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In my 1986 book Vines, Grapes and Wines ( Reben Trauben Weine , Hallwag 1987 in German) - the world's first consumer guide to wine grapes I believe - I divided them into three categories:...

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Find the Chenin   At a time when so many important wine regions of the world seem to be running out of water it seems appropriate to pay attention to one that has almost too much....

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Greg, USA: "During these four days, the Loire became the world capital of Chenin Blanc" [extract from...

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See my tasting notes on 78 Loire Chenins tomorrow. Chenin Blanc was walking out with Riesling. They had so much in common - they were often pretty...

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See also the background to this tasting in Whites that last a century and another tasting of Huet wines back to 1947 undertaken almost exactly 10 years ago, background information written...

With some recent interest on the forum , it might be a good time to publish the results of a Chenin pop-up. Rob Giorgione, aka roving sommelier , is starting to get a bit of a tradition going...

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National guides to restaurants can easily be a year out of date, expensive and therefore frustrating. And, as the current revelations of a former Michelin inspector in France reveal, not...

Vernaccia Name used for several, unrelated Italian grape varieties, mainly white but sometimes red, from the extreme north of the peninsula ( Vernatsch being merely a Germanic version of...

It's that time of year, when a freak hailstorm can fatally damage a swathe of nearly-ripe grapes. Italy has had a relatively cloudy summer with far more and more violent rain than is usual in...

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