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EASTERN BLOC UPDATE

Friday, July 13, 2018

The wine industries of Eastern European countries suffered severely under the communist regime in that they were forced to almost abandon their native grape varieties and produce oceans of very mundane wines, mainly from “classic” varieties such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Read More...

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 WINES OR MORE

Friday, November 10, 2017

A slight variation on Jules Verne’s classic novel, which I thought was appropriate seeing as how I am currently in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (HKIWSF). A thriving, ubber cosmopolitan meeting of wine souls from around the world – well the eastern half of it at least. www.hktdc.com/fair/hkwinefair-en/ Read More...