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    Central London winery to make English wine

    London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this year's harvest. London Cru's winemaker, Gavin MoneryLondon Cru has arranged to buy 3,000 kilos of Bacchus grapes from Sandhurst Vineyards in Kent, southern England, which should be enough to produce around 2,000 bottles of still wine.

    13 readers - By Decanter

    Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2011 - Another Rhone Valley Value

    BULK BUY! Get the Vidal-Fleury plus ten other Rhone Valley wines for a great price and free shipping at Marketview Liquor! 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Carignan from Southern Rhone Valley, France. SRP of $15 and available for as low as $8. Imported by W.J. Deutsch and Sons Ltd.

    12 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

      First Argentine Wine: Malbec Calling Catena

      Natalie MacLean - - 9 readers - Continued from Part 1 of Catena Wine That robust work ethic has been in the Catena family for generations. In 1898, his grandfather Nicola left a small village in Sicily for Argentina. He started planting vines in 1902 and raised a family. His eldest son, Domingo, married Angelica Zapata, a daughter of a large land owner, increasing the family’s holdings.

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      1 readers - By Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

      Native Sun, Purple Star wines find home near Red Mountain

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      8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

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      5 readers - By Wine Peeps

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 1-4, 2014

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      3 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      A Day in Meursault

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      3 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

      The CCWP Wine Week: Alma Rosa, Whitcraft Winery and BUBBLYFEST

      …, and represented McPrice Myers and the Barrel 27 line. O’ Higgins has deep roots in the wine business, having enjoyed stints in France, both in Bordeaux and in Epernay, and with several Napa Valley and Central Coast wineries. He will oversee daily operations at Alma Rosa, working closely with the Sanford family, Richard, Thekla and their daughter, Blakeney…

      5 readers - By Central Coast Wine Press

      Domaine Cornu Cotes de Nuits-Villages 'Le Clos de Magny' 2010

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      1 readers - By Wino sapien

      What’s this? Frank Mangio in a Ferrari?

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      2 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      Chateau Venus Graves 2011 Lidl

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      1 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

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      1 readers - By Howard W. Hewitt

      Domaine Romy Beaujolais 2013, Burgundy, France

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      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

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      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

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