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International Wine Challenge awards

International Wine Challenge success for UK supermarkets

THE UK’s supermarkets have really upped their game in the past year when it comes to their own-brand wines. Many have excelled in the 2015 International Wine Challenge Awards. Top of the awards pile is Marks & Spencer, which won 169 medals, including 12 gold, 52 silver and 105 bronze. In all, 498 own-brand and exclusive …

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Verdicchio International Wine Challenge winners

Marks & Sparks’ wines top Gold table in International Wine Challenge gongs

KEEP your eyes peeled on the supermarket shelves for a new raft of medal winners which have impressed judges in the International Wine Challenge. A total of 184 gold, silver and bronze medals have been awarded to supermarket own-brand wines, with Marks & Spencer trouncing the competition picking up 73 gongs, more than twice as many medals as …

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My attempt at cooking John Torode's green curry barbecue chicken with matching Mcguigan wines

John Torode launches recipe collection with McGuigan Wines

JOHN TORODE is now one of  this country’s most popular  celebrity chefs. Only last week he  launched his new cookery  programme Australia. But he also comes from a part of  Australia which is the oldest  wine-making region on that vast  continent, the Hunter Valley. So it should come as no surprise  that he has been …

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Mirabeau Côtes de ProvenceRosé 2013

Wine Press: Fairtrade Fortnight and a sparkling nod to the Oscars

IT’S Fairtrade Fortnight.  I want to embrace  wines which carry the Fairtrade stamp of approval and are born out of such a worthy cause; but I do so with  mixed results. The Fairtrade Foundation (www.fairtrade.org.uk) explains it has  several missions; “better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and …

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Pongracz Sparkling Rosé wine review

In my glass: Pongracz Sparkling Rosé wine review

Pongracz Sparkling Rosé In my glass: A fine bubble tinkles away after the excited pouring fizz dies down. There’s fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, brioche and rhubarb crumble on the nose;  sweet sultanas too. Fresh red fruits and strawberries bedazzle on the tastebuds as a good balanced acidity comes along to woosh everything along. As a …

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Roussillon wines will warm the soul as the rainclouds gather

ROUSSILLON is  the sunniest place in France, just over the Pyrenees from Spain.  Sun and warmth. Remember that? I’ve been seeking it out in  liquid form while the rain has been ceaseless. You can turn to these wines to warm your soul alongside a gravy-rich casserole and some buttery mash. Peas too if you like. …

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