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3 Reasons to drink more fortified wine

The world of wine is beautifully diverse. So diverse, in fact, that it’s virtually impossible to ever taste – let alone understand – everything. Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and other diehard professionals spend their entire careers at it and may not come close. Where, then, does that leave the average wine lover?

6 Ideas for cooking with Bristol Cream Sherry

Most serious cooks use Sherry as a versatile ingredient in all sorts of dishes. A wide range of recipes call for a splash of Sherry here or there. Sherry, the common name for the fortified wines of Spain’s Jerez region, comes in a variety of styles from very dry to very sweet. It’s important to […]

Everything you should know about Godello

The world of wine is inherently quite romantic, dare we say even sexy. Yes, it’s an agricultural product made from grapes, but that doesn’t detract from the glamour and sensuousness of it all. When it comes to grapes and sex appeal, though, there’s a bit of an imbalance – some grapes are certainly sexier than […]

All you need to know about Mallorca wine

The Balearic island of Mallorca (or Majorca) is a favourite holiday destination for many. Its international airport is one of Spain’s busiest, and it welcomes millions of tourists every year. It’s easy to see why: The place enjoys an attractive Mediterranean climate and is a haven of culture, beautiful architecture, stunning beaches and world-class cuisine. […]

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 finest Pedro Ximénez money can buy

Regular readers of this blog will know that we love Sherry, and that we like to extol its virtues at every possible opportunity. It’s not just another fortified wine: From its distinctive sense of place, its unique ageing and the sheer range of flavours and styles on offer, Sherry has a lot to offer the […]

What exactly is white Merlot?

Merlot is one of the world’s best known red wine grapes. Alongside Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot is a key component in the Bordeaux blend, particularly in regions like Saint Emilion and Pomerol where it is the dominant grape in some of the world’s finest wines. Red Merlot wines are also very popular throughout the world in […]

Five Rioja Crianza wines you really must try

Rioja wines are some of our very favourites. Through masterful blending of different grape varieties and careful, time-honoured ageing techniques, Rioja produces a wide range of different styles. Surely every wine lover can find something to suit their palate from this region: whether that’s a zippy young Joven red wine, a barrel-aged white, a mature […]