Vintage Wines – Refoksa Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:21:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Vintage Wines – Refoksa 32 32 It’s over for Solana (SOL) and ApeCoin (APE) as Flasko (FLSK) surges amid market downturn Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:50:00 +0000

Solana (SOL) has flourished in a rich and diverse blockchain ecosystem for DeFi and NFT with its epic run to all-time highs coinciding with the exuberance that surrounded what was known in industry circles as of “NFT Summer” in 2021. Consequently, the latter saw NFT collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club achieve insane valuations. Ultimately, Bored Ape Yacht Club released a token called ApeCoin (APE) following its success, which hit a delayed ATH in 2022, long after the NFT circus left town.

However, the market downturn has completely destroyed the values ​​of the Solana (SOL) and ApeCoin (APE) tokens and dragged them into the mud where they remain, with no end yet in sight.

Few tokens are designed to survive a bear market as icy as this, but we think Flasko can. We will give you a quick overview of these three tokens and their viability.

Solana (SOL): 96% down from all-time high

Solana (SOL) was the talk of crypto town when it surged from prices below $0.10 to $260 during last year’s bull run, much to the delight of its early buyers and pre-sale investors. The media circus surrounding Solana (SOL) has seen the token become the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

But since then, Solana (SOL) has been subject to security incidents, blockchain outages, scams, and hacks that have plagued the platform. Solana (SOL) crashed to $13. Do NOT buy the dip because Solana (SOL) won’t hit $260 any time soon.

ApeCoin (APE): Bloom is off the Nft Rose

ApeCoin (APE) was the product of the exuberance the NFT space exhibited before it all came crashing down with the crypto winter. ApeCoin (APE) benefited from a pump to ATH levels at $27. But fast forward to today, and no one cares about Bored Apes anymore.

ApeCoin (APE) prices have also fallen 93% in the past few weeks, and no amount of self-belief will ever change the fact that ApeCoin (APE) simply has no real use.

Launch of the second pre-sale phase of Flasko (FLSK)

There is still a lot of value in the crypto space, even during bear season, and it is in tokens that offer real-world usage and asset support.

Flasko is one such project. Flasko tries to build the first alternative investment platform for rare wines, whiskeys and champagnes. Vintage wines and whiskeys are an asset class that steadily increases in quality, price and demand over time. It is immune to fluctuations in the financial markets that affect the entire space, making the asset class an excellent hedge against inflation.

Flasko is bringing this utility to the crypto space much to the delight of over 10,000 investors signing up for its presale. With his platform liquidity locked for the next three decades and his smart contract fully audited by Solid ProofFlasko will run hard upwards.

The Flasko presale offers investors a excellent opportunity to invest in the project with real utility, asset backed, and organic demand at its earliest stage. Especially considering that the price of the token is only $0.085, we strongly believe that could be 20X by January 2023 at around $2.00.





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Cult Wine cautiously optimistic as Champagne continues to surge in secondary market Thu, 17 Nov 2022 11:21:46 +0000

Fine wine investment firm Cult Wines said it is “ultimately positive” about the Champagne’s continued investment potential, as it reports strong growth for big-brand champagnes and producers, despite some cautious reasons.

Close up of a group of high quality champagne corks

According to Cult Wine’s 2022 Champagne Investment Report, champagne saw a 76.6% increase between January 2021 and October 22, which Cult Wines says is more than double the pace of the Liv Index. -ex 1000 wider (+36.1%) and ahead of the Liv-ex Burgundy 150’s, up 68.4%.

Champagne’s market share has reached a record level this year with a current monthly average of 12.8% (September), compared to barely 1% ten years ago.

However, the company has seen growth in sales of vintage wines from the Grandes Marques, which are reflected in the Liv-ex Champagne 50 index, as well as in the winegrower category.

This has come under increased scrutiny in recent years, he said, citing names such as Jacques Selosse and Cédric Bouchard, a producer who “played a leading role in the performances of the business in recent years.

The Cult Wine Investment firm’s champagne selection grew 114.9% between September 2017 and October 2022, it said, slightly ahead of the Liv-Ex Champagne 50, which tracks the price performance of physical vintages. most recent of the 11 most actively traded champagnes, up 109.7% over the same period.

Cédric Bouchard’s 2016 Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine, which rose 146.6%, performed best over a one-year return period. It is ahead of Bollinger, RD 1997 (+110.9%), Salon, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru 2002 (+86.5%), Salon, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru 2006 (+79.4% ) with Louis Roederer, Vintage Brut 2008 in the top 5 (+79.1%).

