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Learn all about Sauvignon Gris

If you’re reading this, let’s assume that you like wine. You buy wine online, and you like to read about wine online. Maybe you’re a serious wine expert already, or maybe you’re learning. No big deal. We’ll assume that you know a thing or two anyway. You’re probably familiar with Sauvignon Blanc, right? Right. Good […]

Faustino Rioja: A brief history

Faustino Rioja is one of the world’s favourite Rioja wines, and comes from the historic Bodegas Faustino. This family-owned outfit has been making wine since 1861, and is well known for its consistently high quality wine and its eye-catching bottle designs, usually featuring distinguished paintings of Flemish-style noble figures and with specially designed bottles featuring […]

Pairing wine with Christmas dinner

Christmas is just around the corner, and for many families Christmas dinner is the most important meal of the year. We plan out every meticulous detail about the potatoes, the ham, the turkey, the goose and whatever else may be considered traditional in your household, but very often we leave the wine as something of […]

Rosé wine calories: How do they compare with the rest?

Rosé wine is a summer staple: a well-established favourite when it comes to long, sunny days and vacation. You spend all year working out and eating right, so what could be better than sitting on an idyllic Spanish or French beach, sipping a rosé? Not much, unless you consider that your delicious rosé may have […]

How to behave at a wine tasting

 tastSome people take wine very seriously – too seriously, in fact. Such people have a habit of ruining wine for the rest of us, unfortunately. Wine is one of life’s great pleasures, and there is nobody better than a wine snob to suck all the fun out of the wine experience. However, there are some […]

How does Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry compare with Marqués de Poley?

Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry is perhaps the world’s best known Sherry brand. There are good reasons for this: It is widely available in supermarkets and convenience stores, it is relatively affordable and it has a pleasant, sweet taste that is agreeable to many. That’s all well and good, but let’s not forget just how versatile […]

Wine glasses: What to buy and why?

Wine glasses, for many, are just another household item – a necessary cupboard staple no different than a dishcloth, frying pan or can opener. They serve a purpose, your guests expect them, and that’s it. As one begins to develop his or her interest in wine, however, something quite funny happens: Wine glasses become more […]

Five things to do with that old vintage wine box

If you’ve ever had the privilege of owning a case of fine wine, let’s say from Bordeaux or Burgundy, the chances are that your wine came in a vintage wine box. In fine wine sales, such a box is referred to as the wine’s “original wooden case”. Perhaps you know them as “wine crates”. These […]