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Ice wines and maple syrup: Why Niagara is the sweetest place

Ice wines and maple syrup: Why Niagara is the sweetest place | Wine | Scoop.it
MailOnline Travel's Qin Xie finds that temperatures in Niagara, Canada, falls to -10 degrees Celsius and below in winter but there's still plenty to offer visitors - especially if you love your food and wine.
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Good things to drink by Ryan Chetiyawardana | Amateur Wine

Good things to drink by Ryan Chetiyawardana | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Book review of Good Things to Drink by Ryan Chetiyawardana
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Galleries, palaces & tea by David Backhouse | Culture Explorer

Galleries, palaces & tea by David Backhouse | Culture Explorer | Wine | Scoop.it
Review of Galleries, palaces & tea by David Backhouse
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Jenever in The Hague - Roads & Kingdoms

Jenever in The Hague - Roads & Kingdoms | Wine | Scoop.it
“You don’t like maatjes? Well, have another shot of jenever and try it.” This, according to Fleur Kruyt, is the way to get maatjes, or Dutch soused herring, into your diet. I’m at Van Kleef, The Hague’s oldest—and only—surviving distillery, to learn about jenever. Originally founded in 1842 by Lambertus Theodorus van Kleef, the distillery …
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Tricolour: wines from Côteaux du Giennois | Amateur Wine

Tricolour: wines from Côteaux du Giennois | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Video and tasting notes on the French wine region of Côteaux du Giennois
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#HOTGV: On whisky with Sir Colin Hampden White | Amateur Wine

#HOTGV: On whisky with Sir Colin Hampden White | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
For this first Heard on the Grape Vine podcast, I was joined by Sir Colin Hampden White, the launch editor of Whisky Quarterly, to talk and taste whisky.
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Côtes du Rhône Google Hangout: When wine goes high tech | Amateur Wine

Côtes du Rhône Google Hangout: When wine goes high tech | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
On wine in the digital age, with reference to Côtes du Rhône Google Hangout
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#HOTGV: On fine teas with Jameel Lalani | Amateur Wine

#HOTGV: On fine teas with Jameel Lalani | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
For this second episode, we've gone zero alcohol. I met with Jameel Lalani, the founder of Lalani & Co, to discuss the world of fine teas.
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No Dessert, Please: Chenin Blanc is the Loire Valley's Sweet Rock Star - PALATE PRESS

A look at the sweet wine AOCs of the Loire.
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A beginner's guide to Cognac

A beginner's guide to Cognac | Wine | Scoop.it
The first thing you need to know about Cognac is that it's a grape brandy made in the Charentes region of France, centre around the town of Cognac. Brandy itself came from the Dutch name "brandewijn", or burnt wine as in the distillation process that the wine goes through; Today, Cognac is produced using grapes from a number of different sub-regions in the Charentes including Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fins Bois, Bons Bois and Borderies. Of these, Grande Champagne is often considered the best region and many houses will choose to declare this on the bottle.
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Bordeaux Blanc, the white wine you need to try more of

Bordeaux Blanc, the white wine you need to try more of | Wine | Scoop.it
When it comes to wine, Bordeaux is synonymous with some of the biggest names in the world. Its most revered vintages from the most renowned Châteaux are the ones you read about, worthy of thousands of pounds at auctions worldwide.
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#HOTGV: On Bordeaux and the Chinese wine market with Suzanne Mustacich | Amateur Wine

#HOTGV: On Bordeaux and the Chinese wine market with Suzanne Mustacich | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
For the nineth episode of Heard on the Grape Vine, I met with journalist and author Suzanne Mustacich at The Goring Hotel in London. Mustacich, who’s based in Bordeaux, writes regularly for Wine Spectator magazine on the region. She had just won the prestigious Andre Simon Award in the drink category for her first book, Thirsty …
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Why Chile's Aconcagua Valley will leave you absolutely speechless

Why Chile's Aconcagua Valley will leave you absolutely speechless | Wine | Scoop.it
Northern Chile's Aconcagua Valley is home to a generation of winemakers, creating wines in difficult conditions as Qin Xie samples them with fresh seafood.
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#HOTGV: On Sciacchetrà with Terra di Bargòn | Amateur Wine

#HOTGV: On Sciacchetrà with Terra di Bargòn | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
On Sciacchetrà, the passito wine from Cinque Terre, with Terra di Bargòn
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#HOTGV: On natural wine with Isabelle Legeron MW | Amateur Wine

#HOTGV: On natural wine with Isabelle Legeron MW | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Heard on the Grape Vine podcast on natural wine with Isabelle Legeron MW
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Ramos Pinto, Vila Nova de Gaia | Amateur Wine

Ramos Pinto, Vila Nova de Gaia | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Visiting Ramos Pinto, Vila Nova de Gaia
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Quinta do Portal, Celeirós | Amateur Wine

Quinta do Portal, Celeirós | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Visiting Quinta do Portal, Celeirós
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Chianti Classico and Gran Selezione tastings 2014, Florence | Amateur Wine

Chianti Classico and Gran Selezione tastings 2014, Florence | Amateur Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
A few thoughts on Chianti Classico Gran Selezione unveiled in Florence in 2014
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#HOTGV: On whisky with Sir Colin Hampden White

#HOTGV: On whisky with Sir Colin Hampden White | Wine | Scoop.it
#HOTGV? What could this be? Why it's a new drinks podcast, which, in long form, spells out Heard on the Grape Vine.

Heard on the Grape Vine, or #HOTGV

Heard on the Grape Vine will, I hope, be the audio version of Amateur Wine in that it seeks to both entertain and educate the amateur wine
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Five things to do in Stuttgart

Five things to do in Stuttgart | Wine | Scoop.it
Stuttgart, a south German city that's the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state, is not the most obvious place to go for a short break. With so much industry in Stuttgart, it's no surprise that the city's biggest attractions are its car museums. Located in different parts of the city, the Mercedes Benz and Porsche museums are both filled with supercars and you don't have to be a car aficionado to go there. The area around Stuttgart is famed for its Swabian cuisine and the city has various gourmet food walks dedicated to discovering the local delicacies.
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