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Bordeaux Wine boss positive on Vintage 2017

By | 2017-12-16T19:35:59+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Sustainability|

Paradise Rescued owner David Stannard in the Cardan organic vineyard during harvest time. The European grape growing season that was 2017 has now carved itself into history. And generally it wasn’t a great write-up! The weather was challenging (late frosts, hail and mini heat waves) and overall wine volumes were down. Bordeaux was

Five Fast Facts for #CabFrancDay

By | 2017-12-03T21:26:30+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|#CabFrancDay, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

The sun shines on ripe Bordeaux Cabernet Franc fruit Monday 4th December is global Cabernet Franc day - aka #CabFrancDay on the social media circuit. This is the day that Cabernet Franc lovers celebrate one of the world's greatest wine grape varieties. In the words of legendary Master of Wine and famous wine

Paradise Rescued Taiwan #CabFrancDay showcase

By | 2017-11-26T21:20:54+00:00 November 26th, 2017|#CabFrancDay, Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

We are proud to announce that as part of global CabFranc Day 2017, Paradise Rescued has been invited to participate at the Taiwan CabFrancDay International Cabernet Franc Exhibition tasting. B1ockOne 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur full varietal Cabernet Franc will be represented amongst a selection of 15 international wines for a private sommelier and press review tasting.

Summer Shock! Put your Red Wine in the Fridge!

By | 2017-11-11T21:16:56+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Grape Moments, Learning & Leadership|

No, heresy! Summer shock report from Paradise Rescued. Put your red wine in the fridge! Yes, that’s right – you read the headline correctly! Blue summer skies, eating outdoors, glass of red? Don't let the red wine get too warm. Chill it first! Following a fairly late and lacklustre spring here in Melbourne,

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

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,

Paradise Rescued – the inspiring story that is our brand.

By | 2017-10-12T11:42:02+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Its Not About the Dirt, Marketing & Media, Merlot, Mission Vision Passion, Organic Viticulture, Sustainability|

“Trois maisons, Monsieur Stannard! trois Maisons!” (Three houses, Mr Stannard, three houses!) exclaimed Monsieur Dados dramatically as he welcomed me into his home. And all before I could barely say “Bonjour” or shake his hand. The Dados family were our westerly neighbours separated by a 50 year old block of vines, living in the old

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