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A Brief Guide to Bordeaux!

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A Brief Guide to Bordeaux!

For hundreds of years Bordeaux has been one of the most revered wine regions in the world. It used to be known primarily for it’s sweet white wines but now produces almost 90% red wines. If you've often wondered what all the fuss is about then here is some basic information about Bordeaux, just enough to be able to hold your own at parties! Location:  Bordeaux is region mid way down the west side of France, reasonably near the coast, it can be divided into 3 sections, carved out of the landscape by rivers in the region. Terroir:  The main river, the...

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Everything you need to know about Rioja!

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Everything you need to know about Rioja!

Rioja is the leading Spanish winemaking region.  Located in northern Spain it spans over 65,000 hectares of varying terroir consisting of 3 different zones:  Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja. The climate of Rioja is perfectly adapted to winemaking. Sheltered by the Cantabrian Mountains to the north, and the Sierra de la Demanda to the south, it enjoys a beautiful microclimate, irrigated by the Ebro River and its tributaries. Over the last few decades Rioja has manifested into two distinct styles, the more traditional style - medium-bodied and aged in American oak and the more modern style, deeper in...

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More Women in Wine - Award Winning Boschendal Sparkling Brut Maker!

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More Women in Wine - Award Winning Boschendal Sparkling Brut Maker!

Boschendal Cap Classique Winemaker takes top honours at SA Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards Taking a fine balance between innovation and tradition to new heights has once again proved fruitful for legacy Franschhoek Valley winery, Boschendal as its Cap Classique winemaker, Danielle Coetsee, received the prestigious ‘’Woman Winemaker of the Year” award at the 2020 SA Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards. With an estimated 10% of winemakers being female worldwide, this recognition is especially poignant for the 335-year-old winery and Danielle Coetsee alike. “Our country has produced stellar winemakers throughout the years who continue to ensure the growing success of locally made...

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The 'Cap Classique' Process or, how to make your own champagne!!

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The 'Cap Classique' Process or, how to make your own champagne!!
Ever wondered how to make your own Sparkling wine using the Cap Classique method, MCC, or Champagne method!

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Domaine Mur-Mur-Ium, Mont Ventoux, Southern Rhone

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Domaine Mur-Mur-Ium, Mont Ventoux, Southern Rhone
This is one of our favourite wine producers!

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