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#NWTW Week 31: ON TOUR – Time To Try Californian Chardonnay Again

There’s a very well known joke amongst us wine geeks about someone ordering a bottle of white wine at a restaurant. “Oh no, I don’t want any Chardonnay, can’t stand the stuff, I’ll take a bottle of Chablis!” Alright, so you’re not exactly reaching for the string to tie your sides back together, but obviously …

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#NWTW Week 17: Viognier – One of The Wine World’s New Favourites

Well as much as I say “new favourites”, it has been around a long time, it’s just that it’s always been such a pain for growers to get it right that other grapes were always a bit more commercially viable for those making it, and those drinking it.  Luckily for all concerned that’s beginning to …

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#NWTW Week 16: Zinfandel, The USA’s Very Own Grape…Almost!

One of the things we’ve tried to do in NWTW is to go round the wine-making world and pick out the grapes that really define the country we’ve picked for that week.  For our first visit to the USA we had to go for Zinfandel.  It’s only grown in the USA and has become a …

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#NWTW Week 16: Going To California…er, Without The Aching In My Heart!

Oi oi the Led Zep reference to kick things off! Funnily enough whenever I think of California that’s the kind of things I think about.  I grew up in the 80s and 90s in the UK, with our TVs littered with Baywatch and The OC and stuff like that.  It makes you think of beautifully …

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