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Lidl launching premium wines this Autumn Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

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Launch of the 2004 Dom Ruinart Blanc de blanc Posted by on Jul 10, 2014

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Madeira Wine Is For More Than Just Cooking Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

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A visit to Vignobles Foncalieu in the Languedoc Posted by on Jun 26, 2014

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Laurent Perrier Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester Posted by on Mar 31, 2014

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Dinner with Barone Francesco Ricasoli and his Brolio wines Posted by on May 26, 2014

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Dining with the wines of NZ winery Jackson Estate Posted by on Oct 20, 2013

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Brasserie Joel celebrates Eurostar’s 20th anniv. this May Posted by on May 6, 2014

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Saturday Snapshot – The Widow Hen from Wirra Wirra Posted by on May 25, 2013

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Saturday Snapshot -Kleine Zalze Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier 2011 Posted by on Feb 2, 2013

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Navarra – A Wine Region of Diversity Posted by on Feb 24, 2014

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Nino Franco Prosecco. Prosecco but not as you know it… Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Charmed by the Dordogne River Valley Posted by on May 14, 2014

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Video – How to Read a Wine Label, the Douro Valley and Bourgogne Posted by on Sep 19, 2013
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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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Video – Discover the Origin, Bourgogne

Sep 14, 13 Video – Discover the Origin, Bourgogne

Posted by in All, France, Videos

I visited Bourgogne not long ago and feel in love with the region. It’s a beautiful place, the rolling hills, small villages and of course the fabulous wines. My trip was sponsored by Discover the Origin and I recently received a video link from them which introduces the casual wine drinker to the region. I’m reposting...

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Getting to grips with Champagne – a primer

Aug 22, 13 Getting to grips with Champagne – a primer

Posted by in Champagne

I love Champagne and it is one of the most popular high-end drinks on the market with people across the globe enjoying this bubbly beverage. French law states that, in order to be called champagne, drinks must be produced in designated areas within the Champagne region of the country and according to strict standards and processes....

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Wine making in the back country of San Diego, Eagles Nest Winery, Ramona AVA

Aug 20, 13 Wine making in the back country of San Diego, Eagles Nest Winery, Ramona AVA

Posted by in All, California, N. America, Travel

I try to visit the States in the summertime to keep a finger on the pulse of the American wine world and of course, to visit family and friends. This year, one of my first stops in the US was San Diego, Ca. I went to university in San Diego so I have a bit of a soft spot for the region but back in the day, there weren’t many...

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Featured Post- Be Creative With Your Champagne

Aug 06, 13 Featured Post- Be Creative With Your Champagne

Posted by in Champagne

Champagne has long been the companion to special moments and selecting the right one can often seem impossible with so many goodies to choose from. Whether you love champagne by itself or only drink it on Christmas Day in your Bucks Fizz, with a good champagne cocktail it is possible to create a scrumptious drink to suit everyone’s...

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Featured Post – Chickpea Free Houmous

Jul 30, 13 Featured Post – Chickpea Free Houmous

Posted by in All, Featured Post

I received this recipe and info the other day and thought I would share it with you because I know quite a few people who suffer from IBS, including my sister. She tried this recipe and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, if you have IBS you’re supposed to limit or even not drink(!) alcohol so I’m not giving a wine match...

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Featured Post: The Basics of Wine Tasting: How to Properly Taste Wine in Five Easy Steps

Jul 25, 13 Featured Post: The Basics of Wine Tasting: How to Properly Taste Wine in Five Easy Steps

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You know how to drink wine, but do you really know how to taste it? If you’re a novice wine taster, you may not realise that there is actually a complex process involved in helping you appreciate what you are drinking, and it’s important to master this if you are to demonstrate the right etiquette at those all important wine...

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Featured Post: How to match wine with food: seven tips for successful pairing

Jul 24, 13 Featured Post: How to match wine with food: seven tips for successful pairing

Posted by in All, Featured Post

Have you always wanted to experiment with pairing wine with food but find the whole idea confusing?  Not sure which type of wine will enhance your meal and give it that rich tasting flavour to die for? Gone are the days when paring wine with your meals was as easy as ABC, when the rules of coupling white wine with white meat only...

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