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Playing it cool in Victoria

Tamlyn Currin hangs out with Kat Quealy, whose charm can even brighten up the grey Mornington Peninsula sky, and then finds that Gippsland comes to her. Originally published on 12th February in JancisRobinson.com 'Where have you been with those shoes?!' she barked at me, and I stammered like a small child told off for walking in the house with muddy wellies. I frantically fli...
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Going barefoot in the Douro

On her first visit to Portugal, Meg Houston Maker had come to the Douro to see port being made. Now it was her turn to help make it and get in very close contact with the grapes. A version of this article was first published in the Terroir Review. I slipped first one leg, then the other, over the brink of granite, my pale calves disappearing into the pulp. I’d expected it to...
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A old vine gold mine in Mendoza

Amanda Barnes looks at the wealth of vine material being cultivated in an experimental vine garden in Mendoza, and how researchers are using it to decipher the future of Argentina's native varieties. Originally published in the South America Wine Guide. Agriculture Technology Institute (INTA) is an absolute gold mine for vines. There are few places in the world with such a d...
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Meet the Member: Mike Turner

Mike Turner is an award-winning wine blogger and communicator who believes in making wine knowledge digestible for everyone. In this Meet the Member interview, Amanda Barnes asks him about his own journey in wine which took him from the ‘strawpedo’ experience of university to the hills of the Piemonte in Italy. He shares his experience from the trading floor of London's City to...
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