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A collaboration between two friends, viticulturist Pedro Barbosa and winemaker João Cabral de Almeida, the aim is to produce the best possible expression of the Loureiro varietal, the grapes coming…

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Everything’s Peachy

Condrieu is pricey. The Northern Rhône is where the Viognier grape reaches its apogee, throwing off the traits that can make its lesser iterations a cumbersome, heavy-legged, overly rich, hotly…

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Game of Clones

‘Clones’ 2010, Channing Daughters, Long Island, USA Bonkers blend of Chardonnay (ten different clones), Gewürztraminer, Friulano and Pinot Grigio. Chuck in a wild yeast ferment in French and Slovenian oak,…

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Hello Chicken

Larry Cherubino purchased his first parcel of land in Frankland River, Western Australia, with wife Edwina in 2004 — the winery has gone on to become one of the top…

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Wine House Style

  Why spaff £35 on a ho-hum big Grande Marque Champagne when there is so much good stuff available from the smaller growers,or – within even easier reach – one…

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Keats & Syrah

Franz and Martina Weninger expanded their family Austrian winery in 1992 by hopping across the border into Southern Hungary, and now son Franz Reinhard Weninger and wife Petra run the…

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Killer Keller

Keller’s reputation just keeps growing. I first sold these wines while working at a German specialist importer, The Winery in Maida Vale, back in 2004 – now his wines regularly…

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Kutch-meister

Jamie Kutch jacked in his job on Wall Street in 2005, setting out for California to make wine with no previous formal training. His Pinot Noirs quickly began garnering a…

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Marvellous Muscadet

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2013, Domaine de la Pepière, Loire, France Muscadet is now a savvy choice on good wine lists, and Marc Ollivier makes a benchmark expression in the…

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Maso Moves

Chardonnay 2011, Maso Furli, Trentino, Italy This 4 hectare estate in the municipality of Lavis just north of Trento, manages to craft a Chardonnay with a beguiling sumptuousness and complexity….

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