The Antinori Family can trace their winemaking history back to 1385 and are today one of the biggest wineries in Italy 🍇 The Solaia is considered to be an icon because it incorporates French grape varietals. The 2006 blend consists of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 20% Sangiovese 📝 The wine is concentrated and shows aromas of Creme de cassis combined with flavors of chocolate and vanilla. It is full-bodied, tannins are soft and the finish is strong 👏🏻 @marchesiantinori 📷 #AlpineCellar
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Another slightly more expensive one for you today but this is a personal favourite for sure. Chapoutier were at the top of their game with this one... The Chapoutier family can trace their history in the Rhône region back to 1808, but it was in 1879 that Polydor Chapoutier bought his first vineyards and started the actual business. In the mid-20th century Max Chapoutier led the business, until his retirement in 1977, after which his sons Michel Chapoutier and Marc Chapoutier took over. Some years later, during the 1980s, quality improved, under Michel Chapoutier's leadership over the vineyards and winemaking facilities. By the late 1980s, Chapoutier had started to receive considerable international attention for the wines' quality.
Chapoutier was the first wine producer to introduce braille on its labels, starting in 1994 with the Monier de la Sizeranne Hermitage wine. By 1996 this was expanded to include all wines bottled and sold by the Chapoutier winery. Michel Chapoutier had the idea to include braille on the label after hearing his friend the singer Gilbert Montagné, who is blind, explaining on TV that he would have to take someone with him into the store in order to identify each bottle of wine.
M. Chapoutier 'Les Granits' Saint Joseph blanc 2009 @ £49.95 "The selections parcellaires whites tasted include the 2009 St.-Joseph Les Granits Blanc (789 cases), which may be the best buy' of all these selections parcellaires. This 100% Marsanne cuvee exhibits an amazing honeyed, orange marmalade character intermixed with notions of crushed rocks, spring flowers, quince, and white currants. Full-bodied and unctuously textured yet remarkably fresh and vibrant, it should drink nicely for 15-20 years." Robert Parker 96/100
This stuff is serious business. Definitely worth a look! Cheers!
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🍷 Negroamaro | Cantine Lizzano
🌍 Puglia 🇮🇹
📷 By @cantinelizzano
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Top Ten Delicious Superfoods that You should eat this Summer:
- Grapes 🍇: Rich in antioxidants, vitamin K, eases blood clots & strengthens bones, prevents Alzheimer’s, boosts memory & attention. - Watermelons 🍉: A refreshing signature summer fruit that is 90% water, rich in lycopene (powerful antioxidant) & vitamin C.
- Avocado 🥑: Full of healthy fats that helps the body absorb vitamins A & E. Have high fiber content to keep you full for a longer time.
- Strawberries 🍓: Eating 10 strawberries a day ensures your daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Consuming strawberries 3 times a week can cut the risk of heart attack by one third.
- Basil 🌿: A fragrant antioxidant herb that has 25% vitamin K of what a woman needs a day! - Chillies🌶 : Rich in Capsaicin that curbs appetite & boosts metabolism.
- Peach 🍑: An antioxidant, rich in vitamins A & C. Rich in Potassium, that regulates blood pressure & helps muscle to recover after workouts.
- Corn 🌽: Organic corn is rich in protein, fiber, magnesium & B6. - Bell Peppers : A great source of vitamin C, B6, beta carotene, lycopene & fiber. - Cherries 🍒: Packed with antioxidants, protect the heart, prevents arthritis pain & lowers uric acid. The redder the cherry the healthier it is!
Have a Super Summer 🌸🌸🌸
It’s finally here ❗️Interchangeable Sign opening day ❗️ Tonight at 6pm EST I will be listing signs in tiers again. I will be explaining it all in my story within the next couple of hours!! You can choose between the Disney and Non-Disney version 😍 .
We took this picture in the vineyards yesterday. It’s so good to be home even though it was really cold yesterday (hence the Christmas truck 🤣) 20 years ago the vineyards were our playground/sledding hill and snack bar 😊 growing up in the heart of Bavaria definitely made for an amazing childhood 💜
Make sure your #grapes are #organic ! Why I love grapes: grapes are often covered by a protective, whitish bloom. They grow on a grapevine (Vitis vinifera) and belong to the family Vitaceae, which is comprises about 60 inter-fertile wild Vitis species found throughout Asia, North America and Europe under subtropical, Mediterranean and continental–temperate climatic conditions. Grapes are vastly used for cultivation of fruit, juice, jams and wine.
We all know how delicious and versatile grapes are — used to make wine, raisins and grapeseed oil, among other grape products — but do you know all the benefits grapes nutrition provides? These delicious fruits has been shown to help extend life, reduce obesity and diabetes risk, and may even help prevent cancer. Plus, grapes can boost your brain and heart health, among many other remarkable benefits of grapes nutrition. Source:
COTTON CANDY GRAPES!! 😋💚🍬🍇 They have a pretty short season, so if you find them, you should try them! 😍🙌 When I discovered these last year I couldn’t believe that they really do taste like cotton candy! ✨ Have you tried them? // Have a great Friday + weekend 😘
Grüner Veltliner at its best 🗺 The most expressive whites from Austria come from Wachau. Emmerich Knoll is one of the most traditional winemakers and has some of the best vineyards in the Appellation, such as ‘Ried Schütt’ 📝 The 2012 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd is bone-dry and shows Aromas of ripe citrus and peach flavors combined with herbs. On the palate it is concentrated, well structured and the finish is long 📷 #AlpineCellar
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Foodstar Sean Martin (@food_by_sean) shared a new image on Foodstarz /// Carrot•walnut•grapes #carrot#walnut#grapes#plating#fruit#foodstarz
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