Posts in DESTINATIONS
MORNING WELL UNDER WAY FOR MORNINGTON PENINSULA, AUSTRALIA

With the representation of Master of Wine, Kate McIntyre, wholly dedicated to the development of the region and who is also the Vice President of the MP Vigneron Assocation, (and the owner & wine maker of her family estate, Moorodooruc) there is a conscious effort to raise the bar of wines from this region, that is increasingly begun to yield positive results.

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TOP PICKS FROM CANADIAN WINES

Through their strong passion and conviction, backed by intense and ongoing research and experimentation, Canadian wine producers are now firmly rising up the echelons of the wine trade, producing wines that not only compete with the rest of the world but are also carving a niche for themselves.

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TIME TO CHASE CHINA

"It is only a matter of time that the inevitable will happen. China has a lot of table grapes and can pace up clearing and replanting if need be, to take up the position of being the topmost producer of wine in the world and that day is not far off", Lenz Moser, Winemaker of Changyu-Moser XV

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THE MIGHTY AND MINI OF LOIRE - POUILLY FUME AND QUINCY

Sancerre reigns as the King of Loire Valley, covering approximately 3000ha on the left bank of River Loire, with Pouilly Fume spanning the right taking up another 1,400 hectares. Did you know that Quincy, is only 40 km west of Pouilly Fume but also has been historically producing white wines from Sauvignon Blanc since the twelfth century!

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CENTRAL ITALY : A WINE, FOOD AND TRAVEL JOURNAL

A quiet wine revolution has been taking place over the last few decades. With investors now moving further south as prices of Tuscany go through the roof, the combination of volcanic and clay soils of Lazio have found a new home for wine passionists. And to keep updated with the new generation of trendy wine consumers, international varieties are getting planted now. And so, modern styles of dry, fruity and lean wines are very much part of the modern Central Italy offering. Much more cost effective and increasingly as competitive in quality as the neighbouring wines of Tuscany.

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PINOT NOIR WAVE SWEEPING ACROSS NEW ZEALAND

With over 70% of Sauvignon Blanc a grape that used to dominate the New Zealand varietals in the 1990s, focus has now shifted to many cool climate aromatics that take advantage of the landscape and geographical positioning and resulting climate and as a result, Sauvignon Blanc has since in 2016 noted reduction in planting to 50%. Pinot Noir is the distant second now and there is a strong emphasis on creating differentiation even within the same varietal based on regional characteristics

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