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Make it more than a meal; serve Cabernet Franc

By | 2017-10-15T13:30:12+00:00 October 15th, 2017|#Food4CabFranc, Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media|

Large bunch of ripe Cabernet Franc grapes waiting to be cut at Paradise Rescued in Bordeaux The change is slowly happening out there. Little by little, one meal and one glass at a time. Worldwide wine taste buds are on the move. After three decades of learning and appreciating the fuller, sweeter higher

Cabernet Franc – wine varietal “on the grow”

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:02+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media|

Quietly and with the soft stealth that characterises this understated less publicised grape variety, Cabernet Franc is “on the grow”, making its way back up the ladder of popular red wine grapes. Beautiful Bordeaux Cabernet Franc - Paradise Rescued B1ockOne 100% varietal CabFranc And so it should be! For too long CabFranc –

Bordeaux Vintage 2017 – explaining Heterogeneous

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:03+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

Paradise Rescued talented organic vigneronne will be tested to the max with 'heterogeneous' Bordeaux Vintage 2017. Bordeaux Vintage 2017 is very challenging. This season Mother Nature is absolutely in control and has delivered some pretty nasty weather shocks along the way so far. Which may explain why the media and blog pages from

Why Failure is NOT an Option

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:03+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Its Not About the Dirt, Learning, Learning & Leadership, Sustainability|

Nature consistently refuses to acknowledge failure. There is always a way forward When I first published this blog, I was just starting to write the first chapter of my second book "It's Not About the Dirt". Although now this book is seen much more as a small business leaders book rather than a

Tough-minded Optimism

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:03+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Learning, Learning & Leadership|

The Paradise Rescued story is a case study in tough-minded optimism I was reminded in the week by another great blog from the Pacific Institute about the issue of (overdoing) optimism. I am not sure that I was exactly born an optimist or whether it has become my learned response to a number of

#Food4CabFranc – more perfect CabFranc recipes

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:03+00:00 June 25th, 2017|#Food4CabFranc, Cabernet Franc, Learning|

This week we invited back Lauren Walsh aka The Swirling Dervish to write some more for us about the brilliant combination of food and Cabernet Franc wine. We will separately publish Lauren's recipes so you have more options in our #Food4CabFranc Blog post category to look at and select for your next meal. Let's hand

The 5 Why’s of Cabernet Franc

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:04+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media|

It is becoming easier and easier to understand why Cabernet Franc is starting to gain more recognition in the wine world. But why has it taken so long, why, why? So in this blog article, let’s answer the top 5 Why’s of Cabernet Franc. Then you will see why this varietal is destined for an

#GrapeMoments: Welcome to the Future – Cabernet Franc

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:05+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Learning, Marketing & Media|

Cabernet Franc ready for harvest at Paradise Rescued in Bordeaux. Increasingly popular. Despite being one of the world’s top twenty most planted and drunk wine varieties, Cabernet Franc is relatively unknown compared to the “other” Cabernet, namely Cabernet Sauvignon. What is more ironic is that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the genetic child of

Book author interview: David Stannard “Its Not About the Dirt”

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:06+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Its Not About the Dirt, Learning, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion|

Now available! "It's Not About the Dirt" by David Stannard David Stannard has just launched his second book “It’s Not About the Dirt”. Following on less than 12 months from the release of his first book “From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” we sent our Paradise Rescued columnist out to interview our Founder

#Vine2Wine – Good wine is made in the vineyard!

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:07+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Learning, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

Producing good fruit precedes making good wine I was reading a blog article recently where the author had interviewed a number of seasoned winemakers about what they predicted was coming next in the Australian wine production business. As I read the article, a common theme was emerging. A theme that had me worried