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Jean Arnaud achieves IFS Broker Higher Level certification

29-05-2017 As a wine importer Jean Arnaud plays an integral element in bringing producers and retailers together. IFS Broker was created to ensure the safety and quality of products filling the gap between production ...
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Lavau Vacqueyras 2014 – 90/100 punten in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

30-01-2017 The Lavau Vacqueyras Vintage 2014 gains 90/100 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Full tasting notes, press here ...
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Harvest Report 2016 published by Quinta do Noval; excellent wines

12-12-2016 2016 was a year of extremes: a warm winter with high rainfall, at 618 mm twice as much as in an average year. After a wet spring, summer was very hot and dry, with some peaks of heat in August and September. ...
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Caliza Red: “Remarkable Value for Money”

19-10-2016 Caliza 2015 wins medals at the Berliner Wein Trophy and Sommelier Wine Awards 2016. 'Vibrant, spicy and fresh on the nose, strong red and black fruit with full-on acidity, a great entry-level red,' ...
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Quinta do Noval releases Vintage 2014 and Nacional 2001

09-09-2016 Quinta do Noval releasesVintage Port 2014 and Nacional 2001. View the press releases and technical sheets of these great port wines: Noval Vintage Port 2014 press release Vintage Port 2014 technical ...
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Rapitalà Grillo 2015: BEST BUY in Wine Enthusiast Aug 2016

26-07-2016 Rapitalà's Grillo 2015 is awarded BEST BUY by Wine Enthusiast. Read Kerin O'Keefe's tantalizing tasting notes: "Subdued aromas of spring wild flower, hay and orchard fruit float from the glass. ...
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Texsom International Wine Awards 2016: Hahn GSM 2013

04-04-2016 Winners at the Texsom International Wine Awards 2016 in Jean Arnaud's portfolio: Marisco Vineyards, A Sticky End, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, The Kings Series, Marlborough, Waihopai Valley, New Zealand, ...
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The Ned Pinot Rosé wins gold on release!

04-04-2016 The highly anticipated The Ned Pinot Rosé 2015 from Marisco Vineyards won its first gold medal even before its official inaugural release at the  New Zealand Wine Show. Brent Marris says: "This award ...
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Decanter: Vite Colte a new range of expertly made wines

02-03-2016 Read the story in Decanter April 2016 behind the new wines Vite Colte by Terredavino. ...
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Jean Arnaud and Unique Holland Wijnimport negotiate about collaboration

13-01-2016 Jean Arnaud is currently negotiating with Unique Holland Wijnimport (Eindhoven) about collaboration. By teaming up both wine importers trust to further strengthen their position on the Dutch market. Managing ...
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The harvest season at Château Pigoudet in Provence is over!

09-11-2015 Photo: Sabine and Ojo Rabe Château Pigoudet shares with us the end of the harvest season: "The harvest season is over. As you know, this is an important moment in our profession and it is a privileged ...
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Great Reviews for Rapitalà in Wine Spectator

06-11-2015 In oktober 2015 verscheen het toonaangevende blad Wine Spectator met een special over Italiaanse wijnen. Lees hier wat ze schrijven over de volgende witte wijnen van het Siciliaanse kwaliteitshuis Rapitalà: ...
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Winter wines in De Telegraaf: Cedro do Noval 2010 and Hahn Pinot Noir 2010

17-10-2015 Vandaag verscheen De Telegraaf  met een artikel over winter- en Californische wijnen. Het Telegraaf proefpanel bestaat uit Ronald de Groot (hoofdredacteur Perswijn), Sjoerd de Groot (redactie Perswijn), ...
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Jancisrobinsom.com about 20 Yrs and 40 Yrs Old Tawny Quinta do Noval

09-10-2015 Quinta do Noval 20 Year Old Tawny NV Port "Fox red. Rich and almost chewy, the tannins still present though fine and adding power and drive. Really tangy finish. Lively, intense and yet finely balanced." Julia ...
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Spy Valley’s Syrah 2012 Highly Recommended by Decanter

09-10-2015 Decanter November 2015: New Zealand Syrah "There may be only 433 hectares planted but this variety is on the up - in plantings, global recognition and price." The expert panel of Decanter tasted 68 ...
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Quinta do Noval inTop 100 Wineries

