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.
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Sparkling wines are much appreciated on their own at pre-dinner receptions and celebrations of all k...

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Prosecco’s reputation as an unpretentious, everyday drinking sparkler is firmly established. The question is - are there more serious versions? And furthermore, can these age?

Read More August 2022
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’The only way to understand German wine’, says Anne Krebiehl in her book on the Wines of Germany, ‘is in the context of its history, taking Riesling, ripeness, climate, tradition and site classification into consideration'.

Read More July 2022
Brunello
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Despite its classic stature and ties with tradition, Brunello is meeting the challenges of a brave new world thanks to a dynamic mix of the region’s diverse producers.

Read More January 2022
barbera nizza
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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 ...

Read More December 2021
israel kosher winery
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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...

Read More December 2021
hunter valley Australia
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Grape vines were planted in the Hunter Valley, just north of Sydney, almost 200 years ago. The infant industry was given a boost when James Busby sent 365 vine cuttings he had imported from France to his brother-in-law at Kirkton near Branxton in 183...

Read More September 2021
Why You Should Care About The Name Champagne
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There’s nothing like abusing the hallowed term ‘champagne’ to get its producers in a fizz. Frenchmen were frothing at the mouth in July when Russia decided to step up its protection of locally made products, declaring that only its ...

Read More August 2021
Tasmania Wines
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Tasmania Wines

Peter Bourne Peter Bourne

Tasmania is a cool, pristine island growing some of Australia’s most sought after wines. Sparkling wines lead the way with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay table wines likewise in high demand. Volumes are minuscule, the quality astonishingly high.

Read More August 2021
Wine Getaway Weekends: Napa Valley
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Napa is a wine lover’s paradise featuring more than 400 wineries, many of which do Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay particularly well. Plus, you can find a multitude of opportunities to pair your wine and food tour with any number of adventure...

Read More June 2021

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