The Wine of Life
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Is Campo Viejo Rioja your go-to Spanish red wine? With sales of around two million cases per year, you’re not the only one. Supermarket shelves are full of Campo Viejo wines, from its entry-level Garnacha all the way up through Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva Rioja levels. For many people, Campo Viejo Rioja is their […]
How many fine and rare wines does the average wine lover get to try, do you think? Not that many. By definition, fine and rare wines are, well, rare. Most of the best wine in the world is made in such limited quantities that very few of us ever get to taste it.
You’ll have seen a magnum of champagne. But have you ever heard of a Nebuchadnezzar? There are in fact multiple champagne bottle sizes from the reasonably large to the really quite ridiculous, and their names are the sort of thing that crop up in trivia quizzes. Swatting up now could see your team sail to […]
Ever noticed you laugh more after a drink? Not only does a little alcoholic lubrication of the funny bone put you in the mood for a good giggle, but the situations that occur around drinking are often quite ridiculous. So pour a glass. Here’s some of the best humour around drinking and wine.
Have you ever had to make red wine warmer? Serving wine at the correct temperature is one of the big challenges in restaurant service, but it’s not something we often think about at home. We tend not to fuss too much about this stuff. Stick the white in the fridge, keep the red on the […]
Go to any fancy restaurant or formal wine dinner, and the sheer amount of wine glass types can be overwhelming. In fine wine service where several different wines are served, it’s quite common to have several different glass types, too. White wine and red wine are served in different glasses. Some whites are served in […]
Sauternes is home to the world’s finest sweet wines. Though it’s part of the Bordeaux region, the wines made here could not be any different from red Bordeaux. The unique wines of Sauternes have their own style, and, appropriately, their own quality ranking. If you’ve ever wondered what a Premier Cru Sauternes is, you’re in […]