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New World Wine Maker

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Every time someone speaks of a great new winemaking process such as cold maceration or délestage, it’s time to ask yourself “Is this consistent with the style of wine I want to make?” Will th…

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The (Colloidal) Matrix part I

Morpheus: “Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. ”

For particularly the higher price point wine market segments, wine maturation is a very signific…

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Focus on Chardonnay: part 2

Jan van Rooyen, the new winemaker at Avontuur Winery, South Africa (2011 being his first full vintage at Avontuur) is no stranger when it comes to making delicious Chardonnay. As a seasoned vintner wi…

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Focus on Chardonnay: part 1

On the 28th of February 2011 I visited Groot Constantia wine estate, South Africa, to investigate how winemaker Boela Gerber plans to make his 2011 Chardonnay – the 2006 version of this wine having ea…

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