Château Lafite Rothschild around the world

Château Lafite Rothschild around the world Copyright - waddesdon.org.uk Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) are a first growth from Bordeaux and gained this top classification in 1855. There was only 4 at the time (Château Mouton Rothschild gained this status in 1973 making a total of 5 first growths). Lafite…

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Steps for entering the drinks industry with a new brand

Steps for entering the drinks industry with a new brand By Richard Horwell, Brand Relations It is undoubtedly the case that launching a new drinks business isn’t easy.  However, there are many wine buffs who might like the idea of breaking into the market with an exciting, different product.  Starting…

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Rasteau AOC celebrates 10 years of Crus Status
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Rasteau AOC celebrates 10 years of Crus Status

Rasteau AOC celebrates 10 years of Cru Status Are you ready for a perfect wintery red? Last month Rasteau appellation celebrated 10 years of being recognized as a Cru (translates to “growth” in French and is used for a region with a specific terroir and quality) of Côtes du Rhône.…

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Christmas Sparkling Wines

Great value sparkling wines for the Christmas season (This article was first published on ISSUU.COM - Read the full article on Harpendia Christmas Magazine 2020 Christmas is well and truly knocking at the door. Whist this year certainly has been unlike any other, Christmas is definitely NOT cancelled. It is…

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What wine is 19 Crimes?

What wine is 19 Crimes? Credit: IG @yoozby Launched in 2012, 19 Crimes is currently the UK’s favourite supermarket wine according to a recent survey conducted by Wine List, a wine subscription service. So why? How? When did this happen? And seeing as so many of you have asked me about…

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The Atacama Desert – the driest on earth

Extreme winemaking in The Atacama Desert Firstly, what is Terroir? If you have every spoken to somebody who works in the wine world, you would have inevitably heard them use the word ‘terroir’. Very often misunderstood, this world loosely translates to ‘sense of place’. There is no English equivalent.  The…

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Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day! Yay! Its Beaujolais Nouveau Day, and you know what that means? It means an extra excuse to drink wine. So, here is an introduction into the grape variety Gamay and this fun and fruity day. The grape and the region Gamay is the red grape variety…

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