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Vinous reviews bij Grandcruwijnen

Grandcruwijnen onderscheidt zich door veel content te geven bij wijnen en wijnhuizen en toont ook integraal daar waar beschikbaar de beoordelingen van de internationale wijn critici daar wij menen dat onze eigen bevindingen en die van de wijn recensenten tesamen een goed beeld geven over een relatief subjectief onderwerp zoals de smaak van een wijn. Natuurlijk zijn al deze beoordeling relevant maar bij Grandcruwijnen vinden we wel dat er niets belangrijker is dan eigen smaak vandaar dat wij als sinds de start van dit bedrijf de wijnen per fles aanbieden zodat u zelf kunt proeven zonder direct verplicht te worden een doos of kist af te nemen

Wij tonen al de reviews van de Wine Advocate (Parker), Wine Spectator en James Suckling en sinds kort gaan we ook de reviews tonen van Vinous daar dit een zeer voornaam platform is geworden met vele bekende wijn ciritici. Vinous is opgericht door Antonio Galloni's en met zijn team van gerenommeerde critici en schrijvers van Vinous biedt diepgaande verslaggeving van nieuwe releases, retrospectieven en verticals van oudere wijnen, video's met wijnmakers, interactieve kaarten, restaurantaanbevelingen en meer, allemaal gepubliceerd in een continue, dagelijkse stroom van artikelen. Met de overname van Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar in december 2014 en de toevoeging van het IWC-redactieteam, breidde Vinous de dekking uit naar alle grote wijnregio's. Tegenwoordig heeft Vinous abonnees in meer dan 100 landen en is het een van de meest gerespecteerde wijnpublicaties ter wereld.

Net zo als bij de andere wijn recensenten worden bij Vinous de wijnen ingedeeld op een 100-punten schaal. Wijnen met meer dan 90 punten zijn de A-wijnen.

* 96-100, buitengewone wijnen
* 90-95, uitstekende wijnen
* 80-89, bovengemiddeld tot zeer goede wijnen
* 70-79, gemiddelde wijnen
* 60-69, wijnen onder het gemiddelde
* 50-59, onacceptabele wijnen

Wij willen nogmaals melden dat er geen vervanging bestaat voor de eigen waarneming. Ook bestaat er geen betere leermethode over wijn dan de wijn zelf te proeven. Wij tonen altijd integraal de beoordeling van een wijn. In de beoordeling is het zeker ook subjectief als een wijn het ene jaar bijv 89 punten krijgt en het jaar erop 90 - de beoordeling is persoonlijk en is een beoordeling van de betreffende recensent en dus ook een beetje zijn persoonlijke smaak. Heeft een wijn net een vleugje meer eiken of een beetje meer zuurgraad dan een voorgaand jaar dan kan persoon A dit juist waarderen en het meer punten geven en persoon B juist net iets minder prettig vindt en het daardoor wellicht wat minder waardeert. Gebruik dus de beoordeling alsd een indicatie en niet als wetenschap.

Wel belangrijk te vermelden dat (vaak) niet iedere jaargang wordt beoordeeld dus mocht van een nieuwere jaargang de beoordeling er (nog) niet zijn dan tonen we de meest recente. Natuurlijk kunt u dan duidelijk zien in de beoordeling over welke jaargang het gaat maar zeker met de kwaliteitswijnen is het zelden tot nooit dat een beoordeling tussen een wijn heel erg wijzigt en een wijn met 94 punten kan zeker een jaar 91 punten krijgen maar we zien zelden dat deze dan opeens maar 87 punten krijgt bij geen van de professionele wijn-recensenten en dan is ook no zo dat deze beoordeling subjectief is en in ieder geval is ons advies dat een beoordeling een zekere richting geeft en vertelt zeker of een wijn goed of slecht is gemaakt maar zegt minder over of U de wijn wel of niet lekker vindt dus eigen waarneming is dat wat telt en de beoordelingen zijn met name ondersteunend in uw keuze van de juiste wijn. 

Om die reden hebben we ook met de Wine Advocate, Suckling, Penin en Winespectator een exclusief abonnement waardoor wij gerechtigd zijn de integrale beoordeling-tekst te tonen want juist dat is wat wij belangrijker voor u als klant vinden dan het getalletje wat de wijn heeft gekregen.

