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The Story of Koshu

It is my belief that Koshu, the grape, originates from China. Between 630 and 838, the Japanese court sent 19 official missions to Tang China (618 – 907). That timeline co-incides with local Japanese legend that Buddhist monk Gyoki planted the first vines in 718 in Yamanashi. The 19 missions went to China to learn about …

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Clarendelle, Inspired by Haut-Brion • A New Look

The range of wines known as Clarendelle, Inspired by Haut-Brion, has a new look. Created in 2005, the re-launched labels cover the entire range of the family of premium Bordeaux wines: red, white and rosé, and Amberwine from the Monbazillac appellation. Prince Robert of Luxembourg – photographed here at Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion – is …

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The Oldest in Fuenmayor • Montecillo

Montecillo is the oldest winery in the town of Fuenmayor.  Founded in 1870, it is also the third oldest winery in La Rioja. Fuenmayor is just 12 kilometres or 15 minutes by car west of Logrono, the capital of La Rioja. Montecillo is part of the Osborne Group, one of …

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Thevenet-Quintaine Macon-Villages 2016

Chablis and Macon are two of the best-value white Burgundy. One reason for their wonderful value and price ratio is that the vast majority are produced without any oak contact (a new French oak barrique forwhite wine costs around US$600). Macon and Chablis also provide the beginner and true wine …

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Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2016

Bright light straw. The nose and palate are one and the same, a weave of apple/pear/melon/citrus/vanilla. Elegant, fresh, subtle, and tensioned. Expertly balanced. Medium-plus-ish bodied. I am a big fanof Bob Cartwright, who was headwinemaker at Leeuwin Estate from 1978 until he retired in September 2005, an impressive portfolio of …

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Very Good Prices at Silkroad

Welcome to EDITION 714 of GRAPEVINE Janelle Koh of Bottles & Bottles, the company that distributes the 12 wines on the wine list of Silkroad, with Peter Yeong, Food & Beverage Manager of Amara Hotel. Last 15 August 2018, we wrote on this website that Element on Tras, the all-day dining restaurant …

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