Archive for March, 2013:

Jenkyn Place Vineyard

Published on March 29th, 2013
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The nearly five hectares of Jenkyn Place Vineyard lie at around 100m altitude, on a gentle, chalky, south-facing slope of the North Downs.

Rybeyrenc and Oeillade – Languedoc past and present

Published on March 24th, 2013

Thierry Navarre, of his eponymous domaine, in Roquebrun, Saint-Chinian, has made something of a mission of not just preserving ancient Languedoc grape varieties, but making commercial volumes of them.

Sicilian Wine, by Bill Nesto MW and Frances di Savino

Published on March 19th, 2013
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It’s great to see a book devoted to Sicily and its wines. Sicily is kind of like a whole country, both in its historic diversity at the crossroads of ancient civilisations and their trading routes, and in its wine production. It produces more than some other European nations.

Vineyard Joggings

Published on March 14th, 2013
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(aka the jog blog – thanks @thewinebird). Having taken up jogging again in the summer of 2012, I thought it might be fun to share some microclimatic observations.

Vedernikov Winery

Published on March 9th, 2013
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Valery Troychuk and his son Maxim, work with indigenous Russian grapes on their 200 hectares of vineyard, situated in the chilly Rostov region, where vines need to be buried to survive the winter.

American Wine, by Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy

Published on March 4th, 2013
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A reference book, in the style of The World Atlas, on the wines of the USA.

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