Featured Winery - Te Whare Ra (TWR)

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I've been stocking TWR Pinot Noir for a couple of years and it has become a firm favourite of many Pinot Noir aficionados with customer reviews like this "OMG! Superb, beautifully subtle" and 96 points from Decanter magazine, not forgetting its 92 Parker Points. And only a few months ago I managed to find some of their rare TWR Marlborough Syrah which is Northern Rhône

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Comparing sparkling wine & Champagne flavours

A 'quick and general' guide to different sparkling wine and Champagne flavour profiles - with an explanation of some of the terms you will find on sparkling wine labels.

I was asked by one of my newsletter subscribers to write about the differences between various types of sparkling wine including champagne - you may have seen my initial blog on the different ways in which

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Vegan & Vegetarian wine

What is vegetarian & vegan wine?

There seems to be a lot of talk about vegan wine at the moment. You may wonder what all the fuss is about. After all wine is made almost 100% from grapes, a plant, so you would think it fits perfectly into a vegetarian's or vegan's approved list of food stuffs, wouldn't you? You may therefore be surprised, even

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Great wine: the quintessence of Wines With Attitude

Wine for wine enthusiasts

I set up Wines With Attitude to share my passion for great wine with other wine enthusiasts. Fed up with opening another bottle of wine that really should have tasted better, I made it my mission to set up a wine store with a difference, a wine shop that only sells really decent wine. Think of me as your personal wine

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The Carmenère grape & its wines

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One of the most searched for terms on the Wines With Attitude website is Carmenère and yet I would not be surprised if many readers had not heard of this black grape variety because it accounts for only a small proportion of the total world wine grape production.

 

So why is Carmenère a popular search term? Though at relatively low levels compared to the

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Matching Chocolate with Wine

You may remember my brief look at wine to pair with chocolate as part of my Matching Easter Foods & Wine blog . In this wine blog I delve deeper into which wines pair well with chocolate but mainly with chocolate-based desserts. Whilst wine and chocolate sound as if they ought to go together - after all they are both products with which many of

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Reading wine labels: Contains Sulphites

Should we worry about sulphites in wine?

Every year I pop into RAW, the natural wine fair held in London - and other cities. There is some debate about exactly what a natural wine is and it seems to be the Marmite of the wine world at the moment (you either love it or hate it). Perhaps it may come as a surprise to find

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A day in the life of ... a reluctant model

In my personal life I have always been the first to shy away from publicity, keeping a low profile on social media and hiding behind others when the cameras are out. How things have changed since setting up Wines With Attitude.

After an audio podcast with e-commerce guru Chloe Thomas late last year, I have now even braved the cameras and feature in the March

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What colour can tell you about wine

When drinking or tasting wine most people focus only on the smell and the taste of it, ignoring what ought to be the first step - looking at the wine's colour and its general appearance . You might think that choosing red, white or rosé is all you need to think about in terms of the colour of wine but in fact the colour can

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A review of three different wine saving systems



If you've been following my blogs on wine storage , you'll know that too much exposure to air is not good for wine . So what to do when you want just one or two glasses of wine from a bottle? How do you keep wine after you have opened a bottle? After all, with a nod to health advice, we are all keeping an eye

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