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November 17 2015 Wine Newsletter

Since the last of these mailings I've spent a week in Spain visiting the Rioja wine region and 9 days in Virginia attending the American Wine Society National Conference and visiting local vineyards.

Rioja and Virginia's Chrysalis Vineyards are two of the subjects of recent articles, as is a fascinating new name 'Vigno' for old vine dry-farmed Carignan from Chile.

Read and enjoy, and don't hesitate to ask me if you have questions, or want to suggest a subject for a future article.

Here's the latest 6 articles from the Wine site at

Visiting Chrysalis Vineyards, Virginia
Peter F May visits the world's largest Norton plantings at Chrysalis Vineyards in Virginia and meets its charismatic owner, Jenni McCloud. Jenni has a new tasting room and shares her vision for developing a complemenatry farm around the winery

Back Label Turn-Offs
Some common descriptive words on wine back labels are a no-no it seems, and why are food suggestions getting so weird, asks Peter F May

Open those Bottles
Do you save wines for special occasions and then find you've got wines which are aging past their best? Peter F May does and he says that it's time to drink up!

Vigno is the name for Chile Old Vine Carignan
Chilean winemakers passionate about old dry-farmed Carignan are promoting their wines under the name VIGNO. Peter F May meets one of Vigno's winemakers and learns more.

Rioja Wine Region
Rioja is the classic Spanish wine region producing subtle complex red wines that are aged before sale. Peter F May recently visited the region.

Tasting Groups
The best way to learn about wine is to taste as much as you can, says Peter F May. And the best way to do this is to join a tasting group

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