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    The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “I haven’t been to Australia, but I know from professional tastings, from books and periodicals and from speaking with people in the Australian wine trade that Aussie chardonnay has undergone a stylistic evolution similar to California’s.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov takes another look at Australian chardonnay.

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    Booze Science, German Geography & Essential South America: New Books for Wine Geeks

    One of the most appealing things about the study of wine is that the subject is shaped like a “T,” broad at the top, with lots of aspects and elements that are fun to study even at a superficial level, but with great depth, too, for anyone with a truly geeky disposition. There’s no end to what you can learn if you decide to drill down.

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      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - It's a South American country which imported a French grape in the 19th century and since then has made it its own, becoming the signature varietal of that country. It is also a country which possesses a strong wine culture, and consumes most of the wine it produces. It is a country where beef is king, so red wines dominate.

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - If you examine the location and climate of Uruguay, there is little question why it is an excellent location for vineyards. It is located on the same latitude as South Africa and Adelaide, Australia. The Uruguayan climate is very conducive, with a predominantly maritime climate and about 1000mm of rain annually.

      Christine Lurton joins family firm but denies succession plan

      Decanter - - 1 readers - Christine Lurton de Caix has been appointed as ambassador for the most prestigious chateaux within her family company, Vignobles Andre Lurton, but denied that the move is part of a succession plan. Lurton de Caix (pictured) stepped down as director of Chateau Dauzac this summer, when French insurance company MAIF bought the Lurtons’ 42% stake in the estate to become sole owner.

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 3)

      The Passionate Foodie - - 1 readers - The Wines of Uruguay 2nd Annual U.S. Trade Tour was an excellent opportunity to sample and learn about a wide range of Uruguayan wines which are currently being exported to the U.S., though all are not yet available in Massachusetts. At this event, there were 16 wineries, pouring a total of over 80 wines, including Sparkling, Rosé, White, Red and Dessert wines.

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      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 3)

      …The Wines of Uruguay 2nd Annual U.S. Trade Tour was an excellent opportunity to sample and learn about a wide range of Uruguayan wines which are currently being exported to the U.S., though all are not yet available in Massachusetts. At this event, there were 16 wineries, pouring a total of over 80 wines, including Sparkling, Rosé, White, Red…

      1 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

      …If you examine the location and climate of Uruguay, there is little question why it is an excellent location for vineyards. It is located on the same latitude as South Africa and Adelaide, Australia. The Uruguayan climate is very conducive, with a predominantly maritime climate and about 1000mm of rain annually. The high amount of rainfall…

      5 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      … probably first think about Argentina, and all of it firs that country. However, it also fits a second South American country, Uruguay, and I think you'll be hearing more and more about this country in the near future. Located in the southeasterm region of South America, Uruguay (whose name means "land of the painted birds") possesses a pristine…

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      2013 Bodega Garzón Sauvignon Blanc Guys, I’m super psyched...

      …2013 Bodega Garzón Sauvignon Blanc Guys, I’m super psyched about this Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay! Can you tell? Green pepper, grass, white peach, and lime rind on the nose. Lots of nectarines, white peaches, and lime rind on the palate with nice, crisp acidity. 5/5 bones $$ Sauvignon Blanc 13% abv Garzón, URUGUAY…

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      Daily Wine News: Another Look

      … that “the most notable Virginia viticulture milestone in the 150 years between Jefferson and the beginning of the modern-day industry… was the establishment of a farming cooperative called the Monticello Wine Company.” On Forbes.com, Cathy Huyghe profiles Damien Wilson, director of the wine business program at the School of Wine and Spirits Business in Burgundy. In the New York Times, Danielle Pergament goes searching for “wine, olive oil, and the good life in Uruguay.”…

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      Christine Lurton joins family firm but denies succession plan

      … careers in Argentina, Chile, Portugal and Uruguay. Andre Lurton owns more than 600 hectares of vines in Bordeaux, producing 4m bottles per year with a staff of 160 people. In 2012 the group sold 18% of its business to Credit Agricole Grands Crus, a move that was seen as an attempt to deal with family succession issues. Lurton himself has seven…

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      Booze Science, German Geography & Essential South America: New Books for Wine Geeks

      … in places, well that’s what the web is for. At least you will know the questions you want to ask! Let me give you a sense of this book’s broad scope. First there’s the geographical sweep — big chapters on Argentina and Chile, smaller ones on Brazil and Uruguay and then a quick survey of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. You…

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