Fred KuMesu

http://www.lothianlife.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Fred-descriptive.jpg Fred is a graduate of Napier University and as an electrical and electronic engineer he has worked in industry in the field of sales and marketing. He is enthusiastic about wine and throughout the years has gathered considerable knowledge about the wine trade. Now he runs two wine related businesses. Fred's hobbies include stamp collecting and cycling. He has also been involved in fundraising for Scottish and overseas charities. Fred's wish is to be able to spend more time with his wife Kati and their 3 children.
Articles by Fred KuMesu:

French Wine: A Turn in the Tide

For a long time French wine has been the favourite choice to accompany a meal – whether at home or in a restaurant. Although France still enjoys the number one spot in the world of wine for its grand cru and premier cru wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy, and some châteaux still command high prices, the tide for entry level and medium price range wines seems to be turning. Supermarkets and multiples have been reducing shelf space available for French wine and are gradually reallocating it to wines from the new world which have become more appealing to the British palate.
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Red or White for Christmas?

With the festive season fast approaching, our thoughts are turned to presents, house decoration and, of course, the culinary delights of Christmas. Even those who do not usually imbibe may crown the Christmas table with a decent bottle to bring out the best both in food and wine. But the plethora of Old and New World wines stockpiled by supermarkets and independent wine merchants may often present an unsurmountable challenge to the unsuspecting customer who, in this vinicultural jungle, may easily retreat by grabbing the nearest bottle.
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