Archive for April, 2011:

Managing Wine Quality, volume 1, edited by Andrew G. Reynolds

Published on April 28th, 2011
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This is self-evidently serious kit for the professional with individual chapters commissioned from senior academicians and researchers at universities and research institutes around the world.

The other Bordeaux

Published on April 24th, 2011
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Without the luxury brand power that goes with top classed growth and astronomic A-list status, other Bordeaux producers must put in the hard graft to get their wines noticed.

A watershed moment in sustainable global viticulture

Published on April 20th, 2011

As it becomes more recognised that water is the new gold, stewardship programmes for water management are being created to develop systems of sustainable river basin management, considering issues such as water risk, availability, quantity, quality, and fair-share usage.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Published on April 16th, 2011
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The Fortezza di Montepulciano opened its doors in February 2011, after a long restoration, to host the new release tastings of the new vintage releases – 2008 for Nobile and 2007 for Riserva.

Bordeaux 2010 snapshot

Published on April 12th, 2011
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While everyone’s been busy with the en primeurs in Bordeaux, here’s a snapshot from three producers who came to London in March 2010 with a sneak preview of their wines. What these three said is being repeated by the specialist Bordeaux writers after their week of tasting and interviewing – 2010 is looking classically classy.

Ten minutes with … Barbara Tamburini

Published on April 8th, 2011
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Barbara Tamburini is a modest and unassuming, yet extremely talented, consultant winemaker in Italy, who has been making wine since 1996.

The coolness of Australian wine

Published on April 4th, 2011

No-one seriously disputes that Tasmania is properly cool climate, but a slightly more confusing picture is emerging on the mainland. And with ‘cool climate’ wines being cool, trendy and of different flavour profile than ‘warm climate’, it’s too easy to let the moniker roll off the tongue without paying due regard to proper climatic data.

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