Antonio Galloni's carrière als een van de meest vertrouwde en gerespecteerde wijncritici ter wereld beslaat meer dan een decennium. In 2004, terwijl hij een afgestudeerde student was aan het MIT, richtte Antonio Piedmont Report op, het eerste diepgaande, Engelstalige tijdschrift dat zich uitsluitend richtte op Italiaanse wijn. Antonio's succes leidde hem naar Robert Parker en The Wine Advocate, waar hij de hoofdcriticus werd en de wijnen van Californië, Italië, Bourgondië en Champagne behandelde. Bij TWA leidde Antonio de productie van video-inhoud, ontwikkelde hij tal van openbare evenementen en seminars, zoals zijn langverwachte "La Festa del Barolo", en organiseerde hij tal van liefdadigheidsevenementen. Vinous is de voortzetting van een visie voor een eigentijds wijnmediaplatform, voor het eerst bedacht door Antonio met Piedmont Report in 2004. Gedekte regio's: Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Piemonte, Valtellina, Toscane, Champagne, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Mountains en Bourgondië

Team

Antonio Galloni – Founder 

Antonio Galloni’s career as one of the most trusted and respected wine critics in the world spans over a decade. In 2004, while a graduate student at MIT, Antonio founded Piedmont Report, the first in-depth, English language journal solely focused on Italian wine. Antonio's success led him to Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate where he became the lead critic and covered the wines of California, Italy, Burgundy and Champagne. At TWA Antonio spearheaded the production of video content, developed numerous public events and seminars such as his highly anticipated “La Festa del Barolo,” and ran numerous charitable events. Vinous is the continuation of a vision for a contemporary wine media platform first conceived by Antonio with Piedmont Report in 2004.

Regions Covered: Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Piedmont, Valtellina, Tuscany, Champagne, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Mountains and Burgundy


Stephen D. Tanzer, Critic Emeritus 

Stephen was editor and publisher of the critically acclaimed bimonthly International Wine Cellar, an independent journal read by wine professionals and other wine lovers in all 50 states and 34 countries, and the first American wine periodical to be translated into French and Japanese.

Tanzer is the author of The WineAccess Buyer's Guide (Sterling Publishing), a concise yet comprehensive guide to the best bottles and producers from virtually every important wine region of the world. Tanzer has also served as Senior Editor and wine columnist for Food & Wine magazine and wrote Food & Wine's Official Wine Guide in 1998 and 1999. Previously, he was the wine columnist for Forbes FYI.

Throughout his thirty-five year career, Tanzer sampled well over 10,000 wines annually, spending several months each year tasting and discussing wines with their makers, both in the U.S. and abroad. 

 

Neal Martin, Senior Editor

Neal Martin began his wine career more than twenty years ago with a Japanese import company specializing in Bordeaux and Burgundy. Regularly visiting both regions, he rapidly gained first-hand knowledge of their wines and winemakers. Discovering a love for writing, in 2003 he started his own website, Wine Journal that rapidly gained a global audience attracted by its independence, insight and irreverent style. Its popularity prompted Robert Parker to ask him to join The Wine Advocate in 2006, eventually taking over responsibility for coverage of Bordeaux and Burgundy. In 2012 he published the seminal book on Pomerol that won the André Simonand Louis Roederer awards for wine literature. Having established himself as one of the foremost wine writers and critics, in 2018 he rejoins his former colleague Antonio Galloni at Vinous, charged with expanding coverage of Bordeaux and Burgundy, as well as South African and New Zealand wines (as well as the odd musical recommendation).

Regions Covered: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chablis, South Africa, Port, Tokaj, and England

 

Alessandro Masnaghetti, Senior Editor

Alessandro studied Nuclear Engineering in the 1980s before starting his wine career in 1990, working as a wine writer for Luigi Veronelli. Starting in 1997, he began his own newsletter called Enogea while working for wine magazine Vinum and in 2001 he published the L’Espresso Wine Guide. He later became the first Italian member of the Grand Jury Européen. In 2006 he started his career as a wine cartographer, joining Vinous in 2016. He is best known for the Vinous Maps of Napa Valley and his books Barolo MGA Volume 1 & 2. At the end of 2018 he was elected “Membre Titulaire” of the Academie Internationate du Vin.

 

Joshua Raynolds, Editor

Josh’s interest in wine was kindled in the early 1980s while he was at Boston University, pursuing an English degree that he received in 1985. The crash of 1987 put a merciful end to a short-lived stint in the financial world and he decided to make the plunge into the wine trade, beginning in retail in Washington, D.C. and spending the better part of 1989 and 1990 visiting and working in vineyards and cellars in France and Germany. In 1993 he moved to New York to work for a national importer, traveling across the country to represent the portfolio until 2005, when Steve Tanzer asked him to join the International Wine Cellar. Over the last decade Josh has been a regular participant, speaker and judge at wine conferences around the country and contributed articles to Wine & Spirits magazine when there’s time to break away from attending to visiting the wine regions that he covers and trying to keep up with his tasting schedule. He lives on New York’s Long Island with his wife, Merrie Louise and their two daughters.

