Life is a Cabernet!

I don’t think that I would be alone in my reference to the noble grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon as ‘King Cab’, would I? Powerful and weighty, this grape variety produces red wines that are richly concentrated in fruit intensity, backed up with plenty of tannin. This can be traced back… Read more

Join in the Beaujolais Nouveau Revival!

In the 80’s and 90’s Beaujolais Nouveau was a ‘global phenomenon’. A youthful red wine borne of Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc (aka Gamay) grapes, it was originally made to celebrate the end of harvest. Produced in the Beaujolais region (north-west of Lyon), France, it is bottled only 6-8 weeks… Read more

Let’s Raise a Glass to…

Summer! But what to fill with said glass? Obviously something enticing, fruity and refreshing? Instinctively, my attention is drawn to rosé, being somewhat synonymous with warm weather and relaxation!  I am not alone on this matter. According to figures from market analysts Nielsen, the sales of rosé in Britain currently… Read more

V is for Variety

Wouldn’t you agree that we are spoilt with the abundance and choice of wines on the modern market? Let’s face it, there is such a huge variety of styles and flavours, fit for every occasion! It alarms me however, that many of us (and I am probably one of the… Read more

There’s White for Fish, Red for Meat, BUT Which Wine Goes Best with Vegetarian Food?

Here are 5 superb wines to complement your vegetarian dishes: Reds With the with the well known classics of merlot, syrah and petit verdot, Azamor 2006 (£7.50) is a powerfully fruity wine; ideally suited to the delicious flavours of a tasty ratatouille. Experience aromas of black cherries, blackberries, with spices… Read more