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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 10:22

4 Green Bottles Sitting On a Wall.

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Written by Charles Simpson
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15,600 bottles filled and packaged by 1 lorry on 23rd February 2011, which means 117 hectolitres of 4 different wines!  Le Sirocco Chardonnay 2010, Le Marin Blanc 2010, Le Mistral Merlot 2009 and La Coquille d'Oc Red 2009.
Monday, 07 March 2011 22:08

Taste Test

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Written by Ruth Simpson
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Wine tasting can be an intimidating experience. All that swirling and sniffing and slurping and spitting and then the description of what has been tasted using the most flowery and over-the-top language possible to describe the experience! Sure, it is necessary to assess a wine's quality, character and sometimes identity, but it is entirely possible without elaborate theatrics! And whatever the opinion is at the end of the performance, it is entirely subjective!   Tasting is important to ensure that there are no faults in a wine, for example whether it is oxidised or corked. That is the only objective…
Thursday, 17 February 2011 20:21

The Pinnacle

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Written by Charles Simpson
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Pinnacle: n. 1. A high pointed piece of rock. 2. A small pointed turret built as an ornament on a roof. 3. The most successful point; 'the pinnacle of his career'. At Sainte Rose, 'Le Pinacle' or 'The Pinnacle' is the small pointed turret on the roof of the Chateau, which is literally the highest point on the Domaine. Secondly and more symbolically given the third definition above, 'Le Pinacle' is the name given to the exclusive series of wines at the top of our range. They signify quite simply, the best we can achieve. So what is so special…
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