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Visiting Vineyards of Taylor Fladgate Yeatman

Published:  01 November, 2013

Have you visited the Douro?

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Jerry Lockspeiser stands up for the WSTA: a great British success

Published:  01 November, 2013

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has been around for a decade short of 200 years. Its name evokes wood panelled board rooms and gentlemanly discussions more than the world of Google and iPhone apps.

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A Gastronomy Experience

Published:  01 November, 2013

At the beginning of October I was very fortunate to have been part of a group invited to participate in what has been named a "Gastronomy Experience" with the Zonin Group. The journey consisted of a 3-day trip around the beautiful landscape of Tuscany combining visits to wineries as well as producers of different foods of the region. To be precisely the plan was to have a "meat day", a "fish day" and end up the trip with a "chocolate day" (all wine matched, of course).

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Mark Fiddes on whether marketing with cats is the "purrfect" way to sell more wine

Published:  01 November, 2013

"My name is Tiddles...this is my first time at Moggies Anonymous.

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Five rieslings for all seasons

Published:  31 October, 2013

How do you like your riesling? Sweet and sticky with dessert? How about with a hit of sweetness to balance out that tart green apple acid?

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Visiting Valtravieso Bodegas and Vinedos in Ribera del Duero

Published:  29 October, 2013

A new look at the tempranillo grape

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Visiting Val de Vid in Rueda, Spain

Published:  29 October, 2013

Tasting Verdejo in Rueda

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Taste test: Felton Road Cornish Point Pinot Noir 2009, Bannockburn, New Zealand

Published:  28 October, 2013

I took the time to catch up with an old friend last night. It says a lot about the state of my social calendar that the friend in question was a vinous one rather than a living, breathing human being.

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An Independent View on the supermarkets dodgy discounts.

Published:  28 October, 2013

Having watched Oz Clarke quite rightly inform the nation of the nonsensical 'half price' wine offers in supermarkets on the recent BBC programme Watchdog, I asked myself a couple of questions; 'Who actually buys these 'half price' wines?' and 'Do they really think they are getting a bargain?'

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Karl Walton | Hennings Wine Merchants

Published:  28 October, 2013
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Richard Saxton | The Graped Crusader

Published:  28 October, 2013
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Understanding Burgundy: Hospices de Beaune

Published:  28 October, 2013

Baffled by Burgundy? Tips on understanding the region.

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Visiting Priorat

Published:  25 October, 2013
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Marisa D'Vari | A Wine Story

Published:  25 October, 2013
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Mike Paul on why New Zealand faces a critical year ahead

Published:  14 October, 2013

The next 12 months will be a critical period for New Zealand's wine producers.

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Michael Karam: Getting behind Lebanese winemakers

Published:  11 October, 2013

Harpers' clarion call to support Lebanese wines in September was heeded by at least one retailer. Slurp in Banbury is promoting 30 Lebanese wines from five producers: Massaya, Chateau Ksara, Domaines des Tourelles, the EU-backed Coteaux Heliopolis and of course the mighty Chateau Musar.

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Islay - Queen of the Hebrides

Published:  11 October, 2013

It all started at the beginning of August. My parents were coming to visit me from Brazil after five long years and we had a hectic schedule ahead of us: Edinburgh, Tarbert, Islay, London,Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris and then back to London again. And that was all to happen squeezed into a 2-weeks program that me and my wife put together. At the end of the day, it was only their second visit to Europe, they might as well see lots of it.

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Mark Fiddes: what to do with those "Undrinkable" bottles you bring back from holiday

Published:  11 October, 2013
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Lisa Johnston | Wine Muse

Published:  10 October, 2013

Lisa Johnston is a wine educator, writer and wine business consultant who has a fascination for wine - in the vineyard, in the bottle and in the glass. An avid traveller, her plan is to visit every wine region in the world. On her blog, she shares the best finds and thanks to the ever changing nature of the subject at hand - this may take a very very long time. See more of Lisa's work on www.winemuse.com.au

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Going for Broke!

Published:  10 October, 2013

The Hunter Valley, or 'the Hunter' as it is known is a major tourist destination being an easy drive from Sydney and providing world class accommodation and dining experiences as well as its iconic wines. However, visitors all too often take the turn at Hermitage Road rather than continuing the extra fifteen kilometres to the township of Broke.

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