Great Value Christmas wines in the Supermarkets

Great Value Christmas wines in the Supermarkets Who else is full of holiday spirit? Or full of wine? It is the same thing, right? The Christmas season is upon us again. With less than 30 days to go, we now have full blown permission to drink, eat and be merry.…

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A new love affair with Pinotage

A new love affair with Pinotage Having the pleasure to taste 6 top wines of South Africa recently, all Pinotage, I can officially say that I am a total convert. I plan to spend the rest of this article encouraging you to fall in love with this slightly hit and…

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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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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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