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  • Why Fairtade is a Big Deal

    Posted on June 25, 2014 by alice

    With the news that Arniston Bay has received Fairtrade certification for its The Coast range, Fairtrade certified wines are set to become a huge presence in the UK market.
    Arniston Bay’s brand owners, Stellenbosch Vineyards, were the company responsible for launching the first ever Fairtrade wine and this is another important milestone for Managing Director Eduan ...


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  • He Shoots...He scores!

    Posted on June 19, 2014 by penwardenc

    For some respite from World Cup fever, we caught up with Matt Fowles of Fowles Wine whose wines ‘Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch’ and ‘Are you Game?’  are scoring highly wherever they go.
    Matt, you’ve just won a Gold in the Sommelier Wine Awards – you must feel pretty good right now...
    We’re absolutely stoked to win ...


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  • Fizzy Logic – Jacquart’s Award Winning Wines

    Posted on June 6, 2014 by penwardenc

    This week we’re celebrating ‘Fizz Friday’ in the company of our friends at Jacquart who have just won medals at the Sommelier Wine Awards for four of their Champagnes available through Enotria.
    Jacquart, Brut Mosaïque NV, Champagne, France
    Jacquart’s non-vintage house cuvée is aptly named, describing the assemblage of wines from a mosaic of grape varieties, vineyards ...


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  • Lambrusco - Seriously Fun Fizz

    Posted on May 28, 2014 by alice

    Lambrusco is back, and this time it means business. A growing band of aficionados made up of the nation’s restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine shop owners and wine critics are challenging the public’s preconceptions (and in some cases misconceptions) about this famous fizz.
    Last time Lambrusco took the world by storm it was in the 1980s, an era ...


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  • D is for Diatomaceous earth

    Posted on May 2, 2014 by alice

     
    What kind of earth?!
     
    Diatomaceous earth - also known as Kieselguhr - is a naturally occurring highly porous, chalk-like sedimentary rock mineral made mainly of silica and consisting of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. Under the microscope, the particles of diatomite show up in a variety of shapes: symmetrical figures resembling disks ...


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  • C is for Calcareous Soils

    Posted on April 24, 2014 by alice

    STEEPED IN TRADITION AND TRULY UNIQUE.
    In the far eastern corner of France, in between Burgundy and Switzerland, you will find Jura.  The climate of Jura is continental with many similarities to Burgundy, however the winters are more aggressively, bitterly cold. The soils are calcareous (literally Jurassic), and the wines produced are distinctive, especially those made ...


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