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Trentham Estate Vintage Report 2021

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Trentham Estate Vintage Report 2021

Vintage 2021 at Trentham Estate was a cracker!  Without doubt, it was one of the easiest and best vintages of our last 33.  Weather-wise it was one of the best seasons we’ve had, with beautiful weather and only 2 small rain events, thus producing excellent fruit.  We enjoyed a cool, wet-ish spring followed by a mild dry summer with very few days over 40° and nights cooler than normal.   Low pest and disease pressure and very good fruit quality made for a pleasant year. Kaolin clay was applied to some varieties before the only short spell of hot weather that...

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Winter Warmers

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Winter Warmers

Do we, or should we, drink different wines in winter? It is not compulsory by any means but perhaps some wines drink better in the cooler weather, in the same way as salads are more a summer fare and roasts and stews are more for winter.  A chilled white may not be as appealing on a cold night as a summer afternoon in the same way a heavy red is not as refreshing when it is hot. There is also some science to the matter.  Alcohol is a vasodilator, it temporarily opens the blood vessels bringing warm blood to the...

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The Best Wines for Thanksgiving

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The Best Wines for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is around the corner, officially kicking off the holiday season. We’re in a festive mood and wanted to share the best wines in our collection that would go well with a versatile Thanksgiving spread. The big challenge here is: Can one wine pair well with the variety of textures and flavours in classic Thanksgiving dishes? Is it possible to have one drink from appetizers to desserts?  The good news is: It is entirely up to you! Of course, we think it would be a bit more fun to have a variety of wines available, too. 1. Sparkling Wine The...

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Our 5 Favourite Reasons to Drink Champagne on Any Day

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Our 5 Favourite Reasons to Drink Champagne on Any Day

It’s International Champagne next Friday, hooray! There are plenty of reasons to drink this favourite bubbly - promotions, weddings, birthdays - the list goes on. But you don’t need a celebration to drink champagne. In fact, adding champagne to something makes it a celebration!!!  To commemorate this day, we want to share our favourite reasons to drink champagne on any day! 1. The Cuvée It’s all about the Cuvée. The Cuvée is a champagne’s blend - mostly consisting of aged wines from vineyards throughout the Champagne region. This is the reason why champagne provides the most elaborate taste sensation, the...

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Ganymede Featured Harvest: Goretti

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Ganymede Featured Harvest: Goretti

The season is changing once more and for this new harvest feature, we would like to present Goretti. The Goretti estate stands on a hilly area near Perugia, Italy, where the alternation of sunrises and sunsets, such as to generate intense colors and evocative panoramas, together with the fertile Umbrian soil, give life to exclusive vineyards able to overcome the boundaries of the own territory earning an international success. A family business that has been passed on for four generations, Goretti cellars has constantly been innovative having invested more and more in the direct management of their vineyards through the...

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