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The Grapevine

Aug
06

H is for … Harvest

H is for … Harvest
Are you looking forward to harvesting your own crop of fruit or veg? Of course, H is for Harvest 🌾 You reap what you sow - or so we are led to believe. This is indeed true on so many levels with making wine, but sometimes things happen, like the weather, that are completely out of our control. As harvest time approaches, spare a thought for our win...
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Aug
06

G is for … Grapes

G is for … Grapes
Here's a question for you... what colour wine do you think comes from these grapes? Did you say red? White? Or even rosé? 🌟 Well, you'd be correct if you said any of these colours! Just because the grape is red, this doesn't mean it only makes red wine. In fact, the juice from all grapes is clear, so all grapes can make white wine. But in order to ...
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Jul
24

F is for ... Friends

F is for ... Friends
What else could it be? F is for... Friends Things we think friends are fantastic for: 🍾 Sharing a bottle of wine 🍾 Lending you a corkscrew 🍾 Going out for dinner and wine with 🍾 Gossiping over a great glass of wine 🍾 Bringing over a bottle of wine to celebrate/ cheer you up/ because it's a day of the week with a Y in it
Jul
15

E is for English Sparkling

E is for English Sparkling
E is for... English Sparkling Wine A new player has entered the fizz world in the last few years, and it's perhaps closer than you think. Homegrown on our very own shores, English Sparkling Wine has packed a punch against its perhaps better known competitors, including Champagne and Prosecco, winning international awards and earning its place again...
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Jul
10

D is for … Dosage

D is for … Dosage
Ever wondered how some champagnes are sweeter than others? Well here you go! 🥂⁠ The champagne making process is full of D's:⁠ ⁠ Dépointage - the stacking of bottles at a specific angle prior to...⁠ ⁠ Disgorgement - the removal of sediment on a bottle nearing the end of the champagne making process, but today we'll look at...⁠ ⁠ Dosage.⁠ ⁠ After dis...
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Jul
10

C is for … Carmenère

C is for … Carmenère
How far would you go to save a grape? As it turns out, the French would go around the world! Known as the lost grape of Bordeaux, Carmenère was once a noble variety associated with the region's fantastic wines. It was lost for many years when the Great Wine Blight, or the phylloxera virus, ravaged France's vineyards during the late 1800's. The Fren...
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Jul
10

B is for … Blush

B is for … Blush
What is a blush we hear you ask? Some people think it's down to the sweetness of the wine; blush being sweeter than a rosé. Others believe it relates to the colour; blush = lighter, richer pinks = rosé. Actually it can be all or none of the above! In reality blush is a rosé and rosé is a blush, they are both pink and can be bone dry, fairly sweet o...
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Jul
10

A Is for... Angels Share

A Is for... Angels Share
Do you know your chianti from your claret? Or which grapes make your favourite tipple? We love learning about wine so we can share what we know with you. There's so many fun facts it's been hard to pick but we've rounded up our favourites in our new A-Z of wine. Enjoy! 🥂 A is for... Angels' Share When barrel ageing a wine or spirit around 2% of the...
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