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Violent hail storms ravage Bordeaux

If you are visiting Bordeaux this winter be aware that many winemakers have just lost 100% of their harvest. Violent hailstorms ravaged parts of the famous wine region in south western France last Saturday causing major damage in hundreds of … Continue reading

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Decanter wine double quick smart

I have to admit that decanting is a tricky business. It requires forethought, planning and patience. Unless you are removing sediment from an older bottle decanting is usually best for tannic and younger wines. Decanting introduces oxygen which enhances a … Continue reading

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Fake Wine labels

Above: fake wine about to be crushed! France’s anti-fraud body has just uncovered a huge scam in which a merchant tried to sell more than 48 million litres of wine falsely labelled as Cotes-du-Rhone. The fraud encompassed the equivalent of … Continue reading

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Oregon Pinot noir and the Willamette Valley

There are six sub regions in the Willamette Valley AVA’s. (American Viticultural Areas). Chehalem Mountain, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinaville, Ribbon Ridge, and Yamhill Carlton. I managed to cover all the AVA’ s during a 2 week visit. The Willamette … Continue reading

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Kiwis lodge wine complaint against Canada

New Zealand has confirmed it will join Australia in a World Trade Organisation complaint against Canada over allegedly “arbitrary and disadvantageous” treatment of wine imports. Talks have broken down after Canada’s stance on the sale of imported wine in the country’s … Continue reading

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