NewsNews from the world of wineBy admin – April 15, 2011 607 Twitter Previous articleJudge Tom O’Donnell nominated to Circuit CourtNext articleReport shows Thomond Park Value admin Print Champagne Gosset has launched its latest vintage. The year 2000 was an exceptional one; after being shaken by severe hailstorms in May and July, the Champagne vineyards regained their vigour with the arrival of perfect summer with warm and dry conditions, which extended right through to the harvest. A blend of 57 per cent Chardonnay and 43 per cent Pinot Noir, on first inspection it is clear, luminous and crystalline yellow gold spangled. An abundance of sparkling bubbles form a thin, yet steady and persistent flow.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the nose it is delicate, elegant and rich with strong notes of deliciously ripe fruits such as mango, pineapple, lemon, molten honey and apricot and a gentle note of spring flowers like hawthorn, camomile and jasmine.On tasting, it initially displays freshness, dominated by the majestic mark of the Chardonnay. There are lively and complex notes of the same pineapple, apricot and mango, but with a hint of hazelnut, and a pleasantly long and elegant finish. The wine’s consistency and richness is a sign of its maturityThe overall quality of the St Emilion and Pomerol wines is high in the Bordeaux 2010 vintage, but whether they are superior to 2009 is a something as yet undecided.That is according to the critics of Decanter, the industry leading wine magazine who spent last week on the Right Bank and consider the majority of the wines fresh, acidic and very well structured.But at this early stage they are wary of pronouncing the vintage greater than last year’s.James Lawther MW said, “I get the impression these wines are more classic and will age longer – but we still have a long way to go.”Lawther stressed this: the wines still have to be barrel aged, which will be critical. If too much oak is used the wines will lose their fine balance.The full report will be out later this week. Prosecco is getting ready to outperform Champagne in 2012 as leader in number of bottles produced. The announcement was made by the Veneto Region Councillors for Promotion Marino Finozzi and for Agriculture Franco Manzato at the inauguration of Vinitaly, at the Verona Trade Fair recently. The progress made by Prosecco in the competition with the French-made Champagne is clear-cut and persisting, as its average annual production is of around 320 million bottles.This year, roughly 286 million bottles of Prosecco will be placed on the market and will be up to 353 million next year, exceeding 400 million bottles marketed world-wide by 2013. Email Facebook Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp
If you’re not planning a solid road trip this summer, stop what you’re doing now and check your pulse; you might be dead inside. The road trip is an integral part of outdoor culture: a rite of passage for the young and an annual ritual for the experienced. While most of us feel like we have our road trip gear dialed in, few people have spent as much time curating their kit as Derek DiLuzio, a professional photographer who shoots everything from powder skiing in the Rockies to fly fishing in the Southern Appalachians. DiLuzio is on the road shooting for a variety of magazines at least four months out of the year, and he knows exactly what to pack to get the job done in style.“There’s a lot of unpredictability when you’re shooting pictures, so you have to be ready for anything,” DiLuzio says.Orion Cooler ($499)It’s a 65-liter, really big cooler that will keep ice for about a week. It’s such a relief not to have to buy ice every day. I can truly establish a base camp and not worry about keeping food cold.Sylvan Sport GO ($9,995)This is a game-changer for me. I can’t tell you how luxurious it is to be able to stand up and change, or sit at a table and work or eat. I can drop it anywhere, and it can be a home base for camping or just a place for wardrobe changes. It feels so civilized after camping on the ground for so many years.Boardworks Shubu Sport ($899)This board folds into a backpack, and it’s incredibly stiff after you blow it up. It handles river rapids and even ocean surf really well.BMC Speedfox 02 TrailCrew ($5,900)The Speedfox is an efficient way to explore the forest and look for different shooting locations. It’s a mix of carbon and aluminum with a Fox Float fork and XT components.Road Shower 2 ($300)It’s basically a five-gallon, solar heated water tank that you can pressurize with air. It’s great for washing off the bikes or board, or just taking a shower after a ride.Catan ($20)If my wife is traveling with me, we always bring board games because we’re incredibly competitive. The card game version of Catan is our go-to night time diversion. My wife taught me everything I know about Catan, but I’m absolutely the champ.Osprey Momentum 32 Bicycle Commuter Pack ($140)The mesh-covered shoulder straps and back panel provide ventilated comfort, especially on long, hot, sweaty commutes in the South. Laptops stay protected in a dedicated top-sleeve, and there are plenty of zippered pockets and storage compartments in this versatile 32-liter pack.Kammock Thylacine Sleeping Bag ($329)It’s two bags in one: on its own, the Thylacine Down is a 20°F rated sleep system. Combined with the zip-in Thylacine Liner, you can sleep comfortably at or above 0°F. Lightweight and durable, the bag can be tailored directly to the body with simple cinch straps.OnSight Half Nelson 2 Minimalist Bike Pack ($45)For cycling commuters or mountain bikers on an all-day ride, the Half Nelson pack holds all your essentials: hydration bladder, pump, tools, food, and a light jacket. All the main fabrics, mesh, zippers, and buckles in the Half Nelson minimalist bike pack are produced from recycled plastic water bottles.Goal Zero Sherpa 100 ($299)I need power for my laptop and cameras. This battery pack comes with a solar panel, so I can charge it off my truck engine or off the sun. It’ll run my computer, charge my camera and power some lights. And it’s small too, so you can put it in a backpack if you need to.
A record number of basketball players (236 of them) applied for the upcoming NBA draft, which will take place in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 21.A total of 55 foreigners applied for this year’s draft, including two players from BiH.Dzanan Musa, basketball player for Cedevita who recorded an average of 12.5 points, 3.3 jumps and 1.6 assists in the ABA league, as well as 10.5 points and 3.2 jumps in Eurocup, applied for the NBA draft.The second basketball player from BiH, who is waiting to be selected by an NBA team, is 21-year-old Ajdin Penava. He was born in Sarajevo and attended the Fifth Gymnasium, he is 2.06 meters tall and he is performing as a college student at Marshall University in Huntigton, a town in West Virginia with around 50,000 citizens, of which a large percentage are students.This season, he achieved the average of 15.6 points per match, 8.9 jumps and 1.9 assists.Member of Marshalls also performed for the junior national team of BiH, which managed to achieve the 4th place in the European Championship in 2015. Penava finished the competition with 5.6 points and 4.8 jumps per match.According to the US media, great merits for Penava’s good shape belong to Dan D’Antony, the coach of Marshalls and assistant in the NBA league, the younger brother of the coach of Houston Rockets, Mike D’Antony.(Source: faktor.ba)