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Château de Pommard: trailblazing a way into the brave new wine world

Chateau du Pommard
From the comfort of home, Amanda Barnes gets to taste the latest releases of the 300-year-old Burgundy winery and to learn about how despite being highly tech savvy, it is lo-fi in the vineyards and well on the road to becoming certified biodynamic.  We’ve all had the age-old argument about whether wine is more about art or science, but how much of it is tech? In today’s fast-moving world, the im...
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Meet the Friend: Sam Linter, Wine GB

Sam Linter, Managing Director & Head Winemaker for Bolney Wine Estate.
Sam Linter is a second-generation winemaker at her family vineyard and winery, Bolney Wine Estate, which was established in West Sussex, in the South Downs, by her parents, in 1972. Since 2019, she has been the director of Wine GB, responsible for helping drive British wine forward in both the local and export markets. Amanda Barnes interviews her about her own experiences as an English winegrower...
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New Member: Marisa Finetti

After journalism school, Marisa became a grape grower in California’s Dry Creek Valley AVA for 10 years. But, it was in a Las Vegas dining room where her sparkle and appreciation for the world of wine was ignited. Today, her passion for writing centers around lesser-known, native grapes - particularly from Italy - and terroir-driven wine travel. Marisa travels often to meet with producers to conn...
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New member: Neal D Hulkower

Neal D. Hulkower, Ph.D., is an applied mathematician and freelance writer living in McMinnville, Oregon, where he has been writing for wine publications since the early 1970s. His wine writing can be found in academic and popular publications including the Journal of Wine Research, the Journal of Wine Economics, American Wine Society Wine Journal, Oregon Wine Press, Practical Winery & Viney...
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New Member: Malu Lambert

Malu Lambert won the title of the Mont Blanc Emerging Wine Writer of the Year at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2019. She also won the Veritas Young Wine Writer in 2015. She writes for numerous South African titles, and is the wine editor of Food & Home. Internationally, she has written for Jancis Robinson, The Japan Times, The Buyer & Decanter. Notably, she has ju...
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Kopke launches two limited edition very old Ports from 1940 

Kopke has launched two very old Ports, a 1940 Colheita & 1940 White Colheita. Curated by winemaker Carlos Alves and his team, this special edition pair of Colheitas was launched at an online tasting across Europe. “As is the case with many of the Houses in the Douro and in the history of Port, many facts, figures and documents have, unfortunately, been lost over time," says Joao Belo, Inter...
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Discover Australian wine updates education programme

Wine Australia’s free, comprehensive education programme Australian Wine Discovered has been refreshed and 25 topics are now available online with additional resources, updated commentary and advanced notes. Since its launch in 2019, the programme has been downloaded over 23,000 times by media, educators, wineries, retailers, distributors and wine enthusiasts across the world. Australian Wine Dis...
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Counting the true cost of wine

L.M. Archer interviews two Oregon producers, who calculate the cost of viticulture’s environmental impact when they make their wines, and finds that regenerative farming reaps rewards not only of the environmental, but also of the financial kind. A version of this article was first published in Meininger’s Wine Business International. According to a recent study from Oregon State University, most...
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A cultural conundrum

Neal D. Hulkower, an Oregon-based mathematician and wine writer whose work often appears in academic publications, grapples with the literature to explore whether wine is not just an economic good, but also a cultural one. A version of this article was first published in the Summer 2020 issue of the American Wine Society Wine Journal. Wine assumes many roles. It is an agricultural product that ca...
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Changing the wine business for the better

diversity in the wine industry
Tim Atkin MW reflects on how even the smallest of physical gestures can have a profound influence on change, and questions how we as individuals can also take steps to have a greater impact on increasing diversity and creating equal opportunity in the wine industry. Originally published on 19th June 2020 on It’s been a week of toppled statues and Premiership footballers taking the ...
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