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Monthly Archives: August 2013

  • Why choose Biodynamic?

    Wines produced from biodynamically grown grapes are often described as being super-organic.

    But that doesn’t really tell us too much about what actually goes on in a biodynamic vineyard, so I thought it might be useful to sum up a few of the key points.

    To start out we need to think of biodynamics as an holistic philosophy rather than just a set of agricultural pra...

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  • What’s in a name?

    You say Syrah, I say Shiraz, is there anything more to differentiate between these two than just spelling and pronunciation?

    Well I suppose the answer to that question is both yes and no.

    Wines labelled as either are produced using the exact same grape variety, but depending on the climate in which the grapes were grown these wines can taste very different indeed.

    To start...

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  • French Favourites

    With our 20% off French wine sale running until Tuesday the 20th, there can be no better time to pick up a few bottles.

    With such a wide variety of wine styles to choose from and with sale prices starting from €8.79 there's something here to suit everyone.

    As an aperitif I think Muscadet is one of the best, crisp, dry and relatively high in acid it is just the thing to s...

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  • Sancerre Savvy

    Sancerre has been around for a long time astheLoire Valley was probably cultivated by the Romans andSancerre is one its main appellations. Famously the home of Sauvignon Blanc, the vines are grown on a chalk soil which is similar to the soils of Champagne and Chablis. Located in the central vineyards of the Loire Valley, near the river, this chalk soil along with the hot summers and long cold ...

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