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Tuesday 6 October 2015


HK’s ‘Test your Palate’ returns in October

Over 300 wines will be on offer at the fifth Test Your Palate wine tasting event, held as part of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Visit wineries for free on World Tourism Day

Twenty wineries from across the world are offering wine lovers free tours and tastings to mark World Tourism Day next week.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Winery uncorks 124-year-old wine for Berlusconi

The director of a winery in Ukraine has angered authorities by appearing to open a 124-year-old bottle of wine for former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Cabernet Sauvignon: paying tribute to the king

Cabernet Sauvignon is often overshadowed by headline-grabbing obscure varieties. However, Santa Rita Estates, which like so many rely on the popular grape for its flagship labels, took the time to give it some attention.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

UK is a ‘vibrant’ market for Sherry

The fifth Great Sherry Tasting took place in London this week attracting a record number of trade visitors to sample wines from more than 38 producers.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Chianti Classico Masters 2015: The medallists

The Chianti Classico Masters, featuring the first UK blind tasting of the Gran Selezione tier, did justice to the often overlooked Italian region.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa Vintners pledge money to wildfire victims

The Napa winemakers’ main trade association has announced it is to offer an initial grant of up to $250,000 to support victims of the Lake County Valley wildfires.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Mr Plum’ named db wine suitcase winner

db reader Julie Janes has won a “virtually indestructible wine suitcase” after regaling us with tales of how she would put it to good use, using the charms of her 25-year-old Figaro convertible “Mr Plum” to win us over.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Wineries escape major damage after Chilean quake

Winemakers in Chile have reported minimal damage to their wineries and stocks following a devastating earthquake on Wednesday that killed eight people.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Keeper of the faith: Sylvain Pitiot

In a heartfelt tribute marking his friend’s retirement, Michael Edwards tells the story of Sylvain Pitiot, the serene and somewhat ecclesiastical winemaker who, after ten years, is calling an end to his time at the helm of Burgundy’s Clos de Tart.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

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