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An Early History Of The BC Wine Industry

In part 1 of a two-part potted history, we look at the early beginnings and growth of the B.C. wine industry up until the late 1960s. ...

Jamie Drummond

Senior Contributing Editor
Toronto, Canada

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Why Is Chenin Blanc The Greatest Grape In The World?

For over half a century, Chenin Blanc plantings have steadily decreased year after year. It is only recently that the downward spiral finall...

Pascaline Lepeltier

Learning Facilitator
New York City, United States

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Yeasts: Singularity, Fragrances And Magic

We could define the creation of bread, beer, wine, and sake as a unique reaction to a magical fungus.  Described as a living organism...

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Exploring Mendoza’s Uco Valley Vineyards

The Uco Valley is, arguably, the most revered sub-appellation of Argentina’s Mendoza wine region. Over the past two decades, vineyard...

Jacky Blisson MW

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Montréal, Canada

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Rosemary: A Southerner With A Northern Terpene Profile

Let’s start with a bit of Chemistry 101... The volatile compounds found in rosemary belong to the terpenoid family, substances in plan...

François Chartier

Créateur d‘harmonies
Spain

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Sauvignon Blanc : France Vs New Zealand

To capture the essence of Sauvignon Blanc, one must travel to the Loire, more precisely in its preferred terroirs, i.e. the appellations of...

François Chartier

Créateur d‘harmonies
Spain

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The Still Wines of Limoux

The region of Limoux in southern France is best known for its vivacious sparkling wines. According to local lore, it was here that bottle-fe...

Jacky Blisson MW

Learning Facilitator
Montréal, Canada

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The Diverse Winemaking Landscape of the Alto Adige

Alto Adige is nestled at the foot of the Dolomite mountains, just south of the Tyrol region of Austria. This small Italian vineyard area is...

Jacky Blisson MW

Learning Facilitator
Montréal, Canada

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Vine Training in the Veneto

Vitis vinifera is a liana, meaning that, left to its own devices, it will use trees or any other vertical support to climb upwards in search...

Jacky Blisson MW

Learning Facilitator
Montréal, Canada

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From Vins De Mauves To Saint-Joseph

The vineyards of Saint-Joseph are perched on the right bank of the Rhône River. With their ideal south and southeast exposure, granite...

Jacky Blisson MW

Learning Facilitator
Montréal, Canada

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