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  1. Autumn wines to savour

    Autumn wines to savour As summer gradually drifts into autumn and leaves start to turn from green into a dazzling array of reds, oranges and golds, we tend to crave more textural, weightier wines with a little more spice.  Rather than reaching for a light, thirst-quenching white or rosé that was just the ticket on a hot summer’s day, autumn is a great time to Read more...
  2. Celebrate International Women’s Day by Raising a Glass to Wine’s Female Trailblazers

    Celebrate International Women’s Day by Raising a Glass to Wine’s Female Trailblazers What better day is there than International Women’s Day to raise a toast to the inspirational women in wine who have helped shape, what has traditionally been, a male-dominated industry? There have been so many trailblazers that it is impossible to put together a comprehensive list.  However, here are three dynamic women who have broken down Read more...
  3. South American Wines with Altitude

    South American Wines with Altitude In recent years, a trend has emerged where winemakers have been increasingly using the term “high-altitude” on their wine labels as a major selling point.  This has especially been the case in the South American wine-producing countries of Chile and Argentina which sit on either side of the snow-capped Andes mountain range.  Vines Read more...
  4. Australia’s Limestone Coast: The Secret’s in the Soil

    Australia’s Limestone Coast: The Secret’s in the Soil It is all too easy to generalise about Australian wines particularly if you remember the brash, oaky white butter-bombs and jammy, high-alcohol reds that were the height of fashion a few decades ago.  Too often, wine drinkers still perceive Aussie wines as straightforward and lacking in complexity.  However, with its vast size, enormous Read more...
  5. Viña VIK – A Chilean Winery Putting the “Whole” into “Holistic”

    Viña VIK – A Chilean Winery Putting the “Whole” into “Holistic” Tremendous changes are taking place in the Chilean wine industry.  The long held perception of Chile has been that it is a source of consistent, competitively priced wines at the value end of the spectrum.  Chile hasn’t automatically sprung to mind as a producer of some of the world’s finest wines.  That is until now.  A new Read more...
  6. Schloss Johannisberg: Celebrating 300 years of Riesling during 31 Days of German Riesling

    Schloss Johannisberg: Celebrating 300 years of Riesling during 31 Days of German Riesling Happy 300th 'Riesling' Birthday! For the last 300 years Schloss Johannisberg has been a leading producer of sensational Riesling wines. One of the first estates in Germany to convert to single-varietal viticulture in 1720 and then pioneering (by accident) the infamous late harvest (Spätlese) style of Riesling, Schloss Johannisberg occupies a Read more...

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