Chapoutier’s Hermitage

I recently successfully completed the Wine Scholar Guild Rhone Valley Masters Course (and passed with Highest Honours!) The suggested tasting list had some amazing wines

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Bringing in the Wine Harvest

The wine harvest typically occurs from the end of August to November in the Northern Hemisphere and anytime from February through to April in the

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The Perfect Apple Crumble

From The Guardian by Felicity Croake Serves 4Ingredients:150gms plain flour, or 100gms plain flour, 50gms ground almonds125gms chilled, unsalted butter, cut into cubes35gms demerara sugar35gms

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A Champagne Vintage fit for the Queen

A few years ago I attended a Pol Roger Champagne tasting which consisted of their NV (non-vintage) Brut, Vintage 2002, Rosé Vintage 2004 and their

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The French Gastronomic Meal

I went to IKEA in Avignon for lunch recently. Not through choice so much as a necessity. I had visited the sports store next door

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Prosecco Rosé DOC

Pink Prosecco is finally official. With impeccable timing it arrived in the UK in time for Christmas. We are all familiar with the white version

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Viognier – Grape Variety

“Vee-Own-Yay “ Sultry Sensuality & Bright Springtime Scent Makes dry, full-bodied white wines with a heady perfume, honeysuckle, apricots, peach kernels, white blossom and violets,

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