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Paprika, Porcini, and Garlic Butter Kettle Chips for the winter

Nov 01, 13 Paprika, Porcini, and Garlic Butter Kettle Chips for the winter

Posted by in All, Food and Wine

Contributed by Anna Von Bertele A staple in my house, when the wine comes out the fridge, is a packet of Kettle Chips. Crisps and dip and a glass of wine can seem like the most delicious thing. So when the Wine Sleuth – asked if I wanted to cover the Kettle Chip launch of it’s new Winter flavour, I was very excited!...

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Penfolds Re-corking Clinic

Oct 27, 13 Penfolds Re-corking Clinic

Posted by in All, Australia

I had heard of Penfolds re-corking clinic but really didn’t know what it entailed. I just assumed people would bring in their old bottles of Grange and have the cork replaced periodically. Not so, as I found out when I was invited to see how a Penfolds re-re-corking clinic actually works. Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago was in...

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Featured Post – Exploring the World’s Greatest Wine Regions

Oct 24, 13 Featured Post – Exploring the World’s Greatest Wine Regions

Posted by in All, Featured Post

Exploring the world’s greatest wine regions… France, Italy and Spain are the top three wine countries in the world, producing almost half of the world’s wine – but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should only visit wine regions within these countries. Wine is produced all over the world and so it can...

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Featured Post – Top Places to Buy Vintage Wine for Investment

Oct 22, 13 Featured Post – Top Places to Buy Vintage Wine for Investment

Posted by in All, Featured Post

If you’re contemplating investing in fine wine, the most important decision you have to make is not what bottles you’re going to put your money into, but which merchant you are going to trust to manage your investment. Choosing a reputable expert might not be as straightforward as it first appears – there are many...

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Chicken recipes for the Autumn

Oct 21, 13 Chicken recipes for the Autumn

Posted by in All, Food and Wine

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately at Winesleuth HQ and I have a few recipes here in association with Schwartz that I think are perfect for this Autumnal weather. Creating wonderful meals with chicken Chicken is often regarded as a rather boring fowl. If you use a free-range bird and create a recipe with wine and fresh...

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Dining with the wines of NZ winery Jackson Estate

Oct 20, 13 Dining with the wines of NZ winery Jackson Estate

Posted by in Food and Wine, New Zealand wine

A few weeks ago, I attended a dinner hosted by John Stichbury, owner of New Zealand winery, Jackson Estate and his head winemaker, Matt Patterson-Green. I remember sampling a few of Jackson Estates wines in the past and quite liked them so I was looking forward to the dinner and tasting. I like New Zealand sauvignon blanc although...

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Featured Post – Visiting Australian Vineyards

Oct 10, 13 Featured Post – Visiting Australian Vineyards

Posted by in Australia

Australia offers some of the most incredible vineyards and wines that are well known all over the world for their distinct flavors. There are also many more wine regions than you might expect in Australia, allowing the country to achieve a world-renowned reputation for its award-winning wines. Discover Australia’s incredible wine...

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Guest Post – How to drink your Hunter Semillon

Oct 06, 13 Guest Post – How to drink your Hunter Semillon

Posted by in All, Australia, Guest Post

I get approached often to host guest posts but as I have such a backlog of material, I don’t have much room for them. But Australian blogger Lisa Johnston (The Wine Muse) submitted this post on Hunter Semillon and I’d like to share it with my readers. Enjoy!  Guest Post: How to drink your Hunter Semillon As a style,...

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Video – How to Read a Wine Label, the Douro Valley and Bourgogne

Sep 19, 13 Video – How to Read a Wine Label, the Douro Valley and Bourgogne

Posted by in All, France, Portugal, Videos

Two of my favourite wine regions in the world  are The Douro Valley in Portugal and Bourgogne in France. I have been invited to visit the region many times by various producers and generic wine bodies and some of my favourite visits have been organised by the Discover the Origin campaign. The aim of DTO is to explain the wines of...

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Working a vintage, my first week on the job at London Cru

Sep 15, 13 Working a vintage, my first week on the job at London Cru

Posted by in All, England, Lifestyle, London

Phew! I am knackered. I’ve just finished my first week at my new job and I’m exhausted. When I signed up as Event Coordinator for the first urban winery in London, London Cru (opening to the public early Nov. 2013), they vaguely mentioned something about helping out with the vintage in the winery. I, of course, jumped...

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