Durif (red)

[Grape Variety] This French variety, discovered in the 1860s, is much more widely known – as Petite Sirah…

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The Bordeaux 1855 Classification

160 years ago, a panel of six Bordeaux brokers drew up a ranking of the best Médoc châteaux. Today, the…

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History of Wine in 100 Bottles: Prestige Cuvées

[Wine book extract] Are Prestige Cuvées the pinnacle of the winemakers’ art, or are they an awful lot…

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The Bordeaux 1855 Classification  

160 years ago, a panel of six Bordeaux brokers drew up a ranking of the best Médoc châteaux. Today, the Bordeaux 1855 Classification is the most famous wine classification in the world.

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Durif (red)  

Durif (red)

GLOSSARY

[Grape Variety] This French variety, discovered in the 1860s, is much more widely known – as Petite Sirah - in California, where there were almost 4,000 acres in 2014.

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History of Wine in 100 Bottles: Prestige Cuvées  

[Wine book extract] Are Prestige Cuvées the pinnacle of the winemakers’ art, or are they an awful lot of style and not a lot of substance? Or can they be fantastically beautiful wines despite being dolled up in courtesan’s glad rags?

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History of Wine in 100 Bottles: Barolo, 1957  

[Wine book extract] For most of the last 100 years, Barolo has been talked of as Italy’s leading wine. Brunello di Montalcino (currently very trendy in Italy) takes a tilt at it now and then, but while Brunello might be likened to some other wines, nothin

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Mavrotragano (red)  

[Grape Variety] The dark-skinned Mavrotgrano, meaning ‘black crisp’, was once almost extinct and now occupying just 2% of the vineyard area on the Greek island of Santorini.

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