Becky Sue Epstein

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来自 美国

贝琪·苏·爱泼斯旦 是在葡萄酒、烈酒、 美食以及旅游行业里的获奖记者、资深编辑、 广播员和顾问。

Introduction to Roussillon’s historic sweet VDN wines

In a small corner of southwest France, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the border of Spain and a small mountain range, there sits a quiet yet mighty winemaking area called Roussillon. Wines have been made here for millennia. Centuries ago, knights from many countries established hilltop castles here, fought battles over land and religion, and departed from these shores for pilgrimages to the Holy Land. For over 500 years, Roussillon has been known for its abundant fortified sweet wines, bursting with concentration and flavor. The wines are made with both red and white grapes, and they are only slightly higher in alcohol than table wines. They are made to last, often as much as 50 years. This wine category is called Vin Doux Naturel in French, which is easily abbreviated to VDN.

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2018-06-05 17:22:00

荣耀回归:法国露喜龙历史性的加强甜葡萄酒 Introduction to Roussillon’s historic sweet VDN wines

法国西南的一个小角落,地中海旁边,西班牙交界的小山区,有一个安静又有势力的酒区叫露喜龙(Roussillon)。酿酒历史上千年,许多世纪前,几个国家的骑士建立了山顶的城堡,为土地和信仰而战,为圣地的朝圣者之旅而离去。 超过500年,露喜龙盛产并以强化甜酒闻名,这种酒香气集中,红、白葡萄均可酿造。它们仅比普通葡萄酒的酒精稍高。它们一旦生产出来,最长有50年陈年潜力。这种强化甜酒的类型法语叫Vin Doux Naturel,简称为VDN。

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2018-06-05 15:47:00

Dinner with a Treasure: How to Pair an Older Vintage Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with California Style Food

A mature red wine from California’s Napa Valley is a modern-day treasure. And when you have an older vintage of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, you have a very rare treasure. But more than a treasure, it can be a treat for the senses, when served with the right foods.

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2018-04-08 11:46:00

Hawke’s Bay – A Place of Elegance on New Zealand’s North Island

I have quite elegant visual as well as flavorful memories of my recent visit to the Hawke’s Bay wine region of New Zealand. The vineyards stretch for miles along the seacoast, and the red Bordeaux-style wines are pleasingly well-made, as are the bold Syrah wines – though this is half a world away from France. The major municipality in Hawke’s Bay is Napier, a beautiful town built in the Art Deco style of architecture; it is a one-hour flight (or 5-1/2 hour drive) south of Auckland.

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2017-09-20 11:49:00

霍克湾——新西兰北岛的优雅之地 Hawke’s Bay – A Place of Elegance on New Zealand’s North Island

我最近到访了新西兰霍克湾葡萄酒产区,那里优雅的景色和美味给我留下了十分深刻的印象。葡萄园沿海岸绵延数英里,精心酿造的红色波尔多风格的葡萄酒和西拉葡萄酒口感甜美,虽然这里距离法国有半个地球之遥。霍克湾的主要自治市是纳皮尔,纳皮尔是一座由装饰艺术风格建筑构成的美丽小镇;这里距离奥克兰南部坐飞机要一个小时(或五个半小时车程)。

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2017-09-19 16:53:00