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Summer Report

Summer nearly over and September beckons, Wine Mason has been trading for three months. This is our summer report, a round up of press coverage from summer 2014. We sell some less obvious wines and in an article on new wines to try John Wilson in the Irish Times (9/8/2014) thought that Ziereisen Heugumber Gutedel … Read More

Gruner Veltliner and It’s Many Styles

Gruner x 6 Its great when a grape such as Gruner Veltliner becomes more popular and appears on more and more wine lists and shelves.  The flip side of such success can mean that the grape gets tagged with a defined taste and style.  Gruner Veltliner is not a one dimensional grape and offers the winemaker great scope … Read More

Wine Descriptors – First Impressions Matter

What makes a good wine note and how many adjectives should you use? As an example which of the two following wines would you prefer? Wine 1 “Tannic, assertive acidity, dry, tobacco, plummy, powerful or wine 2 “Powerful, plummy, tobacco, dry, assertive acidity, tannic.” Even though the same words are used most people will show … Read More