1990: a first class year

Vintage year review :

This vintage year has to be kept. Winter was short and, as a matter of fact, spring longer. July was hot and dry, followed by rain. The Harvest took place earlier than the other years. The wines robe is crimson, aroma complex. They are persistant and well-balanced.

Tasting advice:

1990 is “THE” pleasure-vintage year, drink it now.

The Harvest in 1990.

That year in the vineyard…

Saint Vincent in Hautes Côtes de Beaune.

That year in the world…

The first McDonald’s in Moscow (Russia) opens, Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison, Lithuania declares independence from the Soviet Union, the Space Shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit, East Germany and West Germany reunify into a single Germany.

MTV’s Unplugged premieres on cable television, Sinnead O’Connor, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice and Madonna are the top sellers that year. In theater, this is Pretty Woman‘s year,Die Hard 2 success and the begining of the Dances with Wolves legacy.

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