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Your Cheat Sheet to Serving Wine

Your Cheat Sheet to Serving Wine

It’s time to step up your entertaining game! Serving your wine at the perfect temperature or stemware is an art – get it right and you maximize the wine’s aroma and flavour, get it wrong and it can ruin your experience. So make your next soirée (or after-work tipple) a success with these serving tips. Sparkling Wines Bubblies benefit from chilling. Keeping them at 5-7°C helps preserve the bottle’s effervescence, bringing out its fresh citrus notes and acidity. With vintage Champagnes, serve...

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How To Identify Wines By Their Colour

How To Identify Wines By Their Colour

Can you tell the difference between a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon – just by holding it up to the light? Not only is it a great party trick, the colour of the wine also gives you a hint of its flavours and taste. From Red to Rosé, we walk through the various shades and hues, and recommend our favourite bottles to help you try it out. Red Wine  1. Pinot Noir | Bright Crimson Bright in colour, Pinot Noir is the lightest of the Red wine varietals. Some Pinot Noirs, depending on the w...

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How to Choose the Perfect Wine for Valentine’s Day

How to Choose the Perfect Wine for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to bring out your romantic side and plan a special evening with the one you love most. Impress your loved one with an indulgent homemade meal and ensure you choose the perfect wine to pair it with. After all, no special occasion is complete without a glass to accompany it. Cheese Platter to Start Cheese is much like wine in its complexity, diversity and wealth of options to choose from, so perhaps this is why they go so well together – when...

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How To Make 8 Easy Summer Wine Cocktails

How To Make 8 Easy Summer Wine Cocktails

Enjoy an endless summer with these delicious cocktails, featuring our lively and luscious Fruitwood range. Whether you’re at a BBQ or relaxing on a Sunday afternoon, you’ll find these easy drink recipes will keep you cool all season long. Fruitwood White Summer Cocktails Just like a sip of sunshine, this vibrant wine is full of sweet tropical fruit flavours with zesty citrus. Perfect for a summer session with the girls! Island Time (serves 1) 60ml Fruitwood White 30ml White rum Dash...

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Sulfites in Wine: The Facts

Sulfites in Wine: The Facts

Get the facts on sulfites in wine. How much is in your wine and what does it mean for you? What are sulfites? Sulfites in wine are chemical compounds (sulphur dioxide, or SO2) that occur naturally, to varying degree, in all types of wine. Sulfur Dioxide is naturally found in wines and is a byproduct of fermentation, but most winemakers choose to add a little extra to prevent the growth of undesirable yeasts and microbes, as well as to protect against oxidation. Ancient cultures in Greec...

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