09-10-2015 Celebrating the 12th anniversary, Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting Event honors those wineries from around the world that delivered the best overal performances in W&S tastings throughout the year.It ...
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90 points for Rapitalà’s Chardonnay Grand Cru 2013 (Sicily)

02-10-2015 Wine Spectator 31 Okt 2015 awarded 90 points to Rapitalà's Chardonnay Grand Cru. Tasting notes: "An elegant, medium- to full-bodied white that maintains a lively buoyancy throughout, showcasing a finely ...
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Pure Gold Award for Jules Taylor’s Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest 2014

25-09-2015 With great excitement our New Zealand wine producer Jules Taylor just announced that her Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest 2014 was awarded Pure Gold at the recent Romeo Bragato Conference: "This year's Romeo ...
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92 and 95 points in Wine Spectator Sept 2, 2015 for Quinta do Noval

04-09-2015 High scores for Quinta do Noval in Wine Spectator (Sept 2, 2015). Read tasting notes here. Vintage Port 2013 - 95 points "Powerful and rich, with deep flavors of crushed red plum, dark cherry and dried ...
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Cordillera Chardonnay 2013: Decanter Oct 2015 Recommended

02-09-2015 Cordillera Chardonnay 2013 (Limarí Valley) Recommended in Decanter Oct 2015. De proefnotitie: "Perfume of red apple and citrus fruits. Round and expansive palate with similar flavours but with acidity ...
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Marisco Vineyards proud of scores at China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

01-09-2015 Zojuist ontvingen wij een persbericht van Marisco Vineyards waarin zij melding maken van de prijzenregen die hen ten deel viel op de China Wine Awards 2015. Lees hier het persbericht. Brent Marris is de ...
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Press full of praise for De Grendel South Africa!

31-08-2015 Het Zuid-Afrikaanse wijnhuis De Grendel valt regelmatig in de prijzen. Dit is ongetwijfeld mede te danken aan het zeer bevlogen en ambitieuze team aangevoerd door Charles Hopkins (cellar master) en Elzette ...
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90 points by Falstaff Wine Guide for Jurtschitsch’ Grüner Veltliner Stein 2014

18-08-2015 The renowned Austrian Falstaff Ultimate Wine Guide 2015/16 is recently issued. In it a beautiful score of 90 points for the organic  Grüner Veltliner Stein 2014 by Weingut Jurtschitsch. ...
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Astrolabe in Wine Spectator; mouthwatering tasting notes….

17-08-2015 The newest edition of Wine Spectator (30 September 2015) just fell on the doormat. The tasting notes by the expert panel on two Astrolabe wines we would like to share with you: Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc ...
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Château Pradeau Mazeau Rosé 2014: wine of the month on Hubrecht Duijker’s website

10-08-2015 August Wines of the Month - Website by Hubrecht Duijker: "Met zijn rode wijn(en) uit Bordeaux vertegenwoordigt Château Pradeau Mazeau al jarenlang een vaste waarde. Dat kan nu ook gaan gelden voor de ...
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DWWA Regional Trophy Winner: Viero 2013 by Finca de los Arandinos

13-07-2015 Viero by Finca de los Arandinos is one of the winners at Decanter World Wine Awards. Their tasting notes: "This opens up beautifully with time in the glass, revealing a mosaic of aromas such as lemon, ...
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Robert Parker: 90 punten for Finca de los Arandinos Crianza 2011

09-06-2015 Wine Advocate #218 - April 2015 - 90 pts "I found the 2011 Finca de los Arandinos Crianza to be very balsamic and open, its floral notes developing with time over the core of ripe cherries and strawberries ...
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Wine Spectator: 87 points for Chât. Pigoudet Rosé Première Aix-en-Provence

08-06-2015 Château Pigoudet Rosé Première, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Wine Spectator June 30, 2015 - 87 points (very good: a wine with special qualities): "Taut-edged, but with good energy to the orange zest, ...
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Winnaar zomerwijnen Pinot Noir De Telegraaf 16/05/2015: The Ned, pure klasse uit Marlborough

26-05-2015 In De Telegraaf van 16/05/2015 schrijven Pieter Nijdam en Ronald de Groot over zomerwijnen. In de categorie Pinot Noirs is The Ned de winnaar: "Pure klasse uit Marlborough in Nieuw-Zeeland. De omstandigheden ...
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Finca de los Arandinos “a name to follow” volgens Robert Parker!

