Archive | October, 2015

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World Champagne Day

A few essential facts about champagne and lots more besides in this brilliant infographic by Michelle Mangan from  – a stunningly beautiful place to pop some corks and sip some bubbly.  

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An MW Down Under

Australia is a country that I used to travel to regularly so I was excited about my return in October 2015 with 44 other Masters of Wine on a tour that took in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Since parts of Australia are 4.4 billion years old, the oldest known things on planet […]

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Oldenburg Vineyards

I’ve always subscribed to the notion that older vines produce fewer but better grapes and therefore better wine. Producers brag about it on wine labels classifiying them as Old Vines/Vieilles Vignes/Viñas Viejas when they can and Alsace has now decided that any vineyard over 25 years can be described as old. Which actually makes me […]

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Bragging isn’t a very British way to behave.  So forgive me. But I simply have to boast about the amazing exhibitors we have secured for Love Wine, the wine festival BYWine is organising on 7th November at Hotel du Vin, Birmingham. For starters we have four of the most important and interesting local wine merchants; […]