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Vignobles Ducourt plants “disease-resistant vineyard”


Read this Decanter article: http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587372/bordeaux-s-vignobles-ducourt-plants-disease-resistant-vineyard?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+12082014&utm_campaign=Newsletter-12082014 This is an important piece of news. As we struggle all over the world with the need for increased agricultural production, we are also facing a determined onslaught by unscientific and ahistoric “back-to-the-past” fundamentalists who … Continue reading

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Diversity in wine – Or: A craving for the weird and wonderful


A recent news item on Decanter’s web site (http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/584678/cabernet-sauvignon-tops-global-grape-variety-league-study?utm_source=Cheetahmail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+080114&utm_campaign=Newsletter-080114) caught my eye. Not that I find it especially newsworthy that cabernet sauvignon is so very popular around the world. I also don’t want to join any chorus of lamentation that … Continue reading

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Decanter feature on native Italian varieties


Just wanted to alert you to this interesting post on the Decanter web site by Ian d’Agata: http://www.decanter.com/wine/labels/34131/slideshow/0/10-native-italian-varieties-worth-seeking-out?dec#index=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.decanter.com%2Fwine%2Flabels%2F34131%2Fslideshow%2F0%2F10-native-italian-varieties-worth-seeking-out%23slideshow One can always discuss his selection, but he had to find 10 only, and there are a couple of my own favourites … Continue reading

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