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  • Food and wine matching al veronese

    Posted on March 26, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Fiona Beckett, whose website does exactly what it says in the link, has just returned from Verona where she ate at the legendary osteria Al Pompiere ('The Fireman's Place'). The (many) dishes served were matched to Bertani wines. One dish, tagliatelle with artichoke hearts, looked like it might defeat any red thrown at ...

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  • Pictures from the tasting

    Posted on March 19, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Some nice pictures taken by GWW's own Dan Watkiss at our Annual Tasting on 27th February.

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  • Great tasting video

    Posted on March 8, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Brett Jones, aka @thewinemaestro has sent us this fab video montage from our Annual Tasting at One Marylebone on 27th February. It captures nicely some of the characters - and of course the wines - which were grabbing people's attention on the day. Thanks Brett!

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  • South African Chenin 'nears tipping point'

    Posted on March 1, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Here is an extract from an interesting article by Gabriel Savage on
    Chenin Blanc from South Africa is approaching a “tipping point”, according to one of the variety’s biggest pioneers, Ken Forrester. The winemaker, whose own FMC has done much to promote the potential of this widespread but historically under-rated grape variety, reported a ...

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  • Jamie Goode reviews Trimbach

    Posted on February 17, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    The following was first posted on Jamie Goode's website,

    The Trimbach family can date their winegrowing activities back as far as 1626, and through 12 generations. They’re based in Ribeauvillé (they moved here after the First World War), roughly in the middle of the Alsace wine region, which consists of a narrow strip of vineyards ...

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  • Mr Bertrand breaks the pomegranate

    Posted on February 12, 2012 by Enotriaadmin

    Morgenster owner Guilo Bertrand breaks the pomegranate

    This is why we love working in the world of wine; stories like this from our new Somerset West agency Morgenster surface:

    "Yesterday we started with the Morgenster harvest and today was the traditional breaking of the pomegranate to rejoice the starting of the new harvest.
    "The ripening of the pomegranate has traditionally signalled the readiness of the grapes to be harvested. Today we obviously have more accurate techniques to determine the perfect time for harvest. The Greeks have a tradition to squash a pomegranate at New Years and weddings, and we have slightly adapted this tradition...

    "Every year Mr. Bertrand breaks a pomegranate as the first grapes go into the cellar, as a symbol of fruitfulness and good luck.
    Yesterday we harvested the first Sauvignon Blanc grapes, which were cooled in a cooling container overnight. Red and white cultivars are cooled to 10°C , the cool temperature of the whole bunches before crushing preserves the elegant flavours of the grapes.

    "Today the first grapes went into the cellar and the 2012 winemaking season has started!"

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