Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bodega Marichal of Canelones, Uruguay: Current Releases

Bodega Marichal was one of the first wineries we visited on our recent trip to Uruguay. Winemaker Juan Andrés showed us the wines and discussed the evolution of Tannat in Uruguay in recent years. His Tannat wines show the incredible … Continue reading

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French-Trained Chilean Winemakers: New Releases from Antiyal, Apaltagua, Domus Aurea, Maquis

No country in the Americas has been so strongly influenced by French winemaking as Chile. Aspiring Chilean winemakers go to France to study enology or work the harvests. And French winemakers and winemaking consultants go to Chile to make wine. … Continue reading

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The Chianti Classico Wines of Bibbiano: Giulio Gambelli’s Legacy

Located on a side road near Lilliano in the commune of Castellina in Chianti (see map below), the 220 hectare Tenuta di Bibbiano is one of Chianti Classico’s historical wine properties. In the 1960s it was just one of 36 … Continue reading

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