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Tasting 34 years of Te Mata Coleraine

Amanda Barnes indulges in the unique opportunity to taste a vertical of New Zealand's iconic Te Mata Coleraine. She shares her thoughts on the vintages and how the vertical provides proof of age-worthinessiness of Hawke's Bay red wines.  Originally published on Around the World in 80 Harvests Some would say that Te Mata's Coleraine was the first true iconic wine of New Zealan...
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Fredrik Schelin’s book on Champagne wins Swedish edition of Gourmand cookbook awards

Fredrik Schelin has won the Swedish edition of Gourmand Cookbook Awards for the best book on French wine with his new book Champagne, 49 million bubbles in every bottle. Released in 2018, Champagne, 49 million bubbles in every bottle tells the story of Champagne and other sparkling wines. Schelin's book now goes on as a Finalist into the international awards. Winners of whic...
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New Member: Adam Sebag Montefiore

Adam Sebag Montefiore was born in London. He worked in the wine trade in the UK with Bass Charrington, studied at the WSET and was a Founder & Honorary Member of The Academy of Wine Service. In 1989 he moved to Israel and worked for many years for the Golan Heights Winery and Carmel. He founded Handcrafted Wines of Israel. He is now the wine writer for the Jerusalem Post...
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The Telegram to Stalin: a political memoir of my life in three Germanys by Jochen Erler

Jochen Erler published his autobiographical memoir in 2006, which is now translated into English and available on Amazon. For those who haven't met Jochen before, he has an extraordinary history which Neil Fairlamb elaborates on: "Jochen was sent to a Nazi boarding school near Dresden, lost an eye and several fingers in a laboratory experiment, studied in Russian-occupied East...
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