Bouchard maintained its lead over the five-year performance period, with an impressive return of 331.7%. Meanwhile, among the “emblematic and very rare” Grands Crus of the Salon des Grandes Marques, Le Mesnilsur-Oger continues to make an impression, with the 2004 vintage and the 2006 vintage in second and third place in the top five, up respectively. of +245.8% and 232.3%. . Charles Heidsieck, Blanc des Millenaires Brut 1995 and Krug, Clos du Mesnil 2000 complete the list.

Cautious optimism

However, as Liv-ex recently warned, there may be “a whiff of caution” in the air about the bubbly’s continued expansion of secondary market success – although Cult Wines remains optimistic.

“It’s reasonable to ask how much fizz is left in the Champagne bull market,” he noted before adding that ultimately he remained “positive about Champagne’s ability to outperform.” despite acknowledgment of some precautionary reasons.

“While fine wine has demonstrated its ability to maintain performance in different macroeconomic environments, a prolonged downturn and cost of living issues could impact the consumption of fine wine, including champagne,” he said. he warned.

He also pointed out that following the “huge price increases” of the past two years, Champagnes are now more expensive and therefore offer less relative value compared to other wine regions.

“The fact that Champagne is unique and supplies are tight should mean prices continue to rise in the long term, but the pace could ease,” he said.

However, he argued that global prestige and rarity “anchors the investment potential of champagnes.”

“Specifically, we believe Champagne can continue to outperform many other fine wine segments,” he said based on its track record in downturns, the strong correlation between age, price and rarity.

He also noted room for growth in the lucrative Asian market, which currently accounts for just 7% of champagne trade so far this year (according to Liv-ex data).

“The small representation of the potentially massive Asian market indicates that more demand could still come on board,” he said, noting that demand from Asia has boosted sales of Bordeaux and Burgundy over the past decade.

Skip the port – the perfect winter warmer that’s not just for Christmas Mon, 14 Nov 2022 10:22:29 +0000

With the onset of winter – and the holiday season fast approaching – Time drink editor James Vigner says it’s time to pass the port. Here are six of his favorite fortified wines from the Douro region of northeast Portugal, baked in the sun…

All port is fortified to an alcoholic strength between 19 and 22% abv. The vast majority of ports, even the oldest ones, are complex blends of various grape varieties grown in various sites, although five main dark, small-berry, thick-skinned grape varieties dominate premium Port production and seem particularly well suited for face the torrid temperatures of the Douro. heat, penetrating sun and dryness.

From a value-for-money unfiltered Sandeman LBV (late bottled vintage) to a 40-year-old tawny sourced from Aldi, here’s a pre-Christmas tour of six exquisite and flavorful ports to whet your appetite and warm you up. this winter. Try these…

1) A Million Dollar Rich Unfiltered Late Vintage Port

Sandeman traditional late bottled vintage (LBV) 2016 (£15.99, but save 25% on 6+ bottles until 15/11/2022, Waitrose, Alc 20.5%)

LBV red and black ports are vintage (meaning single year) wines that have aged approximately four to six years in old oak barrels.

Unlike most other LBVs (and similar in this respect to the vintage port), this top-tier example is unfiltered, making it one for your busy decanter – you don’t want a muddy glass.

With bright/dark red forest fruits, cocoa, spice, and a bit of crowd-pleasing dark chocolate, you’ll get what you pay for with Sandeman’s superior, full-bodied, inky LBV. You can spend three times that price and not end up with a wine as complete and rewarding as this. A racy port from a classic year at a bargain price. It is tailor made for Stilton and Stichelton and also perfect for pepper steak, roast beef, game dishes and chocolate desserts.

2) A captivating “crusted” port, perfect for blue cheese

The Society’s Crusted NV Exhibition, bottled 2013 (£17.50, The Wine Society, Alc 20%)

Non-vintage “crusted” ports are blended wines (in this case fine young ports from the 2009, 2010 and, universally declared, 2011 vintages) that are aged in wood for up to two years before being bottled. bottled without fining or filtration. During this period they will throw up a deposit (the ‘crust’), so you will want to decant this. This port with aromas of dark fruits, spicy fruitcake and plum is a marvel with salty Colston Bassett Stilton and mature farmhouse cheddar.

