Foot trodden wine and talhas in Alentejo: Simon J Woolf and Ryan Opaz kickstart their new book

Exploring the foot trodden and handmade wines of Portugal, Simon J Woolf and Ryan Opaz's new book, Foot Trodden, is being funded and brought to life through a Kickstarter campaign which is live now. In this extract, Simon explores the wines of the Alentejo region in southern Portugal, and, in particular, those that are made in talha clay pots.   The best way to understand Alentejo’s stron...
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Un coup de pied dans la derrière: Steven Spurrier’s famed Judgement of Paris

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Memoirs of a Freeloader: Stephen Brook’s vinous highlights

Memoirs of a Freeloader
Having written approaching 40 books on wine, Stephen Brook, also a contributing editor at Decanter, now turns his attention to recounting his own vast and varied experiences in relation to the vine in his book titled Memoirs of a Freeloader. This vinous autobiography charts his transition to wine writing from being a commissioning editor, and cleverly captures what really goes on behind the scenes...
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Furztrocken – now that’s pretty dry in Deutschland

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A Circle Party to remember

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An ever-inclusive circle

Circle Let's Talk About series
Liz Sagues looks back on the birth of the Let's Talk About... series of Circle webinars, a ray of vinous light in otherwise trying times, which have not only served to be keep members informed, but have also brought them together. She, as one of the organisers, also reveals that these wonderful web sessions will continue in 2021 and will be held twice monthly. Good can come out of bad: the corona...
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Georgia on my laptop

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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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