Month: December 2017

New Year wines 2017

New Year’s Eve wine: Here’s some choices for your special celebrations!!

Another new year is appearing round the corner as one slides off into the distance. How did that happen? Pop some bubbles and enjoy some New Year’s Eve wine as you say hello to 2018 and goodbye to 2017. New Year’s Eve wine: A brace of cavas Vilarnau Brut Reserva Cava (£11.99, Ocado, Booths and …

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Finish your festive feast with a drop of Christmas port … it would be rude not to

Not long to go! I’ve pulled together a selection of Christmas port, a couple of sweet wines and last-minute buys for you to enjoy over the festive break. Enjoy. Some peeps of Christmas port: Maynard’s Pink Port (£7.99, Aldi, 50cl) Aldi’s port range has won gold in the new International Wine Challenge with Maynard’s 1992 …

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Buy a Nederburg wine to help change lives and perhaps you can win a road bike

It’s nice to know that you can do something for someone else just by sipping a glass of Nederburg wine. And if you’re a cyclist, you can go the extra mile (if you know what I mean)  by potentially winning a prestigious Cervelo road bike. I’m told by a bikey-person I know, that if you …

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christmas white wine choices

Christmas white wine choices: Five wines under £10 and five wines over £10

I love a glass of white all year round but there’s nothing nicer than a glass of chilled white with a Christmas lunch seafood starter or to pour with your turkey curry. Here’s some Christmas white wine choices. Christmas white wine choices under £10: The Wine Atlas Cococciola (£5.48, Asda, 12.5% abv) This is a …

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red wine for christmas

Red wine for Christmas: 12 choices to see you through the festive madness

The countdown is on. The tree is up, you’ve ordered the turkey, the presents are (nearly) all bought and you’re thinking about added extras. It’s my job to help you with drinkies – here’s some red wine for Christmas. Pinot noir is one of my favourites: The pinot noir grape is so versatile.  It will …

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Christmas One Foot in the Grapes

Christmas party drinks: 10 ideas for tipples if you’re having people round

If you’re inviting friends round for a quiet celebration, or you’re planning one of those “stand in the kitchen and ignore the sofa” parties, then you’ll be looking for ideas for Christmas party drinks. Here’s a selection. Christmas party drinks: Nice and easy wines Vignobles Roussellet Pinot Noir (£4.49, Aldi, 12.5% abv) I poured this …

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