1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Haute Cabrière Tasting Menu

    Haute Cabrière Tasting Menu
    On Saturday, 23 March, we will be hosting a food and wine pairing together with Haute Cabriere's Takuan von Arnim at our tasting room in Shropshire. Here is a peek at our menu for the evening, a replica of the tasting menu served at Haute Cabriere's restaurant in Franschhoek. An Evening of Food and Wine with Haute Cabrière Saturday 23 March...
  7. 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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