Sunday, 10 April 2011

Counterfeit Wine

 Everyone has heard about counterfeiting, money mainly, but I came across an article on the BBC website the other about a very good Australian Wine, Jacob’s Creek, being counterfeited.

Apparently hundreds of fake bottles of the best selling Australian wine has been seized by officers in England and Wales.

The first counterfeits were discovered in February and more have been found at various locations around England and Wales since then.  They are thought to have come from China and although the label appears to be identical there is a spelling mistake on the rear of the label – Australia is spelt Austrlia.

I am sure that this is effecting the Jacob’s Creek brand name immensely with a very low quality and taste, as a lover of wine I have tried Jacob’s Creek wines over the years and found them to be of a very high standard and quality.

The article said that this is the first time that a well know brand has been counterfeited and it has come as a shock to everyone involved, even the retailers who were selling the counterfeit wine.  What is the world coming to if we can’t trust our favourite wine to be the real deal.  This is not good for all of the wine lovers out there.

I hope that the authorities can catch the people behind this counterfeit ring and bring them to justice, we don’t need our very good Australian wine getting a bad reputation the world over.  If this is the first of it’s kind, where next will they strike, if not caught soon.

Everyone keep an eye out and report anything that you may think suspicious to the authorities.

Don’t let this story put you off your wine, happy drinking all and enjoy your wine.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Vineyard to Visit for new wine taste

Hi there all wine lovers, I have just visited a website for a vineyard that looks really great.  It looks like the type of vineyard that I would love to visit to try new red and white wines.  One day when I make a trip to the USA, I would love to visit this vineyard. Check it out at www.casanuestra.com.  If anyone out there has been to this vineyard, please let me know what you thought of it, just by watching the video with a tour of the place it made me feel very welcome. 
That’s all for now, talk again soon.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Wine Lovers intro

Hi all, I am a wine lover, if you couldn't guess that from the title, I like all wine, red, white and sparkly and I don't mind what I am eating at the time, so long as the food is good and the wine if nice and cold.  Yes I drink my red wine cold, don't like it at room temperature, I bet there are lots of people out there like this, let me know.  Anway I found an article the other day, that said playing a mixture of classical, jazz and electronic music to fermenting grape juice results in better-tasting wine, this was according to a study made by a group of winemakers in Austria. What do you reckon, will this help to make better wine???  Well that will do for now, let me know what you think and if you have any stories please pass along for all to share and enjoy.  Talk again soon.