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: Château Grand Poujeaux Moulis
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: Quinta Vale D. Maria
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: Château Vieux Robin
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: Château de Belcier
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: Château Ramage La Batisse
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: Acumen
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: Fekete Borpince Szekszárd
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: Remete Bor
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: Mas Martinet
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: Walter Bera
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: Paltrinieri
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: Ruggeri
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: Château Les Religieuses
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: Orto di Venezia
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The island of San Erasmo in the lagoon has been supplying fresh vegetables to the market in Venice for centuries. The San Erasmo artichokes, the castras ure(see right) are renowned throughout Italy.

In the 16th Century the island was covered in vineyards. Michel Thoulouze and his family decided to relaunch wine production on the island using the traditional methods of the local farmers and the expertise of Lydia and Claude Bourguignon (Doctors of the Earth) and Alain Graillot whose Crozes Ermitage wines have a worldwide reputation. The resulting wine, ORTO, has all the character of this special island and it is the only wine cultivated within the territorial boundaries of Venice.

The earth:

- the ancestral drainage system on the island has been renovated. Rainwater collects in canals that cross the vineyard and the water is evacuated by opening sluice gates at low tide.
- before planting the first vines, the ground was prepared only with plants (barley, radish).
- the vines were planted by direct seeding without any ploughing following the principles of Claude Bourguignon.
- and of course, never any weedkiller.

The wine :

- an assembly of antique Italian grape varieties with a dominance of the Istrien Malvoisie.
- in order to revive the flavour of wines in the past, before the philoxera epidemic, the vines were not grafted onto roots imported from America but planted directly. This is one of the reasons for ORTO's exceptional quality.
- the wine is not aged in barrels which would give it a "woody" taste: ORTO is a wine to quench your thirst.
- ORTO is a white wine with a high mineral content and a flavour which reflects its terroir. It can be drunk on all occasions but it is especially suited to the produce of the Venice lagoon: fish, seafood, artichokes and asparagus.

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: Domaine du Grand Cros
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: Pascual Toso
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: Bodkin
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The story of Bodkin Wines starts on a muddy field outside the town of Agincourt in the north of France on the 25th of October, 1415. Small in numbers, starved for days and ravaged by sickness an English army
of 5,000 peasant archers and 1,000 knights, led by their 28-year-old King found itself trapped. Standing between the English and the safety of their land was an army of nearly 30,000 of the wealthiest and best
armed men in all of France: ready for battle; giddy to collect the ransom of a king. But no ransom was to be collected. For on that day, the feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispinian, Henry V and his army of
peasant bowmen with their armor-piercing bodkin-pointed arrows and gave history a story that inspired Shakespeare to pen a legend for the ages.
584 years later, I first heard this story in Mr. Alberty's English Literature class at Washington High in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bravery and brotherhood, arrows and axes, stirring speeches and a smoking hot French
princess, the play Henry V had everything an 18 year old nerdling could have wanted: I was hooked. The play's most famous quote ''We few, we happy few'' has been my motto since I started working my way
up through world of wine production in 2003. A 2011 Sauvignon Blanc was my first commercial release and since then nature and good fortune has allowed me to add the first and only sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
made in the United States, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, blends and sweet wines. I hope you enjoy drinking my wines as much I enjoyed the journey of making them. Yay-yay-yay, I know it sounds cliché, but I mean it.
- Christopher Christensen, Winesmith & Head Honcho

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: Quinta das Camélias
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: Château Franc Lartigue
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: Gravallon-Lathuiliere
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: Bodegas Ilurce
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: Baron de Luze
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: Doluca
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: Quinta da Vacariça
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: Clos de Nouys
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