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Jane Anson visits the Bordeaux estate already looking at the new permitted grape varieties in Bordeaux… Read on…

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Authorities in Corsica have launched an investigation into a producer of “naturally” blue wine after a study published earlier this year found an “unusually high” quantity of an artificial blue dye in the product. Read on…

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The Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur wine producers’ syndicate has approved the use of seven new grape varieties, in an attempt to grapple with climate change. Read on…

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At a ceremony in Singapore, chefs from around the world gathered to learn whose restaurants were named one of the World’s 50 Best on a list sponsored by San Pellegrino. The list, which has faced years of criticism for acting as a self-perpetuating collection of expensive, European-leaning tasting menu restaurants run by white men, finally…

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SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT POINTS The principal acids of wine are tartaric and malic. Volatile acidity (undesirable) is due to acetic acid (vinegar). Cool climate grapes have high acid and low sugar. Warm climate grapes have low acid and high sugar. The malolactic fermentation can be used to lower acidity of wine. Total acidity is reported…

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A taster’s judgment can be prejudiced by knowing details of a wine, such as geographic origin, price, reputation, color, or other considerations. Scientific research has long demonstrated the power of suggestion in perception as well as the strong effects of expectancies. For example, people expect more expensive wine to have more desirable characteristics than less expensive wine.…

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Champagne is facing its fourth August harvest in the past 15 years as the recent heatwave continues – but 2018 could turn out to be an ‘iconic’ vintage, with quality described as ‘very promising’ so far.   Read on…..

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Selling wine in a can is nothing especially new, it just hasn’t been embraced by wine producers, but is it time to look at canning wine as well as selling it in bottles? Read on…

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The prominence of wine both for drinking and investment has spawned an entire industry of wine critics and journalists with their own trade publications, magazines and websites that regularly taste and score wines. A number of these critics have become extremely influential in their fields and hold a great deal of power as taste-makers and…

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Bâtonnage is a forum opening up a conversation about women in wine. Intention Bâtonnage is the brainchild of all those who identify as women working in all the different facets of the wine industry… even (especially) those who have traditionally been overlooked or spoken over. We strive to educate wine professionals as well as wine industry…

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