Thursday, May 31, 2007

Heathcote wine region

The Heathcote Wine Region is featured in this month's Victorian Regional Showcase Series at the Federation Square Atrium, on Wednesday and Thursday 5 and 6 June 2007. See Details Here

If you can't make it take a virtual tour and see what is happening on the alternative wine varieties front in this wonderful region by checking out the link below.

Heathcote wine region- Vinodiversity's view

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Lost varieties of France

In Search of Lost Varieties, if my memory of French lessons serves me right.

Pierre et Philippe Aubry in Champagne have spent the past couple of decades reviving and preserving old varieties. Their winery is one of a few in champage who are using a few odd varieties permitted in the appelation, namely Pinot blanc, Petit Meslier, Arbanne, Pinot Gris and Marsanne. They are written up in a supplement to the May issue of Wine & Spirit (UK)

It is refreshing to note that even in the conservative French system a little variety is being maintained

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

On the wine roads of France and Spain

Not too many entries on this blog as I am having a rest from keyboards for a while.
Plenty of Vino tho from the picpoul of teh Montpellier region to the petit manseng and tannat of Madiran and then teh fine rosados and reds of Navarre and La Rioja. But lots of sighseeing and relaxing as in the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca

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