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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.

It takes courage to say "I got it wrong" in public, but that is just what Marcelo Retamal, the talented winemaker at De Martino

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Italy is full of surprises and contradictions, and on a recent visit, Calabria did not disappoint. I had never been to the toe of

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I love vertical tastings -- they can really give you a sense of the development and progress of an estate -- so I was

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Switzerland is quite unlike any other wine producing country that I have ever visited. Quite simply, it has some of the world's highest vineyards,

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Tuscany is best known for its red wines -- think Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile and the great estates of Bolgheri. However, on

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The island of Pantelleria may be part of Italy, but it is much closer to Tunisia than to Sicily, and the Arab influence is

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When I first worked in the wine trade, more years ago than I care to remember, Sangiovese di Romagna was what cheerful Italian trattorie

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I have been visiting the Languedoc pretty regularly for more than 30 years, and it never ceases to surprise me -- and delight me.

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