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The anomaly that is Central Otago

Amanda Barnes on the world’s southernmost commercial wine region, which is not only a cool-climate Pinot paradise, but also offers serious potential for whites. First published on Around the World in 80 Harvests In wine, we often reduce things to numbers. Most articles on the Central Otago wine region in New Zealand will include, at some stage, ‘45th parallel south’ and ‘sout...
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New Member: Sherwin Lao

Sherwin Lao was introduced to the world of wine when he was hired by a huge Californian winery in the mid-1990s to take charge of the on-premise marketing of the winery- at first in Southeast Asia, and eventually for the much larger Asia-Pacific region. After leaving the Californian winery in the tail-end of the 1990s, Sherwin continued to do regional wine related work, mostly ...
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Getting to grips with Galicia’s five wine regions

Neil Fairlamb is pleasantly surprised by the sheer range of quality wines, the top-notch organisation and even the weather on a FIJEV Visit to the International Galician Wine Week, which was held 30th September - 4th October, 2018. Those of us so lucky enough to be on this visit, supported by Xunta de Galicia and Igape, will never forget this total immersion in the five wine r...
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Lifting the cork on Château d’Abzac

John Salvi MW happens upon a château with a remarkable past and turns historian, before he tackles the Bordeaux Supérieur wines that punch well above their classification level. I was spending a week with my son this August and had no thought about writing this article at all, until he took me to visit this property that I had never heard of. My son’s company repairs damaged s...
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