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Glyndwr wines harvest report

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The 2009 harvest at Glyndwr Vineyards in Wales was left very late in the hope to increase sugar levels and reduce acidity for a more balanced wine. Harvesting took place on 26th & 27th October with some 10 tons of grapes retrieved. This should be enough for around 10,000 bottles which is a significant improvement […]

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Paxton wines at Barrels & Bottles

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As part of our expanding range of quality boutique wines from Australia we have just taken delivery of the range from Paxton, McLaren Vale. Confirming the resurgence of the Grenache grape variety we see a high mix blend (25%)from the Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache wine. Big berry fruits dominate the palate with a floral highlights. […]

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Glyndwr vineyard update

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The grapes have now flowered and the fruit has largely set. Vine flowers are not pollinated by bees, as they are self fertile, which is just as well, as there is a huge reduction of bees this summer. The vines require enormous attention at this time of year, as they grow prolifically and need to […]

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England v Wales Wine Tasting

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England V’s Wales Wine Tasting 16th July by Matt Thompson. A smaller than usual turn out was expected at the England V’s Wales tasting as I believe many people have perceived misconceptions about wine production in the UK. Those who did attend , attended one of the most interesting wine tasting we have ever played […]

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Glyndwr Vineyard Update

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“The long winter pruning is finally over, but the threat of frosts persists. In fact we have experienced more frosty nights at Glyndwr vineyard this winter and Spring than for many a year. Budburst is delayed, which is probably just as well. We had our first wine tour of the season, which happened to be […]

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