“Currant” Affairs

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTION: STORE YOUR FIZZ PROPERLY

Now that you’ve brought your cherished bottles of fizz home – assuming that you are not going to drink it all at once - how do you store it? First, pick the right spot. If you’re lucky enough to have a wine cellar or a wine fridge, that’s perfect, put it there. If...

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Sabrage

Most of the time afizzcionados will twist the bottle gently to release the cork with a discreet and decorous sigh, but sometimes something more spectacular is required. For those moments, I present sabrage. Its a little more challenging, and a lot more dangerous,...

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Winter Pruning

After leaf fall, vines go into a dormant period and while they are sleeping we sneak up on them and prune them. Armed only with secateurs our trusty pruners lop off most of that year’s growth. In the wild, grapevines are woody tree climbers. Left to its own devices...