Archive for July, 2009:

Bordeaux wine tourism, part 1 – the city

Published on July 30th, 2009
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The city of Bordeaux has transformed itself into much more than a stopping-off point on the way to vineyard properties. It is now a destination in its own right.

The Wine Society

Published on July 27th, 2009
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The Wine Society is something of a retail institution that runs under many people’s radar. It shouldn’t. Anyone who enjoys wine can join the club, and there are no arcane entry rituals.

Light-struck wines?

Published on July 24th, 2009
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We are used to being star struck, but what about our beers and wines being light-struck? What degree of fault is this?

Smoke tainted wine

Published on July 19th, 2009
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Smoke taint is a complex issue. Bush fires near vineyards can cause smoke compounds to be taken up by the fruit and these persist through fermentation into the wine. What can be done?

Roussillon: a region for all seasons

Published on July 13th, 2009
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In the far southern Mediterranean corner of France lies Roussillon, from where some of France’s best, under-rated reds emerge.

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