Archive for August, 2012:

Vineyard joggings


Published on August 28th, 2012
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(aka the jog blog – thanks @thewinebird). Having taken up (very slow) jogging again in the summer of 2012, I thought it might be fun to share some microclimatic observations.

Tasmanian sparkling wine


Published on August 24th, 2012
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It’s been estimated that some 40% of the total Tassie harvest tonnage goes into making sparkling wine. That’s some three-quarters of the chardonnay grown and one third of the pinot noir grown on the island state. It’s all about the cool climate.

Vineyard joggings


Published on August 20th, 2012
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(aka the jog blog – thanks @thewinebird). Having taken up (very slow) jogging again in the summer of 2012, I thought it might be fun to share some microclimatic observations.

French brokerage, or courtier, system


Published on August 16th, 2012
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Courtiers – a word to conjure polarised views, especially of the Bordeaux trading system. But in France the courtier system is not a one-size-fits-all, though the broker still puts together a customer with the wine they want, that they’ve sourced through their contacts.

Ten minutes with … Nick Farr


Published on August 12th, 2012
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Nick Farr, of By Farr Vineyards, discusses soils, moisture and future-proofing in Geelong, Victoria.

Gouais blanc


Published on August 8th, 2012
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All sixteen progeny of pinot x gouais blanc

The Makers of American Wine


Published on August 4th, 2012
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Emeritus professor Pinney takes the reader through the last 200 years of USA winemaking history through a collection of chapters of luminaries of the USA wine industry.

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