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All about Sherry cask whisky

Have you ever tasted a Sherry cask whisky? It is not always easy to find, but it’s worth seeking out. It’s becoming more and more popular in Scotland and Ireland, as well as further afield. Ageing whisky in wine barrels or other wooden vessels is just one of the techniques used by the world’s top […]

The secrets to Pommery Champagne’s success

Any Pommery Champagne fans out there? Chances are, yes. As one of the best-known Champagne labels, the house of Pommery enjoys a stellar reputation among wine lovers. Success in the wine business doesn’t just happen overnight, though. It was over centuries that Pommery Champagne earned its privileged position. Let’s look at some of the secrets behind […]

3 great white wine brands (that won’t cost you a fortune)

How many white wine brands can you think of? Familiar and recognisable brands provide reassurance for people buying wine, but the notion of wine brands can sometimes upset wine purists (read: snobs). We’re going to talk a little bit about why you don’t hear more about white wine brands, and then pick out three of […]

What makes Pingus wine so great?

Have you ever tasted a Pingus wine? Dominio de Pingus, to give it its proper title, is one of the finest wine producers in Spain. From its tiny vineyard in the Ribera del Duero region, it routinely produces some of the best red wine in the world. For all its prestige and fame, however, few […]

3 things you didn’t know about Louis Latour

Does the name Louis Latour ring a bell? If you’re a fan of Burgundy wine, it should. Maison Louis Latour is one of the best-known wine producers and wine merchants in all of Burgundy. The Latour family has been growing vines in the vineyards of Burgundy since the 16th century, and today the family company […]

Is the Ruinart Champagne price fair?

For lovers of Ruinart Champagne, price is not that important a factor. Champagne is not cheap, of course, and especially so for quality Champagne. There are cheaper sparkling wines out there, for sure. You’ll get a decent Cava, Prosecco or Franciacorta for a fraction of the price or Ruinart or any other top Champagne. But when […]

Drink this instead of Campo Viejo Rioja, thank us later!

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 […]

Why Mar de Frades is Mighty Fabulous Albariño

There are good bottles of wine, and then there are great bottles of wine. Albariño from Galicia tends to produce some really quite lovely lemony white wines, but Mar de Frades deserves a special mention. This award winning wine is a fantastic introduction to the world of Spanish whites. There’s also a sparkling version that’s […]