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Llopart Winery Cava Spain

A Spanish Sparkling Wine with over 600 Years of History – Llopart

The production of wine has a long and sometimes mysterious history with its birthplace somewhat debated though, Georgia from c. 6000 BC is referenced as being the first recorded location for the practice of turning grapes into wine! History of Cava / Spanish Sparkling Wine “The roots of the Cava industry can be traced back…

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What are the different types of Prosecco

What are the Different Types of Prosecco?

How we love our Italian friends for such a fine discovery in Prosecco! From the Northern region of Italy, it offers tourists the most amazing wine experience from the wonderful rolling hills full of vines to the magical wineries making the world famous bubbly. What many might not know though is that there isn’t just…

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Graham Beck Appoints Pierre de Klerk as Cellar Master

As a pioneering leader in the production of award-winning Cap Classique, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Pierre de Klerk as Cellar Master. De Klerk previously held the title of Winemaker and succeeds industry icon Pieter ‘Bubbles’ Ferreira who is transitioning into his new position as Graham Beck’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) after…

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Henkell Freixenet Buys Bolney Wine Estate

Henkell Freixenet’s entry into the emerging, high-growth English sparkling wine segment was through the acquisition of Bolney Wine Estate English sparkling wine and wine cellar based near Brighton, Sussex on the 14th of January. English sparkling wine, considered by some experts as ‘the new Champagne’, is witnessing exponential growth. Bolney Wine Estate was founded in…

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Tajfl Pet Nat

Rosé Sparkling Wine Pet Nat

A relatively unknown country when it comes to wine fame yet one that holds a treasure chest of delights should you have the opportunity to explore them. An impressive 22,300 hectares of vineyard and a population of just over two million (2.1) sees approximately 10.5 m2 of vineyard to every Slovenian. “… Slovenia has such…

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Woodchurch English Sparkling Wine

Woodchurch English Sparkling Wine

English Sparkling Wine is for sure making a name for itself and has more than enough qualities to stand alongside some of the world’s most famous fizz such as Champagne, Cava, Franciacorta, South African Bubbly (MCC) and many more. With a blanket of medals and trophies collated by many of the top wineries and a…

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QR Codes Wine Bottles

QR Codes on Wine Bottles

What exactly is a QR Code? The abbreviation for ‘Quick Response‘ Code, the QR Code has been around since it was founded in 1994 (by the Japanese automotive company Denso Wave). Something of a excitement buzzed around on these scannable codes in the 1990’s and though having plenty of PR exposure and supporters they never…

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VENTIVENTI

VENTIVENTI

VENTIVENTI 2020 is what I see as (no pun intended) perfect vision in the sparkling wine world – A fine standard, a fine selection and combining both history and innovation. Let us take a look at the Italian winery of VENTIVENTI: “The heritage of tradition, the power of innovation, the respect for nature.” The Philosophy…

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Can I grow grapes in my garden

Can I Grow Grapes in my Garden?

Yes! Though we might think of grapevines, and especially the activity of grape harvesting, coming from warmer countries and famous wine regions like Champagne / Prosecco / Cava, it is actually not uncommon to see them here in England too. Whether you are after that photogenic climbing vine that offers the perfect shade for summer…

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