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Best Ports For Christmas

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Port is one of those drinks that, for some reason, has become entwined with Christmas in the UK. Perhaps it’s the rich, fruity, slightly spiced flavour of the fortified wine that makes it feel so festive, or the fact that Christmas is the only time of year when it somehow feels essential to have a […]

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Burgundy Wines

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The grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produce the best wines on the planet. Nearly everyone who has tasted these wines from various regions will confirm what sommeliers and wine experts have long accepted: the optimal place to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is Burgundy. The region’s terroir and climate are ideally suited for these grapes. […]

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Valdepenas Wines

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Valdepenas is a wine-producing zone in the south of Castilla-La Mancha, central Spain. It is almost entirely surrounded by the larger La Mancha region. Valdepenas takes its name from the ancient city of the same name that lies in a sunbaked river valley dotted with small rocky formations – the reason it was named ‘Val de peñas‘ (‘Valley of […]

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Montepulciano Wines

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My wife and I and some friends spent a wonderful holiday in Umbria many years ago, and one day decided to visit this ancient town. It just happened to be on the day of the barrel races. The wine from this area is still a favourite of mine. Standing high atop a hill in southern […]

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