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Malbec the chameleon grape

Malbec, a native of southwest France, was reborn in Argentina. Once part of the Bordeaux blend, but supplanted by easier to ripen Merlot. It can still be found in the dark, damsony ‘black wines’ of Cahors, but ask most consumers about Malbec today and they identify it with Argentina. 989 more words

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Bonhomme seul

A former apprentice at Clos du Tue-Bœuf, Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme ran a négociant business with his friend, Tue-Bœuf’s Thierry Puzzelat. In 2014, following the retirement of his brother Jean-Marie, Thierry began devoting himself full time to Tue-Bœuf and sold all his shares in the… 258 more words

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Review - Highland Park Magnus

Highland Park’s new Magnus expression is a North American exclusive release that has been crafted to pay homage to the founder of the distillery, Magnus Eunson. 362 more words

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Alamos Red Blend 2013

I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago that my parents never threw anything away.  While that may be an overstatement, it isn’t too far from the truth.  194 more words

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Di Giorgio Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Di Giorgio recognise they’re firmly part of Coonawarra, with their winery on the site of some of the original John Riddoch plantings, from over 115 years ago. 82 more words

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Tasting Notes: Marshmallow Milk Stout from Garage Brewing Co.

With Halloween lurking just around the corner, this week’s installment of Tasting Notes has us looking to satisfy some sweet treat cravings by getting into a bottle of  481 more words

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Glendronach Kingsman

When a whisky is paired with a film you hope it’s going to be worthy of the title and that the film will actually be worth watching, so when Glendronach announced they were going to release a special bottling to celebrate the release for the film “The Kingsman, The Golden circle” I was thinking this might  just be another rather special whisky from Glendronach. 361 more words

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