  Harvest work is completed by a combination of professionals and WWOOFER’s (volunteers looking for experience on organic farms) and seems to combine rigor and precision with […]

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Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015

Reports from harvest in Muscadet at Domaine de l’Ecu in the Loire Valley. Photos and updates come from Fred Niger. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook with the #CandidHarvests2015 hashtag. Click here for a full list of our wines from Domaine de L’Ecu on www.sevenfifty.com.  (Illinois trade only). Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015 9.11.15 […]

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Fiano harvest at Tommasone

Cantina Tommasone 2015 Vintage Report

Of all the places in the world where one might grow grapes and make wine, the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples is high on my list of spots to visit during harvest.  Lucia Monti is sharing her shots from Cantina Tommasone on island as they bring in Biancolella, Forastera and Fiano for the […]

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Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports

2015 is a big year for Brianne and Day Wines.  Not only has she dramatically upped her commitment to growers for the total tons of grapes and the total types of grapes that she will by, she has also christened her new winemaking facility in the Dundee Hills. The Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports will […]

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Yorkville Cellars 2015 Vintage Report

Edward Wallo checks in from Yorkville Cellars in the Mendocino Highlands with a note that the 2015 harvest was set to start before the end of September, the earliest on record at the estate. Check back regularly for updates from Edward and the Yorkville Cellars team and follow the #CandidHarvests2015 hashtag for more from all […]

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Fred Niger: Changes in Muscadet

  Domaine de L’Ecu has long set the standard for single vineyard, biodynamically farmed Muscadet.  On an annual visit to Chicago and Candid Wines, Fred Niger sat down with the team at Ask a Winemaker for a conversation that touched on the wines from Granite, Gneiss and Orthogneiss, of course, but also a look at his […]

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Scherrer Rose for Thanksgiving

Scherrer Rosé for Thanksgiving

Scherrer Rosé for Thanksgiving? Yes, Chef! Chef Julius Russell offers up a series of simple, but delicious and healthy sides for Thanksgiving in his feature on Windy City Live.  He shares recipes for oven roasted root vegetables, none too sweet Sweet Potatoes, and a can’t miss technique for Brussel Sprouts with a secret ingredient. He has […]

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Jean Luc Hubert on pesticide use near schools

“A vigneron practicing biodynamics since 2000 on more than 100 hectaires (247 acres), I’ve had personal contact with the dangers of pesticides in the past.  And I know that we can certainly do without!  One simply must want to go without them and take a different view of life…  I would add that it is a […]

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Candid Wines on SevenFifty.com

SevenFifty.com has arrived in Chicago with the support of some of our city’s finest Sommeliers and Restauranteurs. Early adopters include buyers at Vera, Alinea, L20 and Spiaggia. Candid Wines is pleased to offer our full portfolio to members of the trade in this searchable, notable and constantly updated format. Tradebooks with plastic covers and wasted […]

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Fred Scherrer inspects Chardonnay in the bladder press.

Video: Why Fred Scherrer whole cluster presses Chardonnay grapes

Fred Scherrer loads whole clusters of berries, skins, seeds, stalks and all into his presses at the Scherrer Winery and then presses the juice out of them very gently. This is a trick he “stole” from Champagne and sparkling producers who want only the finest juice, and it is also the technique used at Domaine […]

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