- Published: 18 January 2019 18 January 2019
As the impacts of climate change accelerate, and emissions, rather than going down, actually rose by 2.7% in 2018 (an increase from 1.6% in 2017), the conversations emerging from within wine producing regions is both necessary and brave.
- Published: 09 December 2018 09 December 2018
Peter Stafford-Bow’s second instalment of his hedonistic wine-trade hero, Felix Hart’s adventures into the mists of debauchery, is as funny and engaging as his first novel, Corkscrew. Felix is the epitome of the bachelor wine-pro, tasting his way from one hilarious disaster to the next, consuming the quantitative and qualitative equivalent of that other stocking filler, ‘One Thousand Wines To Try Before You Die’.
- Published: 03 December 2018 03 December 2018
Innovate to cultivate
If there is one thing that sets the Simpson’s apart from many other wine producers starting out in the UK, is that they have, over the course of the last 16 years, already established a very successful wine estate, Domaine Sainte Rose, in the Languedoc region of southern France.
- Published: 24 November 2018 24 November 2018
World-class sparkling wines from the South East of England would have been unspeakable within my own (relatively short) lifetime, but that is no longer the case. Producers like Herbert Hall are working away, like alchemists, crafting delectable liquids from ancient soils and a relatively new, yet still in flux, climate. We dropped in to meet and taste with winemakers, Nick Hall and Kirsty Smith.
- Published: 20 November 2018 20 November 2018
Jasmine Pearls Supreme - Green loose tea from Fujian, China
This light but beautifully perfumed tea is ideal to drink after lunch as a pick-up or for a mid-afternoon.
Preparation: 5g or 2tsp per 250ml; temperature of water - 80 C; brewing - 4 mins
- Published: 14 November 2018 14 November 2018
This rich but very smooth tea ideal for a mid-afternoon on its own.
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Introduces ‘International Wine Photography Day’ on Tuesday 20th November 2018
- Published: 12 November 2018 12 November 2018
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Introduces International Wine Photography Day on Tuesday 20th November 2018, celebrating all things vinous and the opportunity to win a magnum (150cl) of Errazuriz’s Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2010 and a Premium subscription to Decanter Magazine.
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Back in Galicia: Sacred steps on the pilgrims path to fine wine
The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of Saint James, rises out of the landscape, infested with antiquity. The rambling steep streets give way to shafts of dramatic light, emblazoned chapels, and tightly packed tapas bars, dusty, as old novels pressed together in antiquarian bookshops.
Interview: (Re)Defining the Entre-Deux-Mers, climate change & tasting with Stephane Dupuch
Driving into the Entre-Deux-Mers region from the north, the vineyards roll out like a bright green deep-pile carpet across the undulating land. It’s hard not to be excited about tasting wines with so much heritage, as we head to Chateau-Sainte-Marie to meet with 5th generation owner, Stéphane Dupuch.
Wine tasting in northern Catalonia in the foothills of the Pyrenees
It’s been a hot couple of weeks here trekking around northern Catalonia. From the homeland and backdrop to surrealist Salvador Dali’s world to dramatic remnants of the volcano park an hour away, this place is a land of rough-hewn vistas and rustic hospitality.
AOC Ventoux is breaking through
It’s a scorching summer evening in Regent’s Park and what is my glass is of premium importance. The fact that Britain is experiencing a thorough multi-day licking from the sun, is itself unconventional, as are the pourers at this evenings tasting: 4 wine producers from the appellation AOC Ventoux in the southern Rhone.
Talking food and wine & Carluccio's motto: "MOF MOF"
Carluccio's deli and restaurants are a high-street staple, where great flavours in food blend easily with quality wines on the list. Following the death of the charismatic founder, Antonio Carluccio, his spirit lives on in style and philosophy. Nick Breeze talks to Head of International Operations (especially where wine is concerned!), Mike Stocks about wine-list tips, food matching and the great man of "mof mof":