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rosé wines summer 2018

Six rosé wines for summer 2018 (and the day I was a winetasting noggin)

Sometimes I can be such a noggin. I tapped in and out, then in and out, of Twitter to follow a live winetasting organised by the Wine Society and I hunted in vain. Those wine tasting vibes were taking place elsewhere in the ether, on the society’s website community pages. There, people were chatting about …

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Abruzzo wines One Foot in the Grapes

Discover joy of some of the best Abruzzo wines from Italy and you won’t regret it

The other day I was doing what I love best, randomly browsing a wine aisle creating a mid-aisle trolley hazard, when I spotted Morrisons The Best Pecorino and went a bit light-headed. I was drawn to it because a) it is from the Abruzzo region in Italy which I’ve just visited b) it has a …

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Limestone Rise English Christmas white wine

Christmas white wine to chink as you open the pressies (or just because you neeeeed)

I can’t wait for Christmas Day and my first glass of white! Here’s a Christmas white wine selection to suit all pockets which you can pour as the family arrives, right through to Dad sneaking the last roast potato onto his plate. Extra Special French Chardonnay (13.5% abv, £5, ASDA) This Languedoc  chardonnay is lightly oaked …

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glass of bubbles, christmas fizz

Christmas fizz which isn’t prosecco or champagne!

Prosecco and Champagne can take centre stage at the office Christmas party, family gathering or girlie night  – but here’s some other Christmas fizz ideas which will fit the bill. Provetto Spumante Bianco Brut (10.5% abv £4.99, Bargain Booze) This wine achieves the wow factor when used as a cocktail mixer. It’s a great way …

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barbecue wines

Barbecue wines: Four choices to enjoy come rain or shine

SECOND guessing the British summer weather is a bit like a game of spin the bottle but without the kissing. But come rain or shine I bet many of you will be pouring some barbecue wines as you singe the sausages and panic about the burgers. Here’s a pink, white, red and a sparkles – perfect barbecue wines, whether you’re …

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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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