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  • Eilidh's Perfect Seafood Pairing

    Oct 01 2019
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    As you will probably be aware we colour code the wines in your case to give an indication of whether the wines are best enjoyed with food, on their own, or have the versatility to be drunk in either setting. Eilidh was recently asked by a member to include a wine which would be the ideal partner to Salmon with vegetables in a sauce and we are more than happy to oblige.

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  • Big, Red and Typically Australian

    Oct 01 2019
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    I really wanted to include this big Aussie Shiraz after rediscovering it at a recent tasting of out Antipodean wines. Importers of Australian wines have put a real focus on quality and provenence in recent years and I feel that this particualr example exudes both of these qualities.

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  • Wine To Go With Spice

    Oct 01 2019
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    One of the most common food and wine matching suggestions that we wine merchants get asked for is which wines go with spicy food? This is not always an easy question to answer as spiciness in food creates an inhospitable environmet for many wines to express themselves in. Thankfully there is one grape variety that thrives under these challenfging conditions. 

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  • New Wave Rioja

    Oct 01 2019
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    Eilidh and I were recently discussing the wines of Rioja and the vast array of styles and techniques that are employed there. Rioja is a region that is steeped in history and convention, so observing the innovations that young wineries make to produce new and interesting wines can be a real treat. 

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  • Taringi from Marlborough

    Oct 01 2019
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    Whilst we are always on the lookout for new and unusual wines to include in the wineclube we also love to include great exmples of classic styles. This month we have opted to include a lovely Sauvignon Blanc from the ever popular Marlborough region of New Zealand.

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  • Bordeaux Style From The Gimblett Road

    Oct 01 2019
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    The British obsession with the New Zealand wine continues, and thankfully, I see no end in sight for this love affair. Yet what I have seen is that the UK shopper generally does not think beyond Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc. It's almost as though this has become a brand in it’s own right to the detriment of the country's smaller producers. So in this case I have sought to highlight Gimblett Road and what makes this region different and special.

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  • Sebastian Zuccardi, The Prince of Argentina

    Oct 01 2019
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    Our pursuit of great wines takes us to every corner of the world and in this spirit Mary went on a buying expedition to the South Americas last year. Whilst there were doubtlessly many fantastic wines on offer she will tell you that she was blown away by one winemaker in particular.

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  • Low Alcohol Wines. A New trend?

    Oct 01 2019
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    Whether it is down to stricter drink driving laws or simply a trend towards people adopting healthier lifestyles we have noticed a real increase in customers asking for lower alcohol wines.

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  • Red Wine With fish?

    Oct 01 2019
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    Pete and I were recently looking for a red wine pairing to go with a meaty white fish dish for a tasting menu. As you may imagine this was not the easiest of tasks due to the tannic structure of many red wines being unsuitable for the more delicate nature of seafood. Thakfully for us there is an region just to the south of Burgundy which specialises in low tannin red wines which are light on body but big on character.

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  • Aligoté, The Other Grape of Burgundy

    Oct 01 2019
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    The world renowned wine producing region of Burgundy is the envy of Chardonnay producers across the world. The superb terroir, centuries of tradition and international prestige associated with these vineyards are unrivalled anywhere else in the world. With this in mind you could be forgiven for thinking that they would concentrate solely on the Chardonnay grape, which thrives so impressively, but there is actually a second, less illustrious variety which continues to be cultivated: Aligoté.

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  • Wines With Grandeur

    Oct 01 2019
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    We've featured this wine before but I'm pleased to say that it is back once again due to its popularity. Viljoensdrift is situated just south of the Elandsberg Mountains, on the banks the Breede River, the lifeblood of the Robertson Wine Valley.

     

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  • Malbec From the South

    Oct 01 2019
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    Over the past 5 or so years the Malbec grape variety has seen an explosion in popularity. The full bodied yet easy drinking style that is commonly associated with Malbec would appear to be the driving force behind its popularity with the majority of wines coming from the Mendoza region of Argentina. This is not, however, the original home of the variety and in this months case we examine a Malbec from the south of France.

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  • Cool Booze...

    Sep 05 2019
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    Do not post this contend it copies and needs re thinking

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  • Raka: The Fisherman's Friend

    Aug 01 2019
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    Here at Weavers we pride ourselves on our ability to sniff out great wines from unexpected corners of the world but in the case of the Raka Sauvignon Blanc the leg work was actually done for us by one of our customers! A local restauaunt with whom we have been working closely for many years pointed us in the direction of this sensational little winery and we were so impressed with the quality that we couldn't resist sharing them with you.

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  • This Is Not Pinot Grigio, This Is Grauburgunder!

    Aug 01 2019
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    The term Grauburgunder may not mean a lot to you but I am willing to bet that 99% of our Wine Club members will have at least tried one of its not so distant cousins. 

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  • White Bordeaux: A Forgotten Gem From France

    Aug 01 2019
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    When you consider the vast cultural, historical and economic importance of the wine trade there is one area above all others that truly encapsulates the the very heart and soul of this wonderful drink, Bordeaux.

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  • A Wine To Go With Sausages

    Aug 01 2019
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    Grenache is one of the grapes that you may have heard of but may not necessarily be a go-to style.

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  • A Harmonious Rioja That Breaks With Tradition

    Aug 01 2019
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    Rioja is one of the most reverred and recognisable styles of wine in the world. The production process is steeped in tradition and regulation so when Mary suggested including a wine that breaks from the conventions of the region, it is fair to say that my interest was piqued.

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