Château de Pommard: trailblazing a way into the brave new wine world

Chateau du Pommard
From the comfort of home, Amanda Barnes gets to taste the latest releases of the 300-year-old Burgundy winery and to learn about how despite being highly tech savvy, it is lo-fi in the vineyards and well on the road to becoming certified biodynamic.  We’ve all had the age-old argument about whether wine is more about art or science, but how much of it is tech? In today’s fast-moving world, the im...
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Zooming in on coastal Chilean Pinot Noir

Amanda Barnes gets to grips with three different coastal terroirs in Chile that Viña Ventisquero is producing Pinot Noir in, with a special Zoom tasting with the winemaker Alejandro Galaz during the time of Coronavirus. Originally published on SouthAmericaWineGuide.com “Pinot Noir without terroir is the most boring variety you can taste”, says Chilean winemaker Alejandro Galaz, paraphrasing a win...
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Tannat: Uruguay’s unlikely champion

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How the wine world is coping with coronavirus

Members of the Circle of Wine Writers take a look at their regions, or regions to which they have recently travelled, to share some insight into how the wine world is coping with Coronavirus and the impact of lockdown and social distancing on their businesses. A letter from the Editor: Well, hasn't life as we know it changed in the last month? Last month, we were beginning to cancel events f...
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Discovering Okanagan’s sweet spot

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Pioneering traditionalism in Mendoza: Gabriela Furlotti

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If you go Dão in the woods today…

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