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MASH: The God of All Steak Houses?

James Emtage | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

For those living under a restaurant shaped rock, you will not have noticed the launch of possibly the largest steak house in London, MASH, nestled inconspicuously on the corner of Brewer and Air St. in Soho.

Halfwine.com. An alternative in Online Wine Shopping

Mike John Matthews | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

It's simple. Take a wander in to your nearest wine store, or supermarket, and have a wee peak at the range of quality half bottles on their shelves. Not too many eh! In my time as a retailer I have lost count the amount of times where someone asked me for a half bottle of wine. Not everybody wants to spend money on a full bottle, especially if they only fancy a tipple once a week.

Wine - New Zealand's Marisco Vineyards and 'The Ned'

Mike John Matthews | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

It has been quite a successful year for Brent Marris and his team down at New Zealand's Marisco Vineyards. Following on from picking up last year's International Wine & Spirit Competition award for New Zealand winery of the year, both his labels, The Ned and King Series, have been reaping the accolades too.

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...

Re-Discovering Beaujolais

Mike John Matthews | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

Beaujolais, or Bojo for short, has had to live with the stigma of the once successful Beaujolais Nouveau, in its day a great marketing ploy. During the wines heyday, Beaujolais Nouveau consumers would wait patiently, or race to France, for the third Thursday of November when Nouveau day would come around.

I Talk to Sam Neill - Hollywood Actor and Winemaker

Mike John Matthews | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

10 April will celebrate my wine blogs first birthday. When I began www.magicsnewbiewines.com it was meant as an educational tool for new wine drinkers.