Wine between the dunes: A guide to Ica, Peru

Peru's wine regions, by Amanda Barnes. The South America Wine Guide
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The ALCS and PLR: are you missing out?

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New Member: Christoph Raffelt

Christoph Raffelt started writing about wine in 2007 on his own german blog Originalverkorkt.de. Since then, he has written over 1,000 entries. For more than ten years his written works have been appearing in such publications as Meininger’s Weinwirtschaft, Weinwelt, Sommelier, Champagne-Magazin, Schluck, Trinkmag.com and beginning in 2023, his work will also be appearing in Feinschmecker. Furth...
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Wine’s transactional flaw

Andrew Jefford is one of the most celebrated wine writers in the world, known for his lyrical prose which delve into the philosophy of wine. Drinking with the Valkyries: Writings on Wine is his new book, a collection of his essays, published by Academie du Vin Library. In this extract from the book, Jefford ponders on the 'transactional flaw' of wine.   Gallus gallus domesticus is the c...
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New Member: Erica Duecy

Erica Duecy is a freelance wine and spirits writer and editor. Most recently, she was employed as Chief Content Officer for the wine-discovery platform Pix and its online magazine, The Drop, where she co-wrote the monthly wine horoscopes column. Previously, Erica worked as Editor in Chief for the American wine/spirits publications VinePair and SevenFifty Daily. She has also led digital editoria...
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New Member: Alder Yarrow

San Francisco Magazine has called Alder Yarrow “The Wine World’s Brightest Cyberstar” and he is widely accepted as a pioneer of wine blogging. He has been publishing Vinography.Com daily since 2004 and was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013. In addition to writing for outlets as diverse as the World of Fine Wine and Fine Cooking Magazine, he has been a monthly columnist for Jancis Robins...
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Meet the Friend: Martina Litta, INAVI

Martina Litta is the Foreign Trade Manager of INAVI, Uruguay's national viticulture institute. In this interview, Amanda Barnes discovers what brought Martina into the world of wine and why she gets excited when she meets someone trying Uruguayan wine for the first time.   What is your first memory in wine?  The first memory that comes to my mind is being very young, around five or s...
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Getting to grips with Georgian wine

Michèle Shah climbs the Caucuses, then rocks the cradle of wine, counts the Qvevri and comes back with the oldest winemaking place of all very much on her mind. Georgia is often called an emerging wine region, but it’s only emerging in our consciousness. It is, in fact, ‘the cradle of wine’, with the oldest viticultural tradition in the world. It’s not surprising that some of the world’s oldest a...
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A new perspective on Prosecco from Asolo DOCG

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Meet the Member: Ellen Wallace

Ellen Wallace is a sought-after specialist in Swiss wine and author of the newly-released book, Wine Hiking Switzerland. In this Meet the Member interview, Amanda Barnes learns why Mateus brings back sentimental and snowy memories of her childhood, as well as why cycling across China led her to Switzerland.   What’s your earliest memory in wine? I grew up in Iowa, in the US, and alth...
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