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  1. Tasting Notes for Asara Cape Fusion 2015

    Tasting Notes for Asara Cape Fusion 2015
    Uncorking Notes - Asara Cape Fusion 2015 From Hard to Find Wines owner Mark Davies. For the Asara Cape Fusion why not start with the accolades! National NWC top 100 SA wines, national NWC double platinum winner, Frankfurt International Trophy Gold Medal 2018, Veritas 2017 Silver Medal, Vitis Vinifera Gold Medal 2018. This is a wine bottle where the award...
  2. Harvest at Stony Brook Vineyards

    Harvest at Stony Brook Vineyards
    Harvest at Stony Brook Vineyards The McNaught family has been making wine in Franschhoek, South Africa since the late 1980s. From the very beginning, Nigel and Joy focussed on creating top-quality wines, something that has been a consistent theme through the family's journey. In 1995, they sold their first farm and bought Stony Brook, a small fruit farm, situated in...
  3. Mont Rochelle, South Africa

    Mont Rochelle, South Africa
    Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard, South Africa Sir Richard Branson’s Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard is just less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. It is situated in the historic town of Franschhoek, South Africa. Franschhoek is known as the food and wine capital of South Africa. The area was settled in the 1800s by the French Huguenots making...
  4. Hang on lads… I’ve got a great idea!

    Hang on lads… I’ve got a great idea!
    Italian Wines that might just blow the doors off! We are delighted with the growing portfolio of Italian wines that we have been steadily growing in our Hard to Find Wines warehouse. With a particular focus on fine wines from Tuscany and Veneto, not only are they great wines but they also have great aging potential. From Super Tuscan Merlot-based...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...

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