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Wine Production Part 2 - Pests and Problems in the Vineyard

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Weather Hazards Spring Frosts can kill new growth. In 2008 we…
Production of Wine

Wine Production Part 1 - Growing and Husbandry for the Grapevine

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Great vines are made in the vineyard, with little intervention…
Cabernet Sauvignon, "The great colonizer"

Cabernet Sauvignon, "The great colonizer"

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Cabernet Sauvignon is considered one of the worlds most widely…
Extremes in Bordeaux – 2010 vs. 2013 Classed Growth Reds

Extremes in Bordeaux – 2010 vs. 2013 Classed Growth Reds

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After soils, climate is the most important factor in determining…
Sparkling Wines of Europe

The Other Sparkling Wines of Europe

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Crémant The term Crémant is used to designate sparkling wines…
A Guide to Drinking Old Wine - How Old Wine Tastes Different

A Guide to Drinking Old Wine - Part 4 - How Old Wine Tastes Different

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There are few food products in the world that can age as long…
A Guide to Drinking Old Wine - Decanting

A Guide to Drinking Old Wine - Part 3 - Decanting

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Once opened, older wine will need to be decanted. This is…
A Guide to Drinking Old Wine - Storing and Opening

A Guide to Drinking Old Wine - Part 2 - Storing and Opening

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Older reds and a few whites will have sediment, made up of…
The Champagne Region

The Champagne Region

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Climate – Champagne is one of the most northern regions for…
Production of Champagne and other Traditional Method Sparkling Wines

Production of Champagne and other Traditional Method Sparkling Wines

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In Champagne, growers make as much as possible as the climate…
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

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New Zealand has set a new standard for Sauvignon Blanc in the…
A guide to California Wine

Which Wine Do I Order? – A guide to California Wine

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We’ve all been a similar situation before: you are going to…