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White Wine

KNOW YOUR CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE: SECRETS BEHIND

Want to know why a Champagne bottle is different than any other? Discover how this precious drink is stored and find out how to take out the cork in style   As you raise a glass to celebrate Christmas or New Year, you might think the only difference between a bottle of wine and a bottle of champagne is […]

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Red Wine

Mulled Wine Recipe

Essential for bonfires, Guy Fawkes, Halloween and Christmas, mulled wine is a great way to brighten the dark evenings of autumn and winter. Our mulled wine recipe includes the expected festive spices and orange zest, but cleverly adds a dash of sweet peach schnapps. For a special occasion you’ll want some stylish heatproof glasses or elegant […]

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Red Wine

Saint Chinian

Nice meal and a good wine, definition of a good time…. Treat your taste buds to this bold red, bursting with plum and black fruit flavours. A mellow and satisfying Languedoc red, this wine will delight dinner guests if you team it up with red meats, stews and sausages or simply cheese and fruits.   This wine […]

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Alcoholic Cocktails White Wine

This Crazy Summer Wine

The best summer days begin with blue-sky mornings, carry on with sunny afternoons at the pool or the beach, and end with lazy, comfortable chit-chat among friends as the sun dips below the horizon.  Of course, summer afternoons and evenings are made inevitably better if you are relaxing with a cool, sweet drink in your […]

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Red Wine

Côtes du Rhône

  Côtes du Rhôneor or in English- Slopes or Hills of the Rhône-is one of the best French  wines. Located in the South East of France, the Cotes du Rhone wine region has a long history with strong influence over time, from the Romans to Monks and Abbeys. It is still a very popular wine, […]

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Bulgarian Red Wine

Mavrud-The Bulgarian Legend

Grape growing and wine production have a long history in Bulgaria, dating back to the times of the Thracians. Mavrud (Bulgarian: мавруд, from Latin, mavro, “black”) is a red wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines, indigenous to the region of Thrace in Bulgaria. The grape has been […]

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Red Wine

Nebbiolo

If you’ve ever had Barolo or Barbaresco, you’ve had nebbiolo. The godfather of Italian reds, this grape not only packs a real punch but ages with great style and gravitas. Nebbiolo is specific to the northern region of Piedmont and in particular the neighbouring regions of Barolo and Barbaresco near Turin. Nebbiolo is thought to […]

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White Wine

Asti Spumanti

A non-Champagne sparkling wine, Asti spumanti comes from the Turin region of Italy and is very popular with new wine drinkers. Asti spumanti is Italy’s second most produced wine, with “clones” produced in California and other locations. It is a sweet-to-semi-sweet dessert wine. Some people prefer asti to French Champagne because of asti’s sweetness and […]

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White Wine

Gewürztraminer

The name literally means “Spice Traminer”, or “Perfumed Traminer”. Gewürz is the wine student’s favourite – it’s the first grape variety you learn to recognise because of its exotic aroma. Depending on the style it is a pale to deep gold colour. It made its name in Alsace, North-East France, a region renowned for its […]

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White Wine

Sauvignon Blanc

When the world got tired of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc was ready to step into its shoes. The producers of New Zealand led the charge with their clean, zesty, pea-pod and passion-fruited charmers. Cloudy Bay was one of the leaders of the global charm offensive, but there are many others including Isabel, Jackson Estate, Villa Maria […]