Wine Central Stories

Wine Central Stories

The Pale Ale Alphabet Soup

by Michael Donaldson, local beer guru Sometimes beer can look like a confusing array of letters that don’t tell you anything about the taste. IPA,...

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Lager vs Ale - What's the difference anyway?

By Michael Donaldson, local beer guru If there’s one question I’ve been asked more than “what’s your favourite beer?” it’s this: “What’s the difference between...

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Morven has worked in the wine industry in one way or another for most of her life. She started her company, Tradecraft, in 2015 with...

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Argentinean Malbec is your new favourite inexpensive red...

This piece is a personal crusade as my wine-drinking life was changed forever when I discovered Malbec and I want everyone to know about this...

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The great Primitivo grape!

Primitivo is a mysterious grape with a rich history that’ll change depending on who you speak to. Some believe it was served at the Last...

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Why join the white blend party?

  The answer’s simple - because they’re exciting, well-thought out white wines designed to entice your palate and showcase the good bits from the grapes...

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A Wine Drinkers Guide to Tequila

Reading time: 10 mins   Hold the salt and lemon - tequila is a much more complex and sophisticated drink than many give it credit for....

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Aromatic Whites

These are intensely flavoured, un-oaked whites from aromatic grapes like Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer, Viognier,  Albarino, and most new world Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. These...

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Guide to Riesling

Pronounced "Reece-ling". Riesling has been described by some commentators as " the most brilliant, transparent and aristocratic of all the aromatic whites." It's many fans...

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Why does Cabernet Sauvignon taste so good?

Reading time: 2 mins Let’s identify what it is about Cabernet Sauvignon that you go crazy for... What does the chart mean?Basically, Cabernet Sauvignon tends...

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