Archive for February, 2015

What is English for Blanc de Blancs?

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What is English for Blanc de Blancs?

When the “New Wine this Week” crowd (follow them on twitter #NWTW) put out a call for wines beginning with the letter “B”, I was straight in there with Bacchus. As I saw suggestions coming in from other quarters, I did feel we were a bit optimistic to be challenging Barolo in the winter months, […]

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Is Sauvignon Blanc the new Bacchus?

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Is Sauvignon Blanc the new Bacchus?

Whenever anyone asks what English still wine tastes like, the answer is usually “a bit like Sauvignon Blanc”. For many wines, that’s a fair description. They are light, floral, with aromas of hedgerow and elderflower. In many instances such wines are made from Bacchus, a variety growing in both familiarity and popularity and often suggested […]

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