Never had a nice South African? Blame big business!

South African wine – is it any good? In a word – yes! There are some truly world class wines coming out of South Africa these days. However there are two main obstacles preventing the wine loving British public from getting their hands on them. The first is the South Africans like to drink the good stuff themselves! Perfectly understandable and something we can live with. The second obstacle is the domination of the UK wine trade by big corporations who insist on churning out dross and dressing it up as wine. We’re talking about a multi billion pound...

Argentinian Wine – is it all supermarket plonk?

What do you think of Argentinian wine? Is it all mass produced supermarket plonk at 3 for £10? If that’s what you thought, you may find this very interesting…… The wine trade in New World countries has recently suffered horrendously at the hands of the big corporations producing ‘wine’ on a massive scale. These international brands are made in sterile factories where they add up to 40 different chemicals to their ‘wine’, because the chemicals are cheaper to produce than the grape juice!  They spend next to nothing on the wine, cut every corner possible with regards to quality, then spend millions on...