Wine Facts


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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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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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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