Category Archives for "Grape Moments"

The heat is (full) on in Bordeaux

Europe is having a (really) hot summer. Tragic fires have torched parts of Greece. Many parts of southern Europe are starting to resemble Australia in prolonged heat and temperature. The global warm-up continues. And in the vineyards? The heat is (full) on in Bordeaux! 2018 is shaping up as a year of incredible contrast. In […]

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Bordeaux Vineyard Summer Solstice

I can’t think of a better time of year than the summer solstice in a Bordeaux vineyard. And right now, I am completely jealous of some friends now who are holidaying at the Paradise Rescued property and winery in Cardan Bordeaux. And who keep sending me lots of lovely photos taken from the kitchen terrace […]

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Cabernet Franc – a true Bordeaux wine varietal.

Bordeaux red wine is strongly dominated by blends of three wonderful grape varieties – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Since much of the ‘old wine’ world chooses not to list on its labels the varietals contained inside the bottle, it can be hard for wine lovers everywhere to fully appreciate the grapes that actually […]

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Summer Shock! Put your Red Wine in the Fridge!

No, heresy! Summer shock report from Paradise Rescued. Put your red wine in the fridge! Yes, that’s right – you read the headline correctly! Following a fairly late and lacklustre spring here in Melbourne, summer is finally starting to emerge. The thermometer today passed 30C for the first time and one could say it was […]

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Paradise Rescued now certified organic

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] 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 […]

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#GrapeMoments: Bordeaux Sustainability promise delivered

Since our very first moment of operation, January 1st 2010, our commitment and Mission has been to Sustain our rural community in Cardan, Bordeaux. We are proud to report the amazing story that our Bordeaux Sustainability promise has been delivered. And will continue to be delivered. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” […]

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#GrapeMoments: Welcome to the Future – Cabernet Franc

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] 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 […]

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Chill Australia! No hot red wine thank you!

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] There are only seven more sleeps until Christmas Day and I am just taking a quick look at my smartphone weather outlook across Australia. Most places look like having a nice […]

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