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Sangria: The Ideal Party Drink For Friends Family And Summer!

Summer for many is a chilled glass of Sangria. Small chunks of fruit with red wine, sugar (or something else sweet like honey) and something to boost the alcohol content, like gin or brandy. Lounging around on the patio with a full glass is what summertime is all about! You can serve the Spanish drink […]

Start Planning Ahead, The Day To Celebrate Dad Is Just Around the Corner!

It was only a short while ago that US mothers were honored for Mother’s Day. As a mother of three, I very much enjoyed breakfast in bed, beautiful flowers and not having to step foot in the kitchen for an entire day. It was a great day to catch up on reading, rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, Sunday […]

Valentine’s Day Emergency Rescue- 911!

Valentine’s Day is Sunday. VALENTINE’S DAY IS SUNDAY!! As in THIS Sunday. As in TWO days! I have nothing! I have no plans, I have no reservations! WHAT am I going to do? First, the one thing you do NOT want to do is panic. This is a mission for Valentine’s Day Emergency Rescue 911! […]

Oz Clarke’s Wine A – Z, The Perfect Book For Wine Lovers

This past weekend, I spent sometime exploring Oz Clarke’s latest book, ‘Wine A-Z’. It’s a rather comprehensive guide that explores vineyards, regions and varieties. There’s even a food and wine matching guide. You can think of the book as more of a deep exploration of the word of wine, you can dip in and out and find […]

Don’t Miss This, Tesco Offering Free Delivery on Wine!

Are you thinking of sitting outside, in your garden perhaps, with a nice light snack and a bottle of New Zealand Savignon Blanc or a bottle of Spanish red? Having a barbeque with guests and need a few quality bottles to with it, like Chateau Leret Monpezat? If so, then you will be pleased to […]

The Big Guide To Selecting Wine For A Meal

Do you get stuck selecting the right wine to go with your meal? This infographic that we found on Pinterest should help. While it’s called a ‘basic’ guide, it seems fairly comprehensive. Click the image for a larger size…  

Need help with wine? Wine Hound offers expert help

How are you with wine? Do you need help in choosing wine for meals? Or perhaps you are looking for something new to try? Our friends at Wine Hound are holding their first ever Q and A on Twitter this coming Wednesday 2nd October at 3.30pm (GMT). They are inviting people to ask questions, as this […]

Wine suggestions for your next BBQ

While we hope that the weather catches up with the time of year, the idea of eating outside is sure to crop up. As the temperatures rise, out come the BBQ’s. Supermarkets are already doing great deals on meats but have you considered something nice and drinkable to go with it, like a nice bottle […]

Wine of the month for May: Azabache Crianza 2008

This months wine selection comes from Roger England of WineHound.co.uk. Here’s a fabulous award-winning wine to accompany the Spring lamb & chickpea stew recipe. Riojas are renowned for matching sweet, juicy flavours of many lamb dishes and the Azabache Crianza 2008 (£9.95) does this perfectly. A soft, mellow red made from the local Tempranillo, Garnacha […]

Budget day: beat the price hike on wine with Winehound

It’s not often I put a picture of a politician on a blog post, actually thinking about it – it’s the first time I ever have. But there really is a good reason so please bear with me. Most believe that in today’s budget in the UK, Chancellor George Osborne will be increasing the duty […]