Dry January!? Let’s Talk Sweet January!

Dry January!? Let’s Talk Sweet January!

By Nick Adams, Master of Wine Firstly, I hope you all had a particularly good Christmas and best wishes for the coming new year! It is customary for some people to have a “dry” January […]

BORDEAUX – Part Two – Main Regions and Wine Styles.

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By Nick Adams, Master of Wine. Not Disneyland – Château Pichon Longueville in Pauillac In what is a relatively plain part of France, the area of Bordeaux – end especially the Médoc “left bank” – […]

BORDEAUX – Part One – What is and makes Bordeaux?

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By Nick Adams, Master of wine Probably the most iconic view in Bordeaux – the First Growth Château Margaux. INTRODUCTION The wines of Bordeaux have held a special place in the hearts of many generations […]

Wine Trust Christmas 2020

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Wine recommendations for the coming season and menus From Nick Adams, Master of Wine. Introduction After what has been for most of us a truly challenging year, I am sure we are all ready for […]

ITALY – Part Two – Central & East

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This is one of the oldest of all wine areas in Italy. Evidence of viticulture exists in this region back to the 8th Century BC. Florentine wine retailers were known to exist in the 11th Century. By […]

ITALY – Part One – Introduction and “The North”

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Of all the countries in the Old World Italy is one of the oldest, and arguably the most individual in terms of indigenous grape varieties and spectacular (often strongly secular) regional variations and styles. It […]

Grenache

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The recent blog on Châteauneuf-du-Pape  https://winetrust100.co.uk/chateauneuf-du-pape-home-to-one-of-the-worlds-greatest-red-wines-and-ufos/ set me thinking about how the main grape behind this world famous wine is arguably the least known of all the great international varieties planted around the world. Grenache […]

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK PART II – GREECE

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Before Covid the average number of tourists to Greece from the UK totalled 3.5 million, so exposure to the culture of this great country was quite widespread. If you stepped back a few years and […]

South Africa

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The iconic Table Mountain backdrop to Cape Town The Covid-19 pandemic has crossed all boundaries, industries, and most livelihoods, not least the wine world. Of all the winemaking countries in the world affected right now […]

Any Questions? 6 of the Best

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The idea for this blog came about from enquiries and questions asked by Wine Trust customers – over time – and those ones which stood out as very interesting questions and/or were being repeatedly asked. […]

HOW STILL WINE IS MADE, PART 2, By Nick Adams

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Part Two – Rosé and White Winemaking, and Aging of Wine Prior to Bottling Rosé Wine And the longer you leave the black skins in contact with the juice the darker the colour becomes. To […]

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