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New and Noteworthy

Grenache and friends

My recent tasting of 100 grenache and blends, together with fringe Italian and Spanish varieties, yielded a stack of lovely drinking wines.

Crown Range releases impress

Crown Range Cellars is a new company that, in their words, aim “… to create exceptional, premium wines (and foods) unfettered by the limitations of land ownership.

England in sparkling form

England is emerging as a fine wine country, thanks in part to global warming, partly to the interest of the market, and partly to increasing expertise.