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April 17, 2009

Newsletter April 2009

Just an email version of Vinodiversity News this month.

I'll be out of the office for a while. Never fear, I'm taking a few carrier pigeons with me. I'll send one back from time and you can read the messages they convey on the Vinodiversity Latest News Page

I've outsourced the mailouts of the Wine Grape Varietal Table. Please be patient if it takes a little longer to arrive.

Fed Square Wine Showcase - 6 and 7 May

The Next Wine Showcase at Melbourne's Fed Square will feature the wine regions from North East Victoria. There are five of them - Alpine Valleys, Beechworth, Glenrowan, King Valley and Rutherglen.

This is always an excellent event. There are plenty of styles and varieties to try. The rich reds and fortifieds from Rutherglen, the elegant cool climate wines from the higher regions. The wineries here are all imbued with the spirit of innovation. No where else in Australia will you such variety and stylistic diversity.

Details of the showcases to come are here

You won't find me at Fed Square until the August annual awards night. In the meantime you can see the wine varietal table at the ReWine stall at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. While you are there you can try some excellent wine which is available in the world's most eco friendly packaging.

Some may have noticed I was having problems with Albarino to Zinfandel my recipe site. It's up and running again, but I have yet to reload all of the recipes.

The Albarino/Savagnin fiasco has gone another step as DNA tests prove that a stuff-up has occured. While the blame game goes on my advice to consumers is to drink the stuff, it's very good wine no matter what is on the label. Savagnin is hard name to promote because of the overhang of dreadful saviblank from you know where. We need a different name. Any suggestions? Maybe we should have a competition. I'll report further (via carrier pigeon) next month.

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