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5 degrees of separation make Bordeaux Wine success

I have heard all extremes here in the Bordeaux vineyards over the last three weeks ranging from very sad tales of back to back harvest failures to extremely small harvests and even exuberant social media postings of mega success. Making a Bordeaux Wine success in 2018 required continual attention and hard work. And many degrees […]

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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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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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