Fryer’s Cove wines… sipping the sea on the West Coast

Tasting the wine.. On the waterfront in a derelict old crayfish factory right at the seaside in the bay you will find a tiny winery, tasting room and alfresco jetty restaurant that brought much-needed commercial activity back to a village which had suffered from a declining fishing industry. This is the address of Fryer’s Cove wines, forged of the earth and tempered by the sea. … Continue reading Fryer’s Cove wines… sipping the sea on the West Coast

Shipwrecked French Champagne – Revealing tastes from the past

Scientists say that 170-year old champagne found on a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea actually tasted pretty good. The French bubbly is believed to be the oldest wine ever tasted, and although it was super-sweet, it also exhibited aromas of leather, tobacco and smoke. French researchers are publishing their chemical analysis of the champagne today in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Continue reading Shipwrecked French Champagne – Revealing tastes from the past

Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?

Wine lovers might treasure the oaky, full-bodied taste of a cabernet sauvignon or the light and fruity aroma of a pinot grigio. But if the bottle is stopped with a low-quality cork, they can kiss that meticulously cultivated flavour goodbye. Many people may only worry about corks when it’s time to pop the Champagne, but some experts are worried about wine cork quality, which has … Continue reading Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?