Lowering alcohol levels in wine
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9M ago
In the world of winemaking, the demand for lower alcohol wines and recent duty changes on alcohol in the UK are bringing a fresh challenge to the forefront: finding ways to reduce alcohol levels in wine without compromising on the flavour and quality. As consumers increasingly seek wines with lower alcohol content, winemakers are faced with the delicate task of keeping sugar levels low in ..read more
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2023 wine duty changes in the UK & what they mean
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11M ago
If you have been burying your head in the sand recently you may have missed an upcoming important deadline for wine-drinkers – 31 st July 2023 – after which, despite much lobbying by the drinks industry and despite the government’s stated desire to control inflation, higher rates of duty will be applied to most still wines. The 2023 changes in duty on wine From 1 ..read more
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Vintage champagne; is it worth the price?
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1y ago
Vintage champagne is often talked about in much revered terms and the prices it can sell for suggest a far superior product to non-vintage champagne but is vintage champagne so much better than non-vintage? This blogpost looks into what exactly vintage champagne is, how vintage champagne differs from non-vintage champagne and what vintage champagne tends to taste like in comparison to non-vintage. In addition we ..read more
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The best wines to drink with Asparagus
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1y ago
Asparagus is one of those foods that are notoriously difficult to pair with wines; others include artichokes, vinaigrette, lemons and chilli. So difficult is it to find wines that will complement asparagus and not be overcome by its unique and slightly bitter taste, that some wine writers will advise not to drink wine at all with it. But there are wines that will create a ..read more
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Cava, Spanish sparkling wine & its alternatives
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1y ago
The sparkling wine industry in the Penedès wine region of Northern Spain where most cava is produced has been the scene of in-fighting for a number of years. This blogpost looks at the history of cava and the most recent developments in the Cava DO appellation, including how cava has changed its categories of cava and its labelling, and also considers the alternative Spanish sparkling ..read more
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Women winemakers
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1y ago
In recognition of International Women's Day on 8 March and as a follow up to my previous musings about women and wine , I’m celebrating female winemakers in this blogpost. Wine production has traditionally been very male-dominated and that situation has been slow to change however in the last 30 years or so there has been a quiet evolution with more women than ever involved ..read more
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5 reasons to follow Damp January instead of Dry January
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1y ago
A light-hearted look at the alternatives to abstaining from alcohol completely It’s the start of a new year, a time when many people make commitments New Year’s resolutions; I’m not generally a fan mainly because I’m not sure I have ever stuck to one, as weak-willed as I am. But, after the traditional season of goodwill and over-indulgence, even a humble wine merchant can see ..read more
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Why drink sweet wine with dessert - and which sweet wine?
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1y ago
At the time of writing Christmas is almost upon us, a time when we like to lay on a feast. Have you given any thought to which wine you will drink with pudding? Find out why drinking a wine that’s sweet with desserts makes sense and what the key characteristic is that sweet wines need in order to complement desserts. Also included is a comparison ..read more
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Guide to the Merlot grape and wines
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1y ago
A guide to the Merlot grape and where it is grown, the characteristics of Merlot wine and what it tastes like plus what to eat with Merlot. Often in the shadow of Cabernet Sauvignon, with which it is frequently blended, most famously in Bordeaux, Merlot has somehow acquired a reputation for being inferior, its reputation not helped by the 2004 film Sideways in which Merlot ..read more
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Are wine award winners the best wines to drink?
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1y ago
You will have seen numerous wine bottles on supermarket or wine shop shelves with shiny stickers indicating that the wines have won a medal or award in one of the many wine competitions. The question is, should you buy a wine based on a wine competition medal or ignore the wine award winners placed in prime eye-line position especially given the criticism of even the ..read more
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