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Pioneering traditionalism in Mendoza: Gabriela Furlotti

Pioneering traditionalism in Mendoza: Gabriela Furlotti
Amanda Barnes looks back at the history of Mendoza's wine boom and the story of one wine family in particular, the Furlotti family. In this interview with fourth-generation vigneron Gabriela Furlotti, she explores the changing tides of Argentine wine. Originally published on South America Wine Guide. “When you are born with a family name like mine, it can put you off being in the wine industry…” ...
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Our Christmas Party – a real cracker from New Zealand!

Our Christmas Party – a real cracker from New Zealand!
What a superb evening members were treated to on Monday (9th December) at the Circle Christmas Party courtesy of Chris Stroud and New Zealand Winegrowers. The Penthouse at New Zealand House was buzzing as 100+ members, guests and our many friends in the trade enjoyed 16 wines from 12 different varieties and styles, complemented with delicious canapes by Circle member Roger Jones (plus Sue and the ...
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The World Atlas of Wine, 8th edition: Hugh Johnson OBE, Jancis Robinson MW

The World Atlas of Wine, 8th edition: Hugh Johnson OBE, Jancis Robinson MW
It’s one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and certainly no disappointment. The World Atlas of Wine, now in its 8th edition since 1971, is one of the most authoritative and educational books on the market for an overview of the world's wine regions. Its scope is broad, but there's a great depth of understanding too and it’s a joy to read – in part due to the indefatigable and studio...

4 seasons in Côte Chalonnaise, Chance Encounters: Jon Wyand, Emmanuel Mère

4 seasons in Côte Chalonnaise, Chance Encounters: Jon Wyand, Emmanuel Mère
Although this is predominantly a photobook, Emmanuel Mère expertly sets the scene with a 'geographical and historical background' which weaves important moments in history with geological information while painting a picture of how life in the Côte Chalonnaise passes by. The rest of the picture painting is left to photographer Jon Wyand. The photography series actually starts with people — argu...
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