Raymond Blake delves into the Côte-d’Or

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Peter Forrestal to publish book on the history of the Margaret River

Circle member, Peter Forrestal, is set to publish The Way it Was in November - a book on the history of the early days of the Margaret River wine industry. It is to be published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the planting of the first vines in the region. Peter Forrestal and Ray Jordan are two of Western Australia's most high profile wine writers and have been close observers of the...
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Wine Production & Quality wins Gourmand award

Congratulations to Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall who won the award for the No 1 Best Wine Book in the World for Professionals at the 22nd International Gourmand Awards for “Wine Production and Quality“. The award was won at Yantai, in China’s Shandong province on 27th and 28th May. Wine, drinks, food and cook books from some 211 countries were entered in the competition. The book is a com...
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Review: André Deyrieux, Cépages Modestes & Oubliés

You might think that there would be little more to write about grape varieties, following the publication of Wine Grapes (detailing 1,368 varieties) in 2012 by the three Js, joined in 2015, by a new edition (in French) of the nonagenarian Pierre Galet’s encyclopaedia of grape varieties. Yet, for those of us specialising in certain wine regions, where rare grapes abound, that simply isn’t the case ...
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