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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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Coffee and Comedy in California
Coffee and Comedy in California Joe Fattorini How do you take your coffee? Seriously, did you wake up to a powerful espresso, or kick off the day with a milky latte? Tell me what coffee you like and I’ll tell you what wine you’ll love. Or at least I hope so. Comedian Gina Yashere’s wine…

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Mendocino – Thinking outside the Bottle
Mendocino – Thinking outside the Bottle Amelia Singer Not many people have heard of Mendocino. Whereas neighbouring Napa is the most-visited tourist attraction after Disneyland, Mendocino’s bucolic beauty belies a region of grit – winegrowers here are traditionally paid lower prices for fruit. However, attracting labour is the biggest issue, especially when many vineyard workers…

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The Napa Valley and its Wine Train
The Napa Valley and its Wine Train Gizzi Erskine There are vineyards in all but one state in the USA: Washington DC (which isn’t technically a state) is the only state in the Union not to grow grapes for winemaking. And yet when most people are asked to name an American wine region they will…

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Our wine picks for California Wine Month
Our wine picks for California Wine Month September marks the start of California Wine Month, a yearly celebration of the region's wonderful winemaking culture. Featuring regional festivals, dinners, vineyard tours, and intimate tastings - the event appeals to serious wine lovers and newbies alike. Whilst you may not be able to make it to the…

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Viva La Volvo Revolution
Viva La Volvo Revolution 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 explores the changing face of the Chilean wine industry. Joe Fattorini 'Those who can ride,…

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Wine Education Week
Raise a glass this September to WSET's Wine Education Week   At The Wine Show, we know our viewers are constantly looking to delve deeper into the world of wine, discovering more about the culture, history, and diverse nature of this most marvelous drink. It's why we're delighted to let you know about WSET's exciting…

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History forever at Klein Constantia
History forever at Klein Constantia 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 channels his inner Napoleon exploring the history of Klein Constantia, a beautiful South African…

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War and Winemaking on The Loire
War and Winemaking on The Loire 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, we revisit Joe Fattorini discovering the historic and picturesque Loire Valley - and only some…

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Santorini: Davy Jones’ Cellar
Joe visits the magical island of Santorini   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, we revisit Joe Fattorini's incredible trip to the magical island of Santorini, complete…

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How to pack for your perfect wine holiday
How to pack for your perfect wine holiday So you've booked your exciting new wine adventure with our friends at Winerist. Be it Burgundy, Bordeaux, Tuscany, or the Douro Valley - a wonderfully fulfilling and culturally-enriching experience awaits you. But what next? How do you extract the most out of your upcoming adventure? Well, it…

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