Wine and the Ravages of Time

Wine and the Ravages of Time

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

A thirsty, corkscrew-slinging friend once justified his quick pull of the cork by the witty remark that “wine is merely a crossroad on the thoroughfare from grape juice to vinegar”, to which there is some truth. Wine may very well be a living thing but the popular belief that all wine can be or should…

Hat-Trick of Delicata Winery Loyalty Awards

Hat-Trick of Delicata Winery Loyalty Awards

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Delicata Winery Loyalty Awards were presented last week to three business customers who between them have been selling Delicata wines for an impressive 55 years. A prestigious Platinum distinction award was presented to the owners of the all-new Greens Supermarket who have been successfully purveying Delicata wines for over 25 years. The shop with its…

The Magic Flute for Fizz

The Magic Flute for Fizz

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

What glass shape is best to enjoy celebratory bubbly from this festive season, or on any other day of the year for that matter? Whilst the wide and shallow coupe has been written off ages ago because it allows effervescence and aromas to dissipate quickly in favour of the slender and tall flute, a few…

Festive Dine and Wine Specials

Festive Dine and Wine Specials

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Why not vary your traditional festive bill of fare this Yuletide? Here are five creative ideas for a sumptuous end-of-year menu with a little twist. The recipes for the suggested dishes are easy to find and don’t break completely with tradition but bring something original to your nicely decorated table. Each wine recommendation makes for…

Strong Sweet Temptations

Strong Sweet Temptations

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

If you’re still sitting on the fence unsure whether or not to try sweet wines, why not give in – there are far worse guilty pleasures in life. When crafted skilfully, they’re one of the stickiest, moreish drinks par excellence leaving innocents beguiled. The strongest of all sweet temptations are the liqueur wines, which is…