A year on: How the wine world is coping with coronavirus

It’s been 18 months since the Covid-19 pandemic took its grip on the world and changed life as we know it. In April last year, we asked members from around the world to tell us what was happening in their country, and this month we’ve done the same.   EUROPE Italy Michèle Shah reports on how Italy and its wine industry is coping with Covid, which wreaked havoc on the Mediterranean count...
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The Cape Crusader: Rosa Kruger & The Old Vine Project

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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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Time and terroir: A study of South African Chardonnay

John Downes MW reflects on the changing face of South African Chardonnay and how winemakers are searching for cooling climates for this demanding variety. He reports on the Circle's special wine tasting presented by Bouchard Finlayson, Paul Cluver and De Morgenzon Estate at this year's London Wine Fair. There was a first day buzz as Lia Poveda, the global ambassador for Bouchard Finlayson; Andrie...
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Is apartheid really over in South African wine?

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