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Storage of wines on board your yacht
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2023

Storage of wines on board your yacht

Good wIne storage is key to is keeping your wine at it's optimum conditions to evolve at the intended rate.
Know your Bordeaux Vintages
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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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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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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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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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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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10
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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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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.