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RIVE Prosecco explained

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RIVE Prosecco explained

Have you spotted the word ‘Rive’ on some Prosecco labels?  A Rive Prosecco  refers to something special and indicates a super premium quality Prosecco.  It is a fairly recent addition to the Prosecco portfolio and something any Prosecco lover ought to be aware of.  If you look at the  Prosecco Quality Pyramid below there are essentially 4 quality levels: starting with ‘Prosecco DOC’ climbing to ‘Superiore di Cartizze DOCG’ at the top, with the ‘Rive’ sitting above ‘Prosecco Superiore DOCG’. To achieve the 'Rive' Prosecco status it has to be made using grapes (at least 85% Glera) from one of...

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7 Reasons Why You May Love Giorgia

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7 Reasons Why You May Love Giorgia

From the name you probably wouldn’t have a clue what it was! Maybe if you knew the producer, Ca’Salina, that may give you an idea that it would be something rather special.   You may love Giorgia if: You love a dry wine. Giorgia has just 3g per litre of residual sugar and classified as a “Brut Nature” (ie, very low sugar).  So if you enjoy a dry wine, look for lower sugar wines for health reasons or are watching your weight (as this wine will be lower in calories than many), Giorigia is just perfect. You like sparkling wine. Giorgia is fully sparkling...

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Lockdown Life with Fitz Winemaker

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Lockdown Life with Fitz Winemaker

We're interested in what our winemaker's are up to now that all business as usual is anything but.  We asked Gareth Davies, Head Winemaker at Fitz Wine how he was spending his time in isolation and it turns out he's got a full house!  Have a read of his blog post: My dear baby brother turns 30 today – Happy Birthday, Nathan!  We live in different parts of the country, so normally I’d be wishing him well over the phone and hopefully would have remembered to have popped a card in the post. But things aren’t normal at the moment...

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A Just Perfect Website

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A Just Perfect Website

Welcome to the new Just Perfect Wines website.  I can’t believe this is the 5th website in 6 years!  I may finally be happy with this one, at least for a while I hope.  It’s quite a minefield when you are staring a business knowing what to do about a website.  So many companies offer to build it at a rather large cost and promises of how fantastic it will be.  But will it though?   The first 2 “professional” websites were quite a disaster especially the 1st attempt.  The 3rd and 4th versions were better but never quite what I...

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