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  • Peter Yealands - the wine trade’s green ex-grocer

    Posted on November 21, 2014 by penwardenc

    Peter Yealands of Yealands Wine is in the latest issue of Calibre Quarterly, explaining in an article called ‘Sweet Harmony’ the steps that have taken him to fronting one of the world’s ‘greenest’ businesses.

    From the beginnings of his working life as a grocer working for his ‘old man’, to sheep shearing and fencing, Peter has ...

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  • d’Arenberg – The Red Stripe Pressings

    Posted on November 12, 2014 by alice

    How to identify a d’Arenberg (person or wine):  It’s got a stripe.
    Another way to tell is just to look for the awards.  October has seen a record haul of 2 trophies, 6 gold medals and healthy number of reviews with over 90 points.
    And it doesn’t stop there; for the 8th year running d’Arenberg has been awarded ...

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  • Ruggeri is most awarded Prosecco

    Posted on October 8, 2014 by penwardenc

    Ruggeri Vecchei Viti 2013 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG - Ruggeri's new vintage release - has become the most awarded Prosecco in the 2015 Italian wine guides.
    The Gambero Rosso guide 2015 has given the superior sparkling wine their top ranking of Tre Bicchieri (three glasses), while the Slow Wine guide 2015 has rated it for its ...

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  • Ferrari Perlé crowned World Champion

    Posted on October 8, 2014 by penwardenc

    The 2007 vintage Trentodoc Ferrari Perlé has won the title "World Champion Sparkling Wine Outside of Champagne" and “World Champion Italian Sparkling Wine” in the first edition of the "Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships", an international competition dedicated exclusively to sparkling wines.

    Launched by Tom Stevenson, a world authority on all things sparkling, the competition saw ...

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  • Jancis site reviews Cleto Chiarli

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by penwardenc

    On 24th September Tamlyn Currin reported from her two day tasting trip to Modena, reviewing three of Cleto Chiarli’s Lambruscos on Jancis Robinson’s website. Of the Lambrusco DOCs she visited, she said:

    “The fingerprints of the Lambrusco DOCs in the province of Modena are quite markedly different from each other, particularly those of Grasparossa di Castelvetro ...

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  • Harpers interviews Ferrari's Camilla Lunelli

    Posted on September 15, 2014 by penwardenc

    Ferrari's Camilla Lunelli on finding a home for Trentodoc Italian sparkling wine in the UK
    It was Giulio Ferrari in Trento, the Alpine north of Italy, who pioneered traditional method sparkling wines, or ‘Metodo Classico’, in Italy in 1902. With barely 900 hectares dedicated to sparkling wine production, mostly in mountainous vineyards, the wineries of Trentodoc ...

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