Beautiful South Tasting

Beautiful South offers themed tastings and winemaker debates on Chile, Argentina and South Africa

15 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

A central “meet the winemaker” themed area will be the central focus for this September’s combined Beautiful South tasting featuring wines from Chile, South Africa and Argentina.

Mario Kempes

David Cartwright remembers Mario Kempes, Gordon Banks and Bryan Robson Video

07 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

And then there were four…yes the Brazil World Cup is getting down to the serious stuff with only the semi-finals and final to go. But there is still time for members of the trade to share their World Cup Memories. David Cartwright of Seckford Agencies is the latest to take up the challenge.

Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin MW on the hail crisis in Burgundy and what producers could learn from Argentina

04 Jul 2014 | By Tim Atkin

“Would you like to go up in one of our planes?” asked Eduardo Martín, director of the Argentinean Ministry of Agriculture’s anti-hail squad. It was an offer that was all too easy to refuse. In Mendoza, the 24 pilots who are employed by the Ministry to combat hail are paid danger money and deserve every peso. Since 1998, when planes seeding clouds with silver iodide replaced rockets as a way of combating the biggest risk to vineyards, the pilots have been doing what must rank as one ...

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