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September 7 2015 Wine Newsletter

Are you going to the American Wine Society annual National Conference in November? I am, so do lets meet if you're going, If you've not booked, it's too late as all 600 places were filled in less than a week. For the erasons why, see the schedule of events and tastings here and plan for next year.

This month I'll be visiting Spain's Rioja wine region, next month Virginia to visit wineries before the AWS conference and in November to a wine fair in France. Do let me know if you want any info about these regions.

And I'd also like suggestion for future articles.

Here's the latest article you might enjoye from the Wine site at

Vin de Francois - A Remarkable Wine
Vin de Francois is a remarkable wine. It's a blend of wines from the best barrels chosen from several top wineries. Peter F May was lucky enough to get his hands on one.

Why is Wine Being Made Everywhere?
Wine is being made in unexpected places. Peter F May ponders why regions not traditionally associated with wine growing are now enthusiastically planting grape vines.

Alternative Woods to Oak Barrels
Oak is the standard wood used for wine barrels, but winemakers are experimenting with alternatives, says Peter F May. Two wineries have discovered that by using certain woods they can avoid having to add sulphites to their wine.

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is on Rhone river in the south of France, near the historic town of Avignon. Peter F May visited and was charmed by winemakers' shops in the old city. Luckily he had his credit card to hand.]Chateaunef-du-Pape

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