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Vine2Wine – Cabernet Franc Harvest Day 2017

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:01+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

Most Saturday mornings in our village are quiet. They start quiet, they continue quiet and they finish in pretty much the same way. But jet lag wasn’t going to let me sleep in much either. It’s harvest day 2017. I don’t need an alarm. The clouds disappear; the fruit is beautiful. Let the Paradise

Paradise Rescued now certified organic

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:02+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion, Organic Viticulture, Sustainability, Wine making|

The architect and passionate engineer of the Organic project - Paradise Rescued vigneronne Pascale Bervas The news this week is big. And official! From this 2017 vintage onwards, Paradise Rescued has been certified organic. Our certificate is officially here and as soon as we have a suitable frame and the power drill organised,

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

#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

Cardan Bordeaux – it all starts in the vineyard

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:08+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

“Aaah Monsieur Stannard bonjour” beamed a Councillor as I entered into the Secretary of the Mayor’s office – the seat of power in our small commune of Cardan, Bordeaux. I certainly appreciate being treated as an equal local member of the community. It feels special and not something I guess that every other business locally

#WineTips36 – Micro-Climate

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:08+00:00 January 15th, 2017|#WineTips, Learning, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

Micro-climate is the local atmospheric or weather conditions that exist in and around a particular block of vines or other geographic area. Micro-climates can vary even within a few tens of meters. In a vineyard, conditions in the middle of even a single vineyard block depend on different vegetation bordering the block, water drainage conditions

#WIneTips33 – Corked Wine

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:13+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|#WineTips, Learning & Leadership, Wine making|

There are a number of flaws or faults that can make a wine unpleasant to drink. A “corked” wine is a fault that we hear talked about a lot but one which is experienced less and less frequently with the greater use of capsule closures and significantly improved cork closure technology. What do we mean

Vine2Wine – Our verdict on Bordeaux vintage 2015

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:18+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

From what I can see and hear, there are some pretty big smiles around the Bordeaux vineyards at present as winemakers and wineries start to appreciate their successes from the 2015 season. For many Bordeaux wine businesses, this has been their first big success since 2010, with each intervening season having presented its own series

GrapeMoments: Cabernet Franc – the 2016 “go-to” wine

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:18+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Learning, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

I was excited to receive a media article from one of our customers this week trying to guess the wine trends of 2016. It’s a fun thing to do in the first week of a new year, right? The interesting article shared with me was by BloombergBusiness entitled “Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2016”. And

#WineTips25 – Tannin

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:37+00:00 September 13th, 2013|#WineTips, Wine making|

Tannin in wines is dervied from grape skins, seeds and stalks as well as the oak barrel! Tannin is one of the most common words used in describing a wine. But what is it, what does it taste like and where does it come from? Tannin is a natural occurring part of many