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Storing wine

Storing wine
October 18, 2017
The facts on storing wine are mostly common sense, but serving wine is more subjective. Nevertheless, we offer some guidelines in case they are of help. Where Should I Store My Wine?Cellars are ideal because the wine will be kept at a fairly constant temperature, out of direct sunlight and away from vibration. They are […]
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Organic, vegetarian and biodynamic wines
October 18, 2017
Interest is increasing in organic products. We have explored how organic, and other environmental, trends now affect the production of wine. This leaflet sets out to answer those questions that our customers ask us most frequently. What Is Organic Wine?The legal definition for wines made within the European Community is “wine made from organically grown […]
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Wine faults
October 18, 2017
Wine is a “living” product involving the use of oxygen, bacteria and yeast in its production. If the levels of these are not managed correctly by the Winemaker, faults may occur in the finished wine. Here is a brief guide: What Are The Main Wine Faults?Oxidation, High Sulphur Dioxide, Reductive Odours, Volatile Acidity, Corkiness and […]
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Real cork, plastic or screw cap?
October 18, 2017
Many wines are now sealed with closures other than cork. Various forms of plastic cork have been around for some time, and the screw-cap is also very popular. In response to your questions we have put together a few facts. Why Use Plastic Corks?Plastic corks eliminate the problem of “corked” wine and exclude oxygen from […]
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Buying wine in France
October 18, 2017
Encouraged by successive chancellors of varied political hue, many consumers have taken their wine business to the Channel ports. Not surprisingly disappointments are frequent; it is not unusual to hear customers bemoaning that an apparent bargain on a French shelf turns into drain-cleaner in a glass back home. No sympathy from us, I'm afraid. We […]
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