Articles tagged with the word "cool climate":

The future of English sparkling wine

Published on August 18, 2011

English wine is the flavour du jour, but is it set up to capitalise on the recent awards and consumer demand?


Elgo Estate

Published on August 6, 2011

Strathbogie Ranges is a wine growing region to watch, not least due to a mere handful of pioneering producers. Elgo Estate, owned by Grant and Suzanne Taresch is one such property on an upward trajectory.


The coolness of Australian wine

Published on April 4, 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.


Orange – the new black?

Published on January 5, 2011

The Orange region is the only geographical indication (GI) in Australia to be defined by altitude – contiguous land above 600m around the extinct volcano that dominates the skyline, Mount Canobolas, at 1,396m.


Minerality again

Published on June 19, 2010

A follow-up report from that published in October 2009, this pursues the reality and myth of minerality in wine.


Tasmania sparkles

Published on April 16, 2010

Tasmania is without doubt Australia’s coolest region, and as a result the state provides the fruit for many of the country’s bubblies. Indeed roughly a quarter of Tassie’s grape production ends up as sparklers.


Sonoma strikes for coolness

Published on March 31, 2010

Sonoma, in California, made its cool climate case at a recent seminar in London, showing mostly pinot noirs with two chardonnays, a couple of classic grape varieties associated with cool climate viticulture.


Cool climate Australia

Published on March 23, 2010

Australia is finding its cooler climate cool-spots. This piece explores the reality and busts some of the myths.


Winkler's climate regions

Published on March 23, 2010

Amerine and Winkler classified five winemaking regions in California. Their classification still form the bedrock of viticultural climatic data, though various refinements have subsequently been made by others.


Bordeaux and climate change: whites

Published on March 11, 2010

Four top Bordeaux producers recently got together in London to discuss climate change and the Bordeaux paradigm over the past 20 years. The news is not great for white wines.

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