Dates for your diary

14 November, 2008

Nov 18-19 Hanging Ditch Winemaker Masterclass,

Manchester

(wine@hangingditch.com)

Nov 18 Goedhuis & Company Rh ône 2007 En Primeur Tasting, Duke of York's HQ, Kings

Road, London

(pw@goedhuis.com)

Nov 19 Food

& Wine Matching Workshop, London Wine

& Spirit School, Bermondey Street (courses@wset.co.uk)

Nov 21 Northern Benevolent Ball, Tatton Park, Cheshire (01928 740366/louisebenwell.nwwsa@dsl.pipex.com)

Nov 21-23, French Wine Growers Fair, Barbican Exhibition Cent re, London (catherinemell@hotmail.com)

Nov 24 Chianti Classico Riserva Tasting 1969 to 1962, Hesperia Hotel, Victoria (bensonwines@connectingbusiness.com)

Nov 26 Tasting of 2006 and 2005 Chianti Classico and 2004 Chianti Classico Riservas, International Wine & Spirit Centre, Bermondsey Street (erica@eviva.co.uk/020 7089 3853)




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I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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