Monthly Archives: September 2015

Villa Maria’s ambitious portfolio

New Zealand’s Villa Maria Group is planning ahead, for life after Sauvignon Blanc, its new chief winemaker says The Villa Maria Group, New Zealand’s fifth-largest winery, has an ambitious portfolio of 27 grape varieties, some of which cannot be found elsewhere … Continue reading

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South Africa’s winemakers embrace innovation

South Africa’s vineyards are especially beautiful, cover a vast range of terroirs, and are focusing on innovation The area around Cape Town is known as the Cape Floral Kingdom (CFK). It is a world heritage site and home to 10,000 … Continue reading

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Why the Douro is one of the world’s most exciting wine regions

The dynamism of the new wave of Portuguese table wines is especially apparent in the Douro Valley Jorge Borges, one of Portugal’s most talented young winemakers, was last week personally checking bunches of grapes as they began to arrive at the … Continue reading

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In praise of the work of the viticulturalist

A focus on the work of one of Australia’s best grape growers, Allen Jenkins, in the terra rossa region of South Australia People in the wine world sing the praises of noted winemakers, treating some of them as demi-gods. This tends … Continue reading

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