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The Koshu of Katsunuma by Leigh-Ann Luckett

The Koshu of Katsunuma by Leigh-Ann Luckett
Japan, and especially the Katsunuma valley we were visiting, prides itself on their local grape varietals, mostly so Koshu & Muscat Bailey A. Having sampled mass-produced examples of both on the lead up to our visit, we were anticipating some more diverse offerings from the small-scale wineries on our itinerary. As a bit of history, Koshu is a ...
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Wine Joy in Japan by Leigh-Ann Luckett

Wine Joy in Japan by Leigh-Ann Luckett
After the trials of planning & executing a wine tour in China (all well worth the effort in the end, however) - planning for Japan was a dream! Detailed brochures & maps of our selected area, Yamanashi, prepared just the year before by the tourism department gave us a good steer. These were supported by many suggestions & bits of advice...
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Ranges of glasses matched to varieties

Ranges of glasses matched to varieties
© Cape Times Friday 21st October 2016 Is the glass half-empty or half-full? As we all know by now, the answer is ‘Who cares? There’s clearly room for more wine whichever way you look at it.’ Is the glass nothing more than a vessel for conveying a liquid into our mouths or is it so much more than a mere vessel, instead having the ability to actually...
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China Winelands – Day 3 – Silver Heights by Leigh-Ann Luckett

China Winelands – Day 3 – Silver Heights by Leigh-Ann Luckett
After much debate on the best way to spend our last morning in Ningxia - to hedge bets & stay near the city, visiting Silver Height's original facility before our flight or get an early start & venture an hour toward the mountains to their new location built in 2014. We chose the latter & were well rewarded for our sense of adventure. F...
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China Winelands – Day 2 Zhihue Yuanshi by Leigh-Ann Luckett

China Winelands – Day 2 Zhihue Yuanshi by Leigh-Ann Luckett
As the day drew to a close, we had one final stop ahead - the first our driver was actually certain of the location of. Also, certainly the most beautiful we had visited to date. The chateau, the largest in the region, is a tribute to the owner's (who never drinks a drop of wine) love for rock & stone, showcased in a multitude of forms. From th...
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