The Wine Centre

01206 271 236 A134 Colchester - Sudbury road
CO6 4BH
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The Wine Centre is run by husband & wife team Anthony & Janet Borges of Great Horkesley, together with Merrill Harrington of Stoke by Nayland, all of whom have a wealth of retail experience. Anthony is responsible for the selection of Wines, Beers & Spirits and is passionate about the role of an independent wine merchant in today`s world. We offer a genuine alternative to the mainstream of drinks found in the multiples and our uniqueness coupled with our friendly enthusiasm and the quality we offer is what makes us that little bit special. Our absolute aim is to give satisfaction. – Description from Dragac

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  • The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) will celebrate 16 years of its yearly wine contest when it kicks off the RASQ Wine Show and Mediterranean Challenge this Saturday and Sunday at the Clive Berghofer Events Centre in Toowoomba.  The Chronicle’s (Australia) Meghan Harris previewed the wine show yesterday, interviewing an RASQ repr... Read More

    From the article Toowoomba Test: Queensland Wine Contest Starts This Weekend


  • The University of Adelaide recently celebrated the opening of its Training ...;The wine centre’s director, Professor Vladimir Jiranek, said its work would help winemakers manage flavour and alcohol content in ways that met consumer and market demands,” wrote Tom Fedorowytsch, a reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  A temperamen... Read More

    From the article New Aussie University Training Center Gets Inside Mind of British Drinkers


  • Just when you thought the news about robots roaming the skies above the vineyards or the earth below  had come to an end, the Royal Society of Chemistry's online publication, Chemistry World, released a report about Japanese scientists led by Kohji Mitsubayashi who created a machine which uses visual cues to determine the scent of a wine. “Diffe... Read More

    From the article Japanese Sniff Cam: The Shape of Your Wine Glass Matters


  • It all started with a Facebook post.  This past week the Australian Broadcast Corporation's (ABC) Natalie Whiting ran a story about a McLaren Vale winemaker who offered up through Facebook an excess block of grapes for anyone who was willing to use the purchase for charity. The response to winemaker Jock Harvey's call, Whiting wrote, was phenome... Read More

    From the article Wine Community Bands Together To Help Aussie Homeless


  • They've got the trains; all they need is the track. A team of investors and dreamers is trying to reinstate the now-defunct Barossa wine train, a rail-runner which once transported wine enthusiasts through Australia's arguably most famous wine region.  “The wine train operated for more than four years from 1998, but the operation ceased in 2003,... Read More

    From the article Aussie Wine Train May Resurrect Its Choo-Choo Travels


  • Most fairy tales have a happy ending but there’s a wonderful story that unfolds every year in the middle of France, bringing wealth and riches to the poor every time it’s told. And, as if by magic, the bags of gold grow bigger with every telling. Are you sitting comfortably? Way back in 1440 the Chancellor of Burgundy, Nicolas Rolin, looked from... Read More

    From the article Meet The Hospices de Beaune


  • If the numbers are correct, quality wines will soon have their renaissance in Germany. This past week, research group Mintel released a report which said, according to their study, wine drinkers in Germany are prepared to spend money on quality wines. “As competition abounds on the best deals for consumers across the food and drink sector, Germa... Read More

    From the article Cheapskates They Are Not: German Drinkers Ready To Spend


  • There's nothing like a wine competition to cap a month of change. In the midst of elections and a renewed sense of nationalism over the past month, Greece's finest noses and in-the-knows met in Thessaloniki's Ioannis Vellidis Congress Centre this week for the 15th Thessaloniki International Wine Competition. The event began on Tuesday and conclu... Read More

    From the article Opa! Thessaloniki Wine Comp Ends Today


  • If the walls of an old Irish village could speak, they'd probably tell you they're sorry they didn't leave you any wine.  An excavation on of a former memorial garden on Society Street in the Irish town of Derry-Londonderry revealed the ruins of a village said to have been destroyed in a rebellion in 1608, said the BBC in a story published today... Read More

    From the article Centuries-Old Wine Bottles Found In Northern Ireland Excavation


  • After two years of tough weather, the Loire Valley is on the rebound. Local wine sources are reporting that the region enjoyed a warm September, which promoted ripening in the wake of a cool summer which brought with it rain and the increased possibility of rot. Though conditions were not ideal, winemakers breathed a sigh of relief after experie... Read More

    From the article Breaking Bad Luck: Loire Valley Sees Promising Vintage


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