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Taylor's Single Harvest Port 1863

Port Wine for Christmas, and for laying down. From vintage 2011 back to 1863!

Taylor’s, a port house with a history and with plenty of good bottles We are many who uncork a bottle of port wine for Christmas. But port is a wine that is really nice the rest of the year too. Taylor’s is one of the most famous port wine houses, […]

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The Clos des Goisses vineyard at Champagnes Philipponnat

Champagne with character for the New Year

Now that the New Year is approaching it is interesting to note that the market for sparkling wine in the world has grown a lot in recent years. In 10 years, production has increased by more than 40% and consumption by more than 30%. The world wants to drink bubbles […]

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Debate

Are wine bloggers becoming just a megaphone for marketing budgets?

Wine blogging, as well as on-line (and off-line in print) wine journalism is changing. Are more and more blog articles just promotional pieces published just because the blogger / journalist has been invited to a tasting or been treated to a trip to a wine region? It all started with […]

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Reviews
Understanding Wine Technology by David Bird

Understanding Wine Technology, by David Bird | Book Review

The making of a wine is much about chemistry. Without knowledge of chemistry it becomes difficult to really understand what is going on inside the winery. It is hard to find good literature about wine chemistry written by people who really know their subject. If you have poor knowledge of […]

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The Clos des Goisses vineyard at Champagnes Philipponnat

Champagne with character for the New Year

Now that the New Year is approaching it is interesting to note that the market for sparkling wine in the world has grown a lot in recent years. In 10 years, production has increased by more than 40% and consumption by more than 30%. The world wants to drink bubbles […]

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Biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking. Sustainable viticulture and viniculture.

Press release: A New Book on Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines Gives the Reader the Facts

press release Paris, 2014-12-17 A New Book on Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines Gives the Reader the Facts “Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture” by Britt Karlsson (text) and Per Karlsson (photography), of BKWine, has recently been published by Floris Publishing. As environmental issues and sustainability becomes […]

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A Christmas gift recommendation: a good wine book

No Christmas is complete without a good book coming from Santa Claus. With environmental issues becoming more and more important perhaps a good book about wine and the environment should be on the wish list? Then we have just the thing for your. Earlier this autumn we had the pleasure […]

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Esca, a big problem in the French vineyards

The French wine harvest 2014 has largely given the wine producers adequate quantity and a good quality. But all is not rosy in the vineyard. There is a disease that wreaks havoc in the vineyards and it is believed that this disease now affects 12% of the French total vineyard […]

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Pictures and videos from wine regions, wineries and vineyards

In autumn it is peak season for wine tours. This past autumn was no different. Many think it is the perfect time to go visiting vineyards. It is! (But travelling in wine regions in spring time is just as lovely, but different.) But not everyone has the time or the […]

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The world’s best sparkling wine in 2014 is…

Every wine, or wine type, has its “best in the world” competition these days, it seems. Sparkling wine too of course. And since we are getting closer to the peak sparkling wine season of the year the news of the results of The World’s Best Sparkling Wine competition (or Effervescents […]

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Loire wine fair in February, a must for the Loire specialist

Winter is wine fair season. Winter is when winemakers have the time to participate in wine shows and that is when many wine shows take place, for example the Salon des Vins de Loire, the Loire Valley wine show. For anyone who is working with Loire wines or who has […]

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New Brief out, #135: Christmas & New Year tips, buy a vineyard, Burgundy, Rioja, Swedish wine and much more | The Wine Newsletter

This month we give you a double dose of reading in the BKWine Brief. It’s been two meagre months, in terms of reading the Brief, since we have had so many wine tours to deal with in September and October. But now we are catching up. Lots of articles, lots […]

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Good year for Swedish wine growers

The beautiful summer in Sweden this year has given the Swedish wine growers a long-awaited perfect harvest. Lauri Pappinen at Gutevin announces that he has picked around 7000 kilos of grapes from his vineyards around Näsudden in the south west part of the island of Gotland. This is the best […]

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Alcohol sales to be allowed in grocery stores from April 1, 2015

No, it’s no April Fool’s joke. From 1 April 2015, it will be allowed for grocery stores to sell alcohol, wine and liquor, according to a recent decision by the government. In order to sell alcohol, food stores must meet certain requirements. The sales may not be too dominated by […]

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