Ready to drink now but will continue to develop in the bottle. Serve chilled, 12-16°C. Once opened, drink within five days.

3) A majestic port, supple, sweet and black fruits which is a delight

Croft Quinta da Roêda 2004 (£18.99-£21.99, Majestic mix 6 and Whiskey Exchange, Alc 20.5%)

This is a great value, early maturing version of a vintage port from the important beautiful wine farm (just north of Pinhão) responsible for Croft Ports. Drinking it feels like diving into a deep pool of plums, raspberries, licorice, raisins, dark chocolate, spices, rocks and blackberries. Serve around 15-16°C (i.e. not too hot) and decant, checking the presence of sediment in the last lees and consume within 48 hours. Nice drink!

4) A vibrant vintage port

Tesco Finest Vintage Port 2003 (£20, Tesco, Alc 20%)

For most producers, “vintage” port, a blend of the best wines from the best vineyards of a “declared” vintage, is their flagship wine, usually the most sought after and also the most expensive. It is only made in exceptional years (about three times per decade). This is a wonderful example of dark chocolate dried fruit and plums from the famous Symington family estate, the largest landowner in the Douro Valley. It was only aged two years in old barrels before extensive bottle aging and offers amazing complexity for the price. One for the carafe – but drink within two days of opening. Bring the Stilton and the Gorgonzola! Buy now for Christmas as Tesco stocks won’t last much longer I guess!

5) Captivating dated tawny port (‘Colheita’) from the oldest Port wine house

Kopke Colheita 1999 Tawny Port (£32.99, Waitrose, but save 25% on 6+ bottles until 15/11/2022, Alc 20%)

Costing less than bottle-aged vintage ports, colheitas are unique vintage tawnies aged in small casks for at least seven years with a wide range of colors from golden red to tawny, depending on their age. This 1999 offering from Kopke, the oldest port house (founded in 1638), is tart and sublime. Think nuts, caramel, berries, Christmas spices, mocha and mixed bark. Serve around 14-16°C. No need to decant.

6) Venerable port, aged by oxidation, premium tawny

Fletcher’s 40-year-old Port Tawny NV, Barão de Vilar (£39.99, Aldi, Alc 20%)

For value, it’s hard to look past Fletcher’s remarkable 40-year-old Tawny Port produced for Aldi by Barão de Vilar. Nutmeg, coffee, nuts, dried fruits, demerara sugar, orange peel, chocolate, caramel and aged honey all come together in this old tawny port. I could well imagine it at the end of a meal with salted almonds and crème brûlée – or perhaps just enjoying a sip naked, as an after-dinner experience in its own right. Well worth the price – most tawnies of this age are over £100 a bottle!

Scottsdale’s unexpected wine scene Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:35:00 +0000

When it comes to wine, Northern California is generally considered the mecca of wine country in the United States. That said, Arizona has quickly become a hub for wineries and growers looking to expand beyond California’s borders. While it might seem odd that such a dry desert landscape could produce a quality crop, the high temperatures and altitude actually allow grapes to thrive in much the same way they do in places like India. Argentina.

Scottsdale is specifically home to a wide array of tasting rooms. In fact, the Scottsdale Wine Trail takes travelers and locals on a fun journey around Old Town to seven different tasting rooms. Thanks to the exciting Wine Trail, Scottsdale is carving out a niche as an exciting new place for local wine lovers. All of the wines on the Wine Route are produced locally, giving visitors a real insight into Arizona’s growing wine industry.

Whether you’re looking for old-school tasting rooms that showcase local wines or a more elevated restaurant to sip world-class wine, here are some of our favorite places to enjoy the best of Scottsdale’s wine scene.

From production to sourcing, staying as local as possible is a top priority for Merkin Vineyards. Merkin’s Estate vineyards are located in Verde Valley and Willcox, Arizona, where the grapes thrive on over 100 acres of pristine land. If a light red is normally your choice, Merkin’s Garnacha is a solid choice. For something more complete, the 100% Sangiovese is a must. While Merkin Vineyards Old Town’s goal is to bring premium, locally produced wine to Scottsdale, the tasting room also serves delicious bites and seasonal dishes. Merkin remains consistent in its priorities and practices by growing the majority of its own fruits and vegetables in the Verde Valley. From pizza to pasta, the Merkin’s menu changes regularly, serving creative cuisine meant to pair with unique wines.

