We've all seen the shocking news of the fires raging in Australia. The loss of life and the devastation to the land and wildlife is horrific. Whilst not top of the agenda the Australian wine industry has also been badly effected with many families losing their livelihoods and years worth of work. Here is an … Continue reading Fires in Australia
So here we in 2020 looking forward to another year filled with new and exciting wines. Who knows where my tastebuds will take me this year, but here are some recommendations from top Sommeliers on wines to look out for this year. Click on the image beliw to open the full article by forbes.com
A great article by winefolly.com on the highs and lows of the wine industry in 2019. It's been one hell of a year. Roll on 2020.
My own experience of no alcohol wines has been patchy to say the least. They're usually too sweet for me do I stick to tonic water if I need a break from wine. However according to thedrinksbusiness.com things have improved and manufacturers are using innovative methods to reproduce the unique flavours usually imparted by a … Continue reading Best No Alcohol Wines
In honour of Monday’s wine (Bótijo Blanco) which was a rather nice Garnacha Blanca, here is an article from Spanishwinelover.com about the renaissance of this lovely grape variety here. GoSpain! Click on the image below to open the full article.
There was I thinking alcoholic grape juice was a Vegan as you can get. Turns out they use animal derived products as fining agents which basically remove any left over particles and leave a clearer looking wine. Now M&S and Spar, two UK supermarkets have announced that their own brand wines will in future all … Continue reading M&S Wines To Go 100% Vegan
As we are writing up some Rueda wines this week I thought I’d treat you all to a little bit of history and info on this wonderful region and grape variety courtesy of decanter.com. Click on the image below to open the Decanter article: The Verdejo Grape and Rueda DO.
It is apparently 200 years since the first grape vine was planted on New Zealand soil by Reverend Samuel Marsden. Well done that man! Wonder if he knew just how successful New Zealand wines would become.
Interesting article, in Spanish, from Granada hot.com about the negative effects of climate change on wine production here. The last two summers have delivered record numbers of forest fires, floods and summer hail storms all of which tend to kill off your grapes. As a consequence grape harvest levels have declined and wine makers are … Continue reading Climate Change in Spain
This sweet wine from the Piedmont’s region of Italy may not be my favourite (see yesterday's tasting: Alice Bel Cole Attis Moscato) but there is no doubting it’s popularity on the world’s market. Check out this article by italymagazine.com for more information. Click on image to open article from Italymagazine.com