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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 2019 and get merry with the possibility of what could happen in 2020. And in a moment of over […]

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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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Cabernet Franc – wine varietal “on the grow”

Quietly and with the soft stealth that characterises this understated less publicised grape variety, Cabernet Franc is “on the grow”, making its way back up the ladder of popular red wine grapes. [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” […]

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The 5 Why’s of Cabernet Franc

It is becoming easier and easier to understand why Cabernet Franc is starting to gain more recognition in the wine world. But why has it taken so long, why, why? So in this blog article, let’s answer the top 5 Why’s of Cabernet Franc. Then you will see why this varietal is destined for an […]

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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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#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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Vision – Rehearse your Future

“A dream that has no Vision is like a bottle of wine without a glass. It’s potential cannot be realised.” David Stannard [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”] One of the key items on our Paradise Rescued […]

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#Food4CabFranc 4: Fresh Grouper in Puttanesca Sauce

The general “old wine school” rule of thumb is to never pair a red wine with fish. In this great #Food4CabFranc recipe, Lauren Walsh (The Swirling Dervish) changes all those old rules in preparing this fresh Grouper Puttanesca recipe. Richer types of fish like Grouper, Salmon or Tuna go better with a food friendly wine such as […]

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