The Cellar Blog

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ECO-FRIENDLY WINES

Jul 25, 2012

There appears to be fortuitous parallels between the organic campaign and the concept of ‘carbon footprint’ in that they are both based around an eco-friendly hypothesis aimed at reducing human im ...

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WINE AND HEALTH

Jul 18, 2012

Wine is good for you, but some bottles are better than others... It has long been acknowledged that red wine is good for the heart. But certain varieties can be better than others. Resveratrol is a ...

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DO YOU KNOW THE BISHOP OF NORWICH?

Jul 11, 2012

Do you know the Bishop of Norwich? Winter always seems to be the most likely time for us to enjoy our Port wines. It is the most traditional wine served during a meal, yet the least understood. ...

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THE HUMBLE KING OF CABERNET VISITS THE ORIENT

Jul 04, 2012

I feel privileged to write about Etienne Le Riche, known as SA king of Cabernet. During a memorable wine event, that took place on the 22 June, the six great Reserve Cabernets that Etienne presented ...

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NOBLE BERRIES

Jul 01, 2012

The top sweet wines of the world are usually produced in limited quantities, in tiny areas, so they are rare, precious and valuable. What do they all have in common? Is it the grape varieties? Not ...

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BASED ON A DREAM…

Jun 26, 2012

When Jean Gautreau acquired the dilapidated property Sociando-Mallet, on the banks of the Gironde River in 1996, it was a purchase based on a dream!  The vineyards were reduced to a few hectares of v ...

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FORGOTTEN PALMER CUSTOM RENEWED

Jun 11, 2012

Loset? Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle? Where do you find these in the most unusual and rare blend in Bordeaux? Well – at Chateau Palmer! And we had some as a welcoming drink at the Chateau last wee ...

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NEW BEGINNINGS, FOND MEMORIES AND HISTORIC GEMS

May 25, 2012

CAN YOU STILL ENJOY A 25 YEAR OLD SOUTH AFRICAN SAUVIGNON BLANC? Welcome to my very first notes from the cellars of Restaurant Mosaic. Surrounded by wines that were carefully collected over the pa ...