News in the grape variety department this week revolved around the final approval given by the French INAO regulatory body approving six new varieties for use in Bordeaux. This has come about due to a number of changes needed to contend with climate change as by no means are these new grapes traditional or historical in the region as shown by the inclusion of Touriga Nacional which finds itself at home in the Douro Valley of Portugal, not Atlantic France. Meanwhile in Spain, DO Toro has now allowed the use […]

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