LDV Winery’s cozy patio is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine under the Arizona sun. If you’re looking to get a full taste of the brand, a $15 flight is the way to go. You have the choice between three different flights and different wines by the glass. LDV specializes in Rhone varietal wines and is in the heart of the old town, allowing you to walk to nearby restaurants or shops after your visit. The 100% Grenache is light and floral, but those who prefer something fuller will appreciate the various Syrah offerings. Started by a husband and wife duo, the LDV Vineyard is located in the Chiricahua Mountains and sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet above sea level.

The Wine Collective is a quaint and charming bottle shop with a modern appeal. Visitors have a choice of four different wine flights and can accompany them with a charcuterie board, a cheese board or a chocolate board. The Wine Collective offers over 40 different varieties of Arizona wines, and each bottle featured is hand-picked with care and consideration. In fact, The Wine Collective offers the largest selection of Arizona wines in all of Scottsdale. Although many of the region’s tasting rooms are in Old Town, The Wine Collective is located downtown.

One of the most interesting aspects of tasting in the Salvatore Vineyards tasting room is the fact that most of the wines available are made on site. This cellar has an elegant appeal that is enhanced by warm wooden floors and vintage chandeliers. Wines bottled under the Salvatore name are reserve wines that have been considered the best of the best. In fact, if you need a new collectible or special bottle, Salvatore’s Reserve Sangiovese is a great option.

Those looking to get off the trail and enjoy an artfully prepared meal paired with quality wine should check out Weft & Warp. While you won’t find as many local options on the list, this innovative Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has a rotating wine list that’s sure to impress any wine lover. Located in the beautiful Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, West & Warp changes its wine list at least every two weeks, allowing guests to enjoy delicious bites with different perfectly paired wines each visit. Weft & Warp’s diverse and ever-changing selection features wines from around the world, ranging from France to California to Germany. From light reds to refreshing bubbles, the vibrant, seasonal dishes cater to a variety of preferences and palettes.

Best things to do in Orange, Virginia Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:55:54 +0000

History, adventure and relaxation await you in Orange, Virginia.

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In Orange, Virginia, hills of amber cereal blend into purple vines. It’s where horse farms rub shoulders with tiny villages, and fried chicken is as likely to be on the menu as a crab cake. It was where people like James Madison built his family farm and developed his conflicting ideals and principles of freedom, and the great lady of Southern cuisine, Edna Lewis, was raised. The story is deep, the food is moving, and the people are hospitable.

Three small towns include Orange, Virginia. There’s Barboursville, a quaint village marked by impeccable Italian wines and horse farms. There’s Orange, the county’s center with its tree-lined streets and all the comforts of home, and then there’s Gordonsville, which might as well be Virginia’s own Stars Hollow.

Relax amid pastoral views

If there’s one thing Orange, Virginia knows how to do, it’s how to put on a picturesque show. Whatever the season, the scenic area shines, especially at the Inn at Willow Grove. The beautifully renovated and well-appointed historic 1770s house offers 25 accommodations ranging from boutique rooms to spacious cottages. French press coffee and hot donuts dipped in powdered sugar are delivered to your room each morning. During the day, guests can wander the 40-acre property filled with manicured gardens and trees that date back to the Marquis de LaFayette’s campaign in the area, or book a treatment at the Mill House Spa. The on-site restaurant, Vintage Restaurant and Pub, offers two distinct menus, one casual and the other fine, in side-by-side spaces on the garden level.

Savor the Edna Lewis Menu Trail

Edna Lewis, celebrity Southern chef and cookbook author, spent the first 16 years of her life in Freetown, Orange County. Lewis is often credited with single-handedly putting Southern African-American cuisine on the culinary map. Thus, regional chefs in Orange and elsewhere are often inspired by Lewis’s work. In fact, Orange has its own Edna Lewis Menu Trail, a collaboration between seven restaurants to pay homage to some of Lewis’ most legendary recipes. Restaurants along the trail include Barbeque Exchange, Champion Ice House, Clearwater Grill, Coopers Cookin and Catering, The Market at Grelen, Spoon and Spindle, and Vintage Restaurant. Beyond the menu trail, visitors to the area can stop at other Edna Lewis historic sites such as Bethel Baptist Church, the James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage, and the Marker Edna Lewis’s story (coming in early 2023) set in Freetown, her childhood. residence.

