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If wine is made from grapes, why aren’t all wines vegan? We asked our vegan wine expert Sumita Sarma to answer this very good question... Veganism has made a huge shift from being a mere fad amongst the few cult rebel counter-cultures of the 1980s to becoming a daily lifestyle for many of us regular citizens. Choosing a meat free alternative diet is a conscious decision for a growing number of millennials and other health-conscious people in today... read more

A truffle and Dom Pérignon dinner. What could be more hedonistic? Our friend, chef Sven-Hanson Britt, gives us a chef's eye view of a very special location and dinner... Coworth Park, Dorchester collection’s country house hotel in Ascot, is somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit, and never had the chance. So, when chef Adam Smith uploaded his truffle en croute preparations to Instagram and showed the world what he was preparing for their collaborative... read more

Is red wine good for your heart?Just in case you needed another reason to drink red wine, there have been countless studies over the last decade suggesting that just one glass per day could help to prevent blood clots, lower cholesterol and dramatically improve the health of your heart. Sadly, there are many who doubt these claims, and it has even been suggested that you would have to drink as many as 60 glasses per day in order to feel... read more

In the glass this week, we've got Mumm 6: a new cuvée which is 'redefining traditional perspectives' on ageing Champagne. Here's the story... Shaking up the Champagne industry, Maison Mumm, one of the world’s largest Champagne producers, launched its exciting new development in mature Champagne this week.‘Mumm 6’ spends six years in the cellars, before being rejuvenated with a special dosage liqueur from wine aged in oak barrels. The result is a rich, mature champagne... read more

It’s a double whammy this week, with International Women’s Day today, shining a light on gender pay gaps and equality and Mother’s Day on Sunday, celebrating the love-fuelled sacrifices multitasking mothers make to ensure the world keeps turning. Being a team made up largely of awesome women at Winerist, and just about all of us mothers to boot, we are raising glass to all you amazing women out there with these little beauties, all... 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 enjoyed Anthony's piece on the best beers for wine drinkers recently, you may have decided to learn more about heavenly hops. Here are the first things you need to know when you want to boost your beer knowledge... Are you a zythophobe or a zythophile? (A zythowhat now?!) A zythophile is someone who likes beer and all things related to it. A zythophobe then, is a beer shunner; someone who gets Beer Fear. Perhaps this is you; you... read more

At Winerist, we love a spa hotel, especially if it's a luxury WINE spa hotel!  We've joined forces with Californian-themed The Vineyard at Stockcross hotel in Berkshire, to give away a luxury stay PLUS tickets to their Californian wine fair.  Second prize is a bottle of the stunning, brand new Peter Michael 'L'Apres Midi' Sauvignon Blanc 2016, worth £63.99 a bottle. We've 2 to give away! Third prize is a prestige wine stopper from Avina Wine Tools. ... read more

You should never judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a wine by its label? We get through quite a bit of wine here at Winerist HQ (it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it…) and there’s nothing we love more than a clever, unexpected or downright cheeky label. We’re sharing a few of our favourites, and we are always on the lookout for more of... read more

On this snowy day in London, planning a spicy, Asian-style meal is just what the doctor ordered. But how do you match wines to spicy dishes full of chilli? Sumi Sarma from give us her tips and recommendations... The Ingredients First things first: the ingredients. Try putting together a delightful meal comprised of off-the beaten track elements such as ginger, kaffir lime leaves, oyster sauce, fish sauce, sriracha sauce and agadashi granules. They are captivating in terms of... read more