Celebrating Malbec World Day with Phil Crozier

Celebrating Malbec World Day with Phil Crozier April 17th is Malbec World Day and to celebrate I thought I would catch up with the Malbec Man himself, Phil Crozier. He is the European Brand Ambassador for Wines of Argentina and former Director of Wine for the Gaucho Restaurants Group.Like many…

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How to serve and preserve your wines

How to serve and preserve your wine? Have you ever wondered why some people decant wine? Have you ever paid attention to the type of glassware you are using? If by some strange reason you haven’t finished the whole bottle – do you know how best to preserve it for…

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Lady of the Grapes

Carole Bryon of Lady of the Grapes In honour of International Women’s Day (Friday 8th March 2019) and The Raw Wine Fair (Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March 2019), I thought it no better time than to talk to the Lady who has brought both of these things together.Lady of the Grapes…

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Wine Pairing for all your Pancakey Pleasures

pancake day 5th March Wine Pairing for all Your pancaking pleasures As Pancake Day fast approaches, I wonder – are you going to buy a ready made pancake mix or have you started perusing the internet for recipes, outlining your strategy for the three course pancake extravaganza? Whichever fence you…

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Quintarelli amarone 2005

Quintarelli Amarone 2005 Ok, what can I say.... When I see the familiar squiggles of a Guisepe Quinterelli label I go a little giddy... And no it's not because I'm drunk! It's because I'm in love. Not the self deprecating, argumentative and oh so often disappointing love between two people,…

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Ridgeview Winery

Ridgeview Winery An English estate with one vision; To make only the best tradition method sparkling wine. Out of Albert Einstein’s many quotes one resonates deeply within me: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” And in the moment at Ridgeview when you are overlooking the…

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The Chocolate Block 2011

THE CHOCOLATE BLOCK 2011 I have worked in restaurants all my life, and in the last few years in London, the one most requested wine from customers has been THE CHOCOLATE BLOCK! Granted I was working in a steakhouse at the time, and this wine is a plump juicy red…

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