Archive for August, 2010:

Aussie pinot gris/grigio gets inside track on style


Published on August 30th, 2010
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After three years of laboratory and organoleptic analyses, the AWRI have launched a PinotG style spectrum, which aims to help consumers get an immediate grip on what style of pinot gris or pinot grigio is in the bottle.

What is that makes pink wine pink?


Published on August 26th, 2010
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If white wine comes from white grapes, and red wine from red grapes, where does pink wine come from, given there aren’t really any pink grapes?

The conundrum of riesling


Published on August 22nd, 2010
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Riesling is a much-loved variety, in the wine industry, for its precision, its focus, its flexibility of style, its ability to rather accurately reflect its origin, and not least for its high quality and intense flavours. So why is this grape such a tricky variety for many consumers?

The Cazes family business


Published on August 18th, 2010
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As well as owning Bordeaux 5th growth Château Lynch-Bages, the Cazes family have diverse food, wine and tourism activities around Bordeaux and as far afield as Australia.

Austrian Traditionsweingüter classification system explained


Published on August 14th, 2010
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The group of 23 Traditionsweingüter Österreich (traditional Austrian wineries) have announced a single level classification of 52 of their best single vineyard sites in four Danube regions of Kamptal, Kremstal, Traisental and Wagram.

Traditionsweingüter vineyard classification, 2010


Published on August 14th, 2010
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The newly-announced Austrian Traditionsweingüter vineyard classification.

Riesling in Australia, Ken Helm and Trish Burgess


Published on August 10th, 2010
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Subtitled “The history, the regions, the legends, and the producers”, and that is exactly how the book is organised in its treatise on arguably the finest grape variety for still white wine.

Picpoul de Pinet


Published on August 6th, 2010
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Picpoul de Pinet is one of those French wine appellations, and grape varieties, once discovered, long-loved.

Guide to winetasting – part 5


Published on August 2nd, 2010
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Part five of an eight part guide to wine tasting, written for France magazine. This month is medium-bodied reds.

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