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A Mano 2017 Vintage List

Vintage report - A Mano, Puglia

14 September 2017

The 2017 vintage is Mark Shannon and Elvezia Sbalchiero's 20th for A Mano and looking great for both red and white varieties...

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David Gleave MW looks back on Liberty Wines' past 20 years

11 September 2017

In advance of our Autumn Portfolio Tasting tomorrow, David Gleave MW reflects on how the industry has changed since Liberty Wines was founded in 1997...

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The Vermouth Renaissance

Over the last year food and beverage trendspotters have declared that vermouth is no longer the drink of an old, bygone era - vermouth is experiencing a renaissance. Join the renaissance - check out Liberty Wines' vermouth picks and recipes.

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Spotlight on Burgundy 2015

September hails the end of summer. Whether you cling to the hope of an Indian Summer and look forward to hunkering down and embracing autumnal evenings and the advent of the Christmas season, the wines of Burgundy have something for every occasion.

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Jane Eyre-Renard: The Global Winemaker

Aussie-born Jane Eyre-Renard was working as a hairdresser until a conversation in 1998 with a client (who happened to be the wife of wine writer, Jeremy Oliver) led her to her to discover her true calling in life - winemaking. Working in both Burgundy and Australia, she has garnered a reputation for creating wines that really sing and display a true sense of place. As such, we are excited to showcase Jane Eyre's wines from both continents. Read more on Jane's intrepid journey from hairdresser to global winemaker.

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Our sustainability focus

14 August 2017

The sustainability of our industry is very important at Liberty Wines, and we are proud of the progress we have made so far...

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Castaño: Masters of Monastrell

The Monastrell grape, also known as Mourvèdre or Mataro, is usually not found as single varietal wine. It is often used mainly for blending, being an important component of many wines from the Rhône Valley. Many consider Monastrell as a grape that can be produced in bulk at cheap prices, and think that it perhaps lacks the sophisticated flavour profile and potential of other grapes grown in similar regions, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah. But luckily for us, there are some who do not adhere to this philosophy. The Castaño family in Yecla DO and their outstanding single varietal Monastrell wines, have successfully disproved this theory.

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Vinho Verde On the Rise

Vinho Verde is a region in the cool, rainy part of north-western Portugal, bordered to the north by the Minho River adjacent to Spain. The region's wines have seen a continued growth in popularity over the last few years with statistics from the region's representative body CVRVV showing a 29% growth in Vinho Verde exports by volume to the UK from 2012-2015.

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White Port Tonics: the perfect summer aperitif

Aperitif culture is having a moment and Portugal’s answer to the trend is the white port tonic.

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Willunga 100: Award Winning Summer Wines

The barbecue season is upon us (come rain or shine!) and it is calling out for fresh, perfumed, fruit-forward wines. The team at Willunga 100 in McLaren Vale have perfected this style making wines that are a perfect match for this summer.

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Sake: Brewing Tradition

01 June 2017

“We are extremely excited to be offering a range of sakes from Keigetsu Brewery, our first foray into this category..." Jennifer Docherty MW, SSI Kikisake-shi (Master of Sake) and an IWC Sake Panel Chair judge.

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Featured Producer: Grosset

01 June 2017

There have been several exciting developments for Grosset, one the most lauded and influential producers in Australia.