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La Métropole, Cuvée Classique 2010

La Métropole, Cuvée Classique 2010

La Metropole, Cuvée Classique 2010 This is a Pays d’Oc wine from the Languedoc that blends three classic southern Rhône grape varieties – Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier – along with a smidge of Chardonnay. As is always the case with these varieties the wine combines soft, sweet, fleshy fruit with a certain body and structure. Little custard notes on the nose join apricot and peach, with a nutty undertone. Check this...

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2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vyd Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vyd Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Tom Eddy is one of the grandfathers of California’s quality-wine movement. Entering the business in the mid ’70s after graduating from UC Davis’s enology department, he was part of the generation that showed the world that California could produce wines to rival those of the Old World. Tasting Note The 2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vineyard is a densely colored, full-bodied wine. The extended bottle aging has clearly refined the...

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2009 Bordeaux, Chateau Gillet

2009 Bordeaux, Chateau Gillet

Château Gillet 2009, AOC Bordeaux (M&S, £5.99) A great year such as 2009 transforms even bog-standard claret like this into something quite palatable. Merlot-dominated with sweet, plummy fruit – slightly clunky but perfectly...

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2010 Primitivo del Tarantino, I Monili

2010 Primitivo del Tarantino, I Monili

Heralding from the Puglia region, the Primitivo grape has recently shown to be identical to California’s Zinfandel. What this wine doesn’t share in common with it’s North American cousin are very high tannin and alcohol levels. Displaying complex aromas of dark, plummy fruit and eucalyptus, the palate is juicy and rounded without being tannic or bitter. Extract...

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2008 Man O’War Syrah Waiheke Island

2008 Man O’War Syrah Waiheke Island

TASTING NOTES Perfumed with floral, blue berry and spice notes that combine with darker earthy characters to give a complex aroma profile. The wine enters on the palate with sweet succulent fruit balanced with vibrant acidity and ripe linear tannins, finished with a dark-chocolate, espresso coffee finish – dense dark and lingering. http://www.manowarvineyards.co.nz Waiheke Island...

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Barolo

Barolo

Barolo is a red Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is made from theNebbiolo grape and is often described as one of Italy’s...

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Brunello Di Montalcino

Brunello Di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, roughly translated as “nice dark one” in the local dialect. Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. is one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Check this authentic Brunello di montalcino tasting...

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Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This “Beaujolais Day”, or “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” sees heavy marketing from the producers, with races to get the first bottles of the vintage to different...

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Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc (French for “Castle White Horse”), is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France. Its wine is one of only two to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine of 1955, along with Château Ausone. The estate’s second wine is named Le Petit...

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Bull’s Blood Wine

Bull’s Blood Wine

Bull’s Blood wine enjoys one of the richest traditions in all of wine making. The story begins in the small towm of Eger, Hungary. The town of Eger is noted in history for withstanding a heavy siege by the Turks in 1552 – when legends became rife about Bull’s Blood. Budapest!...

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Barbera

Barbera

Barbera is a red Italian wine grape variety that  was the third most-planted red grape variety in Italy (after Sangiovese andMontepulciano) or maybe...

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Grenache

Grenache

Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. Grenache is the dominant variety in most Southern Rhône wines, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where it is typically over 80% of the blend. The Greache...

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Tempranillo

Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain’s noble grape The facts The...

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux

A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. The Bordeaux wine-producing area lies in the Aquitaine region of south-west France and remains the centre of the fine wine world.  All its vineyards lie within the département of the Gironde. This vast region of 120,000ha of vineyards (four times the size of Burgundy) is home to 10,000 wine...

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Burgundy

Burgundy

Burgundy wine is wine made in the Burgundy region in eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône River, a tributary of the Rhône. I think the video will explain all about Burgundy…oh, and cigars Maybe not! Check this one...

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Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

This delicious tipple blends the finest ingredients to provide a rich and mouth watering flavour with warming, spicy notes. This delicious fruit wine can be enjoyed in a variety of ways; either on its own, or topped up with lemonade or tonic water for a refreshing, long drink. Happy...

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Syrah and Shiraz

Syrah and Shiraz

Syrah or Shiraz is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Whether sold as Syrah or Shiraz, these wines enjoy great popularity. The Shiraz / Syrah grape is called Syrah in the US, France and many countries. In Australia it is called Shiraz, where it is considered the finest red wine grown there. Check the cool vid out-it’s...

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an AOC for wine made near the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône wine region in southeastern France Châteauneuf-du-Pape roughly translates to “The Pope’s new castle” Châteauneuf-du-Pape exists as red and white wine, with the large majority of the wines produced being red. The appellation rules do not allow rosé wines to be made under the Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The wines are...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada’s Okanagan Valley to Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape...

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Barbaresco

Barbaresco

Barbaresco is an Italian wine made with the Nebbiolo grape and is produced in the Piedmont region- specifically in the comunes of Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive plus that area of the frazione San Rocco Senodelvio which was once part of the comune of Barbaresco and now belongs to the comune of Alba. It was granted Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) status in 1966 and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status...

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