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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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Domaines Paul Mas wine tasting

Eight white wine treats from Domaines Paul Mas and a delicious red too

If you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that I had a fabulous visit to Domaines Paul Mas in the lusciously beautiful Languedoc. I was thrilled to meet the creative driving force behind the wine brand, the unstoppable dynamo who is Jean-Claude Mas. A few of us shared a winetasting with him and as we tasted …

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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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Christmas pudding wines for Christmas lunch

Wines for Christmas lunch: Here’s some ideas to help you plan what to sip

Christmas is simply the best excuse to push the boat out and try some wonderful wines. I’m excited now, just thinking of  crunches of sweet parsnip, huddles of sprouts, my favourite lemon-dashed, herb-mottled stuffing  … oh, and the turkey. All of those flavours will be demanding my attention and then wine will add another layer …

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white wines with national curry week

Here’s four white wines to go with a kick of heat to celebrate all things spice

I’m told it is National Curry Week this week, the 20th one. You could visit one of several Indian restaurants marking the occasion or cook a good curry at home. With that in mind I’ve realised how many dishes I cook with a kick of heat. Here’s some white wines I’ve enjoyed with all things …

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Fathers Day

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a special-buy red for Father’s Day

If I had a pound for every time people say “Châteauneuf-du-Pape” when I ask them to name their special-buy red, I wouldn’t be sitting here. Sorry, but that’s how shallow I am. It’s June and you might not be thinking of red wine, but tomorrow is Father’s Day, so you have an excuse. I asked …

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The Wine Society wizards and the girl who hates raisins

“I don’t like raisins,” said The Girl Who Doesn’t Like Raisins. “You might not like raisins,” I said, “but you’ll like this.” I asked Girl Who Doesn’t Like Raisins to pour a fingertip of Blind Spot Rutherglen Muscat wine into a glass and  taste. “I’m not sure” she said, “Don’t be scared,” I said, as she raised …

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Côte Roannaise, Vieilles Vignes Wine Society review

Wine Society’s explorers who discover wonderful tastes

There’s a group of  explorers scouring the world, Wine Society buyers tracking down the best on offer from every continent, bringing wonderful tastes back to you and me in Blighty. I think you’d be hard pushed to find anyone that does it better than the Wine Society. Terrific wines at  pocket-happy prices. A co-operative, founded …

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