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Château de Bellet, organic winemaking in Bellet, near Nice

After a recent visit to Château de Bellet in the hills above Nice, here's a quick post about this unusual little mice-appellation and a podcast with Château de Bellet about their wines below. Bellet as a mini-region covers around 650 hectares, although with only about 70 of these under vine. There are around fifteen family vineyards and…
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The ethics of “conflict wine”

In my main area of occupation, (aside from obsessing about wine) I've seen increasing numbers of 'things' labelled as 'conflict' in the last 15 years. It began with conflict minerals, firstly diamonds and then key ingredients of the electronics industry like Tantalum, Cobalt, Cassiterite and other rare/difficult to find minerals. (The move "Blood Diamond" focused…
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Great article on climate change and wine

This article from Andrew Jefford on Decanter.com is well worth a read. He discusses some of the predictions and possible trends around wine and climate change. Well worth a read. Despite the potential doom and gloom around this subject, (it's really really not a good thing, let's face it)he does have some positive-ish predictions which I…
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