Author: paul

The Champagne region is not actually a region at all. It is a relatively small area and the name comes from the sparkling wine that is produced in the area. It is only sparkling wine from this part of France that is allowed to be referred to as ‘Champagne’. The methods for creating sparkling wine […]

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Australia is now one of the top producers of wine in the world. This vast country has no less than 60 designated wine areas so it can be hard for the wine buff to know where to start if they want to visit one or two of the wine yards. De Bortoli in Yarra Valley […]

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 France is one of the world’s top producers of good quality wine and no matter where you go in the country there are wine yards that produce hundreds of thousands of bottles of wine every year. A good tip for those who are in the country and who want to try wine t asting is to […]

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Many people are opting to visit wine yards on their holidays to learn more about their favourite tipple, as a nice relaxing excursion, or just to sample the local fare. To get the most out of the visit then there are several hints and tips to adhere too. Have a designated driver. The chances are […]

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California is fast-becoming known as a good quality producer of wine and there are plenty of wine yards that tourists can visit, both to try the wine and to pick up a bottle or two. Most of these are located in the Napa Valley. Navarro Winery, Philo Philo is located in Mendocino County and here […]

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Working out which wines are good quality is not as easy as most people think. It is very easy to read reviews and take the recommendations from the wine experts but there are a few things that people can take into consideration when they are doing their own tastings. The complexity of wine is important. […]

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Those who are new to wine may not be aware of the various different types and categories of wine that there are and understanding some of the terms that are applied to wine is important. A wine bottle label that has ‘Grand Cru’ or ‘Premier Cru’ on it is a sign that the wine is […]

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