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  • Grandé Rosé, Gosset Unique Amongst Champagne

    Apr 20 2020
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    We have been working with Champagne Gosset for many years now.  Here, Mary reviews one of her favourite Champgane houses, in particular the Grand Rose.

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  • Great Wine From Puglia

    Apr 01 2020
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    It's fair to say that we've gone a little Italian crazy here at Weavers, but I make absolutely no apology for it! It can be really hard to find good quality Italian wines in the UK and we just seem to have come across a real flurry of them at the moment, and I'm not about to pass up the opportunity to stock them.

     

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  • Traditional, Unique and a bit Different - It Must Be Austria

    Apr 01 2020
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    After our longstanding partnership with our previous supplier of Austrian wine came to an end Mary set herself the task of finding a producer with a great history and wines that are exciting and a little bit different. Allow us to introduce you to Domäne Baumgartner.

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  • Sheer delight from Alan McCorkindale

    Apr 01 2020
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    There are many ways in which a winemaker can reduce their carbon footprint and minimise their impact on the ecological balance of their vineyards. Common options include reducing the use of pesticides or picking the grapes by hand rather than using heavy machinery. Kiwi winemaker Alan McCorkindale however, has opted to make the most of another local resource. wines.

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  • Ripasso: Amarone’s Little Cousin

    Apr 01 2020
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    This is one of my all time favourite wines, it has all the character and richness of some of the more famous big Italian reds but at half the price!

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  • Classic Claret with a difference.

    Apr 01 2020
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    The vineyards of Bordeaux are split down the middle by the river Garonne and this distinction largely defines the wines that are produced there. Almost all Bordeaux wines are blend of numerous varieties but those made to the east (the right bank) are predominantly Merlot and those to the west (the left bank) Cabernet Sauvignon.

     

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  • Colinas from the Douro

    Apr 01 2020
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    You may not know it but the grapes of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Cao are probably the three most widely consumed grape varieties of the festive season. This is due to the fact that they are the key component of Port.

     

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  • A Classic off-dry Style

    Apr 01 2020
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    The appellation of Vouvray lies in the Touraine department of the Loire Valley and is home to one of Frances best loved and most versatile wines. The wine itself depends greatly upon the conditions of the vintage with cooler years resulting in dry and sparkling wines. In hotter years however lusciously sweet dessert wines in the style of Sauternes are produced with some having phenomenal potential for aging.

     

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  • The Most Under Appreciated Grape of Portugal

    Apr 01 2020
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    The Terra d’Alter vineyards are structured according to the new world approach, designed with the assistance of the University of Fresno, California. The vines are planted using modern training and irrigation techniques, facilitating treatment and ensuring quality. They cover extensive plains and gentle hills, always providing intense exposure to sunlight which assists the grapes’ development, maturation and quality. Many indigenous varieties are grown including the Encruzado variety in this months case.

     

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  • A True Classic

    Apr 01 2020
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    One of the key ais of the Wine Club is that we like to push peoples taste buds and explore unusual wine producing styles and regions that you may not have previously experienced. This is not to say that we should be neglecting the classics and this month we want to showcase one of the most reputable wines of all, Chablis.

     

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  • New World Rhone

    Apr 01 2020
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    Alto Los Romeros is a small property nestling in the hills of the Colchagua Valley. Here the warming coastal influences rival that of the Rhone Valley enabling the cultivation of varietals such as Roussane and Carignan. The wines spend 12 months in a combination of French and American oak and the wine making practices used express this.

     

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  • Something Other Than Malbec

    Apr 01 2020
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    Since New World wines started to become commercially viable in the 1980's many of the wine producing nations have tried to create a signature style of wine for which they are recognised on a global scale.

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  • The Indigenous Grapes of Southern Italy

    Apr 01 2020
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    Around 60 km north-east of Naples in the very heart of the southern Italian province of Benevento lies the small but internationally renowned Fremondo winery. As is usually the case in Italian wine-making they concentrate almost exclusively on local indigenous grape varieties and commit themselves wholeheartedly to producing quality wines which reflect the cuisine and terroir of the region.

     

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  • Discover Portugal

    Apr 01 2020
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    Portugese wines definitely have to be up there as being a firm favourite here at Weavers. Over the last decade or so they have, in my opinion, produced the most consistent wines on the market and are priced very reasonably. It may be true that they are most famous for Port and the light, spritzy Vinho Verde, but look a little deeper and there are premium wines of tremendous quality.

     

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  • The Zuccardi Way

    Apr 01 2020
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    Much has been made of the high quality wines (most notably Malbec) being produced in the Mendoza region of Argentina. We have teamed up with the Zuccardi winery based in the region's Uco Valley and are proud to bring you an exceptional wine, which truly reflect the unique terroir of this area of vineyards.

    The Zuccardi wines express the essence of the soils and the extreme climate conditions and altitude in which the vineyards are planted.

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  • Spliced Wines from South African Vines

    Apr 01 2020
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    You may remember that we included a Sangiovese from the Raka winery earlier in the year. The popularity of that wine has somewhat forced our hand and it is our pleasure to bring you their “spliced” offering!

     

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  • 2002 - Rioja: What it is all about?

    Feb 03 2020
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    Rioja is one of the most widely consumed wines in the UK but what exactly is it? In this article we look into Rioja the place, the different styles and what makes it so delicious. 

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  • Look To The Stars

    Feb 01 2020
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    The Kalfu winery which is located in the Lolol Valley in Chile link their wines to local legends which revolve around sea creatures. Molu, which means 'where the sun sets' refers to the historical belief that during the day stars would hide in the sea and become starfish.

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