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Aldi Champagne Monsigny review

The Aldi wine team takes the game up to another level

WE’RE funny, aren’t we, people. We can make decisions based on preconceived ideas; decisions based on perceptions, not fact. Take Aldi wine. Remember that advertising slogan “it is a Skoda honest” …. well how about, “it is from Aldi, honest”. Maybe Aldi is the retail equivalent of Skoda; in the public’s mindset it may not …

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Monte Vallon Chardonnay IGP Pays d’Oc 2011

A celebration of the Chardonnay grape’s many personalities

Chardonnay. The most popular grape variety in the world. To borrow a theme from another beverage, if chardonnay made women, they would be as classy and steely-cool as Lauren Bacall; or as honeyed, rounded and voluptuously-complex as Marilyn Monroe; or maybe satin-lip frothy, but pin-bright and sparkling with a Grace Kelly-like elegance; or perhaps as …

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Cava: Mixing memories and tradition for a signature wine at Segura Viudas

I WAS very proud of myself the other day. So proud I rewarded myself with a tinkling glass of something sweet, fruity and bubbly. The reason? A winemaker in the heart of Spain’s cava country complimented me on my grape-blending skills. With three wines, three test-tubes and three blending attempts, I was trying to mirror …

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