Distinctively Different Collio Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Italy

Pinot Grigio - distinctively different

Distinctively Different Collio Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio This final report from the Collio DOC features two world-famous grape varieties. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio are now household names. Both enjoy huge recognition and commercial success worldwide. Accordingly, both of them have also become popular in the vineyards of Collio DOC. Here, the hillside terroir and Ponca soil create excellent varietal …

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Le Pupille – Delicious Summer Drinking

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Italy, Organic, Sustainability

Le Pupille Terroir Morrellino di Scansano

Le Pupille – Delicious Summer Drinking For many lovers of Italian wine, the Fattoria Le Pupille winery and founder/owner Elisabetta Geppetti will need no introduction. Le Pupille’s name derives from the two farmhouses (the Pupils), located on the top of the hills near the village of Pereta, in the deep south of coastal Tuscany. We are in the Maremma, in a DOCG …

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New Zealand celebrates 200 years of viticulture

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, New Zealand, Sustainability, Travel

Maori Point Vineyard, Central Otago, New Zealand

New Zealand Celebrates 200 years of viticulture. The first record of vines planted in New Zealand was on September 25, 1819. It’s in a journal by Samuel Marsden, an Anglican missionary. (He was born in Farsley, less than ten miles from my home in West Yorkshire). He wrote that there were “about 100 vines of different kinds”. However, there seems …

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Making a case for Christmas 2016

Paul Howard Articles, Blog

Case for Christmas

Making a case for Christmas 2016 In my recent Christmas Card, I suggested wines that’ll make your festivities go with a bang. I’m following my advice – here’s a case that includes wines that I’ll be drinking myself. Chosen with Christmas celebrations firmly in mind, there’s a dozen here. I’ve selected premium fizz from the £20+ range, and all the others …

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