pinot noir

Will the world open their wallets to the best wines of Chile?

The wines of the New World nailed it during the nineties and noughties on the shelves of the supermarkets in the UK. The French, the Italians, even the Spanish were blasted away by low priced but solid quality wines from the varietals everyone had heard of. Chilean wine was up there in the crow’s nest …

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NWTW #53 – So what is Blanc De Blancs when it’s at home?

It’s bad enough when you hit the Champagne aisle and there are so many manufacturers and labeling terms that just mess with your head. Do I buy Lanson or Mumm? What do they mean by Brut as opposed to Sec? Then they throw this Blanc de Blancs and Blanc de Noirs into the mix. It’s …

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#NWTW Week 23: The Verdict On New Zealand Pinot Noir

First and foremost it’s I’ve got to apologise for the tardiness of this post.  I’ve spent most of the weekend on all kinds of planes, trains, and automobiles and struggled for both wifi and power sockets for the computer.  Needless to say, I didn’t need either of those to drink the wine, so that was …

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#NWTW Week 23: What’s So Special About New Zealand Pinot Noir?

I’ll have to admit early doors here that this might be a tad on the brief side. Firstly I can’t really do justice to the amazing wines coming from both North and South islands in just a couple of short paragraphs. Secondly, I’ve got to bugger off and catch a plane to Bordeaux, I know, …

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#NWTW Week 23: Pinot Noir from New Zealand (Part Two)

So for week 23 we’re coming back to a new world classic. There’s plenty of grapes that are doing great down in New Zealand, but two in particular have become the country’s standard bearers in the world of wine. Nearly every wine drinker in the world has had a Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc in their life. …

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