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- 4th January 2017 A guide to the 2016 harvest in the Northern Hemisphere
One of Italy’s most interesting indigenousgrape varieties, Aglianico, from the dark volcanic soils of Basilicata.Read More
The Hot Buttered Rum takes its inspiration from the Tiki drinks which ruled the world in the 50s and 60s.Read More
The world’s largest producer this year, Italy has been dubbed one of the main ‘winners’ of 2016, with the country enjoying slightly better growing conditions than its European counterparts. Despite being the biggest producer, Italy’s harvest is still down around 2%, while quality is generally good.
In the late nineteenth century, as much as two thirds of European vineyards were destroyed by a tiny insect called Phylloxera. Similar to an aphid that feeds on the roots and leaves of vines, it is one of the most feared and destructive vineyard pests – and there is no known cure.Read More