26-05-2015 Robert Parker en Decanter delen complimenten en lovende woorden uit aan Finca de los Arandinos uit Rioja: "Finca de los Arandinos is a name to follow, as they offer DOC Rioja wines with very good quality ...
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Winner in Het Parool: Pinot Noir by The Ned (Marlborough)

11-05-2015 On a weekly basis wine writer Harold Hamersma tastes several wines for the newspaper Het Parool. Both specialty shops and supermarkets are asked to send in a wine to pair with a dish cooked by Mrs. Hamersma. ...
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Pinot Noir van Jules Taylor in New Zealand’s top 10 red wines!

10-04-2015 The Cuisine Magazine has just published results of their annual Pinot Noir tasting, rating 180 samples of New Zealand's most popular red variety...and the Jules Taylor Pinot Noir 2013 has placed in TOP ...
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Cedro do Noval 2010: Best Buy in Wine & Spirits April 2015

01-04-2015 Red wine Cedro do Noval 2010 by the famous porthouse Quinta do Noval was selected Best Buy in Wine & Spirits Magazine April 2015! Read the recommendation. ...
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Silver medal for Les Romains Rouge 2012

18-03-2015 At the prestegious ‘Concours des Oenologues de France’, the Vinalies Internationales in Paris,  Les Romains Rouge 2012 was awarded a silver medal. View the certificate. ...
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Kaapstad Magazine excited about De Grendel Winery

18-02-2015 Kaapstad Magazine is enthousiast over de wijnen, het uitzicht en de gastvrijheid van De Grendel. En zij kunnen het weten! Lees het artikel: http://www.kaapstadmagazine.nl/degrendel. ...
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Gouden medailles voor De Grendel Shiraz 2013!

11-02-2015 De Shiraz 2013 van het Zuidafrikaanse wijndomein De Grendel sleepte twee gouden medailles in de wacht: Double Gold - Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards Gold - Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 ...
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Harold Hamersma about Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc: “The Holy Gooseberry”

03-02-2015  27-01-2015 - De Grote Hamersma The Holy Gooseberry Fernlands 2014, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough "Hoe droog en citrusrijk dan ook, toch is daar een inwaaiend karamelzweempje in de neus. Associaties ...
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Irresistible: plums, cherries and blackberries in Cedro do Noval

02-02-2015 Perswijn jan/feb 2015 over Cedro do Noval 2008: "Pruimen en kersen, rijpe bramen, weelderig, duidelijke stevigheid, heerlijk rijp en sappig, krentjes en zuren." Lees hier nog meer lovende recensies over ...
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Malacapa (Rioja) 86 points in Decanter

02-02-2015 Decanter: "Simply straightforward juicy, chewy, cherry fruited Rioja, Tempranillo with just 5% Mazuelo. Great value. Interesting project - a wine, but also a hotel, spa and restaurant south of Logroño." ...
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Hubrecht Duijker excited about our Fernlands SB from New-Zealand!

28-01-2015 Hubrecht: " ’t Is een eersteklas creatie, stuivend van geur, expressief van smaak en helder als een bergbeek. Met behalve opwekkende zuren en wat grassigheid ook flink veel fruit, zoals van passievrucht ...
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90 points for 2008 Noval LBV Unfiltered

26-01-2015  Wine Spectator (Jan 2015) awards Noval 2008 LBV Unfiltered with 90 points! "Balanced and fresh, with modest grip to the dark fruit and spice flavors, wrapping around the tongue with ample acidity. ...
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Excited to welcome a new NZ wine: Fernlands!

30-12-2014 We are proud to welcome a new NZ wine: Fernlands. A perfect, affordable, refreshing sauvignon blanc blended from Marisco Vineyard's select, premium vineyard sites spread across the southern side of Marlborough's ...
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Legras Champagne Grand Cru on www.winebusiness.nl

29-12-2014  Read the full article here. ...
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El Descanso Chardonnay Single Vineyard Best White Xmas Wine!

