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Beaujolais Nouveau 20 10 is here!!

The Nouveau wine movement began over 100 years ago in France’s Beaujolais region (just south of where the beautiful Pinot’s and Chardonnay’s from Burgundy are grown). The easy-drinking, quick maturing wine was initially made by winemakers to celebrate the end of harvest with their employees. The result is Beaujolais Nouveau – released the 3rd Thursday of…

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My first encounter with Italian Pinot Nero/Noir..

The best thing about my job has to be having the ability to open and try whatever I believe will help sell the product to the customers – unfortunately this doesn’t stretch to Petrus and Romanee-Conti, however it does mean I can try things which I probably wouldn’t normally pay for just to satisfy my…

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A closer look at the Corvina, Gruner Veltliner & Touriga Nacional grape varities

When deciding on your Friday night tipple in your local bottle shop it’s easy to head straight to what you know – that nice cushion-filled, candyfloss comfort zone – known in my world as probably a nice chilled bottle of Kiwi Sauvy or an intensely full-bodied Barossa Shiraz. But think about it for a second,…