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Marqués de Cáceres Rioja: Everything you need to know

On the hunt for a great Spanish wine? Look no further than Marqués de Cáceres Rioja, one of Spain’s best-known Rioja wines. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the top three Marqués de Cáceres Rioja wines: Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva. First, let’s understand a little more about the […]

Is this the best Marqués de Riscal wine ever?

Marqués de Riscal wine is one of Spanish wine’s best-known exports. One of the oldest wineries in Rioja, its history dates back to 1858. Since then, the bodega has gone from strength to strength, developing into a world class wine tourism destination, complete with its own designer hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant. Alongside Muga, Faustino and […]

Does Sherry go off?

The question, “Does Sherry go off?” is a common one among wine lovers, and it’s worth addressing here. Sherry, perhaps the world’s best-known fortified wine, is also probably the most widely misunderstood. There are many styles of Sherry, and different styles have different characteristics. From sweet to dry, dark to clear and cheap to very, […]

3 surprising food pairings for Coto de Imaz Rioja

We’ve grabbed a bottle of Coto de Imaz Rioja for a little experiment, and you’re going to want to see what we’ve done. There’s a lot of tradition in wine, and Rioja wine is no exception. Pairing Rioja with food often follows age-old rules or guidelines, handed down through generations. This isn’t a bad thing. […]

The ultimate red wine gravy recipe

Whether it’s a Christmas dinner, a Sunday lunch or a midweek roast, some meals are simply incomplete without a red wine gravy. Thick, smooth and full in flavour, there’s nothing quite like a good gravy. Of course, not all gravy recipes call for red wine – but we’re serious wine lovers, so ours does! Read […]

Forget the Waitrose Sherry: 3 Jerez wines you need to try

You might have a bottle of Waitrose Sherry tucked away in a cupboard somewhere. Maybe you serve it to your grandmother at Christmas, or you splash a little on your midweek stir fry. Perhaps you even drink it. While there’s nothing explicitly wrong with Waitrose Sherry or other supermarket own-brand fortified wines, we’ve got good […]

3 wines that Torres Viña Sol fans will love

Ask many casual wine drinkers to name a white Spanish wine, and they’ll likely mention Torres Viña Sol. The ubiquitous Miguel Torres produces Spanish wine and brandy in various styles, ranging from everyday to high-end. Torres Viña Sol is perhaps the producer’s best-known wine: Walk into just about any wine store or supermarket and you’ll […]

Can you still buy sack wine?

“Sack wine” is one of those funny old wine terms that pops up now and again, and is largely misunderstood. The history of sack wine goes back to somewhere around the 1500s, and the phrase pops up in history books and import/export documents alike. Sack wine in the classical sense is no longer available, though. […]