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A London Winery Take a left out of Bethnal Green Tube Station, walk under the railway bridge, make a sharp left down a narrow alleyway, scoot past a furniture store, and you’ll find yourself face to face with the new kid on the London wine scene. Renegade Urban Winery - the brainchild of owner Warwick Smith - is already making waves with its unique approach to the production and enjoyment of wine, and has been wildly popular with... read more

With just four days to go before Mother’s Day here in the UK, we’ve put together our pick of the very best ways to celebrate the big day with your Mum. Whether you want to treat her to a bit of luxury, enjoy a good catch up over a few glasses of wine, or discover something new together, this weekend is the perfect time to do it! Afternoon Tea at Cutter and Squidge Serving up &lsquo... read more

If you (like us) were inspired by Joe Fattorini’s visit to San Sebastian in this week’s episode of The Wine Show, you can sample some incredible Basque cooking right here in the UK.  Tucked away just behind London’s Marble Arch, Lurra is a Basque restaurant inspired by an ‘unplanned’ day trip the owners once made to the Spanish city of San Sebastian. Stepping into the clean, airy space and being immediately... read more

B.Y.O.C The clever chaps behind ‘Bring Your Own Cocktail’ have cooked up a date night like no other. Bring along your favourite tipple and let the expert mixologists pour you a cocktail perfectly suited to your tastes. The ideal way to shake things up and impress a date, or go along with a bunch of mates, avail yourself of the extensive snack menu, and have yourselves a celebration. B.Y.O.C has bars in... read more

Stepping into East Dulwich’s newest wine bar, Terroirs, on a cold and rainy night in January, it’s a treat to hang up your coat, take a seat by the fireplace (there’s not actually a fire burning, but the fireplace is comforting nonetheless), and settle down with the huge wine list, as if you were curling up in an armchair with a well thumbed copy of your favourite novel. The exposed brick interior, the... read more

The latest episode of The Wine Show transported us to Japan to discover the ancient art of brewing and drinking Sake. If you’d like to try it out for yourself (and can’t swing a weekend trip to Japan), here are six of the best places in London to enjoy this traditional spirit... 1 - Jin Kichi This Hampstead institution has earned itself quite an impressive reputation over the years, so you’ll need to book well... read more

Just a few years ago, wine coming out of a tap was almost certainly bottom-shelf box wine or a mass-produced offering trying to cut costs. Lately, however, there have been rumblings in the wine world about innovative new technologies, environmental benefits and reduced overheads, and before you know it, wine on tap is everywhere from Michelin-starred restaurants to the Tate Modern’s very, er, modern restaurant. So, why wine on tap? Moving away from traditional glass wine bottles towards... read more

Having recently returned from London to my home city of Brisbane, I felt a bit out of touch with where to find a good glass of wine. However, a quick search proved the vast array of wine bars on offer in the river city.  Many of which have won awards for their wine lists and fine dining. On top of that many offer tastings, classes and wine events where you can learn more about your favourite drops. I've narrowed... read more

There is nothing quite like indulging in a delicious meal and an array of cold, tasty drinks while on holiday, and with so many restaurants offering nothing but the best of both, it can be quite hard to choose where you want to wine and dine. To make your decision a little easier, we have put together a list of four of our favourite bars, wine bars and restaurants in Dubai, ensuring that no matter which one you choose to... read more

Infra-red wine  Laithwaite’s Wine launches first ever ‘Tasting in the Dark’ to put wine aficionados’ senses to the ultimate test Wine buffs may think it’s easy to spot a Sauvignon Blanc from a Pinot Grigio, or indeed a white from a rosé, but what happens when they are asked to taste wines deprived of one of their most trusted senses; sight? For the first time ever, Laithwaite’s Wine is... read more