Sip Virginia wine

There are over 300 wineries in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and eight of them are in Orange County. At Horton Vineyards, you can sample over 40 different wines from their 67-acre estate with varietals sourced from France, Portugal and Spain. The vineyard is also credited with introducing Viognier to the state as well as reviving the native varietal, Norton. At nearby Barboursville Vineyards, Senior Winemaker Luca Paschina oversees 176 acres, a tasting room, second tasting room, 1821 Library, on-site restaurant, Palladio, on-site accommodations, and more, while putting hand on the grapes. Barboursville specializes in making wines in the Italian tradition. Barboursville Vineyards is best known for its award-winning Bordeaux blend, the Octogone, and be sure to also try Paxxito, a deliciously nutty dessert wine. For even more wineries like the famous Pippin Hill Farm, dive into Charlottesville, a short drive from Orange.

Reflecting on James Madison’s Montpelier

The history of James Madison’s Montpelier is full of tragedies and triumphs. Madison was the fourth president, the father of the American Constitution and the drafter of the Bill of Rights. Visitors to Montpellier are offered paid tours of the grounds and house where he and his wife, Dolley, lived and entertained some of the most interesting intellectuals of the time. The tours take a comprehensive approach to history, demonstrating how the Madisons’ rise to prosperity and notoriety was directly linked to the more than 300 slaves who worked on their land and in their home. “We can’t understand Madison, we can’t understand Montpelier, and we can’t understand the US Constitution without understanding the history of slavery here,” says Kyle Stetz, director of education and engagement visitors. “The Mere Distinction of Colour” exhibit in the House Cellars and South Yard examines Montpelier’s enslaved community and slavery throughout the Founding Era through the lens of the U.S. Constitution, the most well-known accomplishment of Madison. Expect an engaging yet emotional interactive experience

Shop like a local

When traveling, you have to pick up a souvenir or two. To remember your stay in Orange, go to the Grelen Market. Set on a 1,000 acre nursery, the market is best described as a European garden store and cafe, but it really is so much more. There are U-pick fruit and vegetable weekends throughout the year based on a ripening schedule found on Grelen’s website. There are 8 km of hiking trails, some of which lead directly to the Montpellier domain. There are homemade ice creams made from fruits and herbs from Grelen, and a market store stocked with gardening and household necessities. According to co-owner Leslie Gregg, at Christmas the market turns into a winter wonderland. When the nursery closes in January and February, The Market offers tastings of their highly curated list of Virginia beers, wines, and ciders.

To stock up on shopping, Gordonsville is your essential stop. The Laurie Holladay Boutique is owned and operated by the namesake herself. Holladay comes from a family of small business owners (her father was a retailer for 75 years!) and after moving to Gordonsville she wanted to bring the charm of intimate, up-close shopping to her new home. Her shop offers home decor, women’s accessories, lamp repair, antiques, gifts, and more. It really is a delicious treasure!

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Bare Bones Great Western Shiraz 2021 crowned Best Shiraz 2020 Vintage & Younger at Royal Adelaide Wine Show Mon, 07 Nov 2022 03:38:00 +0000

A $14.99 bottle of red wine has been crowned Australia’s best shiraz at a prestigious show.

Bare Bones Great Western Shiraz 2021 won the Best Shiraz 2020 Vintage & Younger award at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

Young winemaker Brenda Wentzel toasts her first major trophy after a panel of wine connoisseurs scored her bottle 95 points out of a near-perfect 100.

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Winemaker Brenda Wentzel toasts her first major trophy after her 2021 Bare Bones Great Western Shiraz won the top prize. Credit: Provided

“The Great Western is one of my favorite wine regions in Australia, as is Shiraz, so this is a really special prize to win,” said the 29-year-old.

“I’m incredibly lucky to have a great team around me. Our winemakers always provide us with excellent fruit, and all members of our winemaking, cellar and laboratory teams constantly support, guide and advise me.

“Such a privilege”

“The whole team deserves congratulations on this award and it is such a privilege to be part of the hard work and history that has gone into the development of the Dorrien Estate Winemaking team.”

The winning drop gives off notes of dark berries, plum and hints of spice that rise in the mouth, leaving velvety tannins to finish.

“Shiraz from this region is elegant, generous and refined, often reminding me of the northern Rhône,” she said.

“The area is right on the Great Dividing Range and is slightly elevated allowing for hot afternoons and long cool nights.

