.Wine

Planet Appetite: Sicily - A Continent of Great Wines

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For its 12th edition, Sicilia en Primeur, in Taormina, Sicily, previews the latest vintages of Sicilian wine, with nearly 300 different tastings offered, and proves that it's the Italian region with the largest number of hectares of vineyards farmed organically.

The 5 Best Wines for Your Cocktails

Ryan Cheti | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Of course I love a glass of wine, but also, wine offers an interesting category of flavours and textures that I've grown more interested in putting into cocktails.

How to Fake Being a Wine Expert

Judith Lewis | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

To fake being a wine expert is going to take more than knowing about years, growing conditions and varietals - you need to know what they taste like. Since flavour will depend on year, it will change.

An Arduous Journey

Rachel Black | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

Imagine you are in a prison cell. Dark, grey, sad and alone. Now imagine the door is unlocked. You can leave should you wish. You have heard tales of ...

This Tells You How Long Your Wine Will Last Once Opened

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing puts a smile on our faces quite like wine o'clock on a Friday evening. Although that smile quickly fades when Monday night arrives and we r...

Two 70's Wine Favourites Making a Comeback

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

Since the march of the supermarkets began, British taste buds have been exposed to a whole range of new wines from new grapes and new regions across the world, and the fashion has moved away from sweetness.

Real Food In Florence

Danny McCubbin | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

My work takes me to Italy often and recently I was fortunate enough to meet and befriend a local Tuscan Food Blogger by the name of Claudia Guarducci. Claudia writes a food blog called Pandiramerino that showcases ordinary people cooking extraordinary food.

How To Open A Bottle Of Wine Without A Corkscrew

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing more heartbreaking than buying a bottle of wine, only to come home and find your corkscrew has either broken or gone missing. L...

'Brangelina' Wine Goes On Sale In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wine from their French vineyard has gone on sale in a UK supermarket for the first time after winning rave reviews from...

Where Can You Buy Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt's Wine?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are some for whom the Virgin Wine catalogue just doesn't quite cut it, and they'd rather create their own tipple. These people are, of course, c...

A Bar of One's Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Whilst going to a bar alone might shock some people, what about going to a club? I've done it, lots of times. In a busy environment like a club, no one knows you're on your own. You may have become separated from your friends, you may have just arrived and are looking for them.

Wine of the Week: Wakefield. Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet, Australia

Tom Cannavan | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

The blending together of two great French grapes - Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux and Syrah (or Shiraz) from the Rhone Valley - would never have happened in France historically, as each region prized its own grapes above all others, and anyway, local regulations would not permit it.

Two Years Today

Rachel Black | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

In my life, alcohol is almost like a massive storm, a tornado even, whipping up chaos and destruction in its pathway with me tightly sucked into its vortex. The devastation so significant my life cleaved into two parts; before and after.

Wine of the Week: McGuigan, Classic Semillon Blanc 2012, Australia

Tom Cannavan | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

McGuigan's 'Classic' is a delightful example that is indeed fairly typical of the classic style. Feather-light, citrussy, with a shimmering freshness, some ageing on the lees also gives a bit of creamy texture and depth in the mouth, as well as hints of more exotically juicy fruit.

Wine Becomes the Nation's Favourite Tipple - So Why Is It as Mystifying to the Majority of Us as Ever Before?

Tony Cooper | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Cooper

After years of being looked down upon as a nation of lager lovers by our more refined European neighbours, our tastes seem to be maturing. Some 60 per cent of adults in the UK are now choosing wine over other alcoholic drinks, according to a recent poll.

Hangover-Free Wine Could Soon Be A Reality *Takes Giant Swig From Bottle*

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you love wine, but hate hangovers then prepare to get the next round in... because hangover-free wine could soon be on the menu. Scientists beli...

Wine of the Week: Louis Tete Chiroubles 2013

Tom Cannavan | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

This week's wine is a 'Cru', from Chiroubles, and it is a very different animal from Nouveau. Chiroubles has the highest of all vineyards in Beaujolais, where ancient plots of vines are harvested by hand to make wines that are much more savoury, much more serious than most Nouveau.

Wine of the Week: Chateau Le Bernet, Graves Blanc 2013, France

Tom Cannavan | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

The region of Bordeaux lies in the west of France, not far from the Atlantic coast. It may be best known for its great red wines - the famous 'classed growth' Chateaux, but in fact the region produces just as much white wine and one of the best appellations for white wines is Graves, just south of the city of Bordeaux itself.

Wine of the Week: J.P Ramos, Smart Dog Syrah 2013, Portugal

Tom Cannavan | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

All too often the 'Portuguese section' of a supermarket's wine shelves will be non existent, with just one or two Portuguese wines lumped in as 'Iberian', alongside dozens of others from their large neighbour to the east.

Alcohol May Make Us More Attractive To Others

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking one glass of wine can make you look more attractive - even if your date is sober. That's according to a new study, which reverses everythi...

A Guide to Easter Food and Wine Pairings

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

In my first post I told you about four rules for masterful food and wine matching. If you haven't yet had a chance to put these into practice, I'm about to provide a bit more context by focussing specifically on tastes that find their way onto our tables at Easter.

Wine of the Week: Two Delightful Sparkling Wines for St Valentine's Day

Tom Cannavan | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

With less than a week to go until arguably the most romantic day (and night) of the year, I've picked out two delightful sparkling wines that would really hit the spot this 14 February.

A Disappointing Valentine

Rachel Black | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

I was torn. Undecided. I had planned a trip to the cinema with a friend yet despite having you all to myself the last three nights, I was tempted. It was becoming routine, more serious but still, a very attractive proposition.

How to Tell if You're an Alcoholic

Rachel Black | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

In the lead up to stopping drinking we will all have wondered if we do actually drink too much. A lot perhaps, but too much? That's something different.

Why It's Never Too Late to Change Your Career

Tony Cooper | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Cooper

I have always worked at something I love, however this is different, as this is working for myself and with my best friend - and backing our beliefs and visions, not someone else's. It brings an extra passion and commitment to the process and, ultimately, a more fulfilling reward.