Foster’s, owners of Penfolds in general and Grange in particular, has just announced that its Rosemount brand is to release a new Botanicals range that includes a sauvignon blanc infused with lemon and elderflower, chardonnay with green apple and cucumber, and pinot grigio with blood orange and rosewater. From 10,000 miles away, you can hear the groans of former chief winemaker Philip Shaw.
If you enjoy tasting wine ‘to find out what you might like or to know what to buy’ says Rob, one of the best ways of tasting small amounts of many different wines is to go to a wine fair. Here the social media whizz, Rob McIntosh, comes up with some handy ideas and practical suggestions.
‘These events can easily be a little overwhelming and confusing’, he suggests, so let me summarise his useful pointers to make the most of the events. I add my own tips to Rob’s practical advice.
In good time for the festive season, the Wine Gang’s second Christmas Fair takes place at Vinopolis in the heart of the bustling Borough Market on Saturday 6 November. There’s a choice of two sessions: 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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