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Friday 27 March 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon

California no longer copying Europe

Californian winemakers may be attempting to emulate the quality of Europe’s great wines, but not the flavours, stressed Mark de Vere MW at a tasting in London this week.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Consumers ‘back in love’ with Merlot

The ‘Sideways effect’ is being reversed and consumers are starting to fall back in love with Merlot according to one of California’s top producers.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Californian wines ‘then and now’ selected

The labels for next month’s California wine seminar on the stylistic evolution among the state’s Chardonnays and Cabs have been selected.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

California to show wines ‘then and now’

A Californian seminar in London next month called “Then and Now” aims to highlight the stylistic evolution in wines from the US state.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Chile should not follow fashion’

Chile should stick to a wine style and not follow fashion, according to Cecilia Torres, the winemaker for Santa Rita Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

South America in pictures

Giant spiders, massive pieces of meat, Malbec, Carmenère and Fernet Branca… it’s a combination only possible in South America, thanks to Santa Rita.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Successful wine brands ‘tell a story’

In order to succeed as a wine brand in a competative market you have to tell a story, rather than push a “label”, says Concha y Toro’s marketing director.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Concha y Toro returns to style of the ‘70s

Concha y Toro winemaker Marcelo Papa is keen to go back to the style of wines made by the company in the ‘70s by picking earlier and using less oak.

Monday, January 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Top grapes strengthen their grip

Global wine production is showing signs of increasing homogeneity as international varieties expand their share of the world’s vineyards.

Monday, December 8th, 2014 2 Comments »

Little-known Bordeaux sells out in 24 hours

Proving that good-value Bordeaux has no problem finding a buyer in the UK, a top-end blend from Canon-Fronsac sold out in just over 24 hours this week through one London merchant.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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