Dates for your diary

21 March, 2008

March 26 Loire & Rh ône Valleys Tasting, Royal Society of Arts, John Adam Street, London (philippa.sydney@wanadoo.fr)

March 26 Bordeaux:

to blend

or

not

to blend that

is

the question , WSET School, London

(courses@wset.co.uk)

April 1 Tutored Tasting

of Ten Fine

and Rare Red Bordeaux Wines

from 1934

to 1964, Hesperia Hotel,

London

(bensonwines@connectingbusiness.com)

April 1 New Zealand wine new release tasting, The Penthouse, New Zealand House, London (charlotte@nzwine.com)

April 2 A Dedicated Tasting of Slovenian Wines, Westminster School, Little Deans Yard,

London (richard.congreve@winematters.co.uk)

April 8 Bibendum Tasting, The Discovery Museum, Newcastle

(ndavidson@bibendum-wine.co.uk)

April 9 Annual Tasting

of Portuguese Wines, Lord's Cricket Ground, London (judy@jkmarketing.co.uk)




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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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