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Vision – Rehearse your Future

By | September 25th, 2016|Paradise Rescued|

“A dream that has no Vision is like a bottle of wine without a glass. It’s potential cannot be realised.” David Stannard Sunset behind the 12th century church of Cardan Bordeaux - the inspiration for the Paradise Rescued Sustainability project. One of the key items on our Paradise Rescued “To Do” list is

Shake Up Your Next Menu – With Cabernet Franc

By | May 14th, 2016|Paradise Rescued|

This week, we have invited Lauren Walsh, aka The Swirling Dervish to write a #Food4CabFranc guest blog for us. Lauren has a passion for wine, its stories, the connections between nature and humans but above all a very keen sense of pairing good food with great wines. Lauren is a qualified Certified Specialist of Wine,

#WineTips31 – Yeast

By | January 23rd, 2016|#WineTips, Bordeaux Wine, Learning & Leadership, Organic Viticulture, Paradise Rescued|

Pasteur was asked to study wine spoilage which led to the discovery of yeast Yeast is the reason why sugars in grape juice ferment to produce alcohol and wine. Although unexplained until studied by French scientist Louis Pasteur in the mid 19th century, its existence and worth has been around since man started the process

Time to say thank you Team! Happy Christmas

By | December 20th, 2015|Paradise Rescued|

Just following on from last week’s “Q&A” blog, one of the other popular questions I get asked is: “How do you make this all work? The winery is in Bordeaux France, you sell this beautiful wine in the USA and Australia… and yet you live in two locations and are always travelling?” This is a

Paradise Rescued Q&A time: you asked, we reply

By | December 13th, 2015|Paradise Rescued|

As we approach the end of the year, we thought it would be fun to do a Q&A blog to reply to the top five questions that we receive from our friends, fans and customers. So we have invited David Stannard, Founder Director of Paradise Rescued to give you a few answers to your questions…

#GrapeMoments – Get your red wine temperature right

By | December 6th, 2015|#WineTips, Paradise Rescued|

I have been recently reminder on a couple of occasions that “room temperature” is a very poor measure of temperature for a red wine in a warm climate! And I feel the need to put a small correction into the thinking of our customers and red wine lovers in order to ensure that they can get

Vision: Did Alice learn from the Cheshire Cat?

By | November 22nd, 2015|Paradise Rescued|

In Lewis Carroll’s timeless book Alice in Wonderland, Alice meets the Cheshire Cat and has a quick discussion which goes like this: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." said the Cat. "I don't much care where."

We started together. Together we continue

By | November 16th, 2015|Paradise Rescued|

After the horrible and tragic events of Friday night in Paris, I thought I would write a very simple short blog this week. Nothing else makes much sense. So many of our readers to our blog have rung us or sent notes of sympathy containing best wishes and asking them to be passed on to

Don’t abdicate your Personal Power

By | November 8th, 2015|Paradise Rescued|

Over the last couple of days, I have had the wonderful privilege to participate in Social Media Pros 2015 #SMPros15 led by Zoe Wyatt of By good luck, alongside me was Karen Clarke the brilliant new emerging author of “From Bullied to Brilliant” and authority on bullying management strategy. Karen Clarke - author

Vine2Wine – Horsepower: not a media stunt!

By | November 1st, 2015|Paradise Rescued|

For the first time ever, we welcomed Isabelle Claudel and her small shire horse Ulysse to our Paradise Rescued vineyards in Cardan, Bordeaux. It was a working visit with a very specific goal, although plenty of interested onlookers and cameras were at hand to record the event. The clock rolled back a good number of