Champagne and the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

Champagne is a massively important brand name. It represents (or so we are led to believe) all that is best in sparkling wines. Its provenance is fiercely guarded by the French AOC system. As well as the region of production, the winemaking techniques are strictly...

Blue Wine

No, this post is not about the so-called “Blue Laws” which restrict the freedom of wine producers and drinkers in USA.  Long term readers of this blog may remember a posting from some time ago about Red, White and Blue wines. A Spanish company called Gik...

A lonely American in London

I was in London recently to attend the London Wine Fair. For many years this had claimed to be the biggest wine trade show in the world. And certainly it was in the past – it was there in previous years that I have tasted wines from up and coming regions like...

Parks Redwine 1948-2018

Hill Parks Redwine II, one of the founders of the Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge died of cancer Sunday, June 3, in Atlanta, at the age of 70. Redwine’s ancestors helped establish Farmers and Merchants Bank of Fayetteville, Ga., in 1906. Its assets reportedly...

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