Archive for December, 2010:

Have perceptions of TCA improved in a decade?

Published on December 28th, 2010
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Have the investment and new product development measures taken by cork manufacturers during the last decade to better control TCA (the chemical that causes musty, mouldy taint in wine had any real impact on our perceptions of cork as an effective stopper?

Negociants' Icon Tasting

Published on December 24th, 2010
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Aussie distribution company Negociants recently held a tasting in London of what they call the icon wines, i.e. pretty much the posh kit.

The Future Makers, Max Allen

Published on December 20th, 2010
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Allen explores a paradigm shift in Aussie viticulture that sees the European model of terroir adopted by progressive and passionate producers.

Cork stoppers – with extra membrane?

Published on December 16th, 2010
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In the last decade businesses have been enticed alongside the cork industry, providing new barrier technologies to modify cork performance.

Chocolate Unwrapped, Sarah Jane Evans

Published on December 12th, 2010
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Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans is also one of the founders of the Academy of Chocolate, so she knows about taste, flavour, texture and those other nebulous associates of palate pleasure.

Canberra District – riesling rising

Published on December 8th, 2010
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Canberra seems to get a bum rap from Aussies who don’t live there, but the capital has a strongly emerging wine region.

The Wine Opus, various authors

Published on December 4th, 2010
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The weight of this ambitious tome may break the back of a less substantial coffee table, but it’s easy on the eye, there are some picturesque double page picture spreads, and the texts are written in friendly and informative styles.

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