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Wine varieties and the soils they are grown in

Wine varieties at PeterWhieldon.co.ukThere are many wine types and many different wine tastes. Have you ever thought of the connections that exist which help to create these different wine flavours, or how the elements combine to produce the wines we drink?

 

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Should I decant wine?

Decanting wine at peterwhieldon.co.ukHave you ever noticed when you open a bottle of red wine the taste gets better over time?

The second glass is even smoother! The wine should start to smell better, the flavours should become more pronounced and the tannins become softer.

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What country do the best wines come from?

PeterWhieldon Q&A'sSuch is the advance of modern production techniques used in wine making I would personally say; the southern hemisphere.

By that I am referring to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc.  All these countries rate highly. However, there are other countries that are challenging the currently accepted main producers.

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Wine grape definitions

PeterWhieldon.co.uk - Wine grape typesThere are over 10,000 varieties of grapes in the world that are used to make wines with. Many of these are unique original grape types and many others have been developed by using grafting and other methods to produce new hybrids.

Here is a brief definition of the most common grapes used in wine making.

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Is breathing the same as Aeration?

PeterWhieldon Q&A'sQuick answers at PeterWhieldon.co.uk

Yes, breathing is the same as aeration and is very important.  Most young and old wines need breathing time.  In my opinion, its just a matter of how long and in what room and temperature would be the most beneficial.

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When on a holiday, what wineries should I visit?

PeterWhieldon Q&A'sQuick answers at PeterWhieldon.co.uk

It doesn’t matter which country you are visiting, whether it’s Spain, France, Australia or South Africa, my advice is the same… Try and find the little, off-the-main-route places, especially ones you’ve never heard of.

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