A blog from Jeroboams

Welcome to our blog where you can find out about what makes us tick. We are a chatty bunch with great industry knowledge, a thirst for eating, drinking and travelling, and who like to tell a story. Enjoy.


An Introduction To: Pests & Diseases

An Introduction To: Pests & Diseases

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All keen gardeners will know the pain of popping down to the allotment and seeing that Peter rabbit has been at your carrots, turbo the snail has feasted on your lettuce, and there seems to be a plague of aphids hell bent on sucking your raspberry plants dry. Well, the same goes for grape growers. Maggie MacPherson takes us through all the lovely pests and diseases of the viticultural world.

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An Introduction To: Languedoc & Roussillon

An Introduction To: Languedoc & Roussillon

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The Languedoc is one of the most important regions for supplying the UK and the source of some excellent value wines. This is still the largest vineyard in the world at (with the Roussillon) 235,000 hectares and produces over 130 million cases of wine each year. To put that in perspective, the production averages more than any of Argentina, Chile, Australia or South Africa. Peter Mitchell MW takes us through this wonderful region.

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An Introduction To: Central Italy

An Introduction To: Central Italy

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Central Italy comprises Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Lazio. These regions deserve far greater recognition. It is an achingly beautiful province, with some of the country’s finest food and some hugely characterful wines, epitomised by the mighty Sagrantino grape. Peter Mitchell MW walks us through the key features of these stunning regions.

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An Introduction To: Argentina

An Introduction To: Argentina

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Argentinian Malbec and Steak is one of those magical combination that has taken the world by storm over the last decade. A fiery country of tango and football, Argentina produces some spectacular wines at some of the highest altitudes anywhere in the world. Maggie MacPherson introduced to this fantastic, underappreciated country

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An Introduction To: White Burgundy

An Introduction To: White Burgundy

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Unlike its red sibling, white burgundy has more genuine equals in the world of wine, with Chardonnay a more malleable variety to different terroirs than Pinot Noir is. However, Burgundy remains the spiritual home of Chardonnay, where is makes spellbinding wines. Peter Mitchell MW introduces us to the key facts of white wine production in this amazing part of the world.

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An Introduction To: Chile

An Introduction To: Chile

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Chile may known for mass-produced cheap wines, but as the narrowest country in the world, flanked on one side by the ocean and by mountains on the other, it offers a huge variety of terroir perfect for making adventurous wines. Maggie MacPherson introduced to this fantastic, underappreciated country

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An Introduction To: Southern Italy

An Introduction To: Southern Italy

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The pace of life in Southern Italy can be very slow. Sun baked throughout the growing season, one would assume this is red wine country. But, alongside some powerful reds, there are interesting, fresh whites. As well as arguably the oldest Grand Cru of the south, Taurasi. Peter Mitchell MW takes us on a journey through this beautiful part of the country.

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An Introduction To: Red Burgundy

An Introduction To: Red Burgundy

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Whilst many very good and some genuinely great Pinot Noirs are made elsewhere in the world, none have yet scaled the heights of the finest Burgundy. The Côte d’Or is home to a complex array of terroirs and producers. Peter Mitchell MW introduces us to the key facts of red wine production in this amazing part of the world.

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An Introduction To: South Africa

An Introduction To: South Africa

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South Africa is a beautiful country with a hugely varied landscape, from deserts to beaches, lions to penguins: its impossible to discover South Africa in only one visit. Every time you go back there will be something new that surprises you, and this is perhaps why South Africa’s wine industry is one of the most exciting in the world right now. Maggie MacPherson takes us through this fantastic country.

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