World of Wine

In Chile it is known as "País"; in Argentina, "Criolla"; and in California,  "Mission". The vitis vinifera, which was the pioneer of viticulture in the Americas, came over from the Canary Islands in the 16h century and may now be making a comeback.
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The vine is likely to be of tropical origin. Most wild vine species are found in these climes. The vine likes the heat, which stimulates its vegetative growth, encouraging it to spread over the soil or any other supports that allow it to receive more light.  The vine is, after...
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In 1816, Madame Clicquot, a visionary if ever there was one, created a piece of equipment that would revolutionize sparkling wine making history: the riddling rack.
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Last year, in the middle of the pandemic, this prestigious “Maison de Champagne” was celebrating the 260-year anniversary of its foundation (1760). According to the history books, it was the fourth winery established for the production of champagne. It is a Champagne House whose...
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At this event in India, the onion was the ingredient of the year, showing surprising harmony with KRUG champagnes. For Krug, individuality is the art of understanding that each plot, like each wine produced from it, is a unique ingredient in and of itself. Every year, in a...
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The leading Spanish wine in international markets despite the pandemic, in 2021 Cava restructured in order to meet new demands and provide guarantees of origin and quality. Javier Pagés, President of the D.O. Cava Regulatory Board, took us through the strategy.
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A new study has suggested that people are more likely to say they enjoy a particular wine if they’re told it’s expensive – regardless of its true price.
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A bottle of Petrus aged for a year in space was found to be “softer” and “more floral” than its Earth-aged equivalent, hinting that its cosmic journey may have sped up the ageing process.
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There is a well-known saying that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king...  and when it comes to Itsvan Szepsy and Itsvan Szepsy Junior, father and son, this saying is particularly appropriate... The Szepsys are wine producers in Tokaji, Hungary, a region where...
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Taking part in a tasting led by Ton Mata is always a unique experience, due both to the incredible quality of the wines produced by his winery and his mixture of wisdom and sensibility, tinged with humility and passion.  This creates a fascinating cocktail, or rather blend, of...
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