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Bartholomew Broadbent, son of Michael , runs a leading American wine importer, Broadbent Selections , Inc. He also makes Port, Madeira and Vinho Verde under the Broadbent name, as well as...

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Just a very brief note to say that at long last the Pugibets of Domaine de la Colombette have been allowed by EU authorities to sell their specially reduced alcohol wines, as described here...

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As reported here earlier this month, DB Wines (initiated by ConeTech) are trialling a reduced alcohol semi-sparkling wine called Sovio in a few selected pubs, bars and clubs in the south of...

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The use of the spinning cone to reduce alcohol in wine by about 1% abv is not uncommon, particularly in California, but it is discussed only behind the winery doors (see How to make wines a...

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It's generally accepted that alcohol levels in wines have been rising, especially in the last couple of decades, and the subject has been aired frequently in the press and on this site. I’m...

Darrell Corti is a very unusual wine merchant. In charge of his family food and wine business Corti Brothers in Sacramento, he is a formidable taster and intellect. Italy is one of his many...

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This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. I think I may have encouraged Foyle’s, the famous Charing Cross Road bookstore, to break the law. Or at least do...

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Steve Dutton, Germany: In response to Pirramimma's wines gain points while losing power : When I was a younger lad, I remember that they bred yeast the old fashioned way, without GM, to be...

Eric Lecours, San Francisco: I am most interested in hearing about what can be done in the vineyard to reduce alcohol. For fine wine, this is the area that I believe should be researched. You...

In the heat of summer in our household, we search desperately for wines that are not too potent. And yet as our summers get hotter, our wines get stronger. Sunshine is converted into sugar in...

This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. Is alcohol the key ingredient in your wine or a necessary inconvenience? The way wine drinkers feel about the most...

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In the recent Members' forum discussion on Purple pages about the drinking window of Riesling, we were once again drawn to the issue of styles of Riesling that are produced in Germany today. The...

See also A lighter shade of Pinot Not many winemakers would decide to demonstrate what they had done wrong to a group of Masters of Wine and, probably even less forgiving, MW students. But...

This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. The UK wine trade is getting seriously interested in a group of wines they have not yet got a satisfactory name...

Luca Zaia, Italy's charismatic and controversial agricultural minister, has recently attracted a storm of protest after having expressed his dismay that a total ban on drinking and driving would...

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