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Bordeaux Focus: Médoc vs Saint-Emilion

Bordeaux Focus: Médoc vs Saint-Emilion

Every one knows Bordeaux wines but when it comes to choosing one, we are always lost…
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Taxes and cost of a wine bottle in UK

Taxes and cost of a wine bottle in UK

When going to your local supermarket to buy a bottle of wine, you already know how much you will spend on it. But do you know the actual value of wine you will really get once you’ve taken off all duties?
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Beaujolais Nouveau… or not!

Beaujolais Nouveau… or not!

Every year, the third Thursday of November is known as the Beaujolais Nouveau Day, but what do you really know about Beaujolais, does it really a wine worth drinking?
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Wine & Cheese Pairing

Wine & Cheese Pairing

Wine and cheese are two delicious treats and could be consumed on their own but what a wonderful experience when they are perfectly paired together!
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Official French Wine Classifications of Bordeaux

Official French Wine Classifications of Bordeaux

If you are keen on Bordeaux wines, chances are you’ve heard about the various classification - for Médoc (1855), Graves, Saint-Emilion, Crus Bourgeois… 
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What temperature for your wine?

What temperature for your wine?

If you drink a wine that is too warm, alcohol will take your palate over and ruin aroma, if too cold, your wine will be closed and flavours inhibited.
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How is wine made?

How is wine made?

While drinking a bottle may not last very long, the process to elaborate it is complicated and needs time! Wine production can generally be split in several steps so we will try to explain you how wine is made.
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Is wine good for your health?

Is wine good for your health?

What would you say if drinking a glass of red wine in the sun could help feeling healthier? This could be the dream of any wine lover, so we had a closer look into it.
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Spot flaws and faults in your wine

Spot flaws and faults in your wine

You’ll probably never stop enjoying this ‘pop’ noise when you open a nice bottle but it might be ruined by a flaw - either a major fault preventing any pleasure, or some kind of a small aroma which may be light, but unpleasant.
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