Archive for February, 2011:

Women of Wine, Ann B. Matasar

Published on February 27th, 2011
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Women of Wine, Ann B. Matasar

An interview with … Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill, Australia

Published on February 23rd, 2011
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An interview with … Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill, Australia, October 2010

Branded closures

Published on February 19th, 2011
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Intel has become one of the best know brands of computer chips, and our lives rely on that ‘invisible’ piece of technology. Just as wine relies completely on the closure, so should closure companies pursue the ‘Intel inside’ concept of quality perception?

Australian regional pinot noir – Phil Sexton and Martin Spedding

Published on February 15th, 2011
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At the Australia Trade tasting in January, Phil Sexton of Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander in the Yarra Valley, and Martin Spedding of Ten Minutes By Tractor in Mornington Peninsula, argued a strong case for an expression of place in Australian pinot noirs from the three regions of Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and Tasmania.

Ten minutes with Louisa Rose

Published on February 11th, 2011
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When Negociants UK put on their ‘icon tasting’ in London in November 2010, their chief winemaker, the highly respected and supremely talented Louisa Rose, came over from Australia to be at the tasting. She answered a few questions for me.

Domaine Clape – putting the cor back into Cornas

Published on February 7th, 2011
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Domaine Clape is Cornas’ pioneer and flag bearer. Third generation Olivier explained the tradition and precision.

'The zen purity of koshu'

Published on February 3rd, 2011
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Koshu is the name of a wine and a grape variety indigenous to Japan. Jancis Robinson MW delivered a masterclass on the subject in January 2011.

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