19-12-2014 For this Christmas the local newspaper De Limburger conducted a wine tasting to select the best Xmas wines of 2014.  El Descanso Chardonnay Single Vineyard 2012 (imported by Jean Arnaud) grabbed a well ...
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Longview Yakka Shiraz triumphs in Winelife magazine No. 1 2015

17-12-2014 Longview Yakka 2009 is a winner at the Rijst&Proef tasting themed Syrah/Shiraz from France and Australia! EditionWinelife No. 1 2015. 2009 Yakka Shiraz is dark purple in colour, with aromas of black ...
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De Grendel put in the spotlight by Charlotte van Zummeren

16-12-2014 "De Grendel is een revelatie, zeker gezien de prijzen. Afgezien van de icoonwijn Rubaiyat liggen de prijzen tussen de tien en vijftien Euro in de winkel. De blends chardonnay – viognier en shiraz- petit ...
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Update: Medals and Awards For Wines In Our Portfolio

12-12-2014  Find out here which wines in our portfolio received medals, awards, and honorable mentions in the national and international wine press lately. ...
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Santi’s Valpolicella Solane Ripasso in Top 100 Wine Spectator

03-12-2014 Wine Spectator Dec 2014: 100 Top Values of 2014 Wines from around the world $20 or less and 87 points or higher. One of the year's most exciting wines selected from more than 18,000 wine reviews in 2014 ...
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El Descanso Merlot 2013 recommendation by Cees van Casteren (MW) in De Gelderlander 27/11/2014

01-12-2014 Als professioneel wijnschrijver, docent en Master of Wine proeft Cees van Casteren honderden, soms wel duizend wijnen blind per maand met een grote variatie in kwaliteit. Driekwart van wat hij blind proeft ...
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Port Noval Black: meer dan 60 artikelen in de pers!

26-11-2014 In januari 2010 introduceerde Quinta do Noval deze nieuwe stijl portwijn. Deze port moest toegankelijk zijn en gewoon per glas geschonken kunnen worden, zonder opleg of decanteren. Ongecompliceerd, gewoon ...
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Santi Amarone 2009 Bijzonder Aanbevolen **** door WineLife

25-11-2014 De Amarone 2009 van wijnhuis Santi wordt BIJZONDER AANBEVOLEN (4 sterren) door WineLife: "De optimale combinatie tussen fruit en cacao: deze wijn doet direct denken aan kersenbonbons. Rijpe vijgen en een ...
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Two Gold Medals for Terredavino’s Barolo Essenze 2009

21-11-2014 Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2014: "A modern, sophisticated Barolo with not a hair out of place. Vanilla and picquant spices pepper a ripe red berry nose. Intense and rich on the palate; fantastic ...
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Update: Medals And Awards For Wines In Our Portfolio

11-11-2014 Find out here which wines in our portfolio received medals, awards, and honorable mentions in the national and international wine press lately. ...
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90P (outstanding) by Robert Parker for Dom de la Solitude’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape red and white

04-11-2014 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #215 Oct 2014 90 punten (outstanding) voor: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2012 "A polished, elegant Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine de la Solitude’s 2012 offers impressive ...
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Errázuriz elected winery of the year 2014 by Wine&Spirits Magazine

31-10-2014 For 2nd year in a row, Errázuriz was selected among the top 100 wineries of Wine&Spirits Magazine. Find out here why Joshua Green (editor of Wine&Spirits Magazine) puts Errázuriz prominently ...
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Proud: medals and awards for wines in our portfolio

29-10-2014 Find out  here which wines in our portfolio received medals, awards, and honorable mentions in the national and international wine press lately. ...
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Champion White Wine: The King’s Bastard Chardonnay 2013 by Marisco Vineyards

17-10-2014 Op de New World Wine Awards sleept The King's Bastard Chardonnay 2013 van Marisco Vineyards een prachtige prijs in de wacht: Champion White Wine! Read more ...
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90 points (outstanding) for Lavau Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012

10-10-2014 The Wine Spectator "A dark, slightly beefy version, with baker's chocolate and warm leather notes weaving through a core of steeped plum and black currant paste flavors. Stays broad and fleshy through ...
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90 points (Outstanding) for Rapitalà in The Wine Spectator 2014

03-10-2014 Rapitalà Chardonnay Grand Cru 2012: 90 points (Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style). "A creamy white, with smoke, toasted hazelnut, vanilla and oak spice accents to the flavors of creamed ...
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Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2012 earns highest recognition in its history, with 96 points

