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Wines of Roussillon, France: A world of diversity.

Just by looking at the labels of these wines, one word came to my mind: Diversity.   And this impression, of course, was confirmed after tasting the wines… The Roussillon is one of the smallest French production areas (about 2% of the total volume), but they have pretty much every style of wine on the […]

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I’m putting the MW program on hold. Here’s why.

Most of you know it that I’m the owner of a company that imports wood products – TheWoodHub – from pine plantations in South America (an environmentally friendly business). What I probably haven’t told many people is that my partner left the company last month. That means that I’m running the company as its general […]

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Philosophically speaking… Great Quotes From Seven Amazing Wine Books

If you missed any of the postings of the series “Philosophically speaking…”, here is a list with the links (both to the articles with the quotes and to the books themselves): Philosophically speaking… Terry Theise in his book “Reading Between the Wines” Reading between the Wines Philosophically speaking… Elliot Essman in his book “Use Wine […]

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#DrinkGreekWineWeek – what do you have in your glass #winelover?

We all heard about Greece’s financial crisis, haven’t we? So, let’s talk instead about something that is close to our heart: WINE #DrinkGreekWineWeek. What is it? “Wine knows no boundaries, religion, sex or colour. Wine unites and creates long-lasting friendships from all walks of life, across the whole globe. In a difficult time for my […]

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Top 20 Chianti quotes by Peter Lanberg, #winelover

  Top 20 Chianti quotes by Peter Lanberg, #winelover   Chianti improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. Chianti, madam, is God’s next best gift to man. In victory, you deserve Chianti, in defeat, you need it. Chianti makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. Good […]

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The Death of Screw Caps: The Empire Strikes Back.

It would be harder to find a tittle more appropriate for this discussion. After I posted “The Death of Screw Caps” last month, the “Empire” (pro screwcappers) attacked my article with vehemence. Darth Vader: [having cornered Luke during their lightsaber battle] You are beaten. It is useless to resist. I collected several pieces of the […]

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The Death of Screw Caps.

Can a new technology, such as the Coravin (, bring back the need of a very old tradition, natural cork, and make useless what was supposed to be the future of closures i.e. screw caps? As reality in the wine industry keeps changing, I agree with Randall Graham when he says that “reports of the […]

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A list with the top Klout scores in the wine industry (scores 65+)

I prepared a list of the #winelover-s (people who love wine and that dedicate – a lot of – time to talk about it!) with scores 65+. They are the top people in the wine industry who efficiently use social media and I’m very proud to be part of it. Are you a #winelover and […]

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Will the future ever forgive us if we fail to save Lugana?

If you are a #winelover, you probably heard that the Lugana region is under a serious threat… Why? Lugana has about 1,200 hectares under vines today and 300 could be gone if a new railway is established. That is about 25% of its vineyards! Here’s the explanation by Luca Formentini (President of the Consorzio of […]

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Do we – #winelover-s – live in a bubble?

If you follow social media, you will find a lot of interesting things to read. And, as you can imagine, the things that I read are most wine-related… but this morning when I was reading “the news” on twitter, something struck me just like a bomb:   “I live in a world of leisurely wine […]

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