The wine park

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  • Transforming your Wine Cellar from Boring to Voila!

    On Aug 20, 2013 11:56:29 AM

    Quite often when I go to house parties, I am branded as the wine expert due to the nature of my business. I am the guy who knows wines best, well that’s what the guest who has invited me thinks! The bottles of wine served during the course of the evening often come to me first for comments. Many a times the guest invites me to take a look at the bottle collection they have stored either in a wine cellar or more often in their store room or closet.

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  • Portugal – Extempore!

    On May 28, 2013 11:04:54 AM

    In today’s era of lonely planets, Google maps, trip advisors, internet chat rooms and endless number of travel books and magazines, it is more often that you already know a lot about your travel destination, even before putting your foot on the ground. All of the above are fantastic tools and make your trip very convenient, but does it really add to the charm, excitement and adventure to a trip that could have been if you were without these tools? Think again!

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  • Shiraz - The Big Bold Grape

    On May 20, 2013 12:57:40 PM

    Syrah or Shiraz is a thick skinned, red grape variety that originated in Northern Rhone Valley, France and is today grown in Italy, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. It is estimated to be the 7th most grown variety in the world with Australia being the biggest producer, second only to France. The name Shiraz came about in Australia and is also commonly used in South Africa and other New World Wine Regions. It is referred to as Syrah in the Old World Regions and the United States.

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  • The Novice On Wine : Pairing Revelations

    On May 20, 2013 12:56:09 PM

    An invitation to a wine tasting comes with the exciting possibility of good food and good wine. But as a novice you always tend to worry about sounding like an idiot in front of people who know their grapes.

    “I smell grass...” one might say after stuffing their nose into their wineglass as though hoping to breathe in all the liquid.

    “I smell lemons,” another may add with a triumphant smile.

    “Ah... Apples!”

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  • Wine & Food Pairing with Chef Vicky Ratnani

    On May 20, 2013 12:54:06 PM

    Bodegas Maurodos Prima from the hot Toro region of Central Spain makes juicy full-bodied wines which are not for the faint-hearted. Chef Vicky pairs this robust red with some of his innovative creations from the kitchen of Aurus and shares some amazing recipes.

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  • Wines of 2012

    On May 20, 2013 12:53:15 PM

    2012 was tour de la wine year. I travelled more in the European wine country in 2012 than in the past 5 years and loved every bit of it. My travels took me to Spain, Germany and Italy. I also got to try some exciting wines in 2012. Some with my collector friends and some with my wine maker friends!

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