Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

    Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

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    Global wine production set to drop by up to 4% in 2014, report warns

    Global wine production is expected to fall by as much as 4% in 2014, despite a rebound in France following last year’s small crop, says a new report from Rabobank. Chile, Italy, Argentina and Australia are all expected to record significant production declines, while harvests in the US and Spain will almost certainly diminish after bumper crops in 2013.

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      Weekly Interview: Blair Poynton

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      A cultivated tale of two Okanagan wineries

      Godello - - 5 readers - Blue Mountain Vineyards Photo: (c) Some wine is made all in the family. These days I am particularly intrigued by the ancestral homestead turned grape-growing entity. This past summer I paid a visit to Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards in Nova Scotia’s Gaspereau Valley.

      Gnocchi See, Gnocchi Do, Waffled Sweet Potato Gnocchi from 'Will it Waffle'

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      … the neighborhood or just plain partying on Friday night, so there will be two wine tastings this week! The spotlight will be on the two Underground Wine Project wines made by Trey Busch (Sleight of Hand Cellars) and Mark Ryan McNeilly (Mark Ryan Winery). The “Idle Hands” (Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon) was released earlier in the year but Thursday and Friday…

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    • Budget Wine: Fecovita Broke Ass Red Wine Argentina 2013

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    • Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2012 Wine Review by Billy

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    • A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

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    • Chile’s Malleco Valley – The Southernmost

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    • Kaiken Wines – A Chilean Hand in Argentine Terroir

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