Organic Wine

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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Wine of the Month – Craft Farm Rosehip

2021-10-12T15:05:52+01:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Uncategorised, Wine|Tags: , , , |

To link in with this month’s blog post about orange wines, we have chosen Craft Farm Rosehip from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand as our Wine of the Month. The first thing to say is, don’t panic, it’s not made from rosehips! In fact, it’s a wonderfully balanced combination of Albarino, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Petit Grain ...

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The Future’s Bright – The Future’s Orange

2021-10-11T18:40:45+01:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , |

(apologies to a certain phone provider) Orange wine? What? Wine made out of oranges? No. In a nutshell, orange (or amber or ramato as it is sometimes described) wine is a type of white wine made by leaving the grape skins and seeds in contact with the juice, creating an orange-hued liquid. Or, as ...

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WINE OF THE MONTH: Bodegas Piqueras Wild Fermented Verdejo

2021-09-10T12:09:45+01:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , , , , , |

To link in with this month’s blog about natural wines, we have chosen Bodegas Piqueras Wild Fermented Verdejo from Spain as our Wine of the Month. Think of Spain - eastern Spain - but leave the sun, sea, and swimming of the Costas behind for a while. Venture about 100km inland from Alicante and ...

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Natural Wines: The Marmite of the Wine World?

2021-09-07T12:47:20+01:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog, The Wine Shed, Wine|Tags: , , , , , |

Natural Wines: The Marmite of the Wine World?   In previous blogs, I’ve written about organic and bio-dynamic wine. There’s another category that has made its way into the wine lexicon – ‘natural’ – and so this blog will, hopefully, shed some light on what ‘natural’ wine means. The first thing to say is ...

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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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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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