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Branded wines don't always go out of fashion

01 May 2021
Branded wines don't always go out of fashion

Branded wines don't always go out of fashion

01 May 2021

El Vino by Richard Meadows of the Great Grog


Going online with wine has its up sides

13 February 2021
Going online with wine has its up sides

Going online with wine has its up sides

13 February 2021

El Vino with Richard Meadows


Try a drop of port or sherry this Christmas

20 December 2020
Try a drop of port or sherry this Christmas

Try a drop of port or sherry this Christmas

20 December 2020

Richard Meadows of the Great Grog wine merchant offers some tips to get the most out of these festive favourites this Christmas and New Year


Supporting wine makers in South Africa

30 August 2020
Supporting wine makers in South Africa

Supporting wine makers in South Africa

30 August 2020

Richard Meadows of Great Grog explains why it's important to buy wine from the region after the industry has been hit hard by a variety of factors


Winemakers look at shape of things to come

02 August 2020
Winemakers look at shape of things to come

Winemakers look at shape of things to come

02 August 2020

Wine expert Richard Meadows looks at ancient ways of fermenting wine as some makers go full circle to enhance their drinks


Opening a bottle should be a social occasion

05 July 2020
Opening a bottle should be a social occasion

Opening a bottle should be a social occasion

05 July 2020

Richard meadows of the Great Grog wine merchants looks forward to the return of wine tasting in person, instead of online


Outdoor drinking just won't wash in Scotland

07 June 2020
Outdoor drinking just won't wash in Scotland

Outdoor drinking just won't wash in Scotland

07 June 2020

Richard Meadows of wine merchant Great Grog reckons a common-sense approach is needed to get pubs and restaurants back to business


Is wine consumption in Scotland really on the rise?

10 May 2020
Is wine consumption in Scotland really on the rise?

Is wine consumption in Scotland really on the rise?

10 May 2020

Trade expert Richard Meadows of Great Grog questions the statistics that suggest we are drinking more wine since lockdown


Has global trend for wine peaked?

16 February 2020
Has global trend for wine peaked?

Has global trend for wine peaked?

16 February 2020

Great Grog's Richard Meadows considers whether the global trend for wine has peaked.


Proof that old age has its benefits

19 January 2020
Proof that old age has its benefits

Proof that old age has its benefits

19 January 2020

Great Grog's Richard Meadows recalls the wine trade fashion for Beaujolais Nouveau and how it has improved with age.


Red, white, pink or... orange?

08 December 2019
Red, white, pink or... orange?

Red, white, pink or... orange?

08 December 2019

Richard Meadows from the Great Grog explores the colourful choices available


The magic of wine alchemy revealed

10 November 2019
The magic of wine alchemy revealed

The magic of wine alchemy revealed

10 November 2019

Wine is a complicated and magical business in which the humble grape is turned into a myriad styles reveals Richard Meadows of Great Grog.


Top tipples to try over Christmas

13 October 2019
Top tipples to try over Christmas

Top tipples to try over Christmas

13 October 2019

Richard Meadows from Great Grog suggests some top tipples to try over Christmas.


Summer sun’s not welcomed by all

15 September 2019
Summer sun’s not welcomed by all

Summer sun’s not welcomed by all

15 September 2019

A hot July brought the grape harvest in France forward but there are problems with extreme summer temperatures, explains Richard Meadows.


Fall in a tee-time glass of wine

19 August 2019
Fall in a tee-time glass of wine

Fall in a tee-time glass of wine

19 August 2019

Richard Meadows from the Great Grog looks at the impact the new drink driving limit is having on rural businesses


Variety is the grape of life

20 July 2019
Variety is the grape of life

Variety is the grape of life

20 July 2019

Richard at Great Grog shares some surprising facts about the most popular grape varieties


Having a vine time in Portugal

23 June 2019
Having a vine time in Portugal

Having a vine time in Portugal

23 June 2019

Richard Meadows from the Great Grog discusses his visit to Esporao for the annual “Dia Grande” (great day) festival.


Vegan wine is not always the easy choice

27 May 2019
Vegan wine is not always the easy choice

Vegan wine is not always the easy choice

27 May 2019

Richard at Great Grog sparks a debate over what constitutes a vegan wine but welcomes a more natural approach


Serving time on restaurant wine

28 April 2019
Serving time on restaurant wine

Serving time on restaurant wine

28 April 2019

Richard Meadows from the Great Grog says rubbish wine lists are turning diners off.


Putting the earthy notes into your favourite bottle of vino

01 April 2019
Putting the earthy notes into your favourite bottle of vino

Putting the earthy notes into your favourite bottle of vino

01 April 2019

Richard Meadows from the Great Grog explores the link between a wine's taste and the ground in which the grapes grow.


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