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Making sense of Muscadet

How’s your Muscadet wine knowledge? Most wine stores and supermarkets will stock at least one bottle of Muscadet, yet it remains slightly tricky to understand. “Muscadet” is neither the name of a grape nor of a region. The word “Muscadet” sounds a lot like “Muscat”, but they are two very different wines. Don’t worry, though. […]

How to make Arancello at home

Making liqueurs and cocktails at home is surprisingly fun. You might know Limoncello, and you might have even made it yourself. Lemon-based Italian liqueur goodness – what’s not to like. Well, we can do one better: Let us introduce Arancello, Limoncello’s stroppy younger sibling!

Why you should be drinking more Portuguese white wine

Portuguese white wine doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. We love Spanish wine so much that we sometimes forget about neighbouring Portugal and the wondrous wine it has to offer. Sure, you hear about Port now and then, but what about the country’s white wines? We’ve got everything you need to know about Portuguese […]

The Bollinger Special Cuvée Fact Sheet

Bollinger Special Cuvée is one of our favourite non-vintage Champagnes, and we’re not alone. Any Champagne fan will have tried this at least once, and it’s the go-to Champagne for many. For those of you that haven’t yet had the pleasure of tasting a bottle, or are considering upgrading from Cava, we’ve put together a […]

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. […]

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 […]

Tio Pepe Shows Sherry’s Savoury Side

Tio Pepe is a great sherry producer. They have a wonderful range, and are producing some exceptional wines from their base in Jerez, Spain. Yet unlike Harvey’s or Crofts, they’re more well known for their savoury wines. That’s great if you prefer salted almonds to trifle, as savoury sherry can make salty, savoury, umami flavours […]