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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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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Tour and Tasting at The Mount Vineyard

Tour and Tasting at The Mount Vineyard The sun is shining, it’s a Sunday and you are thirty? What should you do? What any sane adult should do – go visit a vineyard. And as our English wines continue to get better, so does the hospitality in our English Vineyards.…

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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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