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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 Trends

I’m writing this article on the 17th of November, the 3rd Thursday in the month. It’s a significant day for, from 12.01am, a million cases of the freshly bottled 2022 Beaujolais Nouveau were released across 110 countries – including...

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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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Sommelier Tips

Italy’s vast gastronomic wealth warrants celebrating with a lively dinner party. But where do you begin? From the aperitivo through to the digestivo, options for wines and their perfect pairings abound.

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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...

Read More October 2022
Sustainability

Sustainability in wine is finally gaining attention around the world. Vineyards and what happens in them are so integral to the way we look at a wine, from quality to style, that the focus on sustainability has naturally had its stronghold there. How...

Read More October 2022
Wine Regions

Times are changing in this cool (but warming) climate region with a renewed focus on the red varieties of Bordeaux, Shiraz and even Nebbiolo, while the sourcing of the mainstay grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is on the move to higher (and cooler) s...

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Wine Regions

Neither a region nor a grape variety, Amarone is a unique style of wine specific to Valpolicella. But it isn’t the only wine produced here - and its cohorts are equally worth exploring.

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Collecting and Aging

Italy’s best-known and most beloved wine may very well be Prosecco, but this prolific country offers a vast world of diverse and delightful sparklers beyond.

Read More September 2022
Sommelier Tips

Sparkling wines are much appreciated on their own at pre-dinner receptions and celebrations of all kinds, however with great food, the two together can tango beautifully.

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