Monte Zovo in Valpolicella by Decanter

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The Monte Zovo range is produced from 140 hectares of family-owned vineyards and crafted to be the authentic expression of the three principal denominations of the Verona area: Valpolicella, Garda and Lugana. Diego Cottini is the innovative winemaker behind Monte Zovo, backed in Valpolicella by consultant Riccardo Cotarella.   HILLSIDE VINEYARDS:  PURSUING ELEGANCE IN AMARONE […]

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Have you read the incredible JancisRobinson.com & Richard Hemming MW review of our Domaine Alary L’Estévenas 2018 Cairanne?

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2018 vintage French wine Jancis Robinson MW Masters MW MS Organic wine Rhône Richard Hemming MW Tasting Wine critic

“Few wines can compete with Ch de Beaucastel 1978, an iconic Châteauneuf-du-Pape from a legendary vintage – but this unassuming 2018 from the village of Cairanne did exactly that at a recent Rhône tasting I hosted” You can read the full JancisRobinson.com article here Plenty of ripe fruit, freshness and persistency are the essential characteristics […]

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International Viognier Day – how much do you know about this grape?

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The end of April saw the world celebrate International Viognier Day so we wanted to share our delicious range with you. Viognier [“Vee-own-yay”] is a full-bodied white wine that originated in southern France. Most loved for its perfumed aromas of peach, tangerine and honeysuckle, Viognier can also be oak-aged to add a rich creamy taste […]

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Weapons instead of wine: how is the industry reacting to the war in Ukraine?

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2022 vintage Bulgarian wine Eastern European wine Georgian wine Hungarian wine Moldovan wine Romanian wine Russian war Ukrainian wine War in Ukraine Wine Industry News wine shortages

The situation concerning how Western drinks brands respond to the war, and how increasingly severe sanctions will affect business in Russia, continues to develop. Some major drinks brands halted business in Russia immediately, some others have succumbed to mounting pressure and, whilst still operating in Russia, have significantly reduced operations. Some major companies are citing […]

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Happy International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month! Let’s celebrate it by supporting talented female winemakers & women in wine

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French wine Masters MW MS Port Portuguese wine Wine critic Wine Industry News Women in Wine

Various industries have always been heavily male dominated and that’s no exception in the world of wine. History tells us that wine has been a common thread among cultures, nations and religions. However, since Roman, Greek and Egyptian times, wine was traditionally a privilege for men to be involved with while women were not as […]

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Malbec AR or Malbec FR?

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Argentinian wine French wine Malbec

Malbec is a wine we immediately jump to link with Argentina: dark purple bursting with succulent red-berry and black fruits, smooth, approachable tannins, balanced acidity and perfectly partnered with a steak. The grape was first introduced to Argentina in the 1860s by a French agronomist, who realised the potential these vines would have in the […]

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5 flaws that have been found in ‘The Lancet’ study – “One need not feel that the only safe alcohol intake is zero.”

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Health Spanish wine Wine Industry News

A recent paper published in ‘The International Journal of Epidemiology’ has shown that ‘The Lancet’ study from 2018 has flaws in its analysis, which concluded that there is no “safe” level of alcohol consumption. Now, University College London’s Sir Nicholas Wald and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Chris Frost claim that there […]

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