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All about Lustau Sherry (and brandy)

Have you tried Lustau Sherry? The Lustau brand comes from well known Jerez wine producer Emilio Lustau and includes both Sherry wine and Spanish brandy. Whether it’s a Lustau Sherry or brandy that you’re after, there is something in the range to suit every taste. This quick guide will tell you everything you need to know […]

How Do You Find a Dark Sherry at a Reasonable Price

Price is one of the reasons you have to sip sherry. Not wanting to be hospitalised is another, but we would all finish our bottles faster if we knew we could inexpensively pick up another good batch. It’s even worse with dark sherry, which are usually more expensive. But help is at hand, as our […]

VDN: The best Muscat drink you’ve never heard of

Does the name vin doux naturel ring a bell? If you’re a fortified wine fan, you want to be all over this stuff. Vin doux naturel, or VDN for short, is the best fortified Muscat drink you’ve never heard of. If you like your dessert wine sweet, strong and fruity, this is your thing.

Why El Coto Rosé is the perfect summer wine

El Coto de Rioja is one of the world’s favourite Spanish wine brands. From a base in the Rioja Alta region, El Coto produces an astonishing amount of wine, most of it red. If you’re looking for a good value Rioja, El Coto will usually fit the bill. They also make the overperforming Coto de Imaz Rioja. […]

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 […]