Wine

Château La Louvière Pessac-Léognan

Stirring the lees: Watch it happening AND learn about yeast. It’s a wine blog bargain

I have no idea how many times I’ve used the term “stirring the lees” and some of you might think oh here she goes again, talking that wine gobbledegook nonsense. Finally I’ve seen it in action, thanks to a peekaboo glass side to an oak barrel. You’re also thinking, well I’m pleased for you Jane, …

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My wine diploma diary dusting

Wine Diploma Diary: I’m not exactly what you’d call a domestic goddess but …

I’ve turned into a person who’s gone all tidy-uppie. I’m not very domesticated. It’s a rare thing to catch me with a duster in my hand. Let me put this into context. Years ago I was the victim of a burglary and I duly gave the list of missing goods to the police.  It was a month before I …

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Jane Clare wine 2016 year in review

Photo memories: My 2016 year in pictures and a drop of something now and again

Farewell 2016, you  strange old year, you little monkey. Putting the madness of Brexit, Trump and Celebrity Deaths to one side, there’s been a lot of change for me personally, changes that will see me taking a route yet to be determined, sometime around May in 2017. Meanwhile  – here’s some 2016 photo memories, ahem, and of course they …

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Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carménère wine review

December 6th: Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carménère

Wine Advent Calendar December 6th:  Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc Carménère 2015 I’m sorry if I’m going to repeat myself here, but today’s choice  is another from the Oddbin’s wine tasting held at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral the other day. Why is this wine here? Because I went “oooo,oooo,oooo, look, oooo, it’s a white wine with carménère, …

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solitude: Monthly Wine Writing Challenge

Monthly Wine Writing Challenge: Solitude (and thinking)

This is the first time I’ve entered the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. The theme Solitude was chosen by last month’s winner Traveling Wine Chick. That was TWC’s prize, to pick the next theme.  Perhaps I‘ve wandered outside the “wine writing” ethos; I might be thrown out, tripping over empty wine bottles on the way.  But in my defence M’lud, …

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