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Many vine growing regions resent the description of their wines as “new world.” As they will tell you, they have been making wines for well over a hundred years. It simply took the rest of the world time to discover what they were producing. In the last three decades we have caught up with wines from Australia, California, New Zealand, and more recently Argentina, Chile and South Africa. Each of these regions have placed their stamp firmly on particular grape varieties. The savoury shiraz from Australia, the forceful Californian zinfandel, and the richness and tropical fruit New Zealanders found in…

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