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Category Archives: Wine Tastings

Are Wine Critics Better Judges of a Wine than You and I?

A recent article in the Guardian by David Derbyshire, Wine-tasting: it’s junk science 23 June 2013, has caused a bit of a stir in the wine community. It looks at the work of Robert Hodgson, a California winemaker who was …

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The Coming of Age of Rosé Champagne: Vintage Cellars Double Bay Champagne Gala 2012

Wine critics’ opinions of rosé Champagne vary widely. Last year Jancis Robinson MW made the following comment: “My tastings suggest that a huge proportion of rosé champagne is a fairly cynical product that does not have any special positive attributes …

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Can you tell if a wine is any good just by tasting it? Impressions from a Craggy Range Tasting

Have you ever been unimpressed with a wine on first taste, but then fallen in love with it over the course of a meal? Well, according to a very interesting article by Decanter’s Andrew Jefford “digestibility is as much a …

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