Archive for September, 2010
Craig's PINK STUFF!

WHAT IS THIS PINK STUFF? & HOW CAN IT REDUCE WINE LOSS? (Not due to consumption of course) “Diversol” or “Chloroclean” or “Sani-Brew” as it is commercially called is a chlorinated detergent that we use for our heavily stained equipment. We like to call it… CRAIG’S“PINK STUFF” No need for scrubbing or brushes! This one more...

SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!

Below is a list of wines and their pronunciations. We have all had trouble saying a wines name as it should be said in its’ mother tongue and I have had my fair share of blunders when I first got onto wine. I will never say Peanut Nore (Pinot Noir) or Peanut Grisse (Pinot Gris) again. Once you learn the correct way to pronounce these you will more...

What a cool cellar!

Every once in a while I get the urge to search out new and exciting cellar designs just to see what I can’t have. This one in particular caught my eye. What a creative concept should you have the means to build it. The Spiral cellar was first created in Europe in the late 70’s out of a necessity for wine lovers who wanted a cellar but had more...

You can never have enough WINE STORAGE tips.

The conditions in which a bottle of wine is kept can have a huge impact on the quality of the wine when you finally come to drink it. Temperature is the first important factor. Wine should be kept at a constant temperature between 55 and 65°F (14-18°C). Cooler temperatures make the wine age slower, which increases the complexity and character of the more...

SEDIMENT...a sign of greatness !

Sediment often indicates that a wine is old and was made to retain its quality and evolve its flavours over time. Sediment is actually formed as pigments and tannins that are naturally present in the wine break down. This is all part of the aging process for a bottle, and is a good indicator that a wine is well aged. Unfortunately sediment is very bitter more...

More things to do with your old corks.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER GET CORKED TOGETHER. Ron and Debbie have way too much time on their hands but I’m certainly glad they do. Ron works way to hard all week to the point that he has to do something with all those corks. I’m glad they are enjoying their wine plus doing something for the environment as well as making what I think is absolutely more...

Creative and Corked!

Creative Uses For Recycling Wine Corks Any wine enthusiast is likely to have an overabundance of wine corks. Did you know there are many ways in which to reuse your corks? All it takes is a little time, a few tools and a bit of creativity in order to create a number of home made cork accessories. Rather than throwing your corks away, why not try some more...

01 Sep

YOU PAID WHAT FOR THAT WINE!

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YOU PAID WHAT FOR THAT WINE!

Top Ten Most Expensive Wines in the World Fantasizing about luxury and a never ending budget is always a fun way to pass the time. For the jewellery collector it might be the finest from Cartier or Tiffany, a car fan likely has their sights set on a Ferrari Enzo or Bugatti Veyron but the ideal dream for a wine lover is no doubt delving into the wonderful more...