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In The Know: What is Pinot Noir?

Anyone with a passing interest in will have heard (or read) about Pinot Noir. And mostly it will be how great the wines are, and maybe what a pain in the a$$ the grape is to grow. So let’s take a look at it from the start: What Is Pinot Noir?   The Pinot Family […]

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What Is Champagne

What is Champagne? The World’s No. 1 Place for Great Fizz

What is Champagne? Champagne is a wine region of France approximately 160km East of Paris. Also, the name of the wines produced from the area. Most famously, it is a sparkling wine that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle and aging on lees (the dead yeast cells). Occasionally you will find still wines, but they […]

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Understanding Bordeaux Part 1. The Wines To Love

Bordeaux is one of my favourite wine regions, through the years I have been able to taste more of these wines than any others (except maybe Burgundy). You can see some of my recent Bordeaux encounters here. The Region of Bordeaux and its appellations.   Cabernet Sauvignon Background of Bordeaux. The region is most famous for its savoury, structured […]

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Glassware, when, what

A brief discussion (I could go on a lot longer!) about glassware and how it makes a difference to your wine tasting/drinking experience. Originally featured in TWD Magazine January and February Issues. Does glassware make a difference? The answer is yes, no and maybe. The hardest part about glassware is a lot of it comes down to personal preference, although it is […]

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January Sale

It seems somehow unbelieveable but I forgot to mention we have a sale going for the month of January. For all wines we currently have in stock we are offering: 10% off 6 bottles or more. Or 20% off 12 bottles or more. Below are the up-to-date lists: Cellar List Highlights include an amazing array of Aussie […]

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