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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Vision: What YOU see, is what YOU get!

What you see is what you get! That’s right. It sounds like a corny line from a family quiz show doesn’t it? But it actually hides a very important life lesson for us all. Either as individuals or as part of an organisation. We have all been brought up to believe that that we have […]

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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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Let’s forget those NYE Resolutions

So we all did the family thing and behaved ourselves over the Christmas festival! Well done. And now it’s the end of the year and time to really let ourselves go, drown away whatever happened in 2017 and get merry with the possibility of what could happen in 2018. And in a moment of over […]

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