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Bonterra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon and when I forgot Organic September

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week in several regional newspapers … here’s one when I forgot about Organic September but I still enjoyed a juicy glass of Bonterra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon My dad used to say “I didn’t forget, I just didn’t remember”. Which has been a useful phrase for me too, …

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Wines from the Loire Valley: The names of the wine regions and some of the wines they’re famous for

The Wine Time feature is published in the Lancashire Post, the Blackpool Gazette and other regional newspapers in Lancashire  … here’s when my thoughts turned to wines from the Loire Valley. It’s been a over a year since we learned how to mute, to share, to wave, to leave messages via our laptop screens as …

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Grape Varieties Basics

Blimey, there’s so many grape varieties in the world. Fat ones thin ones juicy ones black ones white ones early ripening ones late ripening ones big ones small ones sulky ones. So many. How can I do justice to so many grape varieties in my little corner of the www.  world? Not sure I can, though I’ve given it a …

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Cremele Recas wines from Romania

Raise a Glass: Cramele Recas wines and the simplest of cocktails

The Raise a Glass feature is published every week … here’s one from early lockdown when my life was full of sunshine,  Zooms and cocktails. I joined a fascinating chat with Philip Cox and discovered some of his Cramele Recas wines from Romania. Ok. Here’s my latest lockdown lifestyle. I realise its difficult to get …

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Fairtrade wine: Make a difference to people’s lives in Fairtrade Fortnight

Every year I give a nod to Fairtrade Fortnight wine and here I am again, nodding. In these next few days, thousands of people in the UK are recognising the efforts of farmers who live in some of the poorest countries in the world. The sale of Fairtrade wine directly helps workers on wine grape …

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Christmas wines Part 4: Festive red wine to warm and hug you (if only it had arms)

Hold on to your Christmas hats! If you love red wines with a bit of heart, depth, richness and ripe fruits which can comfort and hug, then I’m here for you. I won’t dilly dally with these festive red wine choices, as there’s lots to get through. Three festive red wine choices from France It …

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Red wine for Christmas: 12 choices to see you through the festive madness

The countdown is on. The tree is up, you’ve ordered the turkey, the presents are (nearly) all bought and you’re thinking about added extras. It’s my job to help you with drinkies – here’s some red wine for Christmas. Pinot noir is one of my favourites: The pinot noir grape is so versatile.  It will …

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