Category Archives for "Wine Tips"

#WineTips36 – Micro-Climate

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 […]

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Chill Australia! No hot red wine thank you!

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#WineTips34 – Chardonnay

  Chardonnay is one the world’s most widely planted and best known white wine grape varietals, used to produce both still and sparkling white wines. Originating from the Burgundy region of France, where it even has a village of the same name, Chardonnay has spread across the world and is grown in all wine-making regions […]

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#WIneTips33 – Corked Wine

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 […]

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#WineTips32 – Noble Rot

Noble rot (Botyritis cinerea as it is known technically) or ‘Pourriture Noble’ (in French) is a special set of fungal conditions experienced by white wine grapes when they become infected by grey rot fungus as the grapes approach their maturity. When picked, pressed and the juice fermented, the resultant so-called “botyrised” wines have a distinctive […]

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#WineTips31 – Yeast

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#WineTips30 – Wine Australia

[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”] Australia is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of wine. The origins of the wine industry date back to 1788 when the first cuttings were imported into New South […]

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#WineTips29 – Master of Wine

  It’s becoming more common to see and hear a wine writer, adviser, sommelier or adviser described as a Master of Wine or MW. So who are these wonderful people and what allows them to have this very prestigious and hard to achieve title. Master of Wine is a qualification awarded after considerable study and […]

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