“The wines have a lovely lifted character of black pepper, spice and licorice – very exciting wines from the region, I love that.”

Bare Bones Great Western Shiraz 2021 won the Best Shiraz 2020 Vintage & Younger award at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. Credit: Provided

Her career in the wine industry began in 2011 when she made her first vintage in the region.

She then became a laboratory technician at Vinpac in 2012 before joining the Pinnacle Drinks winemaking team in 2017.

After studying at Charles Sturt University and graduating in 2021, Brenda took over the Great Western and Heathcote portfolios, with 2021 being her first vintage with the region.

Choice of grapes

Other big winners include Sutton Grange Estate Syrah 2019 (Max Schubert AM Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine of the Show), The Stray Grenache Shiraz 2021 from Hentley Farm (Best South Australian Red Wine of the Show) and Hill & Valley Tempranillo from Peter Lehmann Wines (Best Other Red Variety in Show).

The 2021 Bare Bones Great Western Shiraz is available at Dan Murphy stores and online for $14.99. received no monetary benefit for this content.

Four Small Wisconsin Towns With Great Small Business Shopping Thu, 03 Nov 2022 01:11:43 +0000

While Black Friday may have better deals, Small Business Saturday does a bigger one. difference:

  • $68 of every $100 spent at a local small business stays local (compared to $43 spent at national chains).
  • 99.4% of all businesses in Wisconsin are considered small.
  • Almost half of all Wisconsin residents work in a small business (a business with less than 500 employees).

Convinced to buy small? Great!

Wisconsin tripthe state’s official tourism website, has compiled a list of four not-to-be-missed small towns with famous shopping scenes.

Here are his picks…

1. Spring Green

Where is it: 40 miles west of Madison

Why it is known: His relations with Frank Lloyd Wright (Taliesin, for example) and the American Players Theatre. The main street area of ​​Spring Green also offers great shopping!

Or buy : The Spring Green General Store. The former 1910 cheese warehouse is now a brightly painted cafe and retail space selling clothing, gifts, toys and gourmet food. Prairie Flowers & Gifts sells jewelry and has a floral cooler for customer flower arrangements. Convivio specializes in household items, as well as gourmet products and a selection of wines. Bookworms will love Arcadia Books, and art lovers should check out the Jura Silverman Gallery.

Don’t miss: Nina’s department store offers a bit of everything: pharmaceuticals, kitchenware, a large selection of toys and old-fashioned treats.

2. Cedar

Where is it: 20 miles north of Milwaukee

Why it is known: Over 200 preserved buildings of historical significance. A must stop is the Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement, a collection of specialty stores and restaurants in a former woolen mill!

Or buy : The Olive Sprig specializes in exquisite olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. Bohemia sells handmade gifts by some of the region’s most notable artists and artisans. Up The Creek sells a mix of vintage products, as well as modern homewares and smart signs. The Alpine Gift Haus has beautiful European blown glass ornaments!

Don’t miss: Cedar Creek Winery, a local business that offers tours, tastings, and of course, great gift ideas at their made-in-Wisconsin wines.

3. Delafield

Where is it: 40 km west of Milwaukee

Why it is known: Its walkable downtown with easily accessible colonial buildings with timeless charm.

Or buy : Element Style presents the latest trends (blankets, scarves and fringed handbags, anyone?), while Oliva Di Vita is perfect for food lovers who appreciate a fine olive oil, an aged balsamic vinegar or a vinegar of specialty. Clear Water Outdoor specializes in outdoor clothing and equipment – check out their “gear» filled with equipment for kayaking, cross-country skiing and stand-up paddleboarding.

Don’t miss: The The Hidden Staircase Bookstore is a hidden gem and features beloved book series like Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and Dick and Jane as well as New York Times‘ bestsellers, cards and gifts.


Where is it: 60 miles south of Green Bay

Why it is known: Its serene landscape, as well as the exquisite The American Club, Whistling Straits and The Shops at Woodlake.

Or buy : ARTspace, which also has an associated gift shop in nearby Sheboygan, is full of handcrafted items made by North American artists. Movers & Shakers Kids Toys is stocked with plush toys and books, while With Child offers maternity items as well as baby shower gifts and apparel. The Kohler Gardener is filled with – you guessed it – gardening supplies. And stop by Scentualities for luxury apparel, jewelry, and bath and body products.

Don’t miss: The Wisconsin Trader, a Midwestern celebrity. Find home decor, made-in-Wisconsin food, and Sconnie-themed clothing!

