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2013 Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon

The Catalan Penedes region of Spain I read with interest that the Mas la Planta Cabernet Sauvignon by Familia Torres was the most searched Cabernet Sauvignon on the renowned web site Wine-Searcher.com generating 226 million searches for this wine in 2019. Having … Continue reading

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35 wine movies to watch during lock down

Now that coronavirus has you sheltering at home, its time to catch up on all those wine movies you have missed. Of course you can’t visit wineries or go to restaurants so subscribe to pay TV and relax – with a … Continue reading

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Australian wineries assess fire damage

 In this special edition we review the damage to wineries around Australia after the bush fires. As the Coronavirus rolls on it is time to reflect on the damage done to Australian wineries as a result of the bush fires. … Continue reading

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Penfolds Collection, the real review

Already the Treasury Wine Estates marketing machine has been busy wooing and seducing wine writers with the glossy brochures, flash in store point of sale displays on top of wooden boxes and free sample bottles. There will be more publicity … Continue reading

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55 NZ Sauvignon Blancs assessed

I want to say from the outset I am not a Sauvignon Blanc drinker – too  much freshly cut green grass and asparagus for me but I do know many of you and your partners do not mind this style. So … Continue reading

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