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Chianti Classico's 2012 vintage was the produce of one of the hottest summers ever to be recorded, but when I tasted the XXX examples below, I found to my surprise that they showed surprising freshness and elegance. Only in the rarest of cases were there the hallmarks of hot vintages: stewed... More...
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The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) is to distill 4 million hl of wine over the next few weeks, enough to fill 533 million bottles, to make way for the 2014 harvest, with the support of what is described in official reports as 'the vast majority of the wine... More...
Monty Waldin writes about this new vineyard venture in Serbia, adding. ' I have absolutely no commercial link with this wine's owner/founder/winemaker Don McCulloch and don't intend to have any commercial link with it. I've given him the barest bit of advice but pro bono . I just think it... More...

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I am always happy to taste reds before whites, and do so if possible. As the palate tires and jades through a tasting, white wines, served cooler and often with a fresher acidity, can serve to lift. More...
[url][/url] Despite the stiff legalese, this document posted by Maureen Downey makes for fascinating reading - at. More...
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