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5 Wines to Try Instead of an Australian White Wine

In some parts of the world, it’s hard to imagine drinking anything else other than Chardonnay. Australia, for example, is renowned for its Chardonnay, which is planted in virtually every region. Think Australian white wine and you think Chardonnay. But, the grape has gained something of an unwanted, and often undeserved reputation, in recent years; […]

Like Baron de Barbon Rioja? Try these!

You may have tried Baron de Barbon Rioja, and you probably liked it too! Baron de Barbon Rioja is a fairly classic example of good quality, good value for money Tempranillo from the Rioja region in Spain. There is plenty more to discover from the Tempranillo grape, however – from Rioja and from other Spanish […]

Albariño: Does it go with everything?

What is Albariño? Albariño is among Spain’s best known white wine grapes. It can also be found in Portugal, where it is referred to as Alvarinho, as well as parts of California. It’s a robust and thick-skinned grape, common in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. The Albariño grape produces highly aromatic wines with generous […]

What is your favourite wine meme?

The internet sure loves its memes. The term “meme” was originally coined by scientist Richard Dawkins to describe an idea or concept that spreads from person to person. Today, we use it a little more informally. A meme on the internet is a shared or sharable post, usually a combination of images and text. Over […]

A crash course on elderberry wine

Have you ever heard of elderberry wine? Unlike most commercially-available wines, it’s not made from grapes. Instead, it’s a fruit wine made from elderberries. Elderberries occur naturally in the wild and produce very dark and full-flavoured fruit. Handle wild elderberries, and you will have purple stained hands before you know it! Take a bite of […]

An introduction to Dry Sack Sherry

How many Sherry brands can you name? For many people, just one: Dry Sack Sherry. Dry Sack is a medium sweet blended Sherry, well known on the shelves of European supermarkets and hypermarkets. Launched in 1906 by Bodegas Williams & Humbert, the brand is an inexpensive introduction to the world of Sherry wines (also known […]

What does “Brut” mean on a wine label?

Sparkling wine is synonymous with fun, joy and celebration. Most people love a glass of Champagne, Cava or Prosecco from time to time, right? Enjoying a glass of bubbly should be relaxing, though if you’ve ever tried to make sense of a sparkling wine label you may have found yourself stressed out or confused. What […]

Spanish alternatives to Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular expressions of the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. It is produced in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, which is perhaps the world’s leading producer of the grape. Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc originates in Bordeaux, France, where it is blended with Semillon and Muscadelle to make white […]