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Pays d'Oc Domaine Gayda wine review

Pays d’Oc – where 56 grape varieties are the spice of life

THERE’S a part of France which almost thinks its the New World when it comes to wine-making. I’m talking Pays d’Oc. Traditionally France – and other “old world” countries such as Spain and Italy – have historically developed wines based on local grape varieties, the local marketplace and as a match to local foods. But in …

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Six Hats Fairtrade wine review

Fairtrade Fortnight wine supports farmers and workers

THE broadest, brightest night sky over one part of South Africa has inspired the name of one of the country’s most successful wineries. Stellar Winery is 275 kilometres north of Cape Town on the road to Namibia. Its name doesn’t just reflect the spangled sky above – but it also summarises the breadth of the …

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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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