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Wines of Chile 2012

Did you know that Chile makes gewürztraminer? Not particularly well, but it was a nice break from what seemed like a never-ending flight of cheap sauvignon blanc and highly tannic cabernets.  Attending the annual Wines of Chile tasting in September, I was intrigued to see the breadth of wine styles Chile now produces.  Interesting too given the increase in importers popping up around the traps

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Judging at the world’s largest wine competition: IWC London

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is acknowledged as the worlds’ largest wine competition.  Every year some 400 judges (of which I am one) gather in London to taste, assess and spit the merits of wines from across the globe.  I was invited to judge at the IWC in 2004, and I have judged every year since.  The wines I have tried range from the extraordinary

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