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At Vale Cru, we work on getting you the best quality and taste. Our authentic and original wines make your celebrations even more perfect, and memorable.

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Only the luscious, handpicked grapes from our organic vineyards go into our wine press.

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Decentralisation is arguably part of the solution for housing affordability. But there are some arguments against this.

Some cases for the negative are that you’ll need to move away from family and friends; or questionable employment prospects in the new location.

But not everyone who grew up up in a once affordable area, can afford to stay there. This is not a new problem, but the size of it is. Paradoxically, the more expensive your suburb, the more likely you are a white collar worker who can work from a laptop, and potentially from anywhere.

If you decide to stay in your highly sought after suburb, then increasing dwelling densities, choking roads and the growing cost of living in your area, might not necessarily deliver the same lifestyle to your children that you grew up with yourself. It also might not deliver the lifestyle that you were expecting in retirement if you can’t afford your own home there now.

So for first home buyers who can’t afford to live where they grew up, and don’t want to be renting in retirement, here’s a link to Australia’s top 50 towns by population, with some of them being commutable, or at least an easy weekend drive to a capital city.

Latest population figures: Top 50 largest cities and towns in Australia in 2016

Who wouldn’t rather wake up to grape vines, than traffic congested street and pollution?

Get more insights from WealthFin at their blog.

Roof Inspections

There are plenty of roofing & gutters articles, most of which focus on do-it-yourself projects that teach you what to do if your roof is damaged. Still, the problems occur when you are not even aware that your roof has problems, resulting in damages worth a fortune. Roof problems are recognized at a later stage, when the damage has already been done and it actually starts leaking. A professional roofing inspector, however, is trained to detect and provide an accurate roof inspection report and provide a certification, and we all know certifications sell homes.

Homeowners generally take roofing problems seriously when they notice roof leaks or brown stains on the ceiling. It’s already too late then, and the roof repair may cost a fortune, that is if they don’t need a roof replacement altogether. Evidence of roof leaks may be seen only after two to four years of leaking inside your house, and this delay may cause fungus, dry rot or insulation damages in the ceiling.

Get a Certified Roof Inspection at Least Once a Year
It may seem costly, but it will cost you far less than getting a roof repair or replacement. Getting a certified roof inspection once every year will avoid roof failure and add to the life of the roof. In fact, the National Roofing Contractors Association recommends two roof inspections each year – before and after the winter season in cold and rainy climates.

Homeowners can conduct a general primary roof inspection themselves, looking out for buckling, curling or blistering roof shingles, loose material around chimneys or pipes or excessive shingle granules in the gutter, but getting a certified roof inspection is always better. A professional can detect any problems more easily, can notice previous roof repairs and can provide an accurate roof inspection report, listing all problems that need to be dealt with.

Request a Written Report on the Damage
When getting a professional roof inspector to assess the condition of your roof, ask for a detailed written report of the damages he has found. Also, an accurate roof inspection report should include photographs and sketch of the roof indicating the areas of concern.

Free Roof Inspection Offers
To get more customers, many roofing contractors offer free roof inspections and present a detailed report, along with estimated expenses for the roof repair. It is advisable to get the inspection done by several roofing companies, and also hire a professional who does not offer roof repairs. This way, you can make sure the contractor is not recommending unnecessary repairs just to get more money. On the other hand, Richard Boon, Deputy Technical Director of Roofing Industry Educational Institute, does not recommend free inspections. According to Boon, the free inspection charges are actually included in the estimated repair costs, thus making you pay the same amount in the end.

Roof Inspection Checklist for an Accurate Report
It is vital to get an accurate roof inspection report regularly, both for the inside and outside of the roofing structure. If you do, however, prefer to inspect the roof yourself instead of paying a professional, here are some tips on what to watch out for:

Outside Roof Inspection
As long as you have a good, unobstructed viewing point of the rooftop, it is easy to inspect a roof from the outside. This roof inspection checklist of problem warning signs will help you detect potential problems:

loose or missing shingles or tiles
blistered, curled or split roof shingles
loose nails
exposed nails
dark patches on asphalt shingles
large amounts of granules in the rain gutters – granular coating is wearing away
sagging in the ridges or in the center of the roof
rusted or corroded metal, loose shingles in the valleys, plumbing vents or near chimneys
broken or loose shingles at ridge lines and hip lines
rusty metal or loose shingles where vertical sides of the house meet the roof
blisters, depressions near vent pipes, clogged drains on flat roofs, separations in flashing
overflowing gutters or excess water pooling near the foundation of the house
Indoor Roof Inspection
This indoor roof inspection checklist includes problem warning signs to look for during an indoor roof inspection:

sagging decking between the rafters
outside light seen through the roof
signs of leaking in the attic area – dark spots in the wood (especially around chimneys, vents and other holes to the roof)
wet or soft dark spots mean they are a current problem, dry and hard dark spots indicate an old problem that has been fixed
signs of leaking or water damage – water stains, sagging ceilings
These, however, are rather primary roof inspections. The checklists will give you a starting point and highlight potential problems and warning signs to look out for, but it is always best to hire a professional roofing contractor to do the job. He will know all there is to know about roof inspection, asphalt shingles, chimney flashing, cedar shingles, metal drip, roof replacement, storm damage, roof repair costs and so on. And frankly, compared to the costs of repair if problems are detected too late, the fee is insignificant.

