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Q&A With Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks

Q&A With Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks

We recently sat down with Mount Pleasant Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks to gain some insights into how his mind ticks. Q: What was the moment that made you realise you wanted to be a winemaker? A: Working as a cellar-hand, I was in the barrel hall looking at hundreds of different types of barrels. I told the then winemaker if he just had one type of barrel it would make blending and winemaking easier. He explained to me that each barrel is unique, even the same barrels from the same coopers...

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The Mount Pleasant Guide To Cellaring Wines

The Mount Pleasant Guide To Cellaring Wines

TO CELLAR OR NOT TO CELLAR? FOR MANY, THE IDEA OF HAVING A PERSONAL CELLAR CAN SEEM A CONFUSING AND DRAWN OUT AFFAIR. BUT, MORE THAN EVER, CELLARING WINE IS BECOMING A NECESSARY AND VALUABLE WAY TO MAXIMISING YOUR ENJOYMENT OF WINES. In years gone past, many wines were bottled and stored at the winery for several years before being released to the consumer at optimal drinking years. Though many wineries still do this, it is becoming less and less of a common practice. At Mount Pleasant, we s...

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