Do you want to continue? Discover even more destinations for spectacular shopping in small towns.

JK Carriere weathers everything from wasps to wildfires by ‘keeping things real’ – This Is Oregon Mon, 24 Oct 2022 23:40:01 +0000

The best part about the JK Carriere winery in Newberg is their high quality wines. The second best thing about JK Carriere is the people.

Owner and winemaker Jim Prosser, along with his sister and general manager Linda Crabtree, will make you feel like an honored guest when you visit their tasting room and Parrett Mountain winery. This combination of great wines and great people is hard to beat.

JK Carrière is best known for: being, as Prosser put it, “a real goddamn Oregon”.

For Prosser, that means allowing grapes from large, organically grown vineyards to represent Oregon soils without too much interference from him or new oak barrels.

Current “must try” version: 2019 Vespidae Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($48). Vespidae is the Latin name for the wasp family that could kill the highly allergic Prosser the next time it gets stung.

Instead of finding a new line of work, Prosser doubled down on putting a design of his nemesis on his JK Carriere wine labels. However, he keeps an Epi-Pen on him, just in case.

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Innovation: People have been making wine since the Stone Age, so creating something truly innovative is a challenge. “I’m just trying to get in the middle of the job. It’s going from being responsive to having a steady hand, knowing your vineyards and what they’re doing better and better all the time,” Prosser said.

Prosser admits that winemaking forces you to manage what’s directly in front of you. In 2020, the smoke from a forest fire was in front of him, so Prosser made a wine called “Clarion”.

To minimize the risk of smoke contamination, Prosser only used free run juice from the 2020 grapes, then blended in Pinot Noir from the 2018 and 2019 vintages to add some color. Free-run juice is the clearer liquid that grapes release under their own pressure when stacked on top of each other in a press.

The non-vintage, drink-and-chill Clarion was so popular that Prosser felt compelled to add it to his regular lineup. Unfortunately, the “Clarion” 2021 is already sold out. Don’t worry, though, because the 2022 version will be released in May 2023. It’s a perfect summer picnic cover wine, so talk about the right timing.

Story: Prosser’s career would make Walter Mitty envious. He worked for leading multinational corporations, but he also worked for the Peace Corps in Lithuania. Returning to Oregon to learn how to make wine, he took time to climb mountains in Pakistan and Nepal.

After cellaring in New Zealand, Australia and Burgundy, and working for local wineries such as Erath, Chehalem and Brick House, Prosser produced his first JK Carriere wine in 1999. The label is named in honor of JK Prosser and Paul Carriere, Prosser’s grandfathers. .

What we don’t know: Prosser won a state championship in oxyacetylene welding while attending high school in Bend, Oregon.

Key insight: Despite the frost, heat and drought, Carrière said “we’re excited about 2022 because it’s the best fermentations, across the board, we’ve ever had.”

Prosser said he expected his Pinot Noirs to possess high acidity, with alcohol ranging from 11.8% to 12.8% by volume, possibly 13.2%, topping the charts. In other words, get ready for a classic JK Carriere vintage with huge potential.

Biggest success/failure to date: Prosser initially thought he would be a better trader and businessman. “I found out that I’m more introverted than I thought,” Prosser said.

The flip side of this failure, according to Prosser, is that his self-consciousness forced him to focus everything on his craft. “I’m not good enough to sell something that I don’t 100% believe in. So my biggest success is making the type of wine that I’ve always wanted to make.

Prosser is too humble. Anyone who has watched JK Carriere’s series of YouTube videos, such as “Make the Wine First,” will know he is a witty wine advocate.

Last vinyl LP listened to cover to cover: “Spectre” from Blue Oyster Cult.

Favorite “getaway” spot: hiking, camping and fishing in the Metolius River Basin.

Or buy: JK Carriere Wines are conveniently located in Portland at Great Wine Buys, Flor Wines, New Seasons Market and Zupan’s Markets.

For a JK Carriere wine with dinner, try Portland’s Noble Rot. Looking for some holiday madness? Head straight to Le Bernardin/Aldo Sohm Wine Bar in New York.

9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm Saturday-Sunday, 9995 NE Parrett Mountain Road, Newberg, JK Carriere; or 503-554-0721.

