Monthly Archives: October 2013

White Burgundy in challenging vintages

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More fake wine uncovered.

Over the last week ongoing investigations across several countries in Europe have uncovered a counterfeiting ring focused on Burgundy’s hallowed producer Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, according to several news reports including Wine Searcher and Decanter with the latter revealing that there is

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Could the Tour de France help boost Bergerac AOC wine sales?

A report in the expat news website The Connexion this week shows the route to be taken by the 2014 Tour de France. There is to be a day of  time trials (26 July) between Bergerac and Périgueux, a distance of

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Another of Australia’s big names cashes in on Tasmania’s sparkling potential

A news snippet in the Nov/Dec issue of the Australian wine magazine Winestate informs readers that Grant Burge of Barossa Valley fame has become the latest big mainland producer to be seduced by the great quality and potential of grapes

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Muscadet anyone?

This grape variety, so often associated with cheap, quaffing plonk consumed by tourists with the obligatory seafood lunch when they first land in France, actually has quite a range of character and complexity once you start to get into some

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Tim Adams, Pinot Gris 2012

I am very familiar with Tim Adams’ Riesling, so, when I spotted this Pinot Gris at the bottle shop the other night, I decided it would be worth a try – especially seeing we were heading out for some Asian

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