A visit to Soave: CWW Veneto Trip, Part 2

Twelve members of the Circle of Wine Writers (CWW) travelled to the Veneto from 30th August to 3rd September, to visit two Veneto appellations. Colli Berici DOC, a smaller and lesser-known appellation which lies close to Vicenza, was covered in October’s Circular, and now the focus turns to the extremely well known Soave and in particular the prestigious DOCG zone. The CWW would like to especially...
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Wine tasting in Switzerland: CWW Swiss Trip, Part 2

Nine CWW members headed to Switzerland and spent a week discovering the wine regions and wines of this high-altitude European country. In the second of a two-part report, our members chew over the rich Swiss culinary heritage, peruse Pinot Noir and visit prominent wineries – one in Valais and two in Ticino, as well as attend the presentation of the 2015 Ticino vintage. The other DOs of Switzerl...
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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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Harnessing a culture of respect

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CWW Trip to Switzerland: Part 1

Nine CWW members headed to Switzerland and spent a week discovering the wine regions and wines of this high-altitude European country. In the first of a two-part report, our members report on the different wine varieties found in this unique wine country, an insight into how climate change might affect Swiss viticulture and some highlights from the trip including a visit to VINEA wine fair and a t...
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Making wines under the volcanoes in La Palma

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Sardinian longevity linked partly to flagship red

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A trip into the Veneto

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Richard Bampfield MW checks out the indigenous grapes of Crete

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