Harvest Report from Maison Jaffelin, Burgundy

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 by  

Our first grapes arrived under the sun on Friday, September, 12th. We had nice climatic conditions with warm temperatures until our last harvest day on Sunday, September, 26th.

The last 2 weeks of September were sunny and allowed us to get great grapes with a perfect level of potential alcoholic strength as well as a good balance between acidity and sugar. The weather also helped the grapes to get good sanitary conditions which result to a limited sorting at our vinery. For this vintage 2014, the yields of reds were normal, the whites were willingly bit lower than usual in order to focus on the quality.

Red wines vinification took place in perfect conditions with a 20 days fermentation and maturation in wooden vats which let us extract good colours and aromas. Tannins are not very present yet, but will appear during the maturation.

For our white wines, the fermentation has been made in oak barrels with indigenous yeasts. The maturation will last between 10 to 11 months.

On Monday, 13th, October, we started our red wines maturation in oak barrels, this process should last for 18 months.

This year we have around 40 % of new oak barrels, the rest is composed of 1 to 3 wines barrels.

For this vintage 2014, all conditions are gathered to get great quality wines!

We hope to see you again soon.

 

Marinette Garnier        Franck Mayaud           Maximilien Olio

Winemaker                  Export Manager           Export Sales Area Manager

 

A tribute to Bill Powers

Wednesday, 1 October, 2014 by  

It is with much regret that World Wine Agencies and Hayward Bros (Wines) Ltd. announce the sad loss of winemaking legend Bill Powers, who passed away earlier this week.

Life-long farmer and pioneer of organic viticulture in Washington, Bill Powers planted Badger Mountain Vineyard with his son Greg in 1982. Just six years later, well-before the word organic became trendy and then universal, Bill transitioned his 80-acre estate to organic viticulture and in 1990 Badger Mountain Vineyard became the first Certified Organic winegrape vineyard in Washington State.

Bill was invited to join the Washington Winemakers Hall of Fame in recognition of his vision and contribution to viticulture in the State and was adored by all who knew him for his gentle way, his integrity and his passion for Washington State wines.  He will be sorely missed and our thoughts go out to his family and everyone working at Powers.

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Matthew Jukes reviews Von Buhl Riesling Gross Gewachs 2013

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 by  

Many thanks to Matthew Jukes who, once again, has written a stunning review on the new release Gross Gewachs from our beloved Reichsrat Von Buhl.  In his words;  “All of these wines look stunning already because of their incredible balance, but clearly they will settle and mature beautifully at different paces over the next two to ten years.”  Couldn’t agree more Matthew!  To read the full review, please follow the link to Matthew’s website:

http://www.matthewjukes.com/2014/09/2013-grosses-gewachs-from-weingut-reichsrat-von-buhl-pfalz/

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Matthew Jukes Recommends Von Buhl 2012 Riesling QbA

Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 by  

Many thanks to Matthew Jukes, who once again wrote a beautiful review for a Von Buhl wine: “Von Buhl makes scintillating wines and this dry Riesling shows the magical properties of this awe-inspiring grape off to a tee.  With pinpoint accurate citrus fruit you need to rustle up the Sesame crusted Salmon, Prawn and orange stir fry and marvel at the synergy of this food and wine combination.” Mail on Sunday, 2014.

To find out more about these gorgeous wines, come and meet the Von Buhl team at our LWTF Stand A34 June 2nd – 4th 2014.

WWA / Hayward Brothers shortlisted as Best Supplier to Independents

Thursday, 24 April, 2014 by  

The new partnership, World Wine Agencies and Hayward Brothers were shortlisted today for their first ever joint award, as BEST SUPPLIER TO INDEPENDENTS, in 2014 Harpers Awards.  We were recognised for our commitment to the independent sector, and the quality of our wines and service.

Very many thanks to the team, our suppliers, and our customers for their continued support.  Winners will be announced on 3rd June 2014.  Wish us luck!

WWA Shortlisted for Two Categories @ Harpers Awards 2013

Monday, 29 April, 2013 by  

We are delighted to announce that WWA have been shortlisted for two categories at this year’s Harpers Awards.  For the second year in a row we have been shortlisted for Best Supplier to the Independents and this year we are also in the running for Best Overall Agent of the Year.  Results will be announced on May 21st 2013.  Very many thanks to the WWA team for their continuing hard work,  and to all of our customers and suppliers, who help make our success possible.

WWA team start 2013 in a winning way!

Monday, 31 December, 2012 by  

Congratulations to WWA resident cartoonist David Haldane who has been nominated by the Times newspaper for Cartoonist of the Year in 2012 Press Awards. Please join us in wishing him the best of luck.

WISHING ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS A VERY HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL 2013!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, 22 November, 2012 by  

To all our valued customers….. Happy Thanksgiving Week!
And congratulations to Calistoga and Woodford Wine Rooms, who celebrated Thanksgiving, with very successful tastings yesterday evening.

With warmest wishes from the Jewel Collection, Don & Sons, Powers Winery and Silverado Vineyards

Solo 2009 receives 95 points from Wine Enthusiast

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 by  

Congratulations to the team at Silverado, who once again are starting to receive great ratings for their latest vintage wines.

SOLO, the Estate’s single vineyard, single varietal, single clone flagship wine, has received a 95 point rating by Wine Enthusiast and a great review will be published shortly.

For more information about Silverado Vineyards, or Solo got to: http://www.worldwineagencies.com/our-wines/silverado-california/

 

World Wine Agencies Shortlisted for Harpers Award

Thursday, 3 May, 2012 by  

WWA are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Harpers “Best Distributor / Supplier to Independents” Award.  WWA is only 6 years old and very small compared to its peers.  For our business just to be in the presence of such prestigious fellow nominees is an honour and a testament to our hard working team.

The winner will be announced at a black tie event organised by Harpers on 22nd May.  Just in case we don’t get to make the winner’s speech though, we would like to take the opportunity now to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their fantastic support, which has played an integral part in World Wine Agencies’ success.

Of course the judging has not been completed yet, so anyone who would like to add a last minute good word in for us, please comment below….!

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