Archive for February, 2010:

Bordeaux and climate change: reds.

Published on February 27th, 2010
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Four top Bordeaux producers recently got together in London to discuss climate change and the Bordeaux paradigm over the past 20 years. The news is not … yet … catastrophic.

Casa Silva research Chilean terroir

Published on February 23rd, 2010
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In researching very small scale viticultural units, Viña Casa Silva have discovered that even very small distances in the vineyard can produce different results in the wine.

Storing wine: issues and options

Published on February 19th, 2010
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The briefest of internet searches about wine storage yields a plethora of possibilities for almost any shape and size of space you may have available to mature your favourite bottles of wine.

Good conditions for wine maturation

Published on February 19th, 2010
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A summary of best practice for wine maturation.

Under the influence of Carlo Ferrini

Published on February 14th, 2010
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Last month in London, heralded consultant winemaker, the Italian Carlo Ferrini, presented some of the wines he’s influenced, and outlined his philosophy.

South African shiraz

Published on February 9th, 2010
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Shiraz plantings have increased from 2% of the vineyard area just over a decade ago, to 10% today. It is now the fourth most planted variety in South Africa.

Alto Adige pinot noir

Published on February 5th, 2010
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Pinot noir accounts for less than 7% of the Alto Adige vineyard area, not quite 350 hectares. Even so it is still considered a core variety for the region, having been first planted here in the mid 19th century.

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