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I love Malbec. I even worked in it’s spiritual home of Mendoza, Argentina to get a behind the scenes look at what goes ito the world’s best Malbecs. But lately I’ve been exploring it from other parts of the world, too. For this variety, so far, it’s most popular examples come from Argentina and France. […]

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Wine costs vary significantly in France; especially when you consider the price tags attached to top Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. However France is rife with bargains too. There is plenty of wine from less expensive areas which are less laborious  to produce and are, therefore, a bit easier on the back pocket. So when some friends […]

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I was absolutely blown away the first time I tasted Torrontés. It had a nose of tropical fruit and flowers, not too dissimilar to that of a Gewürztraminer; but with slashes of refreshing citrus. It was intense, crisp, and richly perfumed. My experience was all that and then some. I had not been this excited […]

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The prestige, aromas and flavours of Champagne have been seducing both wine aficionados and laymen for centuries. It was Mark Twain who said, “too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right” and I couldn’t agree more. However, bottle labels can bewilder and intimidate potential buyers. To find some clarity, and […]

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