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3 things you didn’t know about Château Mouton Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild is one of the top fine wine estates in Bordeaux and, by extension, the world. Located in the prestigious appellation of Pauillac, it is the jewel in the crown of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild wine portfolio. As one of the world’s most high-profile wineries, wine lovers throughout the world are familiar […]

Make your own vintage wine rack

Storing wine properly is of vital importance, but is often overlooked by wine lovers. It may seem trivial, but this stuff matters: The difference between storing your wine in a vintage wine rack and in your kitchen is vast. We aren’t all sitting on large cellars of old Château Margaux back vintages, but if you are […]

3 French wines that Monte Real Rioja fans will love

Monte Real Rioja is a range of top Rioja wines produced by Bodegas Riojanas. The range covers Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva styles, among others. Along with other well-established names like Baron de Ley Rioja and Ramon Bilbao Rioja, Monte Real is one of Spain’s most popular exports. Though we love Rioja – and Spanish […]

The best red wine gifts for Valentine’s Day

Picture this: It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. You and your significant other have a special evening planned. You’ve got dinner reservations at your favourite restaurant, or maybe you’re cooking something special at home. You’ve picked out the sweetest card you could find, and you’ve inscribed it with a beautiful message that […]

Great food pairings for Merlot wines

Merlot is one of the world’s most popular red wine grapes. Good (and often great) Merlot is made throughout the world, from France and Spain to the USA, Chile and beyond. At its best it makes fleshy, rounded and supple wines with generous mouth-filling flavours of berries, plum and currants. The grape was famously bashed […]

The beginner’s guide to Pomerol wine

Pomerol is a fascinating part of the Bordeaux wine region in the south west of France. Despite its relatively tiny size, there is a lot happening there at the very highest levels. Indeed, the area has developed rapidly in a very short period of time to stand today among the most prestigious areas of not […]