Category Archives: The Wine Society

A Lot of Bottle

A look at some of the technical reasons behind the enduring reign of glass in the wine world.  For The Wine Society blog http://www.thewinesociety.com/wwn-thoughts-bottles?utm_source=list&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest_news_20170610&utm_content=cta_link5_b&LogValue=http://content.email.thewinesociety.com/?T6QnC8dgsuzGuuacM7QyDOgTYHkEpRatT&

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Prosecco and the Long Shadow of Lambrusco

A few thoughts on lessons parallels between Prosecco and Lambrusco for The Wine Society blog. http://www.thewinesociety.com/opinion

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A Whiter Shade of Pale

Another science-heavy piece looking at how aromas and flavours in wine appear and how they change as wine ages.  The focus here is mainly on whites because that’s where the research has largely been done to date. http://www.thewinesociety.com/guides-winemaking-how-wines-age-whites  

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The Waiting Game

How wines age or why they don’t.  Part one takes look at tannins and polyphenolic compounds with a focus on red wines as that is where most of the research has been done to date Written for The Wine Society blog http://www.thewinesociety.com/guides-winemaking-how-wines-age

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Barrels, butts, tanks and jars

An article I wrote recently for The Wine Society on the various vessels that can be used for wine fermentation. http://www.thewinesociety.com/guides-winemaking-barrels-butts-and-tanks

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The Mystery of Minerality

And another blog post for The Wine Society, this time on the mystery of the term”mineralogy”, a word which barely existed couple of decades ago but crops up endlessly in wine descriptions, almost as shorthand for a wine with provenance … Continue reading

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Digging in the Dirt

A recent blog article for The Wine Society on what makes good vineyard soil http://www.thewinesociety.com/guides-winemaking-importance-of-soil

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