Dates for your diary
Published:  09 August, 2007

Aug 18-19 V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park, Staffordshire (vfestival.com)

Aug 24-26 Carling Weekend, Little John's Farm, Reading, Berkshire (readingfestival.com)

Aug 27 Bank holiday

Sept 4 Benevolent golf day, RAC Epsom, Surrey (eleanorperry@thebenevolent.org.uk)

Sept 9 Benevolent triathlon, Keynes Country Park, the Cotswold Water Park (eleanorperry@thebenevolent.org.uk)

Sept 10 Boutinot Manchester roadshow tasting, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (jeanw@boutinot.com)

Sept 10 Napa Valley seminar, Waterstone's, Piccadilly, London (mkelly@mastersofwine.org);

and Napa Valley tasting, Hilton, Park Lane, London

(tamsin@acfws.org)




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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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