Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day!
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Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Historically, wine producers in the Beaujolais region raced to be the first to make and sell their wines after harvest time, with wines being fermented for just a few weeks before being bottled. They would announce the occasion by hanging signs declaring “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” meaning The new Beaujolais has arrived! These days, the … Continue reading

Edinburgh Festival of Wine 2017
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Edinburgh Festival of Wine 2017

Since booking tickets in June, it had been a long wait, but on Saturday 4th November, we caught the train through to the capital to attend Tom Cannavan’s Edinburgh Festival of Wine at The Balmoral Hotel. The 5-star hotel was a majestic setting, hosting 31 tables of suppliers and producers, and around 500 wine lovers. … Continue reading

Luvians Wine Fair 2017
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Luvians Wine Fair 2017

Despite having a keen interest in wine, I had never attended any sort of organised event. This year, I made sure I booked tickets early for the 20th Anniversary Wine Fair run by Luvians in St Andrews, Fife. We handed over our tickets, collected our programme and complimentary Riedel wine glass, and entered the busy … Continue reading

Crabbie’s Mulled Ginger Wine
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Crabbie’s Mulled Ginger Wine

These days, the Scottish brand Crabbie’s are best known for their alcoholic and non-alcoholic ginger beers. Historically, the company founded in 1801, have been involved with a variety of drinks including green ginger wine, gin rectifying, and fruit-based cordials. Yum! I don’t mind the taste of ginger, but I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’m … Continue reading