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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
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
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
Although today Malbec has achieved global adoration, the variety was something of a mixed success story in times gone by. In Old French the name means something like “bad beak” or “bad nose”, which may have been a reference to the French dislike of the wine’s smell. 939 more words