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About WineSagasu

It is all about wine, whisky, and other great spirits, and of course beer, cider and 日本酒! UK, Germany, France, 日本 Montreal born

In Wine there is Wisdom, in Beer there is Freedom, in Water there is Bacteria – A Winemakers journey to Freedom

Two-and-a-half years ago I wrote a blog about my visit to Craft Beer Rising, at that time I had been a winemaker travelling around the world creating fermented beverages out of grapes in various different countries.  As anyone who has ever … Continue reading

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Get down on your knees and pick.

Originally posted on SOPHIA WINE LOVER:
A commonly asked question out on the vineyard is ‘why do your grapes grow so low?’. The type of vine training and the positioning of your grapes on the trellis depends on your location.…

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Close Encounters of the Wine Kind A wine drinker’s taste of a Nova Scotian vineyard

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How the other half live: a wine maker travels to London on a quest for answers about craft beer …

I am a wine-maker, but I love my beer.  For the last three months I have been living in Germany and have taken advantage of this time to travel around the western side of the country and neighbouring Belgium, and … Continue reading

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The Role of Enzymes in Wine Making – Guest Bloggers L. de Felice Renton & N. Jones Wines of MD

Enzymes are bio-chemicals that catalyse reactions. Without them, life as we know it would not exist, or in some instances just be very, very, slow. Wine is technically the enzymatic transformation of grape juice.  In wine making enzymes are important … Continue reading

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Staffelter Hof – Part 1

Entering the town of Kröv, Germany Recently I created my first Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffelter_Hof (more on that another time) about a place very close to my heart; a place, which over the last 10 months has taught me a lot … Continue reading

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