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OPEN THAT BOTTLE

Friday, February 28, 2020

Let’s start this week’s blog with a gentle reminder – tomorrow, February 29, is the annual, “OPEN THAT BOTTLE DAY”, when we should rummage around the cellar or cupboard and find an old bottle of wine that we have been putting off opening – and then open it. There are a number of reasons that we put off opening a particular bottle of wine, it could be that we don’t think it is quite “ready” yet, or that “it is probably well past it”, or “I am saving that for a special occasion” – which never seems to come. Read More...

IS THE PARTY NEARLY OVER?

Friday, February 14, 2020

For the last two decades wine consumption has been growing in most parts of the world, except the “Old World” wine countries – mainly France and to a lesser extent Italy and Spain, where the younger generation has shied away (to some extent) of the “old folks” drink called wine. It is like here in Australia where in the 1980s we shied away from Sherry and Brandy because that’s what the oldies drank.  Read More...