Fun in Canada: Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, for Top Drop

A Harbour Air seaplane flies over the Lion’s Gate bridge, Vancouver I’ve just been out to Canada to take part in an event called Top Drop, which was held in three cities in the west of the country: Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria. One of Vancouver’s beaches, reached by walking around the Stanley Park sea wall

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Chablis (9) Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Benoît Droin Benoît Droin is A fourteenth generation winegrower in Chablis. The fame of the domaine, which is now regarded as one of the very best in the region, is in large part down to the work of his father, Jean-Paul, who began working here in 1965 at the age of 14, built the domaine’s

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UK wine: explosive growth in vineyard planting

A press release came out from Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) detailing the latest vineyard planting figures, in advance of English Wine Week, which has just begun. This year (2019) some three million vines were planted, which is another 690 hectares of vineyards. This is a 24% increase in just one year. In 2018 there were

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Tenuta di Capezzana – Ghiaie della Furba e i suoi primi quaranta anni

diLorenzo Colombo Il 2019 segna il 40° compleanno del Ghiaie della Furba. Il vino infatti, uno dei primi Supertuscans, fu creato nel 1979 da Ugo Contini Bonaccossi, utilizzando in parti uguali, le uve tipiche del bordolese: Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc e Merlot. Il nome che gli fu dato deriva dal fatto che il vigneto si

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Corteaura – Franciacorta Docg Pas Dosé “Insé” 2012

I veneti sono tosti anche quando escono dal Veneto. Federico Fossati ha smesso di fare il commercialista a Padova ed è andato in Franciacorta a fare spumante.  Questo gli è venuto assai bene: sei anni sui lieviti, un naso con qualche suadente nota verde, pieno di asciutta fragranza e in bocca corposo, deciso, lungo, da

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