.Wine

What's So Noble About Noble Rot?

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

These premium quality wines perfectly balance sumptuous sweetness with refreshing acidity and intensely delicious flavours. Some of my favourites are made by taking advantage of a rare natural occurrence - one which sounds a little bit grim at first...

Harmful Drinking Among 'Successful' Over-50s On The Rise

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Excessive drinking among people aged 50 or over in England has been branded a "middle class phenomenon" by researchers. A study published in the o...

A Glass Of Red Wine Is The Equivalent To An Hour At The Gym, Says New Study

MyDaily UK | Daisy May Sitch | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Style

Love a good glass of vino but hate hitting the gym to work it off? This news will make your day.UPDATE: Drinking red wine could help burn fat, says ne...

Government reveals details of its posh wine cellar...yes, it has a wine cellar

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Politics

Foreign dignitaries, ambassadors and government officials quaffed 5,516 bottles of wine from the Government’s exclusive booze cellar in the year to ...

South Africa

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

People were welcoming and warm and quick to laugh. Almost nothing happened on time. Meetings started when they started and went on longer than expected. African Time existed in the Western Cape, too; it reminded me in this way of a less eccentric Kenya.

Rejoice! Red Wine Can Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Love red wine? Then you'll love this. A new study has found that resveratrol found in berries, grapes and other fruits could aid weight loss. Re...

Panic! Thousands Of Bottles Of Prosecco Are Going To Waste

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Prosecco lovers look away now. On top of the fact that there's going to be a mass shortage of fizz this summer, the Wine Society has announced tha...

Five Things That Suck About Wine

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

Calories in wine can be anything from 100 to 300 calories per glass depending on the wine, and the size of your glass. So let's say an average of about 200 calories for your usual glass of deliciousness. I mean who even drinks a small glass of wine anyway? What would be the point?

Wine of the Week: Asda, Wine Atlas Frapatto 2014, Italy

Tom Cannavan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Though Frapatto can be very perfumed, this is not the most fragrant example I've come across, but it is charming and soft, modest in alcohol, and as both an introduction to the grape and a low-priced summer barbecue and picnic all-rounder, it's worth a fiver of your money.

Planet Appetite: Bioculture - Art Walks and Organic Wine in Le Marche, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Combining nature, organic wine and culture, the Bioculture App guides you on a 19 day series of linked walks in Le Marche, Italy, providing information about the attractions along the way with specially created artworks.

How To Turn Water Into Wine (Yes, Really)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Looking for a party trick to impress your friends? Look no further. In the above video, YouTuber DaveHax demonstrates how to turn water into 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 02.06.2015 | 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.