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Grape Varieties Basics

Blimey, there’s so many grape varieties in the world. Fat ones thin ones juicy ones black ones white ones early ripening ones late ripening ones big ones small ones sulky ones. So many. How can I do justice to so many grape varieties in my little corner of the www.  world? Not sure I can, though I’ve given it a …

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Christmas wines Part 4: Festive red wine to warm and hug you (if only it had arms)

Hold on to your Christmas hats! If you love red wines with a bit of heart, depth, richness and ripe fruits which can comfort and hug, then I’m here for you. I won’t dilly dally with these festive red wine choices, as there’s lots to get through. Three festive red wine choices from France It …

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Crémant de Bourgogne Lidl Wine Tour

Lidl wine tour: My fizz choice, plus a red, white and pink from the autumn collection

Think of me as the scouting party in your wine world. The person you send in a pub or restaurant to check out the “vibe” before you decide to spend your money there or not. I went scouting around the latest Lidl Wine Tour range just ahead of the release of its autumn Wine Tour …

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Valentine wines 2017

Wine to share with your Valentine, from pink fizz to romantic prosecco

It’s great that when love is in the air you can buy special treats for your Valentine. Even better, you can buy a treat you’ll enjoy too, which is a win win. Or perhaps it’s wine, wine. Here’s some ideas. Me & Monsieur Jones 2015 (£15.99, www.nakedwines.com, or £11.99 if you’re one of Naked Wines’ …

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Barone Pizzini wine tasting

A night of wine and food celebrating Barone Pizzini and Italian wines

IT’S always lovely to meet Real People behind wines.  I was lucky enough to “break bread” with Silvano Brescianini, the CEO of Barone Pizzini, from the heart of Franciacorta, Italy, and enjoy  his wines with a lovely bunch of people at Liverpool’s Bretta & Co shop and bistro just off Bold Street. Now I love franciacorta sparkling …

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Christmas Day wines and trimmings

Christmas Day wines which might float your gravy boat

I love Christmas Day trimmings … sprouts in butter with bacon and lemon; golden roast potatoes; creamy mash; buttered carrots; sweet melting crunches of parsnip; a button-mound of stuffing; pigs in blankets, cuddling a bread sauce cushion, which in turn is gently nudged by a teardrop of cranberry sauce. I’m so hungry now. You might …

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