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2011: Yes, Yquem!

Château d’Yquem has released its 2011 vintage! Fine & Rare, for instance, sells a magnum for £480.00. Hm-hm…Mkay…but what is that? Well, Château d’Yquem boasts more than four centuries of history! During the Middle Ages, the estate belonged to the King of England, who also happened to be Duke of […]

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Wine Math – Italy

Let’s take a brief overview of Italy, shall we?!   In 2010, Italy had 625 thousand hectares under vine; There are 355 indigenous grapes in Italy – a world record; Sangiovese is the most widely grown grape in Italy (72 thousand hectares); followed by Trebbiano (56 thousand hectares), Montepulciano and […]