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Rose is not just for Summer Drinking
I recently read an article in one of the Sunday papers which focused on Rose wine, the author of the piece suggested that Rose has become mainstream in the drinking habits of wine lovers. Some interesting points were made which I wholeheartily agreed.
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Wines to extend your summer
A look at what we will be drinking through the end of summer and into the autumn
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Here's to 2017 and all the bottles we can enjoy together ...
We are halfway through January and as I write, it is according to the papers "Blue Monday". As far as I can see from what the papers are writing most days are "Blue" what with the likes of Trump, Putin, Brexit, rail strikes, weather, Dry January - need I go on?
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Red Wines

Thursday 13th November 2014 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Red Wines

Top 10 Winter Reds

Now that the clocks have gone back and it is dark at 5 Oclock, ones thoughts turn to good hearty reds to enjoy on a winters evening. I have been asked to come up with 10 reds for my winter drinking. Most of my selection come with the thought that they will be accompanying food!
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Thursday 1th May 2014 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Red Wines

Angus the Bull

We are delighted that Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon has made a comeback to our list.
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Thursday 16th May 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Red Wines

In the rack Reds

Finally "in the rack reds". I will be using the same ground rules as the fridge door whites. However with reds I think you have to be more aware of seasonality, bigger heavier duty reds for winter, lighter fruitier reds for summer. Having said that the way our weather patterns seem to be these days that theory is more difficult to put into practise!
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Tuesday 18th September 2012 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Red Wines

My Favourite Grape Variety

I am often asked what is my favourite wine and I must confess I have great difficulty coming up with an answer. My reply depends on what my mood is at the time, however when it comes to grape varieties I find it much easier.
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