Archive for September, 2015:

2020 vision – changes to come for Crus Bourgeois

Published on September 25th, 2015
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Since its reinvention in 2010 (with the 2008 vintage), crus bourgeois Bordeaux has been quietly, bashfully even, chugging along rebuilding its tarnished image into something of a quietly successful, respected even, organisation. In the six years since it adopted its new habit, crus bourgeois has openly said the group regularly discusses positive aspects of the […]

Crémant de Savoie

Published on September 23rd, 2015
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France has a new crémant appellation. Sparkling wines from the Crémant de Savoie appellation can start to be marketed from December 2015.

The Oxford Companion to Wine, 2015

Published on September 14th, 2015
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  Title of book: The Oxford Companion to Wine Authors/Eds: Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication date: 2015 ISBN 978 0 19 870538 3 Pages: 912 Price: £40.00 (hardback) How does one review an icon of the book/wine world? Added to which I’m partial. The book is so often a ‘first […]

Minerality quote, unquote 6

Published on September 10th, 2015
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I did the first one of these five and half years ago. Are any patterns emerging? Has there been an evolution in thought on a definition over time? This one is playing a bit of catch up. I’ve been pre-occupied writing a book, which, inevitably with hindsight, turned into an even bigger project than I […]

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