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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Cabernet Franc

Argentina trials ancient Italian grape

Argentina’s Doña Paula winery has high hopes for an extremely rare Italian red grape called Casavecchia, which will be used as a blending partner for Malbec.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Chile’s premium wine opportunity: Merlot

Merlot will come back into fashion, and Chile could be the New World country to benefit the most, believes CEO of Santa Rita Estates, Andrés Lavados.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Critics drove Mouton to cut Cab Franc

Mouton Rothschild’s director Philippe Dhalluin has told how a negative critical response to his first vintage at the estate led him to reassess dramatically its use of Cabernet Franc in the blend.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Cabernet Franc’s popularity set to ‘explode’

Australian winemaking consultant Brian Croser has predicted an imminent boom in the popularity of Cabernet Franc, especially from the New World.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 9 Comments »

Argentina is ‘no one-trick pony’

While it may have built its reputation on Malbec, Argentina is no one-trick pony when it comes to wine, according to one of the country’s top boutique producers.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Argentina in pictures: the Pampas

The second half of Lucy Shaw’s Argentine adventure takes in turbo props, stunning sunsets, blue-eyed gauchos, Evita’s grave and a hotly anticipated polo match.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Cabernet Franc the “future” for Argentina

Cabernet Franc has a greater future in Argentina than Cabernet Sauvignon according to one of the most respected winemakers in the country.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 4 Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

This week as Jon Bonné recommends “a superb example of California’s Pinot” and Irene Virbila picks out “a wine that novices and experts will enjoy”.

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

This week Fiona Beckett picks out a “pukka Prosecco”, Hamish Anderson recommends a “highly drinkable” Rioja and Matthew Jukes chooses “a very unusual wine indeed”.

Monday, November 25th, 2013 2 Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Olly Smith picks out a “berry-scented, fruity, easy-drinking joy”, while Terry Kirby recommends a Spanish red “to warm chilly autumn days.”

Monday, October 14th, 2013 No Comments »

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