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WINE OF THE MONTH – Reyneke Cornerstone Bio-dynamic

2021-07-09T18:59:15+01:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , |

To link in with this month’s blog about bio-dynamic wines, we’ve chosen Reyneke Cornerstone Bio-dynamic 2016 from Stellenbosch, South Africa, as our Wine of the Month. If you were ever lucky enough to visit the Reyneke Estate, you might be surprised to find not only vineyards but also a farm, complete with cows and ...

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Bio-dynamic Wine

2021-07-09T18:22:54+01:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , |

I wrote recently about what the term organic means with regard to wine. Now it’s the turn of bio-dynamic. I suppose you could say this is organic – and beyond. Bio-dynamics is a system of agriculture and horticulture introduced in the 1920s by Rudolph Steiner, an Austrian philosopher. (By the way, his areas of ...

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WINE OF THE MONTH – BLACK CHALK

2021-06-03T11:31:03+01:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , , |

‘Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!’ So said Dom Perignon when he tasted his Champagne – or so legend has it. Well, I am in no way likening myself to that esteemed 17th Century monk, but I have to say that when I tasted our Wine of the Month I had pretty much ...

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BRITISH WINE

2021-06-02T20:16:54+01:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , , |

In this Blog post, I thought we could have a look at British Wine to celebrate Welsh Wine Week – 4th to 13th June, and English Wine Week – 19th to 27th June. Mention British wine to a group of aficionados of the fermented grape juice and you’d probably expect a range of reactions ...

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Wine of the Month – Château La Mascaronne Rosé.

2021-05-16T12:26:21+01:00May 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , , |

Stop and Smell the Rosés! Actually, I should say stop and smell the rosé, singular, because although The Wine Shed has a wonderful selection of more than twenty mouth-watering rosés, I want to concentrate on just one - Château La Mascaronne Rosé. Before we look at the wine itself, let me whisk you off ...

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ORGANIC WINES

2021-05-05T14:50:17+01:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The Wine Shed is renowned for its range of Organic, Biodynamic and sustainable wines, so in an occasional series of blogs, I thought I would examine what makes a wine Organic, Biodynamic or sustainable. What do the terms mean when applied to wine? Let’s look at Organic first. Organic Wines First of all, a ...

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WINE OF THE MONTH – JANISSON CHAMPAGNE

2020-02-19T16:16:20+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

WHY THE WINE SHED HAS THE LAST STOCK IN THE WORLD! So how do you celebrate with your loved one? Red roses? A special date night? Champagne? Now you’re talking! Champagne it is! And I can thoroughly recommend Champagne from the House of Janisson. The House of Janisson was (not ‘is’ – I’ll explain ...

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WINE OF THE MONTH – QUINTA DO PORTAL COLHEITA ROSÉ 2018

2020-02-19T16:18:55+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

If someone says name a Portuguese Rosé and all you can think of is Mateus or ‘phoning a friend, then we can help! Quinta do Portal deep in the heart of the Douro Valley have produced a stunning Rosé – but before I wax lyrical about the wine itself, it’s worth looking at the ...

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