.Wine

'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 31.03.2015 | 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 30.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 24.03.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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.

Six Surprising Side Effects of Sobriety

Rachel Black | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

You have a perpetual supply of wine to recycle as gifts. Yes, people still give me bottles of the stuff; they 'forget' that I 'don't really drink anymore' and still do not believe the 'No, not ever, not even one' part of the answer.

What's Safer - Own or Managed Fine Wine Account?

Peter Shakeshaft | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Peter Shakeshaft

With the above in mind some investors believe that setting up their own account gives them greater control over their wine in storage and this is totally understandable. They will have a direct contract with the storage provider and be responsible for settlement of costs.

How to Make the Ultimate Mulled Wine

BarChick | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

As London gets colder, the wine is getting hotter; that's right people it's officially mulled wine season and time to say yes please to Christmas in a cup! This ain't no time for those dodgy mulling tea bags and some pre-made bottle of wine job, this is a time to go long on your spices and brew something magical.

Most People Who Die Of Liver Disease Tend To Drink Little And Often

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many people enjoy a tipple after work. The reality is that half of that bottle of wine or those few bottles of beer, which seem harmless enough, could...

Planet Appetite: A Taste of the Alentejo, Portugal

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The largest region in Portugal, the Alentejo, has traditionally been the poorest but the quality of its produce, and excellence of its wines, place it firmly on the foodie map.

Your Evening Glass Of Wine Is The Equivalent Of Downing Three Shots Of Vodka

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the drizzly weather hasn't dampened your mood, then this certainly will (sorry). The head of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie has warned tha...

Judging the Lithuanian Open Wine and Dessert Pairing Championship

Dom Ramsey | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

It's not often you get invited to judge a wine and dessert pairing championship, but when you do, it's difficult to say no. Obviously when I got just such an invitation recently, I jumped at the chance, particularly as the championship in question was in Lithuania - a part of the world I've never visited.

The Beauty of Fine Wine in Your Glass and Bank Account

Peter Shakeshaft | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Shakeshaft

Speculation or investment in the past has been enormously valuable to the market, it has aided price discovery and liquidity, securing certainty and longevity in the market. This all helps the growers to continue to invest in producing improving quality crops and provides the motivation to make "age-worthy" wines.