The zones chosen for our vineyards were exhaustively analyzed in order to determine their potential for high quality wines. Among the studies performed; flakes,analysis of feasibility and salinity were done, being the results amazingly promising. At the same time, Ugarteche's vineyard, to more than 1.000 feet above the sea level, was relying on more than 30 hectares of vineyards planted in 1971, which are ideal for the production of high quality fruit. The following year, 1998, DoÃ±a Paula was in full expansion and plantation of vineyards in the acquired surfaces. The year 1999 is of significant importance for DoÃ±a Paula, since it was firstly harvested. Argentina had this year an outstanding vintage, and DoÃ±a Paula was not the exception. Recently equipped vineyards, great thermal extent and few rains in the months of ripeness, had as a result deep wines, with intense colors and complex bouquet. DoÃ±a Paula introduces this year the SelecciÃ³n de Bodega line and DoÃ±a Paula Estate. The years 2000 and 2001 are for reorganizing the operation and to prepare the commercial release. The investments in top cellar technology continues (decanters, cold equipments, barrels) and vineyards (anti hail meshes and new plantations) and, the staff is enlarged.The facilities are remodeled to receive press members and visitors. At the same time the birth of a new brand is outlined: Los Cardos. The 2001 vintage is the first opportunity when grapes are allotted to this new denomination of DoÃ±a Paula. The year 2002 is DoÃ±a Paula's commercial openning. With the formation of an independent commercial team, plus the back up, experience and know-how of the related companies in Chile and their external branches DoÃ±a Paula starts exporting to more than 20 markets around the world. DoÃ±a Paula offers a new concept in the wine business in Argentina. With wines elaborated up to the New World's standards, promoting their typically Argentinean character; and a management style based on the quality, the long term investment, and the support of a solid worldwide structure, DoÃ±a Paula is placed as an important representative in the world of wines for the incoming years. Visit the Dona Paula website.
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Wine which is produced and bottled under strict supervision and meets all standards to be certified Kosher.
Wine which is produced using organic practices and is free of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides.
Biodynamic designation is regulated by Demeter, an international certification organization. Biodynamic agriculture is based on the view of a farm as a self-contained organism. Certified organic vineyards must meet Demeter"s additional criteria for a period of one year before earning the designation "biodynamic."
Sustainable practices incorporate organic standards and may exceed them and include ecologically and socially sound business practices such as fair pay for farm workers and energy conservation.
Wines sealed with a screw cap as opposed to a cork, which experts report protects and preserves wine more effectively than does a cork, while also eliminating the possibility of cork taint.
All wines naturally contain some sulfites, however wines that contain less than 10 parts per million sulfites are not required to include "Contains Sulfites" on their labels.
Wines that are still in the barrel and have yet to be bottled. Futures offer the opportunity to invest in a wine before it arrives in our store.
Like futures, pre-arrivals are wines that have not yet arrived on our shelves, however they may or may not be a new release. Pre-arrivals may already be bottled and en route to our store.
The Wine Advocate is a bimonthly wine publication featuring the consumer advice of wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. Initially titled The Baltimore-Washington Wine Advocate the first issue was published in 1978. Accepting no advertising, the newsletter publishes in excess of 7,500 reviews per year, utilizing Parker's rating system that employs a 50-100 point quality scale.
Wine Spectator is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on wine and wine culture. It publishes 15 issues per year with content that includes news, articles, profiles, and general entertainment pieces. Each issue also includes from 400 to more than 1,000 wine reviews, which consist of wine ratings and tasting notes.
International Wine Cellar
Since 1997, the 100% subscriber-supported IWC has also been available in French and Japanese editions.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a lifestyle magazine covering wine, food, spirits, travel and entertaining topics. It was founded in 1988 by Adam and Sybil Strum and reaches 686,000 readers. Its wine ratings, conducted by reviewers in major wine-producing areas of the world, are considered an influential gauge for consumers and professionals in the wine industry.
Wine & Spirits
Wine and Spirits is America's practical guide to the straightforward, enlightened enjoyment of fine wine and and premium spirits. We have for 18 years served customers and marketers alike with a lively mix of wine reviews, features, profiles, food and wine pairings, new product introductions, travel pieces, history, opinion and wine business news.
Burghound.com was the first of its kind to offer specialized, and more importantly, exhaustive coverage of a specific wine region. The first Issue was released in January of 2001 and there are now subscribers in more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 states. Allen Meadows spends over four months a year in Burgundy and visits more than 300 domaines during that time.
James is one of the world’s leading authorities on Australian wine, matching intelligent, honest reviews with unparalleled knowledge of, and passion for, the wine industry.
Ultimate Wine Shop
The Wine Staff of the Ultimate Wine Shop has extensive knowledge of wine tasting, wine history, wine geography and much more!
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
For thirty-five years, Connoisseurs’ Guide has been the authoritative voice of the California wine consumer. With readers in all fifty states and twenty foreign countries, the Guide is valued by wine lovers everywhere for its honesty and for it strong adherence to the principles of transparency, unbiased, hard-hitting opinions.
I rate wines using the 100-points scale. I have used this point system for close to 25 years. I still believe it is the simplest way to rate a wine, with its origins from grade school in the United States. A wine that I rate 90 points or more is outstanding (A), and worth buying. If I rate a wine 95 points or more (A+), it is a must buy.
View from the Cellar
View From the Cellar, an electronic wine newsletter published bi-monthly by John Gilman.
Homepage for wine writer, Neal Martin's, "Diary of a Wine Writer".
Malt Advocate magazine is America's leading whisky magazine. It's the number one source for whisky information, education and entertainment for whisky enthusiasts.
The Rhone Report
Dedicated to the wines and grapes of the Rhone Valley
Wine Review Online
Wine Review Online was originally conceived by Publisher Robert Whitley as an all-encompassing platform for the many talented wine journalists he came across in his travels as wine columnist for the Creators Syndicate.
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