Monthly Archives: September 2014

Wine column for week of 29 September 2014

A consumer survey a couple of decades ago showed that drinkers of Mateus Rose, once among the world’s top 10 best-selling wines, were not aware that it was from Portugal. Ironically, the same is probably true of port, even today. … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of 22 September 2014

In recent years Tasmania has developed a global reputation for sparkling wine along with its name for great still wines that made the island state famous a decade earlier. Between 42 per cent and half of all grapes grown on the island … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of 15 September 2014

Port, the unique fortified wine, has the longest “official” history of any wine in the world – and is now actively trying to secure a solid future for itself. The Douro port appellation, an appellation being a mechanism for quality … Continue reading

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Wine column for week of 8 September 2014

Swiss Wine Week, from September 6, is designed to highlight an industry where almost all locally-made wine is consumed at home. For publication 8 September 2014. Domestic demand in Switzerland is very high — the Swiss are in the top 10 … Continue reading

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