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How I did not realise this sooner, I will never know. The booming, tonnes-to-do city of Barcelona is only a 40 minute drive from Penedès, the motherland of cava (it is also accessible by train for less than €10 return). Upon realising this, my Barcelona holiday was quickly re-routed south for one day of cellar […]

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According to research by global financial services firm Morgan Stanley, the world is headed for a wine shortage. Authors of the report, Australia-based analysts Tom Kierath and Crystal Wang, say that although there are a million wine producers throughout the world making 2.8 billion cases of wine per year, it’s just not enough to keep up […]

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New Zealand’s North Island has been suffering the worst drought since World War 2, so much so that it has made headlines throughout the world. The majority of this year’s agricultural crops are said to be a write-off and the government has stated that it is likely to cost the country NZ$2 billion, yet the […]

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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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It’s hard not to take it to the internet when you receive bad service. But sometimes you need to spread the word when people get it right, too. Today, I salute Odd Bins.   A while ago I purchased a mixed case of wine from Odd Bins to practice blind tasting. One night I had […]

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