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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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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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Zinfandel – Grape Variety

“Turbo-charged blackberry meeting a spice warehouse” Matthew Jukes. Makes dry red wines that can be bold and full-bodied with high alcohol and moderate tannins or

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Wine by the Gallon

Large volumes of wine are increasingly exported in bulk prior to bottling in another country that is, or is close to, its final market.  This

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Semillon, a Lesser-known Variety for the Festive Season

I am sure you are all familiar with the stars of the wine world such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot and I would suggest

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To Oak or not to Oak

Ever since we got bored with heavily-oaked Chardonnay that emerged from Australia in the late 1980s oak has had a bad reputation. It can help

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The real cost of wine

I am often asked to suggest the ideal amount of money to spend on a bottle of wine to ensure it will be decent. There

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