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An old vine with Cabernet Sauvignon in the Medoc, Bordeaux

Cabernet Sauvignon: The World’s Most Popular Grape Variety | Britt on Forbes

Cabernet Sauvignon is now the grape variety with the biggest acreage in the world Cabernet Sauvignon has long been responsible for some of the world’s most talked-about, appreciated and expensive wines. In Bordeaux, it is worshipped. In the 1990s, when California and other New World countries introduced Cabernet to wine drinkers around the world, the […]

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Hopwine virtual wine fair

Virtual wine fairs and trade shows, here to stay?

This year, most major trade shows have been cancelled or postponed. The virus made it impossible to visit Prowein, Vinitialy, VieVinum, Bordeaux, etc., in the same way that regular wine tastings on premise have almost completely ceased. Wine tastings soon transitioned to the net, ie virtual wine tastings where you sit at home and taste […]

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Unison Vineyard Reserve Merlot Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

New Zealand pioneer Unison Vineyard interprets Gimblett Gravels terroir | Britt on Forbes

Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand was famous for its red wines long before Central Otago. Already in 1851, the country’s oldest still existing winery was founded here, Mission Estate. Another prominent pioneer in Hawke’s Bay, founded in early 1900, is Church Road, now owned by French Pernod Ricard. Having been overrun by Central Otago as […]

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Tasting wines blind in hidden bottles at the Languedoc Week

How to choose 100 good producers from Languedoc-Roussillon among the 10,000 there is?

“Languedoc-Roussillon is a big area. Around 200,000 hectares. Exactly how many producers there are is difficult to know, but it is probably about 10,000 to 15,000. In our book “Languedoc-Roussillon, The Wines Of Southern France” we have selected almost 100 with profiles and around 150 more which we basically only mention by name. All equally […]

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Millions of bottles of Moldovan wines resting in the cellars of Milestii Mici in Moldova

Historic bottles and traditional gastronomy in Moldova’s amazing underground wine world

Whatever reason you might have to go visit Moldova, you wouldn’t want to miss the cellars of Cricova and Milestii Mici. These cellars, often called caves actually, are amazing places, whole underground cities. They are an attraction in themselves that you don’t have to be a wine lover to appreciate. Cricova and Milestii Mici are […]

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