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What determines the colour of wine?

2022-01-17T14:58:40+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , , |

The simple answer is – the skin of the grape. But surely it’s a little more complex than that? Yes, it is! Let’s start with a quick look at the beginning of the process of turning those luscious grapes into wine because this has a bearing on what colour the wine will be. To ...

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Spotlight on ………. Merlot

2021-11-17T16:09:09+00:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , , |

Spotlight on … Merlot To follow up on my blog a couple of months ago about Pinot Noir, here’s another International Wine Day – this time the spotlight is on Merlot. The 7th November is not only International Merlot Day, it’s also International Hug a Bear Day! Yes! I kid you not. So, as ...

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Spotlight on … Pinot Noir

2021-08-06T15:40:55+01:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , |

Do you know what’s special about 18th August? Apart from it being someone’s birthday, anniversary, or such like? Or it being National Fajita Day (yes, really) or Bad Poetry Day (I’m not making it up)? It’s (trumpet fanfare) International Pinot Noir Day! So before we get to the serious stuff about the wine, here’s ...

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