How to Make Wine?

Winemaking is an ancient craft, which needs little human intervention. This craft requires patience and technique. The five main components of making wine remain the same except variation among different makers. Let’s look at some of the methods of making wine:

Harvesting

Harvesting is the first process of making wine. In this phase, we must harvest good quality grapes from the grape yard. There are different methods of picking grapes, such as mechanical and by hand. Seasoned makes prefer picking by hand as it is less damaging to the vines and an adequately selected bunch can produce better quality wine. The selected grapes are then sorted based on their quality and condition, under and over ripened grapes are avoided. The vines should be harvested in the right weather, and at the right flavour note, it should be the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.

Making of ‘Must’

After the grapes are harvested, they are removed from their stems and seeds, then they are crushed to a pulp, and this pulp is called ‘must’. Since ancient times wine has been made by men and women who stomp on the grapes to pulp it, as we transitioned into modern times, this has been changed to a mechanical process and the concerns regarding sanitation slowly faded. The must which is made from mechanised methods were much smoother and consistent.

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Fermentation

After we make the must, we move on to the process of fermenting it. This process starts by keeping the wine in a container and leaving it till the yeast in the air begins to activate the sugar present in the must, sometimes the makers add industrial yeast to fasten up the process and get better control of it. This process takes a total of 10 to 45 days, the longer it is kept, the better the quality of it. The wine is sometimes stopped in between to prevent all the sugars from being converted to alcohol when this happens; the wine retains some of its sweetness.

Fining or Filtration

After the wine is fermented for some time, the next process is to clarify it. This step is where they remove the solids such as the pulp and the yeast particles until only the liquid remains. There are two types of clarification, fining and filtration. Fining is the process of making the solids adhere to clay particles which settle to the bottom. Filtration is the process by which a filter to remove the solids and let the liquid pass through. After the process of clarification, they are sealed into a container.

Ageing and Packaging

The wines can be aged in three ways, in a bottle, an oak barrel and a steel container, all three of them have their traits to it. The Oak barrel will produce a rounder vanilla flavoured wine, while the steel containers give a zesty taste.

Popular Wines Around the World

  1. Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio, a supreme tasting white wine that refreshes your day with its exquisite taste of the most popular grapes yielded in France where it is known as Pinot Gris. This type of grape is a mutation change of the Red grape Pinot Noir, and unlike the other white grapes, this has a greyish blue hue.

This wine is said to be a favourite drink of the emperor in 1300s. Originating from Burgundy, it has been taken to Switzerland, and North Italy and the birth of this Phenomenal wine made its significance in the regions of Northeastern Italy which would be Alto Adige, Friuli, Trentino, Lombardy and the Veneto. The whole of Italy celebrated the Pinot Grigio wine, and it became popular among the United States imported wines.

  1. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a very popular white wine that you’ll be able to find at least one vineyard growing the Chardonnay. This type of wine is flexible in its consumption, and it can be simple, aged for years or drank immediately. The place of origin again goes back to Burgundy, France, where it is called the White Burgundy, became familiar within a period and Champagne started using Chardonnay keeping it as the main ingredient for the sparkling wines. Champagne, Chablis, and Burgundy represent more than three-fifths of all Chardonnay plantings in France. The following most prominent fixation is found in the Languedoc, where it was first planted around the town of Limoux, and up to 30% can be mixed with Mauzac in the shining Blanquette de Limoux.[1] Every year since 1991, Chardonnay creation is commended in Limoux amid the Toques et Clochers festival.

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  1. Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir wine said to be expensive in the world of wines. Its elegant taste, flavour and colour make it a phenomenon among the consumers. The reason why Pinot Noir is exclusive is that the Pinot Noir grape is hard to grow. The grape, despite being weak of mutation, the wine has made its way to be one of the most popular red wine that’s been consumed in parts of Europe and America for all these years.

 2012 Buty R of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate

Buty was one of the renowned wineries and among the first ones to be established in the state of Washington. It is a combination of syrah and cabernet sauvignon. It is cultivated carefully from the favourite Walla Walla tag from the organic grapes that are certified. This wine has a lavender flavour to it and has been folded into dark cherry flavours and fertile earth. It is known for its supple texture, richness and the excellent quality.

 

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