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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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New Year wines 2017

New Year’s Eve wine: Here’s some choices for your special celebrations!!

Another new year is appearing round the corner as one slides off into the distance. How did that happen? Pop some bubbles and enjoy some New Year’s Eve wine as you say hello to 2018 and goodbye to 2017. New Year’s Eve wine: A brace of cavas Vilarnau Brut Reserva Cava (£11.99, Ocado, Booths and …

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glass of bubbles, christmas fizz

Christmas fizz which isn’t prosecco or champagne!

Prosecco and Champagne can take centre stage at the office Christmas party, family gathering or girlie night  – but here’s some other Christmas fizz ideas which will fit the bill. Provetto Spumante Bianco Brut (10.5% abv £4.99, Bargain Booze) This wine achieves the wow factor when used as a cocktail mixer. It’s a great way …

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Freixenet Mia Sparkling wine

Freixenet and Mia range looks to the younger market

I HAD a rotten day  the other day and  was in need of comfort. I stood in a supermarket  aisle in front of something  which declared itself to be fresh and crisp. I wasn’t in the fruit and vegetable section. It also had  “sparkling”  on the label. I  certainly wasn’t near the   household cleaning  products. …

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Freixenet cava is so much more than iconic Cordon Negro

PRETTY in pink … a glass of rose. Can it be beaten? Well it can if it’s sparkling and is sitting alongside tapas of marinated salmon and Iberian ham. A veritable feast with pink hues; but by no means girlie. I was in Barcelona drinking Cordon Rosado, the pink sister of stablemate Freixenet’s famous Cordon …

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