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Wine Growing Regions of the World

INTRODUCTION Vines grow all over the place, even in British gardens. Anyone whose house is festooned with Virginia creeper can see that the vine family is a large and varied one. Wild vines flourish throughout the world but are grown … Continue reading

07. July 2013 by admin
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Wine Regions of the World A – C

Apulia The most prolific wine region of Italy, in the south, supplying many of the wines for making into vermouth and used in wine-based aperitifs. The wines, together with those of the Basilicata and Calabria, are interesting to the traveller, … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Hermann Buring and Australian Wine Making

One of the most respected names in Australian winemaking. One branch, through T.C. Hermann Buring, in partnership with Carl Sobels, established the ‘Quelltaler’ establishment, south of Clare, in the South Australian Clare-Watervale region. The word ‘Quelltaler’ may be roughly translated … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Champagne

The wine that comes from a defined area in the north of France, around the valley of the River Marne and Reims, Epernay and Ay. It has a proud history, and it was the wine offered to the Kings of … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Brandy

This is a distillate of wine which, in French-speaking countries, is more specifically referred to as a fine to distinguish it from fruit brandies, or alcools blancs. which are distilled from fruits. Brandy can be made wherever wine is made … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Carbonated wines

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Wines made sparkling by pumping carbon dioxide (C02) into them. In past times, they were rightly considered of poor quality, the bubbles being large, rising slowly and not for long and, because the base wine was usually poor, they were … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Wine Region: Beaujolais

The region lying south of Macon along the west bank of the River Saone just to the north of Villefranche, in France, which produces red wine specially celebrated for its quaffability. ‘Empty the casks!’ is the motto of the Beaujolais … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Botrytis cinerea

The Latin name for the fungus or mould that, given certain conditions, attacks certain grapes in certain regions. In France it is called pourriture noble, in Germany edelftiule, in Italy muff a nobile. In England it is usually referred to … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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