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A Beginners Guide to Ageing Wine

What does ageing your wine mean? Ageing a bottle of wine means that you are deciding to place a bottle of wine into storage, usually over a number of years. If ageing is carried out correctly it can help you to create new and exquisite flavours within the wine. Interestingly only 1% of all wine…

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The Must Have Glassware For Wine Lovers In 2020

The next top priority after choosing the perfect wine is finding the perfect glass to drink it from. “A glass is a glass” some people may say, but we all know that drinks, in general, taste different depending on what kind of tableware they’re drunk from, and the same is even more true for wine!…

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How Will Amelia Singer Be Spending Christmas This Year?
How Will Amelia Singer Be Spending Christmas This Year?   As we continue to celebrate the countdown to Christmas, we caught up with our very own Amelia Singer to find out her Christmas traditions and how she’ll be enjoying her time over the festive period.    Are you on the naughty or nice list this…

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How Will Joe Fattorini Be Spending Christmas This Year?
How Will Joe Fattorini Be Spending Christmas This Year?   With only two days left to go until Christmas, we sat down with our resident wine expert,  Joe Fattorini, to find out his traditions and how he’ll be spending his time during the festive period!    Are you on the naughty or nice list this…

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Are You a Wine Buff or Wine Bust?

You don’t have to be a wine expert to enjoy drinking it… but it helps! We’re proud to be partnered with WSET, who are at the forefront of wine education here, and we love to put our knowledge (and that of our students) to the test! Think you have what it takes to be a…

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Chile’s Hidden Haven For Wine Lovers

Ask any keen wine traveller you know where they’d most like to travel, and France might be mentioned a few times. California or Mendoza might be the answer of those a bit more well-seasoned. But how many do you think would answer with “Chile”? Too few, certainly! Well, that’s something that we are looking to…

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Are we bottling our fight on carbon emissions?
Are we bottling our fight on carbon emissions? When talking about wine, we take great pleasure in discussing the region, vintage, blend, pairing and like Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, who Joe met in series 2, often a particular vintner or Oenologist. Where a wine comes from; the heritage of an estate, how a family harvests their grapes,…

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Mornington Peninsula: Hospitable to people, if not to grapes…
Mornington Peninsula: Hospitable to people, if not to grapes… As we continue to celebrate our new partnership with wine travel specialists Winerist, we look back at our presenters visiting just a few of the many wonderful places Winerist offers tours to. This week, Amelia Singer heads down under to explore one of wine’s best-kept secrets…

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Tasting Australia’s most iconic wine
Tasting Australia’s most iconic wine As we continue to celebrate our new partnership with wine travel specialists Winerist, we look back at our presenters visiting just a few of the many wonderful places Winerist offers tours to. This week, Amelia Singer has been in Australia to meet her 'wine pin-up' Stephen Henschke, and try the…

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The Unusual Grape Varieties of Argentina
The Unusual Grape Varieties of Argentina As the temperature starts to drop in the northern hemisphere, it's time to start turning our attentions to some of the best the other side of the planet has to offer. And for a South American region with a distinctly European feel - you can't go wrong with Argentina! …

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The Craftsmanship Behind the Jancis Robinson Glass Collection
The Craftsmanship Behind the Jancis Robinson Glass Collection As wine lovers, we spend a lot of time discussing the merits of the skill and expertise that goes into winemaking – but what of the talent and craftsmanship that goes into perfecting the humble wine glass? The guest article below from our official glassware partners Richard…

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Migrating Malbec
Migrating Malbec As we continue to celebrate our new partnership with wine travel specialists Winerist, we look back at our presenters visiting just a few of the many wonderful places Winerist offers tours to. This week, Joe Fattorini has been in Argentina to find out about a very successful immigrant... Joe Fattorini Where does Malbec come…

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Graham Beck and Biodiversity
Joe Fattorini Biodiversity is a handful of dried poo. Mossie Basson is the Director of Conservation at Graham Beck and he’s handing me different droppings. From Kudu and Eland to various Boks. Each dropping tells a story. About how far the animal grazes, what it eats and what eats it. Mossie loves it. This is…

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7 Things to do in Stellenbosch, South Africa
7 Things to do in Stellenbosch, South Africa As the temperature starts to drop in the northern hemisphere, it's time to start turning our attentions to some of the best the other side of the planet has to offer. As Europe slips into the winter period, regions such as South Africa start to come alive, …

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The perfect recipe for your National Curry Week
The perfect recipe for your National Curry Week At The Wine Show, we love good cuisine as much as we love a great wine. That's why we're so excited about National Curry Week, running from 7th - 13th October. It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate both Indian cooking and Indian wine, and we're delighted to…

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Welcome Dominic West!
Welcome Dominic West! All at The Wine Show are delighted to officially announce the newest member of our presenting team. Joining Joe, James, and the Matthews for season three is the wonderful actor, director, musician and most importantly wine enthusiast, Dominic West. Speaking to us about joining the team, Dominic enthused: "When I was asked…

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Napa Valley or Sonoma County? Spotlight on Louis M Martini
Napa Valley or Sonoma County? Spotlight on Louis M Martini California Wine Month is all about exploring and understanding everything that is great about this coastal wine region. During our time on the show we've visited Napa, Mendocino, and Santa Barbara, but what of Sonoma County? And how does this stack up in comparison with…

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