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Wine Society twitter wine tasting

Twitter wine tasting at home with the Wine Society (and the dog)

Now this is my kind of wine tasting.  I recently joined in a Twitter wine tasting, hosted by the Wine Society and I didn’t have to move from my sofa. Millie the schnauzer slept right through it (well, it was past her doggie bedtime). Each month The Wine Society selects two wines which are  tasted “over the …

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Christmas wines

Christmas dessert wine delights and Boxing Day belters

I’m going to dive straight into the Christmas dessert wines before you have time to blink. I love dessert wines. This year I’ve converted friends to the nectar honeyed delights of these gorgeous special-treat wines. Go on, be brave. Just think, for less than £7 you could try a half bottle of the consistently award-winning …

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Mcguigan Torode lunch Hunter Valley

John Torode creates new semillon wine with McGuigan

I’ve found my new favourite wine, Hunter Valley semillon from Australia, with the help of one of the UK’s most popular chefs,  Masterchef’s John Torode. John has joined forces with chief winemaker Neil McGuigan from McGuigan Wines to work on a special project Vine to Glass. They have made a new limited edition Hunter Valley Semillon together …

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basic wine grapes

Basic wine grapes: Facts about six of the best

I WATCHED a lovely couple – well I’m sure they were lovely – looking totally bemused in a wine shop the other day. They were walking up and down the reds baffled, nay, befuddled, by the choices in front of them. So here’s some simple guidance on six basic wine grapes. You’ll see them all the time… but do you know if you’ll like …

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Carnival Sparkling Moscato

World Cup gives wine-loving girlies an excuse to go Brazil nuts

THESE fair islands of ours have been pretty hopeless in the World Cup.  England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. Are we there or thereabouts in the final stages? Are we heck. Though it shouldn’t stop us settling down to watch the World Cup Final with a glass or two of vino. The eventual arrival of the World Cup …

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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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