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Wednesday 25 November 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon

‘The Languedoc needs 10 more Daumas Gassacs’

The Languedoc needs 10 more wineries working on the level of Mas de Daumas Gassac in order to achieve its full potential, according to Daumas Gassac’s Samuel Guibert.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 2 Comments »

Sonoma beats Napa in cult Cab comparative

Napa may not be California’s best place for “cult” Cabernet, after Sonoma came out on top at a comparative tasting in London last week.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 3 Comments »

California mourns two winemaking greats

California is mourning the loss of two of its winemaking greats, Silver Oak founder Raymond Twomey Duncan and Pinot Noir pioneer Walter Schug.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Concha wine brands booming in UK

Wine producer Concha y Toro’s flagship brands Casillero del Diablo and Trivento have had what the company describes as “fantastic and sustained growth” this year.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Barossa star hails Chile’s ‘exciting’ Syrah scope

Chile is “only just scratching the surface” with Syrah, suggests former Penfolds Grange winemaker John Duval, as he outlined some potential routes forward for the country with this variety.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Montes to try ‘dry farming’ in Mendoza

Chile’s Aurelio Montes is to try growing grapes at his Argentine estate without any irrigation from the start of this year’s growing season.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Concha now No.1 in Cab, Pinot and Malbec

Concha y Toro is now the supplier of the UK’s best-selling Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Malbec.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Errazuriz going back to style of the ‘80s

Francisco Baettig, chief winemaker of Errazuriz, is returning to the fresher, lower alcohol style of wine made at the estate in the ‘80s to cater to consumer tastes.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Casillero Cabernet leaps into top spot

Casillero del Diablo’s Cabernet Sauvignon has seen UK sales shoot up by 60% in the last year, making it the country’s best-selling expression of this variety.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 2 Comments »

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 »

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