Jefford on Monday: Hail and farewell to Pomerol 1982

Image Eglise-Clinet-Pomerol-church-from-June-2015-300x199.jpgThe vintage that started everything? Andrew Jefford says Ave Atque Vale – hail and farewell – to some great Pomerol 1982 wines…L’Eglise Clinet vines, June 2015Everything, it seems with hindsight, began in 1982.  That was the vintage which, with a crash of cymbals, ushered in the modern wine world – in Bordeaux, of course, but given Bordeaux’s significance, in the wine world more generally. Scroll down to see Andrew Jefford’s Pomerol 1982 wine notes Everything?  In the vineyards, 1982 marked the turning of the tide on ‘chemical viticulture’, and a slow return to the understanding that there can be no great wine without the effort and endeavour…

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Why Texas Is America’s Most Underrated Wine Destination – Condé Nast Traveler

Image imagesCondé Nast TravelerWhy Texas Is America's Most Underrated Wine DestinationCondé Nast TravelerNone of them have been around for more than a decade, and they're a blip on the beverage industry's radar compared to California—the state produces 85 percent of the country's wine, and has more than 10 times as many registered wineries as Texas—but …


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Majority of people want to abolish the turning back of the clocks – Evening Echo Cork

Evening Echo CorkMajority of people want to abolish the turning back of the clocksEvening Echo CorkALMOST two-thirds of Irish people want to see the practice of turning back the clocks abolished. The clocks will go back tonight, signaling the start of the dark winter nights, and marking 100 years since …