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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...
We tend to think of Sauvignon Blanc primarily as an unoaked wine, but I must say I have been hugely impressed by some oaked Sauvignons and in fact would probably more easily recall thrilling oaked Sauvignons than unoaked ones, despite the ocean of unoaked examples from Marlborough and Sancerre... More...
We are firm believers in tasting blind when assessing wines professionally, trying to work out whether reputations are justified, which are the stars of a vintage, for example. But I am not always convinced that serving wine blind at the dinner table is a great idea. We went to... More...

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I agree, Nigel, that there's nothing new. This thread is likely the result of Jancis recent piece. In fact, I tend to agree with most of what you express above. I would say that in these types of. More...
Thank you, Jennifer and Luca. Both look wonderful. Emails duly dispatched. More...
Now there's a good idea, switching between red/white, hadn't thought of that, but then again I don't do that many all-day tastings. Done quite a few all-night tastings in my time though nyark. More...
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