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July 14 2014 Wine Newsletter

I'm fascinated by the change in fashions for wines. They happen slowly and we are not so aware of them, especially when we are new to wine. But look at a wine list from decades ago and it is true that the past is another country.

Just posted online is a list from July 1914 - exactly one hundred years ago. Its the list of The Wine Society, a mutual wine buying club founded in 1874 and still going strong. Note the prominence given to fortified wines.

The Wine Society is the oldest wine club in the world, and I am glad to be a member.

The list is at

Here's the latest article from the Wine site at

Winery Robots
Barrels and grapes are about the only constants, says Peter F May. Machines are taking over in the winery and nothing is weirder than seeing a line of robot feet tramping towards you.

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