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Fancy helping to make your own glass of bubbly?

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Fancy helping to make your own glass of bubbly?

In the UK, as in Champagne, grapes for sparkling wine need to be picked by hand. This is a labour intensive process, which can go on over several weeks as different varieties, and even different clone / rootstock combinations of the same variety, all ripen at different rates. Careful analysis of sugar levels rising and […]

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The Italian in Algiers in Vegas in Ditchling

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The Italian in Algiers in Vegas in Ditchling

Ever since I heard about Pop-Up Opera, a young company, having set up themselves instead of waiting for roles, and performing in unusual venues, I had been charmed by the idea. I’m no opera buff, but I love The Magic Flute and have enjoyed seeing it in different venues and styles around the world. Rossini’s ‘L’Italiana […]

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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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Dorset Wines – Go Judge for Yourself

Filed in Uncategorized, Vineyards, Wines Tasted by on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Dorset Wines – Go Judge for Yourself

What is the best wine to drink when camping? If the weather is hot, so is your white. If the weather is cold, your bottle of warming red becomes nothing of the sort. And the subtle aromas of a special bottle shared among friends are soon lost on the breeze. Perhaps a wine box is […]

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