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  • What's that on the vat?

    Posted on December 20, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Posted by Edgar
    I visited Domaine Brusset to taste the new vintage at the end of November.  Good colour and structure!  Here is a photograph of Vat number 30, with the analysis written in chalk on the front.  For the nerds amongst us, here are the notes deciphered:

    CAIR -                                       Cairanne AOC to be included in ...


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  • Wise words on Oz

    Posted on December 17, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    We love this intro to an offer for Ben Glaetzer wines by Tom King at Great Western Wine
    "Remember the days when Sterling was strong, the Oz Dollar weak, and Australian wine offered irresistible value? Stop the regretful weeping into your miserable Vin de Table, because we're turning the clock back so you can buy ...


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  • Eleven shades of Nebbiolo

    Posted on December 3, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    The following is an excellent reflection by Matt Walls on the capricious Nebbiolo grape, taken from www.timatkin.com
    To begin with I didn’t get it. Drinking Nebbiolo seemed like trying to swallow a cube, cut from a tree. It was hard, it was sharp, it was dry; and sometimes it tasted of wood. But the more I ...


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  • A thrilling view

    Posted on November 16, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Piemonte. At Conterno Fantino, on the very top of the hill of Monforte d'Alba, at 560 metres altitude. In the foreground, (left), the village. In front, autumnal Chardonnay vines. In the far distance, rising spectrally above the mists, the Alps, with Monte Viso (3800 metres) soaring above the rest.


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  • One cheese at a time

    Posted on November 14, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Edgar has been pondering that age old cheesey question:
    We often get asked to recommend a wine with cheese and I always find it tricky. The essence of the problem: it depends which cheese you are talking about. I quite like Hugh Johnson’s idea of only serving one cheese, because then at least you ...


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  • New Zealand's female winemakers

    Posted on November 13, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Susy Atkins raises a glass to the women winemakers of New Zealand - from the Sunday Telegraph

    "New Zealand has always had a high number of top female winemakers, typical of the nation's generally 'can-do' attitude. Women such as Jane Hunter OBE (of Hunter's) and Michelle Richardson (formerly at Villa Maria) played a key part in ...


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