1. Rosé - a Real Summer Wine

    Rosé - a Real Summer Wine
    In recent years, rosé has become increasingly popular, particularly as a summer wine. The selection of rosés available in the UK is becoming wider as the wine gains popularity. While rosés are gaining popularity currently, historically, the earliest red wines produced were more like our modern day rosés. The primary reason for this was that winemaking techniques were not as sophisticated as today's techniques...
  2. Ten Thing You Need To Know About MCC

    Ten Thing You Need To Know About MCC
    Méthode Cap Classique, or MCC for short, is the name given to some South African sparkling wines. The quality can be compared to the wines produced in Champagne and it is becoming increasingly popular as it is often more affordable than a comparable Champagne. Here are ten facts you need to know about MCC. Ten Methode Cap Classique Facts: 1. MCC...
  3. International Chardonnay Day

    International Chardonnay Day
    International Chardonnay Day is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday in May. Here are 10 facts to help you learn more about a wine made infamous by Bridget Jones! Ten Chardonnay Facts 1. A cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc created Chardonnay. 2. Chardonnay is the most widely planted white grape variety around the world. 3. Chardonnay is blended with...
  4. International Sauvignon Blanc Day

    International Sauvignon Blanc Day
    Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day on the first Friday of every May. And this year, that falls on 3 May. To prepare you, here are 10 points to increase your knowledge of this wine. Ten Points about Sauvignon Blanc 1. Sauvignon Blanc is a green grape variety originating in Bordeaux, France. 2. Its name is believed to have come from the French words...
  5. Ideal Serving Temperature for Wines

    Ideal Serving Temperature for Wines
    The serving temperature of wine is much more important than many people seem to believe. Temperature is vital to release the flavours and aromas of the wine you are drinking. The wrong temperature can limit or distort the flavours and aromas, resulting in a less than optimal experience. Each wine has an ideal serving temperature but to give you an idea...
  6. Easter Wine Suggestions

    Easter Wine Suggestions
    Easter is nearly here! That means time off work and school, chocolates and of course meals with family and friends. Hard to Find Wines' Mark Davies has handpicked wines that he recommends as the perfect accompaniments to your Easter meals. Please remember to order by 1pm on Wednesday, 17 April to avoid disappointment in receiving your delivery.   LE LUDE MCC Rosé NV...
  7. Malbec World Day

    Malbec World Day
    Malbec World Day is celebrated each year on 17 April. The name is taken as a translation from the Spanish "Día Mundial del Malbec" which means "Malbec throughout the world". The day commemorates 17 April 1853, the day on which the Argentine government instructed Michel Aimé Pouget, a French soil expert, to bring over new vines from France. Here are...
  8. Latest arrivals at Hard to Find Wines

    Latest arrivals at Hard to Find Wines
    We've had some new arrivals at our Warehouse recently. Included were Dahu Wines from Celliers de Sion in Switzerland, Asara in Stellenbosch and Runner Duck wines from Vergenoegd also in Stellenbosch. Celliers de Sion - Dahu Wines Celliers de Sion began with a partnership in 1992 between Bonvin and Varone Vins which created Les Celliers de Champsec. Over the years...
  9. Ten Pinot Noir Points You Need To Know

    Ten Pinot Noir Points You Need To Know
    Pinot Noir is a very temperamental grape! Here are ten Pinot Noir points that may open your heart to this fabulous wine. 1. Pinot Noir likes a cool climate Pinot Noir does not respond well to a warm climate. The subtle flavours cook inside their thin skin when affected by too much heat and sun. Pinot Noir thrives best in the...

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