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Education

WHERE IS ALL OUR WINE COMING FROM?

Have you ever wondered how much wine is actually made in the world, where it is all coming from, and who is drinking it? Well lucky for you, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) tallies the numbers for…

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Education Reviews Wines

Acidity in Wine & Why it Matters

What do experts mean when they praise acidity in wine? Critics regularly enthuse about the racy acid of a German Riesling or the lively, crisp nature of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Why is acidity so important in wine…

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The Lost Wines of Valdeorras

Photo credit: www.telmorodriguez.com “Il passado esta el futuro” cried Telmo Rodriguez, swirling a glass of Godello in one hand while gesturing energetically with the other. The past is the future. Thus began an impassioned speech on the recent history…

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Education

NEW WAYS OF COPING WITH ARCTIC WINTERS

Photo credit: Domaine St. Jacques, Québec  – As published on www.jancisrobinson.com on Aug. 28th 2018 –  As the leaves fall from the vines in November, the annual race against the clock begins in the cooler reaches of the Northern…

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Life

Free Trade for Canadian Wine

This past week-end, I attended the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (I4C). Held in the Niagara region of Ontario, this joyous event is equal parts professional conference on cool climate winemaking, and raucous party toasting Canada’s arrival in the…

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Education Life

Refreshing Wines to Beat the Heat

Remember when you were a kid, and your mum would help you make lemonade on a hot day? You would get a little table ready with your cups, your pitcher of juice, and your home-made “Lemonade for sale” sign.…

Randall Grahm Terroir Wine
Producers Reviews

TERROIR WINE: The Winemaker’s Holy Grail

Photo credit: Nicole diGiorgio sweetnessandlightphoto.com/ Bonny Doon Vineyards The ambition of many a vineyard-owning winemaker is to craft the finest possible vin de terroir. It is a lofty notion – the story of one vineyard’s specific climate, soil type,…

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Education Reviews

ITS TIME FOR A GERMAN WINE REVIVAL

Photo credit: Deutsches Weininstitut Cool climate has become a bit of a buzzword for wine enthusiasts in recent years. Marginal climates on the very brink of where grapes can successfully ripen are increasingly being sought out by growers conscience of…

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BLENDING AT CHATEAU PETIT-VILLAGE

After a fabulous dinner in the gracious company of Christian Seely, managing director of AXA Millésimes, and Corinne Ilic, AXA Communications Director, we headed to bed with visions of 2005 vintage Château Pichon Baron dancing in our heads. In…