Journal

If there's one theme that seem to keep cropping up in the Wine & Greene newsletter, it is for forgotten/almost lost/reviving wine regions. A couple of weeks ago it was Portugal's Colares, and a while before that the old Garnacha...
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It's hard to imagine now, but the vineyards of Colares, near Lisbon, once covered a thousand hectares and produced more than a million litres of wine a year. In its early 20th century heyday this was a very significant wine...
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Greetings from Devon where we've got a new release of what is arguably the best value wine from either Barolo or Barbaresco. Produttori del Barbaresco is frequently described as the world's best co-operative winery. They control many of the prime...
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In an alternate universe, the greatest Barolo - made by a top producer from their best vineyard and with ten years bottle age behind it - doesn't cost £200 a bottle. It costs lets say, £40 a bottle, a much more...
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They don't make Vintage Port every year. The best producers typically declare a vintage a couple of times a decade, and only when it's particularly good. So to get two universal declarations in a row (2016/17) is pretty well unheard of....
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