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Under the Influence of Cabernet Sauvignon

If you can't come to the winelands at the moment, why can't the winelands come to you? We continue our home wine guides, so you can pair your favourite Cabernet Sauvignon with some home wine edutainment. Cabernet Sauvignon, also known as the King of Grapes, is grown all over the world. It originates in the famous Bordeaux wine region in France along the banks of the Gironde River. Some of the most beautiful and expensive red wines in the world come from this winemaking region and those grown along the left bank of the Gironde river are typically dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon if they are red blends. Image courtesy of winefolly.com It is now grown in America, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Sou

Under the Influence of Shiraz

If you can't come to the winelands at the moment, why can't the winelands come to you? We continue our home wine guides, so you can pair your favourite Shiraz with some home wine edutainment. First the question: is it Shiraz or Syrah? What’s the difference? Well these are two names for exactly the same grape varietal.The term Syrah is the preferred French name for this grape, as it originated in the Rhône Valley in France. The Northern Rhône, to be more precise. The Southern Rhône is more renowned for Grenache, but it is quite common to see these two grapes in the same blend - a Rhône style blend. The term Shiraz is more often linked to "New World" wines. Think of your Australian and South A

Under the Influence of Sauvignon Blanc

If you can't come to the winelands at the moment, why can't the winelands come to you! We are excited to be sharing the first in a series of our Wine Stories, where we explore the subject of wine and bring it into your home for you. Today we are started at the very beginning, in a manner of speaking. A wine that we typically enjoy by itself, before a meal, the bright and sunny and fresh Sauvignon Blanc! Image courtesy of winefolly.com In the video we explore the flavour profile of Sauvignon Blanc in more detail and when to suggest it to your Guests or enjoy it at home. Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that is a direct mirror of where it is grown. It is most often a totally unwooded wine, and the gr

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