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bordeaux wine styles explained

Six styles of Bordeaux wine explained in simple steps

Bordeaux wine might be a bit daunting; ooooh all those different tastes, styles, let alone names we can’t pronounce properly. I went along to a Bordeaux tasting run by Dan Harwood at Vinea, Liverpool, on behalf of the Bordeaux Wine Council. (Bordeaux.com/uk)  Dan has some wise words to share and some simple little word clouds too, which help …

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Secret Sydney Travel Review: Jane Clare

Secret Sydney: Jane Clare is Down Under and up on high in Australia

YOU can take the Northern Girl (that’s me) out of the northern hemisphere and plonk her firmly and squarely in the middle of Sydney, upside down and thousands of miles from home, and she’ll still yearn for pie, peas and gravy. And that’s exactly what I got. My first meal in this welcoming, blue sky, …

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The man behind Aldi wines, Mike James, picks his special wines for you

MANY of my friends say that Aldi wines have changed their lives. Friday nights begin with a “rush to the shops” to stock up for the weekend. Mike James, Aldi’s wine buyer, since 2010, has overseen the team which has made Aldi a must-go destination for reliable, affordable wines. I spoke to Mike, and asked …

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Chablis Vineyards

Pictures: A visit to the Chablis wine festival

Gallery: I visited Chablis in February 2011 and enjoyed the Saint-Vincent Tournante du Chablisien festival as well as visiting several wineries to enjoy Chablis wine. Read the stories from my Chablis visit. Here is a selection of pictures. [slickr-flickr tag=”chablis” descriptions=”on” type=”galleria” options=”autoplay:3000; imageCrop:true; carousel:false; transitionSpeed:1000; transition:pulse””]