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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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A glimpse at the complexity of barrel ageing

“I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you’re just a man. The world’s smartest ma…

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Reductive strength

“The mystery of why some wines live and some wines die young should haunt every serious New World winemaker” – Randall Grahm Bonny Doon Vineyards

As discussed in previous postings, longevity ma…

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Wine fit for vegans and allergy sufferers

The European Union might want to ban wine in which hen’s eggs or dairy products have been used, as some people can be allergic to these products. Alternatively the new law might just insist on label…

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Word of the day: Délestage

Délestage – (‘dehl-luh-STAJ’) aka “rack and return” (though the French sounds much more refined and romantic, as usual.) refers to the practice of repeatedly draining fermenting red wine of…

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