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Wine tasting review – 25 August 2012

Today, the tasting at Hope Valley Bottle Shop focused on some juicy French wines (two whites, one sparkling rosé, and two reds). As I am moving away from the Triangle this Friday (31 August 2012), this was my last tasting at HV Bottle Shop. That is sad, as the owner of the shop–Drew–was always incredibly …

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Wine tasting review – 11 August 2012

Today at the weekly wine tasting at Hope Valley Bottle Shop centred around the wines of Laurent Miquel. Laurent left his engineering background in 1996 in order to pursue his father’s passion for winemaking. His vineyards are all located in the Languedoc region of southern France. The first pour of the day was the 2011 …

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Introduction to Wine, part IV: Reading labels and storing

In the third instalment of “Introduction to Wine,” we covered the different growing periods for the northern hemisphere. In this final chapter, I want to briefly demystify some of the components of a wine label, and discuss optimal conditions for storing wine in your home. To get us started, let’s talk about wine labels and …

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