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  • #SauvBlanc Day Tasting

    Posted on April 22, 2015 by penwardenc

    To celebrate #SauvBlanc day this Friday, New Zealand House are hosting an Ultimate Sauvignon Blanc Tasting, with a self pour tasting of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from across the country.
    Michelin Star Chef Roger Jones, who owns The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, will be showcasing the breadth and diversity of New Zealand's flagship variety with an array of fresh innovative dishes ...


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  • Jacquart Drive Sales

    Posted on April 22, 2015 by penwardenc

    This week Jacquart Champagne announced a brand new website and advertising campaign.
    Their smart new site is a hub for all the information you'll need about Jacquart, from news and pictures to geeky winemaking facts.
    The website is beautifully packaged, created with style and finesse - much like the fizz itself.
    Take a look and see for yourself at http://www.champagne-jacquart.com
    June sees the ...


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  • Olly raises glass to St George

    Posted on April 21, 2015 by penwardenc

    This week Olly Smith suggested that readers should “Celebrate St George's Day with a glass of English fizz.”
    The Mail on Sunday ‘s wine man recommended two Enotria fizzes - Camel Valley Cornwall Rosé Brut 2012 and Ridgeview Grosvenor Cuvée Merret Blanc de Blancs 2011.
    Olly called Camel Valley’s Rosé “spendidly summery” while saluting the “award-winning zesty glory” ...


    This post was posted in News, Wines in the Press and was tagged with Olly Smith, Ridgeview, Camel Valley, Mail on Sunday, Fizz, English sparkling wine

  • Wine Spectator 90+ points for Poliziano

    Posted on April 20, 2015 by penwardenc

    Wine Spectator have just awarded two Poliziano wines scores over 90 points.
    Poliziano’s owner, Dr Federico Carletti, is a man who is passionate about every inch of his vineyards, employing dramatically low yields to ensure that his Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are of the very highest order. Montepulciano is situated in the Tuscan hills on soils with a ...


    This post was posted in News, Wines in the Press and was tagged with Wine Spectator, wine recommendation, Poliziano, Sangiovese, Wines in the press

  • Wine Detective makes case for 2012

    Posted on April 17, 2015 by penwardenc

    Sarah Ahmed has posted her 2012 vintage report for the Portuguese Douro region on her website The Wine Detective.
    According to Ahmed, it was a difficult vintage, experiencing the driest winter for forty years.
    The drought conditions caused poor fruit set which in turn affected yields. Luckily the vintage was saved by moderate conditions in July and ...


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  • Telegraph Travel to Trimbach

    Posted on April 15, 2015 by penwardenc

    This week The Telegraph’s Nick Trend reported back on the joys of a wine-tasting holiday to Alsace. He said he was, “full of anticipation because, about 20 years ago, I tasted a wine which, because it was so unexpectedly delicious, has lodged in my memory ever since.”
    On his first trip he had assumed that the wines ...


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