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Wine Bottles and Bottle Stink

Wine Bottles Although up to the present time the choice of a bottle for a particular drink has enabled a huge variety of shapes and colours to be put on the market, the situation tends to be towards standardisation, both … Continue reading

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Hermann Buring and Australian Wine Making

One of the most respected names in Australian winemaking. One branch, through T.C. Hermann Buring, in partnership with Carl Sobels, established the ‘Quelltaler’ establishment, south of Clare, in the South Australian Clare-Watervale region. The word ‘Quelltaler’ may be roughly translated … Continue reading

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Chablis

Although quite apart from the Burgundy vineyard region, Chablis is a Burgundy; but not the only white one, as is sometimes erroneously supposed. It is in the departement of the Yonne and, before the Phylloxera, was responsible for one-third of … Continue reading

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Champagne

The wine that comes from a defined area in the north of France, around the valley of the River Marne and Reims, Epernay and Ay. It has a proud history, and it was the wine offered to the Kings of … Continue reading

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Chianti

(Pronounced ‘Key-an-ty’) Strictly delimited area in Tuscany, in Italy, producing what is possibly the best-known of all Italian red wines. It is important, however, to realise that it is only since comparatively recent legislation and the D.O.C. that the region … Continue reading

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All About Cognac

A spirit distilled from wine in the Charente region in the west of France, acknowledged to be the world’s supreme brandy. Brandywine or ‘brantwijn’ – literally ‘burnt wine’ – is supposed to have been first made around Cognac and Jarnac … Continue reading

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The Colour of Wine

The colour of a wine is of great importance – but sometimes can be misleading. It should always give pleasure to the eye and possess a ‘living’ tone. But havingsaid this, there are many exceptions to such generalisations as are … Continue reading

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Wine Corks, ‘Corked’ and Corkscrews

Wine Corks The cork oak, Quercussuber, source of the best cork for sealing bottles, has flourished in parts of Europe for thousands of years, and in fact the use of cork for stoppering bottles or wine containers was known to … Continue reading

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Brandy

This is a distillate of wine which, in French-speaking countries, is more specifically referred to as a fine to distinguish it from fruit brandies, or alcools blancs. which are distilled from fruits. Brandy can be made wherever wine is made … Continue reading

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South West German Wine Region: Baden and Baden-Wurttemberg

Baden Region in the south-west of Germany, producing large quantities of red and white wines, which are not often seen on export lists. They have not, until recently, produced wines which achieve more than everyday quality on any significant scale, … Continue reading

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