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Tim Atkin MW: Celebrating Chenin

Published:  10 July, 2019

TIM ATKIN MW

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Sangiovese - can't travel, won't travel?

Published:  14 June, 2019

It’s long been held that the variety behind Chianti Classico is incapable of adapting to anywhere beyond Italian shores, but Australia’s ever resourceful producers are proving this wrong.

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"Carinyena" sees the light of day

Published:  30 November, 2018

Carignan, Cariñena, Carinyena, Carignane, Caranyana, Mazuelo or Samso? Recent legislation in Spain has unravelled the convoluted issue of this grape’s myriad names

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Malbec rising

Published:  31 July, 2018

Far from suffering from its mass appeal, Argentina’s flagship grape is heading for the next level. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Guy Woodward: The debate dividing Napa Valley vintners

Published:  12 July, 2018

Driving down the bucolic Highway 29 last month, on my way into Napa Valley, I was confronted by a series of roadside placards. As the vineyards became more prevalent, so did the signs. “No on C” most of them read. “Yes on C” read a few. But what the hell was C?

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Plotting the indigenous jewels on Hungary’s wine map

Published:  09 March, 2018

Hungary has come a long way since the heyday of Bull’s Blood in the 1970s. Now it’s rich tapestry of indigenous styles are finding their feet

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Navarra goes back to its roots with Garnacha rosados

Published:  16 February, 2018

In the not-so-distant past, Garnacha accounted for 90% of plantings in Navarra. After falling to around 20% in the 1980s, it is now on the rise says Navarra DO president David Palacios, as winemakers flock back to the region’s once signature grape

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Tim Atkin MW: Taking the temperature of Chile

Published:  15 January, 2018

The samples didn’t look very special, to be honest. Bottled in the sort of thing they ask you to fill in doctor’s surgeries, they’d arrived by plane from the south that morning courtesy of Fernando Almeda of Miguel Torres Chile. The reality was considerably more exciting than the makeshift package, however. I was about to taste the first releases from the world’s most southerly vineyard.

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Plaimont Producteurs re-introduces ‘long lost’ Tardif grape variety

Published:  14 September, 2017

Plaimont Producteurs, one of France’s leading co-operative, has gained permission to re-introduce long lost grape variety Tardif, which is thought to have been lost to phylloxera long ago.

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The Australian Alternative

Published:  07 September, 2017

As exciting new wines continue to emerge from Down Under, Andrew Catchpole finds that for the UK it’s more about style than variety when it comes to looking afresh at Oz

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