If there is one region in the world where you can find differing climates, different soils, different terrains, fantastic scenery and differing winemaking practices it is the beautiful, bountiful, Western Cape of South Africa.
Running an old and established Family Business as I do, I love it when others have a go and succeed. Sloeberry Spirits has been trading since 2004 and in 2010. Andy Hoyle bought the business after its founder, Rachel Birch, decided to return to her career after having had her children.
Many people get confused over the grape varieties of Shiraz and Syrah when in fact they are the same variety but known by different names in different countries, often producing wines of different character.
Charnwood Forest attracts Master Distiller to area & Messy Bessy is the 'new kid on the block'. Ok ok so I fully admit it. I am a gin lover and it seems so is the world and Great Britain in particular.