October 2006 Archives

A search for Viognier

09 October 2006 - 2:36 AM | Permalink

Campaigners of the "Anything But Chardonnay" school of thought are still searching for new varietals to challenge 's near hegemony in the world's Premiership White Wine league. has its many adherents, particularly in New Zealand, but your correspondent Lovat Stephen here declares his fondness for - so often regarded in the past as a variable and unfashionable grape.

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Welcome to the Yali bird!

01 October 2006 - 3:38 PM | Permalink

The Chilean winery celebrated the start of the 2006 wine harvest back in Chile with a Chilean dinner and wine-tasting in a London penthouse suite across the river Thames from the Houses of Parliament. The dinner also marked the introduction of a new range of wines designed for the British off-trade under the name and label of Yali.

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