17 April 2014

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By Carlo De Vito of East Coast Wineries 11 hours ago.
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How many times have I been to Billsboro Winery? I can't even begin to count. But I know this - it's just one of those places that I love to back to. The tastingroom staff is friendly and professional. The tasting atmosphere is enjoyable. There's lot of chochkies and eye-candy in the tasting room to keep you entertained without being annoying. Oh, yeah, and the wines? Amazing!

I did this tasting sometime late last summer, so I am behind a bit, but the wines here are always fantastic, …

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Jeff Pinhey is a Nova Scotia wine geek, and a smart one at that. It was he who brought three bottles of Luckett Vineyards wines to the Quebec Taste Camp 2013. He is from Nova Scotia. Jeff is an Associate Member of Canadian Association Professional Sommeliers and has been a Board Member for 8 years. He is one of the senior BJCP Beer Judges in Canada, and also has significant wine judging experience. An avid traveler, he is adding at least one new wine region every year …

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By JR/FT of JancisRobinson.com 1 hour ago.
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17 April 2014 - I was reminded of this candidate for our Throwback Thursday feature by fine-wine trader and blogger Joss Fowler of Vinolent.net who included a reference to it in his recent brief interview with the man behind the Judgment of Paris, and was so traduced in the movie Bottleshock. 27.

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At 15ml per capita consumption, India is among the lowest wine consuming countries in the world. But at 25-30 per cent year-on-year growth, it is also the fastest growing wine market in the world. Now, the latter is what a new breed of entrepreneurs have been quick to raise a toast to. Sniffing a lucrative opportunity in grappling with grapes, some have even quit corporate careers to get into the brewing business.

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Wine Tasmania and the Tasmanian Hospitality Association ( THA) have partnered on a new award to recognise Tasmanian businesses that support the local wine sector. The inaugural Tasmanian Wine List of the Year Award was recently launched as part of the THA's 2014 awards for excellence.

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From British Airways's High Life - Isabelle Legeron chooses the ten best places for natural wine in London.

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By Mike Bennie of The Wine Front 14 hours ago.
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Something charming about developing commercial wine business in Eastern Europe really tickles my fancy. Like the accidental, one would assume, absence of vintages from the labels of these Paparuda wines. That the front label proudly spruiks Romania, but the back label suggests Wine Of Macedonia - Serbia and Bulgaria might have something to say about [...]

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A little background, first. We asked two chefs ( Chef Jacob Lovejoy and Chef Jeffry Weisinger ), with whom we often work for dinners and events here at Tablas, to put together six dishes, one for each new wine, so that our tasting room and wine club staff to get first hand experience with the different affinities of each wine and thereby more easily discuss food pairings with our guests. I thought that a recap might inspire our fans to create new food and wine pairings …

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The Chinese have been known for years as red-wine consumers, as underlined by the title of the recent, award-winning film Red Obsession . Recent research conducted on behalf of Vinexpo claims that ' China is now the largest red wine consuming nation on earth, consuming even more red wine than the.

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By Mike Bennie of The Wine Front 15 hours ago.
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This release is 45% marsanne, 44% viognier and 11% roussanne. A favourite for many budget drinkers, and I suspect for most, unaware of what actually is in the blend. Kinda cool; should be more Australian wine like that. The wine is also fermented and aged in French oak. When did the bottle become so hefty [...]

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