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Friday, November 15, 2019

THE TRAIN IN SPAIN IS MAINLY ON THE PLAIN:  In a great new Spanish wine initiative, there is now a new one day wine tourism trip from Madrid to Valladolid. You can visit the vineyards of Rueda (home to Verdejo – see my article in the Sept/Oct 2016 edition of Winestate Magazine) and Ribera del Duero on these high-speed trains which takes just over one hour to cover the 200 plus kilometres. Read More...

GLORIOUS GRENACHE

Friday, August 30, 2019

I have written before about the amazing work that McLaren Vale growers are doing to identify and categorize the impact that their tumultuous geology has upon the flavours of their Shiraz (see Winestate Magazine, “Super Serious about Shiraz”, Sep-Oct 2017 Edition). Some of the “Valers” have also formed the “Fiano Fellowship” (see WBM, “The Fiano Fellowship”, Jan- Feb 2019 edition), to evaluate the region’s Fiano.  Read More...