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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Terroir – there is a fourth dimension

The French language and culture has a special word called < Terroir >. Most frequently in France it is associated with a vineyard or wine although it can (and is) applicable to any piece of land that produces an agricultural product from a particular piece of land. Classically, terroir is described as a small unique […]

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What is Cabernet Franc?

There is a lot to clear up in this little blog post! What is Cabernet Franc? Of course, it’s a wine type or grape varietal. But what are its’ characteristics? Where are its’ origins? What does it taste like? Where is it grown? What’s its’ popularity. Maybe it is better to start by clearing up […]

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Paradise Rescued to open Bordeaux Winery doors

Innovative niche certified organic Bordeaux winery Paradise Rescued will open its doors in March this year. In partnership with winalist.co, this award winning winery will, for the first time ever, be open for visits and direct sales at its winery door in the village of Cardan, just five minutes drive away from the historic riverside […]

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Many thanks – Merry Christmas

I have just had the pleasure of writing our final end of year letter to our Club Paradise Rescued members around the world. We are truly very fortunate to have such a kind group of people who want to support our mission and love our wine plus what we do. In that letter, I took […]

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Bordeaux Wine boss positive on Vintage 2017

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 a similar picture. This week we spoke to David Stannard owner of certified organic wine […]

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Five Fast Facts for #CabFrancDay

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 writer Jancis Robinson, “Cabernet Franc is a variety of the future, […]

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