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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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red wine for christmas

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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The International Wine Challenge Merchants' Awards 2014

International Wine Challenge announces Wine Merchant honours

THIS girlie, as I write, has a mild red wine hangover. I have tried revitalising shampoo but it hasn’t worked, so I’m going to write to the Shampoo Ombudsman. The reason for my “mild” head? This week the International Wine Challenge announced its Merchant Awards and I was there “quietly” enjoying the occasion. The headlines …

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The Wine Society wizards and the girl who hates raisins

“I don’t like raisins,” said The Girl Who Doesn’t Like Raisins. “You might not like raisins,” I said, “but you’ll like this.” I asked Girl Who Doesn’t Like Raisins to pour a fingertip of Blind Spot Rutherglen Muscat wine into a glass and  taste. “I’m not sure” she said, “Don’t be scared,” I said, as she raised …

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Tesco Finest Rosé Champagne review

Wine Press: Pink fizz to share on Valentine’s Day

VALENTINE’S. It’s the time of year when the card shops  make a killing, florists’  fingers flurry, men panic and wine shelves empty  quicker than Old Trafford  in the 80th minute. What better reason  to taste  some sparklie glasses of  pink fizz. Champagne Jacquart, Brut Mosaïque Rosé NV  (£30, online at  greatwesternwine.co.uk and you’ll see  it …

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Jen Pfeiffer Rutherglen Tawny

Sweet wines are delightful at the end of a Christmas meal

SWEET doesn’t  always mean  sickly and in the  interests of making your  Christmas special, with the person of your dreams. It might not be one of  your things to seek out sweet wines to sip with your  Christmas pud or  cheese. You may think they’re too expensive a risk if you shouldn’t like  them.  But you …

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Sacchetto Moscato IGT Veneto NV

Festive wines to enjoy with your Christmas Day meal

PRESENTS bought? Wrapped and under the tree? Thinking of the Christmas meal and festive wines? Well I’ve not done the presents thing – but I’m well on with the drinking thing. Let’s go. Guests arrive. Sacchetto Moscato IGT Veneto NV (www.nakedwines.com £10.99 or £7.99 if you’re an investing Angel).The wine notes describe it as tasting …

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