Month: March 2013

Extra Special Vignes Citadelle Cotes du Bourg

Wine Press: Enjoy the Easter break with a glass of something different every day

IT’S Easter, time to relax. Four days off – and I’m ducking airborne corks flying at me from those of you still working. Sorry and all that. For the rest of us, what shall we do with our time? Well this wine column isn’t called a wine column for nothing – here’s ideas from around …

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Pays d'Oc Domaine Gayda wine review

Pays d’Oc – where 56 grape varieties are the spice of life

THERE’S a part of France which almost thinks its the New World when it comes to wine-making. I’m talking Pays d’Oc. Traditionally France – and other “old world” countries such as Spain and Italy – have historically developed wines based on local grape varieties, the local marketplace and as a match to local foods. But in …

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Six Hats Fairtrade wine review

Fairtrade Fortnight wine supports farmers and workers

THE broadest, brightest night sky over one part of South Africa has inspired the name of one of the country’s most successful wineries. Stellar Winery is 275 kilometres north of Cape Town on the road to Namibia. Its name doesn’t just reflect the spangled sky above – but it also summarises the breadth of the …

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