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Marche wines hit the high mark

The wines of the Marche region of central Italy and the area itself have somewhat evaded the international spotlight, but there are some real wonders – vinous, gastronomic, natural and cultural – to be discovered in this chunk of central Italy that sits in the very pleasant land that lies between the Adriatic and the Apennines. Cheap and cheerful Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi...
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No pyrrhic victories for the winegrowers of ancient Samnium

  If you’re keeping tabs on wine quality in Southern Italy with its myriad indigenous grape varieties and oftentimes limited access to distribution, this update on the Sannio DOP should prove to be useful. Through a combination of research trips to Campania and the opportunity to judge at the Radici del Sud ‘Roots of the South’ wine competition, which has been held in dif...
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New Member: Tamlyn Currin

A childhood in a teetotal home in wine-free Zimbabwe, several years driving ancient landrovers in the African bush, a one-year trip to the UK that is still going on 22 years later, and over 10 years in IT, all naturally pointed the way to Tamlyn giving up her real job to work in wine. Armed with a WSET diploma but very little else, a chance meeting with Jancis in a school gy...
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New Member: Mike Turner

After escaping his previous life in banking, Mike began his wine blog, Please Bring Me My Wine, in 2014.  The last three years have been a massive learning curve as Mike got stuck into the WSET syllabus, making a comfy little home in social media, and developing his colloquial writing style to fit his audience.  Aside from this, he is a contributing writer for the o...
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