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AMATEUR HOUR

Friday, October 05, 2018

Mention amateur winemakers and most people imagine some old Italian or Greek guy bringing out his recently homemade firewater and pouring it from an old wine bottle. It would probably taste more like grappa or even metho than proper wine.  Read More...

GLOBAL SNIPPETS

Friday, June 22, 2018

THAILAND:  Recently at the annual tasting of Rosé wine in Phuket, Thailand, a panel of judges (including renowned American wine writer James Suckling) selected the Thai ‘Monsoon Valley White Shiraz 2017’ (92 Points) as the Best Wine, beating just under 100 Rosé from around the world, including many French Rosé. I was pleased to see that my good friends at GranMonte scored 91 points with their ‘GranMonte Syrah Asoke Valley Sakuna Rosé 2017’ a very creditable effort by these two classy Thai wines. Read More...