Baja California: A salivating combination of flavours

Amanda Barnes salivates over the mouthwatering wines and cuisine of Baja California, Mexico. This is an article republished from Around the World in 80 Harvests. There are some memories that make your mouth water, and my recollection of visiting Mexico’s wine region is one of them. It is no secret that the food in Mexico is so delicious it’s drool-worthy. Mexico’s wine however, feels ...
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Falling in love with Malvasia (and truffles)

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Wine sans frontières

I started this month in Tunisia visiting the wine regions there for 80 Harvests. As a mainly Muslim country, wine consumption isn't exactly high. However, there are a brave few who produce wine despite the social, political and economic pressures that are stacked up against them. Although wine consumption is low, Tunisia struck me as a remarkably tolerant country. While I'm sure there are always...
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Calling all cork dorks!

How many people can get excited about conglomerate corks? It struck me as I rattled out the 23rd paragraph on my ‘blog’ on a cork harvest that I might be pulverising my audience to cork dust. Can I really expect someone to be interested in the temperature of a cork bath? I reluctantly admitted to myself that I am probably one of few cork dorks who is riveted by the nuts and bolts of everything win...
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