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The International Drink Expo at London's ExCel

The International Drink Expo at London's ExCel

The International Drinks Expo is making it’s much-anticipated return to London's ExCeL on 9th & 10th November. I am presenting a seminar. Free tickets are available for this great two day event.

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A brief history of cork closures

A brief history of cork closures

You may read in many books that the use of cork as a wine stopper was discovered by the French monk, Dom Perignon. This is certainly not the case. The year 1680 has been stated as when the Benedicti

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Wine and music have much in common, and my tastes in both are very wide. I confess to being a failed classical musician – when I was at school I had dreams of being a trumpet player and composer.

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There's a new crater in Saint-Émilion

There's a new crater in Saint-Émilion

Change comes slowly in the wine world, and nowhere more so than in Bordeaux. Sometimes a stir is created with new construction, such as the new buildings at Beychevelle, Lynch Bages and Talbot.

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Santa Rita – Expressions of Carménère

Santa Rita – Expressions of Carménère

Carménère is a grape variety considered by many wine lovers to be uniquely Chilean. Whilst Carménère is planted in several regions in Chile it is in the Colchagua Valley that it performs best.

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Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG

Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG

Prosecco: the very word conjures up images of fun, laughter, and happiness. Although this ‘holiday in a glass’ wine has been around for many years, its rise in popularity in the last decade has been

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