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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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Cruset Sparkling Blanc de Blancs NV summer wine

Summer wine: Six wine choices for when the sun peeks out

It’s sunny outside. I’m happy. At the risk of tempting fate, I bring you summer wine choices – two sparkling, two whites and two reds – to enjoy while the sun shines and as autumn beckons. Summer wine to cheer up  a staycation Beau Beaujolais 2014 (12.5% abv, Majestic,  £8.99 or £7.99 in a Mix Six deal) The dog …

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Wine Society twitter wine tasting

Twitter wine tasting at home with the Wine Society (and the dog)

Now this is my kind of wine tasting.  I recently joined in a Twitter wine tasting, hosted by the Wine Society and I didn’t have to move from my sofa. Millie the schnauzer slept right through it (well, it was past her doggie bedtime). Each month The Wine Society selects two wines which are  tasted “over the …

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Chénas Les Carrières Domaine 2011 wine

Young bloods challenge our perception of French winemakers

PICTURE French winemakers and what do you see? Veterans. Wisps of white hair blowing in a warm breeze. Soil brushed off gnarled hands and a grape taken firmly but gently between Gauloises-stained fingers. A face the colour of Red Rum’s saddle bags turned upwards to the life-giving sun….  well that’s what I see. And of …

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Henry Fessy Moulin-á-Vent 2011 Beaujolais crus review

Wine Press: Autumn days … when only red wine will do

AUTUMN is here; weekends of scrunchy woodland walks, skin-tingling whip-it-up winds and soggy downpours. Crisp whites and rosés still have their place but there’s nothing better than a red wine reflecting the season’s leafy clusters and harvest fruits. Last week I was a little rosy-cheeked after sitting in unexpected warm autumnal sun. With me, a …

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Côte Roannaise, Vieilles Vignes Wine Society review

Wine Society’s explorers who discover wonderful tastes

There’s a group of  explorers scouring the world, Wine Society buyers tracking down the best on offer from every continent, bringing wonderful tastes back to you and me in Blighty. I think you’d be hard pushed to find anyone that does it better than the Wine Society. Terrific wines at  pocket-happy prices. A co-operative, founded …

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