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Gastronomads’ Maiden Voyage

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The first Gastronomads trip took place on 7th December. It was a test event that is why it was no coincidence that we chose a destination to the centre of the world of wine, France. But in order to put a distinctive mark on the club from the very start, we did not opt for…

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A Roam in Saumur

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Saumur is situated between Angers and Tours in the Loire Valley. Flanked by Chinon and Bourgueil (famed for their reds) to the east and Coteaux du Layon and Aubance (that produce mainly sweet whites) to the west, it is at a crossroads between Anjou and Touraine. As a result, Saumur wines could - in general…

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Kia Ora!

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Magnificent and far-away New Zealand is worth trying to get to know a little better…. It is one of the southernmost wine producing countries in the Southern Hemisphere. Its variety of soils combined with its unique coastal climate predominant on both the islands, as well as a highest level of know-how in wine production, render…

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Trip to
«Fascinating» New Zealand

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The nomads carried on travelling and this time, on Thursday 27th February, went to faraway New Zealand. It was an honour and joy to have George Hatzkos and Angela Varveri with us. These two people behind rChive Photography are a team who are not coincidentally called "visual storytellers", and in their own unique way have…

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Letter from Greywacke

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Long before the trip to 'Fascinating New Zealand' we had come in contact with all the wine-producers so as to learn more about them and to present it all on the evening of our "trip". To our great delight and honour we received a reply to our mail from Kimbeley Judd -wife of Kevin Judd-…

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Conclusions from the Trip to «Greek» Italy

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The visit to our neighbouring country was brief yet remarkable. Starting from the south and going towards the north, the trip was quite unexpected given the fact that we did not taste the anticipated wines but wines that were somehow connected with Greece. We set off from Sicily. Rumour has it that the Greeks took…

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A few words about «Unexplored» South Africa

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Most of the vine cultivation regions centered around the Cape of Good Hope are affected by either the Atlantic or the Indian Ocean. That is, they combine all the beneficial elements of a coastline region, such as frequent fog and fresh sea breezes, while inland it is hot, with a mild Mediterranean climate, topography and…

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In the land of our ancestors

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Sunday morning, one minute past 10. The weather is rainy but there are signs of a letup. The driver and the first gastronomads are already in their seats. The 'European' character of the club is confirmed a couple of minutes later when, everybody being punctual, we set out at 10:10 on a visit to the…

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Greywacke Late Harvest Riesling, 2011

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A Riesling…sweet as candy! Greywacke is the name of the exceptional bedrock that dominates the ground of this region and it is indicative of the role it plays in the vintner's philosophy. The grapes of this specific variety are cultivated in compact clay and soils rich in this particular rock in the vineyard of Ashmore…

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