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Wine Trends

The Joy of Fizz

Anthony Rose Anthony Rose
The legendary wine writer and bon viveur, Steven Spurrier, who died in 2021, said that you needed three things in life for happiness: someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to. Creating moments of excitement, raising expectati...
Collecting and Aging

Throughout the year, new releases from Italy’s various denominations are trotted out. When sho...

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Wine Regions

The state of Oregon, the fourth-largest producer of quality wine in the United States, has long been known for its prestigious Pinot Noir production, but in recent years, its efforts in Chardonnay have shifted the region into solid ground - and reput...

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Wine Regions

In 2004, the film adaptation of a little-known novel called Sideways made a splash that soaked the globe in California Pinot Noir. Critics raised their glasses, and drinkers and developers alike flocked to the film’s setting of Santa Barbara Co...

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Barbera Uprising

Michaela Morris Michaela Morris

Barbera has risen above its workhorse reputation and is now making some of Italy’s most delightfully drinkable, food-friendly and affordable gems. Italians typically drink beer with pizza but as a monogamous wine drinker, I tend to reach for a ...

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Wine Regions

The only Middle Eastern country to produce wines professionally and commercially, the production of wine in Israel goes back to biblical times. My last visit to this country was in 1978 and I was quite keen to see the change. The only other neighbour...

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Wine Regions

Can New Zealand’s viticultural Eden produce excellence from every variety?

Read More October 2022
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The wines of France’s Jura region are gaining popular ground thanks to their producers’ emphasis on natural wine-making. They are also the focus of Vintec Club Australia’s first national tour of 2020.

Read More October 2022
Wine Regions

Sicily is a raw, bucolic yet enchantingly beautiful island scattering with ancient ruins and inhabited by a feisty population who don’t think of themselves as Italians but proudly ‘Sicilian’.

Read More October 2022
Wine Regions

The Southern Highlands is one of the most beautiful areas in New South Wales, easily reached from Sydney through an easy 120-km ride, buzzing with art galleries, shops, events, beautiful restaurants and…14 wineries as well as a bunch of distil...

Read More October 2022
Wine Regions

Rodolphe Frerejean Taittinger and his brothers were raised in a family of Champagne lovers. They grew up riding their bikes through the vines of Avize in Côte des Blancs - and knew every one of them.

Read More October 2022

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