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  • A Wine For Your BurgerA Wine For Your BurgerToday is National Burger Day. I am sure Burger King and the ol’ golden triangle guys are loving it. But something a little more classy and
  • Winery Outbuilding Chateau Mauvesin-BartonWinery Outbuilding Chateau Mauvesin-BartonA photo taken in Bordeaux for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot – rather apt as the group who went on the trip are meeting for a
  • Cocktails at ScarfesCocktails at ScarfesI have to say I do love this bar. The plush, slightly eclectic décor had me as I walked through the door, while the cocktails were
  • Charles Metcalfe's Top Tips On Wines For Summer PairingsCharles Metcalfe's Top Tips On Wines For Summer PairingsCharles Metcalfe was at the Foodies Festival in Bristol this summer. He hosted food and wine pairing sessions in the marquees set up on site. We
  • Petit Comptoir FrancaisPetit Comptoir FrancaisI cooked a guinea fowl the other week. Stuffed to the rafters with cured ham, walnuts, raisins and parsley. It was so stuffed in fact that
  • Visiting a Port House: Ramos PintoVisiting a Port House: Ramos PintoJust behind the lower end of the cable car ride in Vila Nova de Gaia stands a proud, mustard coloured building. This is the lodge for
  • The Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the TrafalgarThe Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the TrafalgarA London pop-up bar, right in the very centre of town, with one of the most superb views across the skyline. Welcome to the Vista Lounge
  • Quinta do Portal Douro PortugalQuinta do Portal Douro PortugalOn the flight home from Oporto, while waiting with increasing excitement the imminent arrival of the in-flight sandwich, I flicked through the TAP magazine. I had
  • The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014 Shortlist The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014 Shortlist I might have let out an embarrassing yelp on the train up to London yesterday. To fill the journey I was scanning through my twitter feed
  • Cité des civilisations du vinCité des civilisations du vinBy the time the next Fete du Vin rolls round the grand wine project in Bordeaux should be completed. As we hurtled passed – as I
  • Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling Rum Cocktail Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling Rum Cocktail A change from the usual summer staple of gin, tonic and various fruit syrups or ginger ale. This week a rather decent Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling
  • Château Mauvesin Barton BordeauxChâteau Mauvesin Barton BordeauxThe intention was to save this photo and use it as either a stand-alone Sunday Wine Shot or as part of a gallery of photos taken
  • Over the Crumbling WallOver the Crumbling WallAt the far end of the Quinta do Portal vineyard, a crumbling wall and a view stretching for miles across vines and Douro Hills. Taken a
  • Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused GinWarner Edwards Elderflower Infused GinThe gin itself has a beautifully floral aroma, a subtle Elderflower hue and a weighty palate (due to the sweetness) with an edge of spice and pepper. Cant say I really detected the Elderflower.... but it does make a damn fine G&T with Fever Tree Tonic. I did rather love it sans tonic, just over ice.
  • Rosé d’Anjou Urban Style Rosé d’Anjou Urban Style What is the usual portrayal of rosé drinking in the summer? Pool-side lounging, the clatter of ice as the wine bottle is removed from the chiller,
Three Great Places to Drink In Venice

Three Great Places to Drink In Venice

Get yourself out on the restaurant terrace at Danieli’s for an early evening bellini. It WILL be expensive; hey, someone has to pay for the upkeepRead More

A Morrison’s £30 Pick

A Morrison’s £30 Pick

I’m not really that acquainted with the wine shelves of Morrison’s; even less with the Sun newspaper. But each day this week the Sun is givingRead More

Bisol’s Gustovino

Bisol’s Gustovino

Has it really been four years since that exceptional helicopter ride over the Italian Prosecco vineyards and Bisol’s winery? A return visit, via the islands ofRead More

Introducing FindWine.co.uk

Introducing FindWine.co.uk

Like connect 4 on steroids – the view you are presented with on the FindWine website is a grid of coloured circles that bouncing and swivellingRead More

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South African Mishale Brandy

South African Mishale Brandy

I’m not a sportsman but even I heard that South Africa were kicked out of the World Cup (they were, right? and the less said aboutRead More

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More on Bisol’s Dorona Vineyard

More on Bisol’s Dorona Vineyard

I’ve just been sent a vastly improved photo of the Bisol Dorona vineyard I was lucky to visit a couple of weeks back (click for aRead More

Discovering Dorona

Discovering Dorona

I was under appreciative apparently. The PR girl’s* smiling veneer crackled when I failed to burst into extremes of excitement over the wine being poured toRead More

Orovela Cuvée Chandrebi, 2007, Georgia

Orovela Cuvée Chandrebi, 2007, Georgia

This match really didn’t work and I’m not too sure why. Pairing this Georgian white with a Mediterranean Haloumi Salad – onions, tomato, olives, grilled redRead More

WebChat: Land of the Riesling Sun

WebChat: Land of the Riesling Sun

From sushi to spring rolls, Thai curry to tandoori, Masala to special fried rice, Asian cuisine has fully established itself as a favourite in the UK.Read More

Mumm Champagne Photography Competition

Mumm Champagne Photography Competition

Mumm champagne has launched an online photography competition. Since 2008, the champagne house has organised a series of gastronomic dinners to “celebrate the beauty of theRead More

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