Amarone through Zinfandel – Big Reds!

Coming up to the Christmas period, wines of all kinds are being pushed in shops and supermarkets with cliché titles like ‘festive fizz’ and ‘winter warmers’ etc, and it is the perfect season for those big, bold reds that are a) suited to rich holiday foods and b) will warm you up and can be enjoyed even without food. So what makes a big red?

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California vs. The World

California has had an unfathomably large stake in the story of wine in modernity, as it stands, were it a country, it would be the fourth largest wine producing country in the world. In a truly Golden State fashion, it has boomed and busted, but taken some of these peaks and troughs and globalis(or z)ed them.

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Que Syrah, Syrah!

The origin of Syrah is still debated by many. According to popular myth, Syrah comes from Shiraz, a city in Iran; brought from the Middle East to the South of France by a knight called Gaspard de Sterimberg in the aftermath of a crusade in the 13th Century.

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Festive Fizz

Sparkling wine has been around for a long time, and it was during the 1600s that it became a commodity desired by the wealthy of European society. In the early 1600s, there was vin gris, which was a wine that underwent an unplanned second fermentation as it was being shipped to England.

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