Regions Covered: Rhône, Spain, Paso Robles, Oregon, Santa Lucia Highlands, Beaujolais, and Australia

 

Eric Guido, Editor

Eric won fans on Vinous' subscriber forum YourSay, long before he joined Vinous from the Morrell Wine Group, where he served as the Director of Wine and Marketing for five years. Eric was responsible for driving Morrell’s retail marketing campaigns, wine program, and authoring the highly acclaimed Morrell Holiday Catalog. Eric’s formal training in cooking and music round out his diverse personal interests.

Regions Covered: Italy (aside from Piedmont, and Chianti Classico and Maremma in Tuscany), Washington

David Schildknecht, Editor

David Schildknecht trained in philosophy and worked as a restaurateur before spending a quarter century in the U. S. wine trade. His tasting reports from Austria, Germany, as well as parts of France and North America were from the late 1980s a fixture of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar; appearing thereafter in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A columnist and feature contributor for Wine & Spirits, The World of Fine Wine and Austria’s Vinaria, he is responsible for the German and Austrian entries in the just-published 4thedition of The Oxford Companion to Wine and a co-author of the seventh edition of Robert Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide.

 

David has addressed issues of aesthetics in contexts including the International Philosophy of Wine Conferences, The Network for Sensory Research and as a guest instructor in a sadly short-lived pilot course on aesthetics at the U.C. Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology. An avid and perpetual forager and home cook, his life in wine occasionally permits him to pursue his passions for music, history, and his infinitely tolerant wife of four decades.

Regions Covered: Austria, Germany

Anne Krebiehl MW, Editor

Anne Krebiehl MW, German-born but London-based, is a widely published writer, lecturer and wine judge. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, Wine Enthusiast and Falstaff International Magazine, where she served as editor-in-chief. Anne completed her WSET Diploma in 2010 and was admitted to the Institute of Masters of Wine in September 2014. She is a highly in-demand lecturer and judge at various events throughout the world. Her first book, The Wines of Germany, was published in Infinite Ideas’ Classic Wine Library and won the Domaine Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year 2020 award at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards.

Regions Covered: Alsace, Austria and Germany

Rebecca Gibb MW, Editor

Rebecca Gibb MW is an award-winning wine journalist, author of The Wines of New Zealand and one of only 409 Masters of Wine in the world.

 

A former winner of the UK’s Young Wine Writer of the Year and the inaugural Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year, Rebecca became a Master of Wine in 2015. In a record class of 24 graduates, she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Madame Bollinger medal in recognition of her outstanding tasting ability.  Her work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications, including Decanter, World of Fine Wine, LUX and Wine Business International. Having lived in New Zealand for six years (2010-2016), Rebecca has since returned to her roots in the north of England where she lives with her Kiwi husband and six-year-old son.

 

Regions Covered: New Zealand, Loire Valley

Joaquín Hidalgo, Contributor

On paper, Joaquín Hidalgo is ideally placed to be a successful wine critic: not only does he have a degree in Winemaking from the Liceo Agrícola, he also has a degree in Journalism from the National University of La Plata. Since 2003, Joaquín has been living in Buenos Aires where he writes about wine and food for several major media outlets including weekly columns for La Nación, the major national newspaper, and La Mañana de Neuquén. He is regularly heard on radio and co-founded vinomanos.com, the first mobile guide to Argentine wines.

Regions Covered: Argentina, Chile

Angus Hughson

Angus Hughson is the founder of Winepilot, the co-publisher of The Vintage Journal, contributing writer to Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine, The Australian and other publications in addition to the author of Worldwine. He has also worked extensively in ecommerce, analytics, sales and marketing for start ups in wine storage, wine collecting and retail. He is a wine judge and holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits (WSET).

Regions Covered: Australia

 

Marzia Brumat – Founder

Marzia's interest in wine started at an early age. Born and raised in Friuli to one of Italy’s top winemaking families, Marzia was introduced to farming and viticulture as a child. After a brief stint in the technology sector, the allure of wine and the family business proved too hard to resist and Marzia joined her uncle's winery in the early 1990s where she worked for ten years and developed a deep knowledge of the wine industry. Marzia has worked alongside Antonio since the creation of Piedmont Report in 2004 and through the years he spent at The Wine Advocate. In 2013, Marzia founded Vinous with Antonio and our core team. Today, Marzia is responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day operations.  

 

James Forsyth – Co-Founder

James’ interest in wine began at a very young age through no choice of his own: Bordeaux and Tuscany were regular family vacation destinations. However, it was James’ choice to join his high school’s Oenology Club (yes, you read that correctly), where he began formally learning about wine. Combining his passions for wine and entrepreneurship, James collaborates on all aspects of Vinous from technology to strategic initiatives to events. His prior experience includes investment banking and consulting with a focus on technology and product development. James has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.