The Wine Centre

01206 271 236 A134 Colchester - Sudbury road
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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 beginningWe were at Georges on Waymouth at 10 Waymouth Street in the centre of Adelaide, conveniently across the Road from my officeMy Guests Ryan Klose a client and also a Barossa Grape Grower with family Shiraz grapes going into Rockford Basket Press and my oldest son MichaelStarted with a Peroni Legere [mid strength] to wash down the days... Read More

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  • With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to squeeze a French vineyard into their European holiday. “Is it possible to catch the spirit of Bordeaux in a couple of days?” With careful planning the answer’s “yes”.   I accompanied twelve CEO’s on a corporate two day ‘jolly’, sorry ‘educational visit’ to the vineyards of... Read More

    From the article Bordeaux or Bust!


  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • Can you imagine going to a restaurant and ordering food you’d never heard of, shelling out for a theatre ticket without having some idea of what the show was about, or choosing a dress you didn’t even like? Of course not. But that’s what happens when it comes to wine. Sadly, most people haven’t a clue what they’re buying; the price tag, an attra... Read More

    From the article Is the wine world shutting you out?


  • According to the experts, wine tourism attracts a large number of domestic and overseas visitors in Spain (one of the most popular destinations around the world) and the figures can grow in such country during the next months thanks to its amazing infraestructures and tourist attractions in the main areas where people can taste the local wine pr... Read More

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  • Thank you Richard, great advise.. I will probably skip the coast region on this trip (Muscadet), already lots of driving and enough to do and drink in centre and eastern Loire. I am in France almost every year lately as my mother lives in Germany half an hour from the french border (and 20 minutes from the Mosel!!). So there will be another poss... Read More

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  • Hi everybody, haven´t posted for a while... too busy drinking wine.Anyway, I have a trip to the Loire Valley coming up in July. We will stay 4 nights in Saumure and 2 nights in Sancerre. Anybody has ideas of which winemakers to visit? I like Pinots, Sauvignon Blanc, some Cabernet Franc and wouldn´t mind visiting a good Cremant maker. Anybody bee... Read More

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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


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