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Fairtrade wine: Make a difference to people’s lives in Fairtrade Fortnight

Every year I give a nod to Fairtrade Fortnight wine and here I am again, nodding. In these next few days, thousands of people in the UK are recognising the efforts of farmers who live in some of the poorest countries in the world. The sale of Fairtrade wine directly helps workers on wine grape …

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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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Jane Clare wine 2016 year in review

Photo memories: My 2016 year in pictures and a drop of something now and again

Farewell 2016, you  strange old year, you little monkey. Putting the madness of Brexit, Trump and Celebrity Deaths to one side, there’s been a lot of change for me personally, changes that will see me taking a route yet to be determined, sometime around May in 2017. Meanwhile  – here’s some 2016 photo memories, ahem, and of course they …

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Your best-buy supermarket champagne… here’s the festive fizz factor scores

Yup – that’s me on this page. Sadly not the pretty thing in the middle, but the old blob on the left wearing a grey cardie. You’ll see we ran a supermarket festive fizz taste test … here’s the supermarket champagne ratings. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! SUPERMARKET CHAMPAGNE: BEST BUY Wm Morrison Champagne …

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Christmas red wine to suit everyone’s pockets!

 It’s not long to go to Christmas Day and I’m getting excited now. If you’re looking for a Christmas red wine, here’s some thoughts; starting with some bargains and building up to a knock-out buy.   Christmas red wine on offer this month Western Australia Cabernet Sauvignon  (Morrisons, 14.5% abv, RRP £7, down to £6 until Jan …

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Christmas fizz glass of bubbles

Ten Christmas fizz ideas (because we all love wine and bubbles)

It’s time to brush up on the lyrics to those classic Christmas tunes; pop on the Christmas jumper and have a jolly good time with your chums, your workmates and your nearest and dearest. There’s no better way to add  sparkle to your festive fun than with some Christmas fizz. Christmas fizz: Cava and Moscato Camoli Moscato …

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