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Wines from France

THE REST OF FRANCE The vin rouge in the French supermarket comes from France’s biggest, if least publicized, wine region: the Languedoc-Roussillon, or the Midi. This great sweep of land in the hinterland of the Mediterranean coast is still largely … Continue reading

14. July 2013 by admin
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Wines of the Burgundy Region

BURGUNDY Burgundy claims, like Bordeaux, to produce the greatest red wines in the world, but they are much more elusive. The Pinot Noir grape from which all good Burgundy is made is notoriously fickle. In stark contrast to the Cabernet … Continue reading

09. July 2013 by admin
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Principal Grape Varieties: Red and White

WHITE Chardonnay Smoky dry, fairly full-bodied wines that last and mature well. Classic for white Burgundy such as Chablis, Montrachet and Macon but also grown extensively in California and increasingly in all fine wine regions. Riesling The other great white … Continue reading

07. July 2013 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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The Colour of Wine

The colour of a wine is of great importance – but sometimes can be misleading. It should always give pleasure to the eye and possess a ‘living’ tone. But havingsaid this, there are many exceptions to such generalisations as are … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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