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New Iconic Wines

There have always been wines that have been regarded as iconic, ever since word first got out about wine many centuries ago. Throughout the latter half of 19th century and most of the 20th century, these icons were the First Gr...
 
 
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Screw and Cork 1
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Screwed Not Corked

The vinous question of the decade is ‘CORK OR SCREWCAP’ to seal your favourite bottle of wine? Recently I have read lots of heated discussions on social media on the vexing question of whether to seal wine bottles under scr...

 
 
Dan Traucki
 
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Variety is the Spice of Life

By: Dan Traucki I live in the state of South Australia, which generates more than half of the Australian wine exports making it the Australian equivalent to California in US wine terms. I know plenty of people here who only dri...
 
 
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It’s All Greek to Me

By: Dan Traucki Recently in the news there was an item announcing that somebody was planting the Greek white grape variety, Assyrtiko here in South Australia. This got me thinking about Greek Wines. Say “Greek wine” to the ...

 
 
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Lagrein, More Than a “Meat & 3 Veg” Wine

By:  Dan Traucki of Wine Assist. There are many hundreds of different wine grape varieties in the world. Most of them are Vitis Vinifera with a few American, Vitis Lambrusca and a one or two Vitis Aestivalis added, primarily i...
 
 
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Take a Ride on the Wild Side

By: Dan Traucki Having been in the wine industry for over 25 years I never cease to be amazed by people who limit their wine drinking options to one or two varieties. Whilst on the other hand, there are others like myself who a...

 
 
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Savagnin: The Next Big Thing?

One of the big questions for wine producers around the world is -what type of wine will be popular in China in 5, 10 or 15 year’s time?
 
 
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The Secret of the Saperavi Grape

The Republic of Georgia in the former Soviet Union is known as one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world, there proof of wine having been made there 8,000 years ago. It is also the home of an amazing red grape called Sa...