Wine Is Life

My journey into the world of wine!

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Loving this book right now!!

And also loving this region!  Italy has so many grapes!

Orange Wine!

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Really like this visual showing how Orange Wine is made I found on-line!

 

Orange Wine or Vino Naranja is produced in Huelva and Málaga in Andalucia, Spain with white wine macerated with orange peel. Vino Naranja del Condado de Huelva is an appellation of origin for aromatised sweet wines originating in Condado de Huelva, Spain. The system of production and aging of this wine is a white wine flavoured with macerated orange peel followed by a process of aging by the solera system. Orange Wine from Huelva is usually dark orange to brown in colour. The brown colour is a result of sun drying of the grapes prior to fermentation.

World’s Leading Wines Tasting Event

Great day out yesterday.

 

Found some very interesting wines, but of particular interest was a wine from The Douro.

 

Douro is a Portuguese wine region centered on the Douro River in the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region. It is sometimes referred to as the Alto Douro (upper Douro), as it is located some distance upstream from Porto, sheltered by mountain ranges from coastal influence.  Apparently in recent years many of these wines have suffered from a poor reputation, but watch this space, as with many things a resergence is under way!  I found the grapes Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional to produce dark fruitful wines with a terrific finish.

 

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The Wine Society

So today we have joined The Wine Society.

 

This is really exciting and marks a new chapter in my exploration in wine.  Every month I want to find one or two gems through this web-site and expand our collection of wines.  The Wine Society seems different to the other “clubs” that you can join.  Slightly less commercial and very wine grower / enthusiast orientated.  The balance of reasonably priced wines to expensive seems very good and I like the fact that you can find different things here.  There is also lots of content to help you learn and develop your wine repertoir.

 

Sante as my wife would say!

 

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It all started back here!

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When my then girl friend and now wife gave me a book about wine to take on holiday!

Though I had always grown up around good wine, I had never really investigated why that was, or what made good wine.

The rest as they say is history!

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