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  • Mary's Favourite German Wines

    15  Feb 2022
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    Mary's Favourite Wines of Germany

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  • Memories of Summer

    08  Feb 2022
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    A wine that brings back memories of summer holidays for Matthew.

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  • A Brief History of German Wine

    16  Jan 2022
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    With February being the focus of Wines of Germany, the team give a quick history lesson on the misunderstood wines.

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  • Decanter's "Best in Show" from Portugal

    01  Jan 2022
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    An historic estate making wine in honour of an historic event. 

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  • Wines for Christmas Day

    15  Dec 2021
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    As we move closer to Christmas, we look at solving the age old question, how to please everyone when it comes to the wine on Christmas day.

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  • Europe's hidden gem with an Aussie twist

    01  Nov 2021
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    Troubled history of production in the 1980’s pushed this fantastic grape from the public consciousness, but now, possibly one of the most under-appreciated wines in the world, Grüner Veltliner, is quickly gaining a cult following among wine lovers.

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  • Knightor Winery

    01  Oct 2021
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    It all started with a roast dinner for Pete.

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  • The "Black Wines" of Cahors

    01  Sep 2021
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    The "Black Wines" of Cahors have one of the longest histories of all the wines in France with the first recorded production dating back to 50BC. The story of Cahors is not without tragedy, as there have been numerous trials and tribulations along the way.

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  • Romania, perfecting Pinot Noir

    11  Aug 2021
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    An unhearalded wine making country, and the trickiest grapes to grow. Why Romania might be the place to go for Pinot Noir

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  • Our Friends in Lebanon

    04  Aug 2021
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    We look at one of the most important winemaking regions that you may never have heard of, and one of our favourite wines

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  • The ‘Poetry’ of Karim Mussi

    19  Jul 2021
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    One of our favourites producers. Philip reviews the flavours of Los Poetos, a Bordeaux blend from Argentina.

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  • Traditional Argentinian Malbec

    19  Jul 2021
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    Chris reviews the Malbec of Zuccardi, an Argentinian winemaking superstar

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  • Sensational Sauvignons from Around the World

    19  Jul 2021
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    Peter looks at two of his favourite Sauvignion Blancs from opposite corners of the world.

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  • Bluffer’s guide to Pinot Noir

    19  Jul 2021
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    Vaida gives an introduction to Pinot Noir, and talks about Luis Felipe Edwards' brilliant Dancing Flame Pinot Noir

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  • The Essence of Sicily— Nero d’Avola

    19  Jul 2021
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    Stefano Chioccioli is a prodigy of italian wine making, with his wines winning awards and accolades year on year. Here we taste his Nero d'Avola from the island of Sicily

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  • Grillo rediscovered

    19  Jul 2021
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    A grape with a storied history, Sicily's Grillo grape has been gaining more of a following recently, and Alan tells you why.

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  • País—The Forgotten Chilean Grape

    19  Jul 2021
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    Chile's oldest grape is back in the spolight

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  • The Tempranillo Story

    19  Jul 2021
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    Not you typical wine from The Bodega Rioja Vega. Mary looks at truly unique wine.

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  • A Classic Côtes du Rhône

    19  Jul 2021
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    Ever since the Romans started the cultivation of vines in the Rhone, it has been producing fantastic wines for all tastes.

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  • Armenia—the Oldest Wine Producer in the World

    19  Jul 2021
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    An underrated wine making region starts to get the recognition it deserves.

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  • More to Moscato

    04  May 2021
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    May 9th is Moscato day this year and whilst being one of the most significant and historic names in the winemaking world, it is also somewhat misunderstood. Firstly, Moscato is not a single grape variety but a family of over 200 grapes which have a shared lineage. Whether Muscat, Muscato, Moscatel or one of the many other names assigned to this dynasty of grapes, the majority (but not all) of the wines tend to be made in a sweet, floral style. Below I will introduce you to but a taste of what Muscat has to offer.

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  • The deadliest frost of the 21st century

    03  May 2021
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    The 5th of April marked the beginning of many sleepless nights for the French winemakers due to the devastating frost that swept across the country’s vineyards with temperatures in certain places dropping down to -7°C degrees. Even though the frost lingered for only three nights, it was enough to damage every wine-making region in France with estimated vine losses ranging from 50% to 100%, leading the French minister of agriculture, Julien Denormandie, to declare the event an “agricultural disaster”.

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  • What makes our Wine Club special?

    19  Apr 2021
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    Anyone in Nottingham and beyond knows exactly where to find exceptional wines and spirits as well as where to seek the best advice on them. If you haven’t guessed it already – yes, we are talking about us, one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the county!

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  • Alsatian white that changed my mind

    08  Mar 2021
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    I am not normally a white wine person, this has wine has changed my mind!

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