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Pedro Ballesteros MW

Posts by Pedro Ballesteros MW

Few regions have a name so associated with wine as Valpolicella.  It is the "vallis polis cellae" of the Etruscans, the valley of many cellars.
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There are some ideas that, no matter how entrenched they are, do not stand up to reality. One of these is the conviction that old vineyards and traditional old wineries are the exclusive preserve of European countries. Many people in Europe associate the New World with...
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Most of us associate Australian wine with the warmth of those intensely coloured and aromatic Shirazes and weighty Chardonnays. This impression is not far from the truth, statistically speaking. The vast majority of Australian wine sold in Europe comes from the big brands....
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The end of the year is coming ever closer upon us, bringing with it the traditional desire for sharing, eating and drinking excellent, first-rate fare. Naturally Champagne and fine Cava partly cover this delectation, but many want their Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day...
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The end of the year is coming ever closer upon us, bringing with it the traditional desire for sharing, eating and drinking excellent, first-rate fare. Naturally Champagne and fine Cava partly cover this delectation, but many want their Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day...
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