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Bordeaux’s Added Benefits – What’s in Your Wine? 2013, A Vintage With A Difference

Disaster strikes hard when a winemaker, or even an entire wine making region, suffers the impact of severe weather during the growing season. Unlike many other wine regions across the world Bordeaux has the advantage in that its wines are … Continue reading

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Drinking with Your Eyes – Wine Labels of The Future?

Wine labels can seduce us into buying a bottle of wine and David Schuemann’s book 99 Bottles of Wine exposes some of the industry’s secrets about the subliminal messages that trick us into making that purchase. Schuemann is the creative … Continue reading

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Poll Shows Wine Descriptions are Unhelpful and Pompous . . . How Would You Describe Wine?

Some news on how people feel about wine descriptions has hit the press this week which has made interesting reading. According to Harpers a poll commissioned by Laithwaites revealed that wine descriptions are ‘more pompous than helpful.’ The poll covered … Continue reading

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The Chinese New Year – 2013 The Year of the Black Water Snake

The Chinese New Year 2013 begins on 10th February 2013 and is the Year of the Snake. According to Chinese astrology, the associated colour for water is black, so 2013 is the Year of the Black Water Snake. Although a … Continue reading

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The Chinese Moon Festival, Bordeaux Wine and . . . Labelling

Chateau Guiraud is to host the Chinese Moon Festival in Bordeaux according to Decanter. The Fete de la Lune d’Or (Golden Moon Festival) is on September 12th and is aimed at the increasingly large Chinese, Hong Kong and Asian community … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Name

The press have been reporting a story concerning a row over a wine called Kiwi Cuvée. What’s wrong with that, you might think? Well, the wine is French. It’s made by Lacheteau, based in the Loire Valley, and their Sauvignon … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Name

The press have been reporting a story concerning a row over a wine called Kiwi Cuvée. What’s wrong with that, you might think? Well, the wine is French. It’s made by Lacheteau, based in the Loire Valley, and their Sauvignon … Continue reading

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Braille Wine Labels

Wine labelling is somewhat of a nightmare when you consider what they should and should not put on the label but one area where they really fall down is that they do not cater for the blind. It is very … Continue reading

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Italian Wine but Made in Germany

A German law court in Trier has ruled that sparkling wine produced in Germany from Italian Prosecco grapes can be labelled as ‘Italian’. If the basic wine is imported from Italy into Germany bearing the label IGT, (Indicazione Geographica Tipica) … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Wine?

Bravo to Channel 4 who ran an exposé last night in Dispatches on the 1.5bn bottles of wine we consume in Britain every year. The findings were disturbing enough for 2 Daily papers to run with the story before the … Continue reading

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