Semillon

bordeaux wine styles explained

Six styles of Bordeaux wine explained in simple steps

Bordeaux wine might be a bit daunting; ooooh all those different tastes, styles, let alone names we can’t pronounce properly. I went along to a Bordeaux tasting run by Dan Harwood at Vinea, Liverpool, on behalf of the Bordeaux Wine Council. (Bordeaux.com/uk)  Dan has some wise words to share and some simple little word clouds too, which help …

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McGuigan Frizzante sparkling wine in a glass

Prosecco isn’t the only sparkling wine to get you through the summer

There’s supposed to be a Prosecco shortage heading our way this summer. Girlies everywhere are buying in bulk in a blitz mentality as their favourite sparkling wine could disappear from shelves. But never mind Prosecco, cast your thoughts beyond its pretty, simple flavours. There’s another Italian fizz I love much, much more than Prosecco … …

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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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McGuigan Shortlist Chardonnay, 2011, Adelaide Hills

Winemaker Neil McGuigan talks of his passion for the wine industry

Jane Clare speaks to Neil McGuigan, the IWSC Winemaker of the Year in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Where did you first develop a passion for wine? My passion for the wine industry began a long time ago due to its diversity – it is a mix of agriculture, logistics, marketing, selling, running a business and much …

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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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Noble rot, Sauternes

Sauternes: A perfect pairing with Moroccan chicken

Winemaking is like art. Making Sauternes is art beyond art – it is the Leonardo de Vinci of winemaking. Those aren’t my words, but those of a wine producer I met in Bordeaux. Crikey. I so love Sauternes, the unctuous sweet wine. No, no, don’t stop reading. If I’m preaching to the converted, apologies. But …

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