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Visiting a Winery in Argentina : the Standard Version

Hello and welcome to Bodega Denada. My name is Maria Luz, and I am the hospitality manager for the winery. Denada is an indian word that means « created out of nothing », which reflects our American/French/Argentinian owner’s dream, when he started the winery in the mid-1990s. We are a relatively small winery, for Argentina : our production is [...]
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Notes from Harvest at Closson Chase: decisions, decisions…

I know I was supposed to write more about the harvest I took part in at Closson Chase, last week, but you know what? That stuff was tiring. For a guy my height (6′4″), picking low-lying grapes for several hours is rather tough on the knees and back. And when you follow all that picking with [...]
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Another Kind of French Paradox

I’ve been pondering on two separate, yet related bits of news about the world of French wine. 1. The French Government wants to make French wine simpler. Trying to compete on international markets with New World chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons, France is creating a simpler category of plonk made without any geographical obligation. Called “Vignobles de France”, [...]
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