Casa Marin Riesling San Antonio Valley Chile 2009
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From the cooler Coastal region of Catagena in the San Antonio Valley This dry Riesling, tasted on the Advanced Course, was simply outstanding.  Intense and complex.  Lemon zesty, refreshing acidity, deliciously textural body with layers of flavour.  Very long minerally … Read More

The Wine Lady’s June 2014 Newsletter
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This month we explore the health benefits (or not) of moderate wine consumption.  We have a fab mixed case offer from Chile, and yet another chocolate recipe from Nigella – can we ever get enough?

Budino di Cioccolato (Italian Choc Pudding)
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Budino Di Cioccolato (Italian Chocolate Pudding) (From Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson) Serves 4 Ingredients: 250 ml full-fat milk 125ml double cream 60g caster sugar 1 tbsp cornflour 35g cocoa powder 1 tbsps boiling water 2 egg yolks 1 tsp … Read More

Sauvignon Blanc
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Bored of New Zealand Sauvignon? It’s something I hear quite often, but what is the alternative? If you like a nice, light, refreshing white wine as an aperitif then of course there are numerous white grapes to try. Or, you … Read More

Cabernet Sauvignon
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Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the better known red grapes varieties ; it is grown all over the world and is incredibly versatile. Depending on where it is grown (and of course the winemaker’s input) it can make soft and … Read More