Archive for October, 2009:

Cap Classique – Quality Commitment Standard

Published on October 30th, 2009
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The Cap Classique Producers’ Association charter for quality lists the commitments members of the association agree to abide by.

Cap Classique – South Africa's premium bubbly

Published on October 30th, 2009

A tiny fraction of South Africa’s wine production is traditional method sparkling – called Cap Classique to differentiate it from other types of bubbly, and to communicate it’s been made using the same method that Champagne is made.

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2010

Published on October 27th, 2009
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Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Guide 2010 – now in its 33rd year.

Viña Leyda, Costero Riesling 2009, Chile

Published on October 24th, 2009
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A standout wine at Majestic’s recent press tasting.

Lees ageing

Published on October 22nd, 2009
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Bits of winemaking stuff explained.


Published on October 19th, 2009

Minerality is a much-abused term, rarely able to be properly defined when the speaker is asked to do so. The few known facts are discussed here.

Italy's sparkling wines

Published on October 13th, 2009
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Asti is not Italy’s only sparkling wine. Here, flavour of the month, Prosecco is explored, along with the more sophisticated, niche, traditional method sparkling wines of Trento and Franciacorta.


Published on October 11th, 2009
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Bits of winemaking stuff explained.

Australia’s First Families of Wine

Published on October 5th, 2009
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Twelve long-standing, family-owned, Australian wine producing companies plan to create a new image for Australian wine with a regional flavour.

Lord of the sweets

Published on October 2nd, 2009
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Middle Earth … Middle Europe … miruvor … Tokaji … it’s easy to confuse them.

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