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Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco DOC

Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco DOC

Established in 1868, Carpene Malvolti is one of the most prestigious wineries in Veneto. Carpenè Malvolti was  the first company to submit quality Prosecco to the sparkling process and a brand that is a leader in this field both in Italy and abroad. Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco DOC is produced from selected grapes and through a careful…

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Nino Franco

The Company: Antonio Franco founded the “Cantine Franco” winery in Valdobbiadene in 1919. Valdobbiadene is located at the foot of the Prealps, in the Veneto region, near Venice in the Northeast of Italy and is famous for the Prosecco vine and wine production. This area is designated as the Prosecco Superiore DOGC zone. This winery…

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Org de Rac Methode Cap Classique La Verne Brut 2011

Organic Methode Cap Classique La Verne Brut 2011 Varietal :        100 % Chardonnay Viticulture: Organically farmed, trellised with drip irrigation with different cover  crops and organic mulching to stimulate healthy soil microbic activity. Strict pruning and green leaf management, essential for pest control and optimal ripening of the fruit. Tasted frequently by the winemaker and…

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Glyndwr Vineyard Sparkling Wines

Glyndwr Vineyard Sparkling Wines

Glyndwr Vineyard produces a range of fine, award-winning wines which have been carefully blended and fermented by their skilled winemaker for over a quarter of a century. Glyndwr Black Label Vintage Sparkling White 2010 An amazing full bodied wine with a golden hue, fine bubbles, ripe fruit and toasty richness. Only 500 bottles of this fine…

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Glyndwr Vineyard

Glyndwr Vineyard is the oldest established and largest vineyard in Wales. Planted by the current owners in 1982, the estate comprises over 6,000 vines, grown on gently south-east facing slopes in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan. The bottle label depicts the Welsh prince, Owain Glyndwr, riding into battle with Carreg Cennen Castle…

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Emptying carefully filled bottles at Ridgeview

On seeing that Ridgeview Wine Estate in Sussex were doing a monthly tour, Susan and I thought we had better get ourselves down there. We had booked a while in advance and when the day came it was the morning after heavy winds and storms; we even wondered whether it would be cancelled. Our journey along normally busy…

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Thoughts on Champagne, English Sparkling Wine and Sea Monsters

Now that I’ve finished unloading the car of treasures from the Montagne de Reims (it’s taken a while) I thought I’d try and give my thoughts on the question of what’s so great about Champagne. As much as I like English wine, and English sparkling wine in particular, I love Champagne. Not just the wine but…

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Riddling. A dying art with gyropallets in full swing?

On our recent visit to the Champagne region and our search for new wonderful Champagnes, my wife bought me a birthday present. I was the lucky recipient of a 36 bottle pupitre, often referred to as a riddling rack. For those not familiar with a pupitre, it is the traditional wooden rack which is used…

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Crémant de Limoux

Crémant de Limoux

AOP Crémant de Limoux Our Blanc de Blancs is a chardonnay-based mouthful of pure pleasure. A second fermentation in the bottle is followed by at least two years on the lees. Elegant, fresh and zingy, this wine is sure proof why Limoux has been so famous for its fizz ever since medieval times. Grape variety: Chardonnay – Chenin…

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