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Wine in the Colonial Era

Written for popupwine.com.sg in September 2016.

Thirteen hour flights from Western Europe to Changi can be frustrating, particularly when these thirteen hours are spent in economy sitting next to Pop Up Wine’s cost conscious Finance Director! 640 more words


Surviving the phylloxera (Sala, 3)

Around 1927 Dolors and Pere set up their wine cellars in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, a village in the heart of the Penedès, opposite the main train station. 250 more words

Dolors Sala, Businesswoman

Sometimes You Get Surprised!

 Big Companies Still Make Good Wine!  Surprise!

Chateau St. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington state.  Two million cases produced a year.  That is Big.  696 more words

Champagne in the 1890's (Part 2)

In this fifth and final part of my historical series, we look back to the world of Champagne at the end of the 1890’s.

The vintages of both 1894 and 1895 were poor, but whilst the former year went universally undeclared, several of the better growers attempted to salvage something from the latter. 760 more words


Champagne in the 1890's (Part 1)

In the fourth part of this historical series, we look back to the world of Champagne at the start of the 1890’s.

The final decade of the 19th century was known by some as the ‘gay nineties’, a time of peace and prosperity where the notion of care-free enjoyment spread throughout the population.  717 more words


What do Kentucky, France and Texas have in Common?

A man by the name of Thomas Vonley Munson. I must say, it is one of my discoveries while researching wine that I am the most delighted to uncover. 345 more words

Wine Tasting

At the End of the Day

Puy l’Eveque on a beautiful Spring evening

I’ve always liked Puy L’Eveque. It’s much nicer than its more famous cheesy cousin Pont L’Eveque, and – having gone downhill for years – it’s now showing signs of having a return to its quiet elegance. 634 more words