Monthly Archives: June 2013

Uruguay II: Exciting New Producers, Promising New Regions

The five producers that are the focus of the remainder of this report are all relatively new—dating back to the mid-‘90s at the earliest. All have had the benefit of consulting with and learning from foreign wine experts, including such famous “flying winemakers” as Michel Rolland and Alberto Antonini. All five are achieving impressive results, further demonstrating the tremendous promise of the Uruguayan wine industry. Continue reading

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Uruguay Part I: Small Country Makes Big, Flavorful Wines

The several top producers we visited on this trip to Uruguay are making wines that would be in the top echelons anywhere. In this first of two installments on the top producers of Uruguay we visited on this trip, I will focus on the older producers, those that were established by the 1970s, as their stories help illustrate the history of the development of fine wine production in Uruguay. Continue reading

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British Columbia: Okay Wines, Retarded Wine Culture

I have to ask why any wine oriented organization that doesn’t have to do business in B.C.—say a wine conference for writers and bloggers that could be held anywhere like WBC—would choose to do locate an event there? Why support a government and economy that actively hinders wine awareness, choice and diversity? Continue reading

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