The 'New' Chardonnay: Le Casse Noix Is Wine of the Week

Tom Cannavan | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Just as quickly as the super-Chardonnay phenomenon grew, it imploded catastrophically. Wine drinkers shunned this style of wine and we saw the birth of the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) movement and sales of Chardonnay plummeting as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and a host of un-oaked styles soared in popularity.

Midweek Feast- Seafood Paella

John Torode | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Torode

This dish captures the fresh and crisp Mediterranean flavours of paella. I recommend having a crisp pinot grigio or a chardonnay to bring out the tones and compliment this scrumptious seafood dish.

Wine Reviews: Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Arnaud Aucoeur 2011. Beaujolais Blanc, En Fût, Jean-Paul Brun 2010

Mike John Matthews | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

Say the word Beaujolais, what springs to mind? Light and easy fruity red wines, Beaujolais Nouveau or Beaujolais Villages no doubt! What about the unknown? What about Beaujolais Blanc...? Not ringing too many bells eh!

Champagne Review: Champagne Jacquart, Brut Mosaїque and Blanc de Blancs Vintage

Mike John Matthews | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

We all know the names of Veuve Clicquot, Moёt et Chandon, Taittinger. Bollinger was made famous via its association with everyone's favourite Britis...

Mythbusting: Wine Style - Part One

Mike John Matthews | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

What is it about wine that average Joe public are happy to be ignorant about? I'm sure people don't follow the same philosophy when it comes to buying clothes or cars. In my experience consumers go out of their way to have some understanding of these. Why not wine?

Tell Me Why I Don't Like Chardonnay?

Mike John Matthews | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

"I don't like chardonnay"
Sound familiar? What is it about this noblest of grape that people just don't like? As a varietal it still ranks amongst one of the biggest sellers in the UK, next to sauvignon blanc and now pinot grigio/gris.