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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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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Battle of the Supermarket Rosés

Battle of the Supermarket Rosés Yesterday (Saturday 8th June) was National Rosé Day, so I took it upon myself to find out who has the best Supermarket Rosé . I set myself a few rules: the wines needed to be from the supermarkets own brand premium range, they couldn't be…

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