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Argentinian Malbec: big, brooding and oaked? er…no!

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Life is full of stereotypes and most of us are happy to put our own neat, little pre-formed ideas onto matters we know little about for us to then merrily file them away in our little minds. One of these …

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Emiliana: Organic & Biodynamic Mantra

Emiliana’s Los Robles winery in Colchaguais a represents a beautiful feet in restrained winery architecture. This is a rare thing. Too often it’s style over substance. Los Robles is Impressive without being grand and it represents the heart and soul …

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Tabalí Talinay Chardonnay – Best 100

Well, the title says it all really!  This top little Chardonnay has been voted as one of the 100 Best wines of the year by the Wine & Spirit Magazine… no surprise there we have to admit. If you think …

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Wines from Spain 2015, Salud!

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  The results from Wines from Spain Awards have just been announced and they confirm what we already knew: we have an outstanding Spanish portfolio! 16 of our wines made it to the top 100 with a special mention for the …

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Winemaker of the Year 2015

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Some fantastic news from the land of Oz with Peter Fraser of Yangarra Vineyards being named Winemaker of the Year by James Halliday!  With such a large hit rate of wines scoring 94 points or more in Halliday’s Wine Companion …

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The Winemakers’ Winemakers

Emiliana are understandably very chuffed at the moment – not only are they Chile’s leading organic and biodynamic wine producers, but their head winemaker Alvaro Espinoza has just been recognised as one of the top 30 winemakers in the world. …

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Taltarni – top of the pops

Taltarni Taché is one of only seven Australian sparklings chosen to represent Australia in Champagne, France, later this year at the prestigious VITeff, a biennial sparkling wine technology exhibition. A panel of Champagne winemakers tasted sparkling from all over Australia, …

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Cocktail: The Pinorita

This month’s cocktail is savoury and sapid; the unmistakable toasty, biscuity flavour of agave is given a woodland berry twist by Le Fou Pinot Noir and a dollop of jam.   The Pinorita. Makes 1 glass. Ingredients: 45ml Silver Tequila. 45ml Le Fou …

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‘Gone in Sixty Clicks… Trent Bridge, the Ashes Series’

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Landing in the UK just as the Aussies flew in (probably) for the 2015 test series is Sixty Clicks – red and white wines from Victoria, home of great Aussie wine – something the Australians really don’t get caught out …

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Lallier R.012 Launch at Manchester International Festival

R.012 Brut, the new non-vintage champagne from Champagne Lallier was launched last week at the Glass House Restaurant in Festival Square, Manchester, coinciding with Manchester International Festival. Champagne Lallier is renowned for its Grand Cru wines and exclusive use of …