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A quick email last night, to 13 wine and food bloggers, garnered the following responses. Thanks to all those who took time to reply – even if you were watching some basketball match (but still managed to check your email…. And reply… ummmm…)

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Bill - "Sancerre and other Loire Whites, Fleurie and Morgan"
"New World Wines but not from the USA."
"screwcaps, Two Buck Chuck Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina, Greece."
"Austria (stickies, whites, reds, unusual varieties), New Zealand Verdelho, Italian Pinot Grigio, Alsace Pinot Gris, Spanish Reds (anything that's not Rioja)"

"Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, Cool-Climate Shiraz, Shiraz-Viognier Blends, New Zealand Pinot Noir, Screwcaps"
"unknown varietals (Austrian especially), organised tasting parties, good value Sauvignon Blanc."

"Chilean blend of Syrah-Cabernet made by American negociants for $9.dry rosé, Chenin Blanc and Syrah."
Beau - "Vinho Verde, Somontano (Spain), Salice Salentino."

"Argentine Reds, Chilean Reds, New World Methode Champenoise Sparkling Wines, Elegant, bottle-aged German Rieslings."
"Grenache, Rosé, Screwcaps."

"New World Blends, Chenin Blanc, South American Reds."

"Big Barrel Aged, Slutty Champagne"

And what is hot in and around Gladstone Terrace? Pinot Gris, New World Sparkling wines, Argentine Malbec, Italian Reds from Sicily and the Mainland.

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I would add Chilean Carmenere and plastic corks to this list. To say that 2005 is the year of Pinot Noir is a gross understatement.