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Everything you should know about Godello

The world of wine is inherently quite romantic, dare we say even sexy. Yes, it’s an agricultural product made from grapes, but that doesn’t detract from the glamour and sensuousness of it all. When it comes to grapes and sex appeal, though, there’s a bit of an imbalance – some grapes are certainly sexier than […]

All you need to know about Mallorca wine

The Balearic island of Mallorca (or Majorca) is a favourite holiday destination for many. Its international airport is one of Spain’s busiest, and it welcomes millions of tourists every year. It’s easy to see why: The place enjoys an attractive Mediterranean climate and is a haven of culture, beautiful architecture, stunning beaches and world-class cuisine. […]

Truly awful food and wine pairings and why you should avoid them

We love pairing food and wine, and we love it even more when people don’t take the whole thing too seriously. By all means you should seek out great food and wine pairings, but for most of us it’s not going to be a matter of life and death. A bit of experimentation, trial and […]

Wine kits: Could they save you money?

We’ve spoken about wine kits before, and let’s just say that we have mixed feelings. For us, wine kits remove quite a lot of the romance inherent in a good bottle of wine: The best wines display a real sense of place, what the French call “terroir”. Wine kits do not offer anything of the […]

When should you buy wine glasses in bulk?

Most people have some wine glasses at home. Maybe you’re an oenophile with an immaculate collection of Riedel wine glasses, or a beginner with a couple of cheap supermarket glasses gathering dust in a cupboard. Either way, most people have at least a few glasses. Most domestic wine drinking occasions are rather small and intimate, […]

Is Moscatel wine always sweet?

What do you know about Moscatel wine? You may have seen bottles of this on store shelves or even on wine lists. It is not a particularly well understood wine, so to better understand it let’s take a look at its origins.

Why you need to know about English sparkling wine

One great debate in the wine world relates to sparkling wine. More specifically: Which region produces the world’s best sparkling wine? The traditional answer is surely Champagne, and when it comes to the top end of the market that’s probably true. Both Cava and Prosecco are constantly improving in quality, with prices that can be […]

Is white Port wine?

White Port is something of a rare beast: Not everyone has seen it, and fewer still really understand what it is. Port, the fortified wine from Portugal’s Duoro Valley, is best known as a sweet, highly alcoholic red wine. Where does white Port fit into the equation, and is white Port wine or is it […]

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