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History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...
History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
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The numbers are in – most of them, at least – and things are looking increíble for Spanish wine exporters. “According to data published on February 23rd by the Spanish Wine Market Observatory, Spanish wine exports reached 22.8 million hectoliters in 2014,” an article by English-language website The Local said. The report noted that Spain's 2014 ... Read More
At least for the first part of the year, Spanish households have developed a ... The drop in overall sales, the observatory noted, comes on the heels of a drop in median price-per-liter of 7.8 percent to 4.28 euros. The OeMv pointed out these numbers are in conflict with a recent Nielsen study which recorded a 2.3 percent increase in wine sale... Read More
Jan. 20, 2012 – Wines with tastes of earthen elements are so 2011, so when making his own wine, Englishman Ian Hutcheon took thinking outside the box to another level; he added a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite to his red wine for 12 months and dubbed it “Meteorita.”The wine, the first of its kind, is a marriage of Hutcheon’s fascination with ast... Read More
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