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Ervideira Vineyard – Interview (Episode 196 Part 3)

In this part of the episode, we visit the Ervideira vineyard and talk to one of the owners who is the vineyard’s winemaker.

He begins by explaining the history of his family’s vineyard – he is one of the fourth generation now running the vineyard.

They have a fantastic range of 25 wines which are all top-flight – they focus on quality rather than volume.

They also have quirky wines such as the 30,000 bottles wines that are stored underwater at a depth of around 30m in Portugal’s and Europes largest lake which, when you compare to exactly the same wine stored above water, taste significantly different.

 

 

 

 

 

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Yellow Tail Merlot Wine Review (Episode 184)

In this video, we taste a Yellow Tail Merlot. This wine is available around the world is grown and produced in Australia. the winery is still run by the same family that started the business back in the 1950’s having emigrated from Sicily.

Priced at around £7.00 in UK supermarkets, it will be acceptable to most peoples pockets.

You must excuse John L’s schoolboy humour in this video but what is wine about if it is not about enjoyment!

This wine is ideal for those looking to add red wines to their list of wines to drink.

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Albret La Vino de mi Madre Wine Review (Episode 183)

In this episode, we taste a fantastic 2013 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Spain.

The rough translation of the wines’ name is My Mother’s Wine.

It has a great rich colour, a great nose (smell) and then when tasted massive dark fruit flavours followed by the taste of lighter red fruits.

A great wine if you are interested in starting to try to identify more than one flavour from your wine.

Available from Czerwik’s at: –

https://czerwik.co.uk/product-category/wines/red-wine/spain-red-wine

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Greek Wines (Episode 172)

In this video, we talk to Grigoris Michailos about Greek Wine at the 2019 London Wine Fair.
Grigoris discusses the hundreds of years of wine history there is in Greece.
Surprisingly two-thirds of the wine produced in Greece is white wine because 79% of the Greek landmass is mountainous.

Take a look at the website Wines of Greece (https://winesofgreece.org) for more information on the wonderful world of Greek Wines.

 

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Txakolina Wine (Episode 170 Part 1)

This episode is from our visit to the 2019 London Wine Fair where we interview Ainhoa Gabaram about the wonderful wines available from the Basque region of Spain.

The region that Ainhoa hails from is on the very north coast of Spain, a map of it’s position can be found on our website at
Ainhao gives a very interesting brief background of the history of wine from this region and explains what wines you will like if you already enjoy more common types of wine like Sauvignon, Chardonnay etc.

 

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Sarah Abbott Master of Wine -Talks about Georgian Wines (Episode 166)

Sarah Abbott is one of only 382 Masters of Wine in the world and so is perfectly qualified to talk about the Georgian wines that are just beginning to break into the western markets.

Sarah informs us that Georgia is, based on archaeological findings, the oldest area where wine was deliberately made over 8,000 years ago.

Sarah then goes on to explain the great wines and grapes of Georgia, which currently are under the region. She also highlights several grape varietals you should try from Georgia during our interview.

Sarah makes Georgia sound like a must-visit place for the foodie as well as the wine lover. In fact, Lonely Planet has highlighted Georgia as one of it’s hottest new places to visit.

Our thanks to Sarah for taking the time out to speak to us in and amongst her very busy schedule at the 2019 London Wine Festival.

For more information about Georgian wines please take a look at

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Ramirez de la Piscina Rioja at the London Wine Fair (Episode 164)

In the first of our London Wine Fair interviews, we interview Sonia from the Ramirez de la Piscina vineyard and ask her all things Rioja.

Sonia’s family has been making wine in the Rioja for many generations and her pride and passion for her family’s wine shine through.

Want to know about Rioja – this is the video for you!

 

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http://www.ramirezdelapiscina.com/enoturismo

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Aldi Australian Shiraz (Episode 206 – Part 1)

Shiraz is the signature grape for Australia, so we are expecting great things.

This particular Australian Shiraz is from Aldi’s own Exquisite range and costs at the time of writing £5.70p.

John M managed to smell Cherry, eucalyptus, chocolate and coffee on the nose while John M only managed to smell cherry!

John M, however, was not able to get anything but the cherry on the taste and so was left slightly disappointed.

He was however impressed by the balance of tannins in this wine.

John L felt this wine would be a good introduction to Shiraz for those that did not like their reds too powerful.

 

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