30-08-2014 Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2012 earns highest recognition in its history, with 96 points. Read More ...
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High score by De Grote Hamersma 2015 for El Descanso Estate 2012, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

30-08-2014 Single 3-8-2014 • De Grote Hamersma El Descanso Estate 2012, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Valle de Casablanc (Sneakpreview De Grote Hamersma 2015) Single Luck. Was ooit een tv-programma waarin ...
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De Grendel Pinot Gris 2011 Selected by Winemagazine Perswijn

30-08-2014 Het vakblad Perswijn editie aug/sept 2014 schrijft lovende woorden over de Pinot Gris 2011 van het Zuid-Afrikaanse wijnhuis De Grendel. Read more ...
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Seña 2012; the greatest recognition in the history of Chilean wine!

30-08-2014 Juli 2014 - James Suckling kent maar liefst 98 punten toe aan Seña 2012! De hoogste score tot nu toe voor een Chileense wijn door toonaangevende media. Read more ...
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Pigoudet Première Rosé in De Telegraaf 17 mei jl.

07-07-2014 Uit een enorm aanbod zomerwijnen selecteerde een deskundig proefpanel van De Telegraaf de vijf beste rosé's, waaronder de Pigoudet Première 2013 van Jean Arnaud. "Klassieke, zalmroze rosé uit de Provence, ...
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Harold Hamersma over Pigoudet La Chapelle

07-07-2014 In het wijnblad Winelife van juli 2014 zegt Harold Hamersma over de rosé Pigoudet La Chapelle 2013 van Jean Arnaud: "Dit geeft energie. Pittig met de zesty kruidigheid van citrusfruit. Helemaal in orde." ...
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Proeza Arinto-Chardonnay in Wijnkoopgids

07-07-2014 Het vakblad Perswijn selecteerde de Proeza Arinto-Chardonnay van Jean Arnaud voor hun Wijnkoopgids met als proefnotitie: "eigen karakter, lekker stevig, sap, mandarijn, breed, wat karamel, lengte". ...
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Samenwerking met Walraven|Sax

07-07-2014 Voor de levering aan horeca is Jean Arnaud een nieuwe samenwerking aangegaan met haar gewaardeerde collega Walraven|Sax uit Breda. Lees het persbericht ...
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Mooi cijfer voor Pinot Blanc van Domaine Blanck

23-01-2014 Harold Hamersma beloont de Pinot Blanc 2012 van Domaine Paul Blanck met een 8+ in De Grote Hamersma: http://www.degrotehamersma.nl/artikel/blanc_de_blanck ...
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Oprichter van The Ned aan het woord!

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Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013

23-10-2013 Lees hier welke wijnen uit ons assortiment een medaille veroverden op de Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013. Lees verder >> ...
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Acht gouden medailles voor Marisco Vineyards!

23-10-2013 Marisco Vineyards  haalt nog eens acht gouden medailles binnen op de Austrian Wine Challenge (Wenen) en Mundus Vini (Neustadt an der Weinstrasse). Lees meer ...
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De Grendel put in the spotlight by Charlotte van Zummeren

30-11--0001 "De Grendel is een revelatie, zeker gezien de prijzen. Afgezien van de icoonwijn Rubaiyat liggen de prijzen tussen de tien en vijftien Euro in de winkel. De blends chardonnay – viognier en shiraz- petit ...
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Awards and honorable mentions for Jean Arnaud wines!

30-11--0001 The past few months we many wines in our portfolio received awards and honorable mentions in national and international press. Find out more in this resume. ...
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Champion White Wine: The King’s Bastard Chardonnay 2013 by Marisco Vineyards

30-11--0001 Op de New World Wine Awards sleept The King's Bastard Chardonnay 2013 van Marisco Vineyards een prachtige prijs in de wacht: Champion White Wine! Lees meer ...
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Wine of the Week Sept 22nd Wine Spectator Lavau Gigondas (90 points)

30-11--0001 Lavau Gigondas 2012 (90 points, $26) Features a dark profile, with steeped plum, black licorice and graphite notes framed by Lapsang souchong tea and carrying through the fleshy, well-defined finish. ...
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