World of Wine

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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When you hear a story of hard work, effort and philosophy, then that story is usually written in words which convey feeling and emotion… Fleury is one of my favourite Champagne houses. It is located in a wine growing area with a big personality, the Côte de Bar, to the south...
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Rosé champagne, a delightful exception within the pantheon of sparkling wines, is challenging the supremacy of white champagne and allowing the Pinot Noir to express its colour and irresistible red fruit aromas.
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During his visit to Barcelona to present the Ruinart Rosé 2002, we were able to interview Ruinart’s Chef de Caves, Frédéric Panaïotis, a Frenchman with Greek roots (as his last name indicates).  It seems that, as a little boy, he dreamed of working in a zoo….
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This prestigious winery, created by oenologist, Andrea Franchetti, in the early 90’s, lies in the hills of the Valle de Orcia, in the area of Siena, the UNESCO World Heritage region. Andrea Franchetti’s property occupies 200 hectares, of which approximately 10% are vineyards...
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Georgia proudly claims to be the cradle of wine. There is archaeological evidence that wine was being made there 8,000 years ago. It was a pioneer country, although little did this help it for many centuries. Caucasus is a land of invasions. Scythians, Persians, Romans,...
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Registered as “number 20”, this bodega situated in Sanlúcar de Barrameda is one of the oldest in the Jerez area. Dating back to 1792, it will soon be celebrating its 225th birthday. Its logo since 1900, a gypsy on a tambourine painted by the father of the great composer Joaquín...
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