Perusing premium Nebbiolo

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Stepping out of the Laguedoc’s shadow: The Wines of Roussillon

The wines of Roussillon by Rosemary George MW
Rosemary George MW shares why she believes that Roussillon deserves to be recognised as its own distinct wine region, no longer only an appendage to Languedoc, and how she researched her latest book on the region, The Wines of Roussillon. Why write a book on the wines of Roussillon? For the simple reason that Roussillon stands alone, proud and independent. For so long it has suffered a union of...
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The Gran Canaria wine challenge

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What’s in a label and the EU’s new laws

Lawyer cum sommelier Dominic Buckwell gets inspiration from the Institute of Masters of Wine webinar on Labelling rules and transparency, detailing a complex past and giving the lowdown on proposed new and potentially game-changing legislation. Laws ensuring adequate packaging and labels for food and drink to protect consumers have existed since time immemorial. Weights and measures rules date fr...
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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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A call to support South Africa’s wine industry: #myfavouritesouthafricanwines

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Porto Protocol: towards a future safer from climate change

Liz Sagues takes a look at the Porto Protocol and how it is helping drive forward the discussion on sustainability in the wine industry. In 2021, sustainability continues to be the green buzzword, spoken everywhere throughout the wine world. Individual and collective initiatives are legion, but have enough wine people heard of the Porto Protocol foundation? Its ambitious vision is to see a world ...
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