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Creating a Dynamic Wine Inventory Management System for Superyachts
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2024

Creating a Dynamic Wine Inventory Management System for Superyachts

A well-organized wine inventory not only ensures that the onboard cellar is stocked with the finest selections of wines & spirits, but also contributes to delivering an impeccable service to guests.
The Significance of Provenance in Fine Wine Purchases
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2024

The Significance of Provenance in Fine Wine Purchases

Provenance refers to the documented history of a wine's ownership, storage conditions, and transportation from its production to its current state. Understanding and valuing provenance is not just a matter of prestige; it's a fundamental aspect of ensuring the integrity and value of fine wines. Let's delve into why provenance holds such paramount importance in the realm of fine wine purchases.
Superyacht wines - The Must have 'Fine Wine Regions' of the world
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2023

Superyacht wines - The Must have 'Fine Wine Regions' of the world

Nothing short of the very best international wines for your superyacht. From Champagne to Tuscany to Bordeaux: Here's our recommended top ten wine regions to have on board your yacht
Understanding organic, biodynamic, sustainable, or natural wines
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08
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2023

Understanding organic, biodynamic, sustainable, or natural wines

In a time where we are extremely conscious of separating our waste, looking after our natural environment and our health more than ever, it has become normal to ask what chemicals are in the foods we consume, yet wine seems to have sadly fallen a little by the wayside.
The art of food and wine pairing
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2023

The art of food and wine pairing

Just as the dash of lemon will brighten up the freshly grilled Sea Bream, or the knob of butter to the risotto gives it that silky-smooth and decadent finish, wine should be treated no differently.
Bordeaux 2022 Primeur Campaign (blog written 5 days into the campaign)
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05
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2023

Bordeaux 2022 Primeur Campaign (blog written 5 days into the campaign)

A brutally honest opinion of the campaign so far By Andrew Azzopardi
Wine myths debunked
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05
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2023

Wine myths debunked

The conversation quickly turned to whether the wine-closure has anything do with the quality of the wine. More than half the table admitted to believing screw cap meant inferior quality - I thought there so many myths that need to be debunked.
Storage of wines on board your yacht
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2023

Storage of wines on board your yacht

Good wine storage on board your super-yacht is key to keeping your wine at it's optimum conditions to evolve at the intended rate.
Know your Bordeaux Vintages
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01
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2023

Know your Bordeaux Vintages

Every year, winemakers are at the mercy of the weather. That means that the potential quality of the wine produced is often determined by the climatic condition in that vintage year - Here's a breakdown of every year since 1990.
To open or not to open? That is the question.
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09
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2022

To open or not to open? That is the question.

Though wine is unpredictable, there is a method to understanding the aging potential of wine. The acidity, structure and balance of a wine are generally good indicators of the wines potential to improve in the bottle.
Drinking wine & climate change
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09
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2022

Drinking wine & climate change

Though the wine industry, being rather traditional may have been slow to react compared to other industries, it cannot limit or reverse climate change on its own. I think it should be at the forefront of change. The industry is changing but there needs to be an aggressive movement towards fighting for a government’s response by declaring a crisis. Only then will everyone be required to change their behaviour.
Do white wines age?
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05
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2022

Do white wines age?

The general consensus is that white wine should be drunk as young as possible. Whilst this is not entirely wrong, there are exceptions to the rule.
Choosing quality wine
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2022

Choosing quality wine

How can you tell when wine is of good quality? Quality is an objective matter and as such should be measurable and explainable, yet in practice it is extremely difficult to separate quality from subjective taste and is crucial to taking your wine appreciation to the next level.
Buying wine in the barrel
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2022

Buying wine in the barrel

Buying premium quality wine when it's still in the barrel is so much easier than you think. Every April, the 'Place de Bordeaux' releases the latest vintage of wines to selected wine merchants (negociants) when they are still maturing in the barrel. Vintage'82 has a very close relationship with these selected wine merchants who give us first priority in securing your case/s of wine.
Wine Appreciation Course
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02
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2022

Wine Appreciation Course

What do our wine-appreciation students say about our classes?
Selecting the  wines we want to represent
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12
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2021

Selecting the wines we want to represent

Wine importers are constantly bombarded by wine producers looking for established businesses to import their wines. So how do we choose which wines we want to represent?
Dining in Bordeaux
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11
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2021

Dining in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a magical place. A melting pot of some of the finest food and wine in the world. Andrew Azzopardi recalls his last trip to Bordeaux. The chats with the passionate winemakers about climate change, sustainability and the quality of wine today. All whilst enjoying a lovely home-cooked meal.
What is En Primeur wine?
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2021

What is En Primeur wine?

En Primeur wines or 'wine futures' are future investments in wine, where one buys wine today but will receive the wine in two years time.
Basic Steps On How To Taste Wine like a pro
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09
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2021

Basic Steps On How To Taste Wine like a pro

An easy step by step sequence to tasting wines like a pro.
Is a decanter a useful tool or just a showpiece for wine-snobbery?
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2021

Is a decanter a useful tool or just a showpiece for wine-snobbery?

I am a firm believer that decanting wine can indeed improve the wine-experience. Decanting wine is simply the ‘art’ of slowly pouring wine from one vessel into another.