Category : Wine

Champagne

In the James Bond movie “Goldeneye”, 007 and the villainess are playfully racing down a scenic mountain roadway. Bond’s passenger is a young female coworker sent by M to evaluate him. Having no stomach for his perilous antics she orders him to stop his Aston Martin immediately. Bond complies and proceeds to seduce her, but

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Brunello Di Montalcino – Tuscany’s Jewel Of Red Wines

Sangiovese, Tuscany’s indigenous red grape, is responsible for the best wines of this lovely region, if not of Italy. This grape of noble pedigree, planted and cultivated centuries ago by Etruscans, has over time mutated to many clones, which go by different names. In Montalcino some 112 kilometers south of Florence, Ferrucio Biondi-Santi, in the

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New Zealand’s Pinot Noir

In 1895 Romeo Bragato, an agricultural expert was commissioned to visit all the vineyards of New Zealand and recommend grape varieties most suitable for the terroir. His top choice was Pinot Noir, followed by Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Riesling. His recommendation ended up in a neatly compiled report and remained inactive for over a

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Australian Shiraz – Range of styles and flavours

James Busby, the father of vitiviniculture of Australia, is credited with the introduction of grape vines to the continent. When he arrives with less than 1000 settlers in 1832 he brought a variety of vine cuttings, among them, syrah. Over time, Australians anglicized it to shiraz, maybe hoping that consumers will associate it with the

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