Archive for March, 2011:

IX Selezione dei Vini di Toscana, tasting seminar

Published on March 31st, 2011
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Every two years the Tuscans get together for a big wine competition. For this, the ninth Selezione dei Vini di Toscana, judged in November 2010, Jane Hunt MW and oenologist Barbara Tamburini put together ten medal-winning wines for a seminar to highlight what’s happening in Tuscany at the moment.

The Wines of Madeira, Trevor Elliott

Published on March 27th, 2011
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Elliott is a wine educator of very long standing, and in this book he brings together many years of specialist knowledge about Madeira.

A sextet of historic Rheingau rieslings

Published on March 23rd, 2011
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The Rheingau VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter) rocked into London in early March to promote riesling in their small Rheingau region of Germany, and brought along an historic sextet of riesling to illustrate the point.

Poderi Boscarelli – a 20 year retrospective

Published on March 19th, 2011
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As part of the anteprima/en primeur tastings in Tuscany during February 2011, Poderi Boscarelli hosted a 20-year retrospective of their wines.

New Zealand syrah takes the stage

Published on March 15th, 2011
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Despite the UK’s love affair with Marlborough sauvignon blanc, New Zealand is no one-trick pony. Now its syrah looks fair to set the wine world alight.

Guigal and Château d'Ampuis

Published on March 11th, 2011
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The Guigal family comes full circle at the Château d’Ampuis, which also houses the company’s cooperage, started in 2003.

Ten minutes with … Bill Downie

Published on March 7th, 2011
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Having lived and worked half the year in Burgundy for five years, Bill Downie set up by himself, in Victoria, in 2003, with his first Yarra Valley pinot noir, under the William Downie label.

Canberra District – shiraz shining

Published on March 3rd, 2011
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Shiraz from around Canberra is proving to be a little gem, alongside its other jewel, riesling. The region has long had its icon wine, Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier, Langton’s listed since 2005, coming from the oldest vineyard and winery in Canberra District, and others are aspiring to greater things.

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