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Hugel Masterclass at Armadale Cellars

Hugel Masterclass at Armadale Cellars Attended an excellent Famille Hugel (Riquewihr, Alsace) Masterclass at Armadale Cellars recently hosted by 13th generation winemaker Marc Hugel.  Yes Hugel & Fils is now Famille Hugel, but the wines are as fine as they have always been! The tasting opened with a Hugel Gentil 2015 Edelzwicker (Noble)  blend of […]

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Queen turns winemaker!

Queen turns winemaker, producing 3,000 bottles of fizz from her Windsor Great Park estate The Queen has latched onto the English sparkling wine craze by producing 3,000 bottles from vines grown on her estate – and they were soon snapped up. The industry is booming with the tipple becoming so popular that the UK is currently shipping […]

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Grape Grazing in the Yarra Valley

Grape Grazing in the Yarra Valley Love this cartoon by Matt Golding that accompanied an article in the Age newspaper of 9th October 2016 about deer damaging Yarra Valley vineyards. Apparently deer have a taste for Yarra Valley chardonnay and pinot noir vines which they nibble on nocturnally. These frolicking, furry, four-legged grape-grazers have a penchant […]

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