— Michael Alberty writes about wine for The Oregonian/OregonLive. He can be reached at To learn more about its coverage, go to

Wine market maintains steady growth as standard of living rises Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:21:49 +0000

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Market scope

The wine market can project expansion at a rate of 5.95% between 2020 and 2027, reveals Market Research Future (MRFR). The market value by 2027 is expected to be $444 billion, adds the MRFR.

Growth boosters and deterrents

With the improvement of living standards across the world, wine is increasingly preferred and consumed. The popularity of wine is aided by the increasing number of functions and occasions such as weddings, social gatherings and parties. Wine is one of the most widely consumed drinks in Europe, with almost every meal being accompanied by this drink. Moreover, the growing number of hotels, clubs, restaurants, cafes and bars around the world, combined with the tremendous growth in international tourism, will result in a higher growth rate of the wine industry.

Various wine brands are striving to take advantage of market opportunities and hence are adopting marketing strategies through social media. The main objective is to attract the interest of as many young consumers as possible. The growing number of internet users around the world, coupled with the accelerated use of the internet, will also help boost the demand for the wine market.

Emerging countries are among the top spots for international manufacturers, due to the growing acceptance of wine. A growing preference for vintage wines, mainly for special occasions, could further support business growth in these countries. Another opportunity in emerging countries may be the fact that social media is gaining popularity among Millennials as well as the Gen Z population, which has increased spending on wine and various liquors.

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Segmental review

The different types of wines available in the world are still wines, as well as brilliant wines.

The main distribution channels that sell wine include catering as well as specialty retail stores (including supermarkets and hypermarkets, etc.).

Regional overview

Europe is expected to be the biggest gainer in the global wine market over the assessment period, while the major countries in the region are France, Germany and the UK. The European market is doing extremely well due to the impressive economic status of the region. , the affordability of wine and the high consumer preference for various alcohols. Many types of wine are in high demand in Europe, with brands like Diageo, Bacardi, Campari and Pernod Richard teaming up to improve their market position. Advanced lifestyles, combined with people’s substantial disposable incomes, are expected to further support the rate of wine consumption in the years to come.

China and India are among the largest markets in Asia-Pacific, with the region poised to become the fastest growing market in the coming years. The growing number of small-scale wineries along with the changing quality of wine, mainly in China, will further push the market demand. Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Australia are also a few lucrative markets, thanks to steadily rising per capita income, the strong influence of Western culture and growing interest in high-end luxury goods. range.

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Main companies

Distell Group Limited (South Africa), Accolade Wines (UK), J. Gallo Winery (USA), Constellation Brands (UK), Vina Concha y Toro (Chile), Treasury Wine Estates (Australia) and Shanghai Torres Wine Trading Co.Ltd. (China) are some of the most prominent wine developers and distributors in the global industry.

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Recent updates

August 2022

The PlumpJack Collection of Wineries, one of Napa Valley’s most prolific portfolios of highly acclaimed wineries such as CADE Estate Winery, PlumpJack Estate Winery, 13th Vineyard by CADE and Odette Estate Winery completed the acquisition of Oso Vineyard , a high elevation area in northeast Napa Valley. With this acquisition, The PlumpJack Collection has become one of the largest wineries in all of Napa Valley.

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Explore France with these 15 wines Tue, 18 Oct 2022 19:21:00 +0000

TV host Rick Steves reveals the sunny slopes of Provence, in France’s most southeastern corner, are known for lavender, ancient villages, Haussmann towns, fine art, landscapes bucolic and rosé wine. Some of France’s most historic cities, from Avignon and Marseille to Aix, Cannes and Nice, make up the Côte d’Azur.

Palate Clubs reports that the area is dotted with vineyards, some planted by Greek settlers in 600 BC. Red grapes like Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah flourish in the region, alongside dark grapes like Carignan and Tiburon. There are also aromatic white grape varieties such as Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Sémillon and small plantations of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The region is dominated by its red, white and rosé blends.

Regions like Côtes de Provence, Bandol, Cassis, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence and Les Baux-de-Provence are renowned for their wines, while 100-acre little gems like Palette are unknown, per Wine Folly . Provençal wine estate Château Simone has been producing world-class wines on its vineyards adjacent to the château since 1820, but vines have been cultivated in the region for over 1,000 years. Its vines, scattered in wooded and wild spaces, are strictly organic. Château Simone expertly crafts red and white wines that express its terroir, but it’s the old vine rosé – with its notes of strawberry, peach, lemon zest and chalky mineral – that pleases everyone.