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Rosemary George was lured into the wine trade by a glass of the Wine Society’s champagne at a job interview and subsequently became one of the first women to become a Master of Wine, back in 1979.
She has been a freelance wine writer since 1981 and is the author of eleven books. Both her first and last books were about Chablis. Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois, published in 2007, charts the changes in the region since her first book 25 years earlier. Others include The Wines of the South of France; The Wines of New Zealand, and two books on Tuscany, the most recent being Treading Grapes; Walking through the Vineyards of Tuscany.
She contributes to various magazines, including Decanter, India Sommelier and the Quarterly Review of Wines and writes a blog on the Languedoc: wwwtastelanguedoc.blogspot.com.
She is a past Chairman and now a Vice-President of the Circle of Wine Writers.

Single-Grape Chablis

Chablis is unique. Or as one winegrower, Julien Brocard, put it: It is the only Chardonnay à l'état pure, that does not require the

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After 40 years of working in the wine field, there are few major regions that I have not visited. Italy's Piedmont was one exception.

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The appellation of Faugères celebrated its 30th birthday earlier this year. That may not seem much of a milestone, but it makes it one

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Beaujolais would be one of my desert island wines, for the simple reason that it offers sheer pleasure with uncomplicated drinking. For Xavier Bardet

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Flying into Catania Airport, one gets a landing with a view. I saw puffs of smoke escape intermittently from  Sicily's famed sleeping volcano. The

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Which other region of France produces wines with so much variety? The Loire Valley can effortlessly fulfill all our drinking requirements with sparkling wine

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I'll leap at any excuse for a trip to Tuscany. This time it was an invitation to a vertical tasting. As you may have

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Puglia, at the heel of Italy, is a region of contrasts. The deep south produces Primitivo, a gutsy, full-bodied red wine, which is much

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