The sensual terroir wines of Santorini

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Exton Park releases its much-anticipated RBs

Exton Park
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Exploring the vivid world of Vermouth

Amanda Barnes attends the Circle’s online tasting and ventures forth further into the brave new world of this ancient aromatised fortified wine, whereby more winemakers have started making it on the side but from top-notch grapes. A version of this article was originally published on Around the World in 80 Harvests. Vermouth is stepping forward on the drinks scene, from the back of the top shelf ...
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Exploring Quinta da Boavista and the old vines of Douro with Carla Tiago

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Let’s taste… Cali Cab

California Cabernet
With the wines in her glass and the winemakers live on her laptop, Amanda Barnes is virtually transported to California in the inaugural session of the Circle’s new series of wet webinars. Kicking off The Circle’s first ‘Let’s Taste…’ talk series last month, a trio of California vintners took the hot seat, sharing their Cabernet Sauvignon blends last month. As the most planted and most revered va...
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VIVANT: Livening up the online wine stream scene

Amanda Barnes gets a taste of the future with VIVANT's new wine streaming platform. I thought that perhaps last year we’d seen all the ways to do a virtual wine experience, but I was definitely wrong. My last virtual wine tasting in 2020 was one which will no doubt be relevant, memorable and exciting throughout 2021 and beyond the Covid era. VIVANT is a new wine education streaming platform launc...
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Georgia on my laptop

georgia wine region visit
Amanda Barnes takes off on a virtual tour of Georgia and its wines, made from an impressive inventory of indigenous grape varieties. I have a friend who always sees the bright side of life. It sounds rather trite to describe someone this way, but I don’t know anyone quite as capable as finding the silver lining as her. During lockdown (Lockdown 1, in April), instead of getting rather depressed ...
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Imprinting Petit Verdot on the wines of Bordeaux

Chateau Meyney
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