Grape Growing    Before the wine making process can begin it's important to understand the factors that effect grape production and how these geographical factors are seen in the different regions.  Grape growing covers an annual cycle and includes all stages up until harvesting. Before looking at the factors that effect the growth and yield of the grapes it's important to understand how the vines actually produce the final grapes.

Grape Growing

Before the wine making process can begin it's important to understand the factors that effect grape production and how these geographical factors are seen in the different regions.  Grape growing covers an annual cycle and includes all stages up until harvesting. Before looking at the factors that effect the growth and yield of the grapes it's important to understand how the vines actually produce the final grapes.

  Wine Making   It's often argued 'What plays the biggest role in making a great wine?'. Whether it’s the grapes themselves effected by the terrain, climate and weather, or if the wine maker and the techniques they use have a greater influence. It's important to have a small understanding or this to appreciate different wine styles and the effort that goes into producing wine each way.

Wine Making

It's often argued 'What plays the biggest role in making a great wine?'. Whether it’s the grapes themselves effected by the terrain, climate and weather, or if the wine maker and the techniques they use have a greater influence. It's important to have a small understanding or this to appreciate different wine styles and the effort that goes into producing wine each way.

  Grape Guide    With over 1,300 wine grape varieties this is far from the full collection but instead focuses on grape varieties that you are more likely to come into contact with. 

Grape Guide

With over 1,300 wine grape varieties this is far from the full collection but instead focuses on grape varieties that you are more likely to come into contact with. 

 
  Faults and Flaws    This is a vital area of wine service and enjoyment. A faulty bottle can, not only be unenjoyable, but can cause sickness which is unpleasant for all those concerned.  There are a variety of issues that can occur, but some of these are completely harmless and recognising this is equally key in ensuring a perfectly good bottle is not discarded by mistake.

Faults and Flaws

This is a vital area of wine service and enjoyment. A faulty bottle can, not only be unenjoyable, but can cause sickness which is unpleasant for all those concerned.  There are a variety of issues that can occur, but some of these are completely harmless and recognising this is equally key in ensuring a perfectly good bottle is not discarded by mistake.

  Storage     Keeping wine for longer   This is a fundamental part of keeping wine. Whether laying it down as an investment, saving the bottle to drink in years to come, or it’s sitting open waiting in the fridge. Storage of wine can drastically change the outcome of what reaches the glass. This is not a focus on long-term, premium wine storage in professional houses, but rather an insight into how to keep wine once it's opened or while it's waiting to come into contact with the corkscrew.

Storage

Keeping wine for longer

This is a fundamental part of keeping wine. Whether laying it down as an investment, saving the bottle to drink in years to come, or it’s sitting open waiting in the fridge. Storage of wine can drastically change the outcome of what reaches the glass. This is not a focus on long-term, premium wine storage in professional houses, but rather an insight into how to keep wine once it's opened or while it's waiting to come into contact with the corkscrew.

  Components of food    This is an extremely subjective area; people have very different opinions on what combinations work best. It's difficult to evaluate a whole dish in terms of its interaction with the wine, however individual elements can react in certain ways.

Components of food

This is an extremely subjective area; people have very different opinions on what combinations work best. It's difficult to evaluate a whole dish in terms of its interaction with the wine, however individual elements can react in certain ways.