Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • Sparkling Wine – Know The Basics

    Posted by Spirited Wines in Wines May 20, 2013

    Champagne, being the most famous sparkling wine, has over the last few years seen its market dominance dwindle in the face of the onslaught by a range of sparkling wines, both white and rosé from all corners of the wine world.   In fact over the last year, Nielsen - the drinks research firm - has…

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  • On the Endangered List?

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines May 16, 2013

    I recently spent a happy two weeks in South Africa. The scenery and the wildlife can be spectacular, and I was fortunate enough to see plenty of it. Unfortunately this is a country with many issues, one of which is the continued poaching of endangered animals, some of which may not be around for very…

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  • The Awakening of Barbecue Man

    Posted by Balthazar in Wines May 8, 2013

    Sunshine, at last! You can almost hear the hum of excitement around the city when the forecast is actually correct and the sun has arrived.  The pale and pasty masses come out of their hiding places and into the parks, gardens and any bit of available sun hit spot, shirtless men wander about with all…

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  • Of Spring and Happy Trails

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines May 6, 2013

    “Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here.
    Life is skittles and life is beer.
    I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring.
    I do – don’t you? ‘Course you do.”
    Tom Lehrer
    As the mild weather finally decides to show up, I can’t help but find Tom Lehrer’s Poisoning Pigeons in the Park looping through my brain, celebrating…

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