Monthly Archives: May 2014

Wine column for week of 2 June 2014

For many years the world saw Chile as a source of cheap and cheerful wines. Eduardo Chadwick, president of Viña Errázuriz, has almost single-handedly changed that belief. Earlier this year Peter Richards MW predicted that “in 10 or 20 years … Continue reading

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Meininger’s feature about wine in Lebanon

The wine business in Lebanon is experiencing both exciting and testing times. Stephen Quinn reports from Beirut. Lebanon represents a classic example of the cliche of first the good news and then the bad when describing the wine business. The … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of 26 May 2014

English Wine Week is being held in the last week of May, so this seems an appropriate time to consider some of the best English sparkling wines. A tasting earlier this month at the splendid headquarters of the Institute of Civil … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of 19 May 2014

The best-known wines from Spain and Portugal, the nations of the Iberian Peninsula, are sherry from Spain, and port from Portugal. These featured at this year’s Big Fortified Tasting in London, the largest wine fair in the world dedicated to … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of 12 May 2014

The Chinon sub-region in the Loire Valley of France produces mainly red wines made from cabernet franc. They are typically dry and light to medium bodied, and pair well with food. Cabernet franc is one of the two parents of … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of 5 May 2014

New wines from the Alentejo region of southern Portugal are encountered this week. It is unclear when vines were first grown in the region but some historians suggest the Tartessians first cultivated grapes on the Iberian peninsula about 2,000 years … Continue reading

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