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Rare Napa Cabernet sells for $1m at US charity auction

A six-litre bottle of The Setting Wines’ ‘Glass Slipper Vineyard’ Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 fetched $1m during the Carnivale du Vin auction and gala dinner held during the Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s annual fundraising weekend this month. The sale makes the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most expensive wines ever sold at auction. ‘We are humbled to be able to offer $1 million to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and its efforts to support youth,’ said Don Steiner, who bought the six-litre Nap ...

Walls’ hidden gems: Domaine A&E Verset, Cornas

Emmanuelle Verset is the sixth generation to make wine in her family, and represents the E in Domaine A&E Verset. The A is for Alain, her father. She took over from him in 2016 at the age of 24, and is one of the few female winemakers in Cornas. The Verset name runs deep in this part of the Rhône. You might have heard of Noël Verset (1919 – 2015), whose bottles are highly sought-after today – Noël was Alain’s uncle. Scroll down to see Matt Walls tasting notes and scores for six Domaine A& ...

International Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Although Cru Beaujolais has been having its moment in the sun for a few years now, its younger, lighter-bodied ‘nouveau’ cousin is coming back into its own. How Beaujolais Nouveau Day started The tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau dates back to the 1800s. Winemakers would bottle their just-fermented wine, produced from grapes harvested just a few months prior, an unusually tight timeframe in winemaking terms. This occasion called for a massive celebration among Beaujolais-based vigneron ...