The World of Wine is a very fascinating subject and with over an estimated 10,000 distinct wine varieties, there’s always something to talk about! Whether it’s about a new vineyard popping up, the success of English Sparkling Wine, or it’s just simply a new wine you’ve discovered, the subject of wine can be discussed at length!

 So what’s been happening in the Wine World in August 2012…
A brand new ‘wine encyclopaedia’ has an estimated due date. The British Co-written ‘Wine Grapes’ by well-known wine writer Jancis Robinson, is a highly researched and produced grape guide. Wine Grapes charts the origins, history and family tree of over 1,300 grape varieties for the curious & serious wine enthusiasts and oenophiles.

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http://www.euronews.com/in-vogue/1638424-reference-guide-to-worlds-1400-wine-grapes-set-for-fall-release/

A recently new trend started in the USA is ‘Wine Cocktails’. Wine based cocktails have really taking off over the summer across the pond, with popular favourites being centred on Madeira, Prosecco and Port. No doubt there’s probably a handful of places already serving up these type of drinks across the UK, why not try them out yourselves!

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http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine-cocktails-add-a-hip-fun-touch-to-late-summer/article_8c0e7bd6-dd66-574f-9f3e-6c8e9abbc51e.html

And finally, the last story is one for all you celebratory gossip fans! Details of Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s wine list for their September wedding have been released. Brad has apparently hand-picked the wines himself, and has opted for his very own Rose which is produced in Côtes de Provence, funny that! They’ve also gone for wines from the regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy and of course Champagne. Brad is apparently quite a wine buff himself as he completed his ‘Wine Steward’s’ course earlier this year.

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http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2012/08/brad-pitt-to-serve-own-wine-at-wedding/?article-source=newsletter&source=341&date=2012-08-28