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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

If you watched The Wine Show this week you might have found yourself craving a bottle of Pinot Noir - the grape made famous by cult film ‘Sideways’, filmed against the stunning backdrop of Santa Barbara. Thanks to Rex Pickett, the original author, and his two unlikely protagonists, Jack and Miles, Pinot Noir became so popular after the film’s 2004 release that sales rose by 16% and tourism in the Santa Ynez valley boomed. You can read about... read more

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by a particularly long wine list, or spent hours in the supermarket staring at shelves and shelves of bottles, we have good news! As we saw in the first episode of the new season of The Wine Show this week, finding your wine preferences can be as simple as looking at the drinks you already know and love. Coffee, for instance, can tell you a lot about the styles of wine you might... read more

Charismatic Zinfandel: our wine grape of the week We’re sure you’ve knocked back and enjoyed a few glasses of this bold, full-bodied wine made from black-skinned grapes grown in over 10 percent of California's vineyards, but do you know the details that will help earn you the title of Zin-pro? Zinfandel is a truly versatile grape and can be used in the production of dry reds, dry-style rosés, blush wines (known as White... read more

Consumers' love for wine has not deteriorated even after so many years. Despite the fact that recent wine consumption figures have not picked up considerably, it certainly provides enough encouragement for wine entities to stay in the business. In 2012 wine consumption was 244 million hectoliters collectively, and the figures have remained nearly steady all these years. Apparently, quite a few European nations known as major wine producers have cut down on the harvest lately to be in sync with wine demand. ... read more