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Bob Bob Ricard With a ‘Press for Champagne’ button glittering temptingly on every table, it’s no surprise that this place serves more bubbly than any other restaurant in the UK. Relax into a luxurious booth in the decadent dining area, enjoy wonderful Anglo-Russian food and fantastic service, and simply press the button whenever your glass runs dry! Champagne by the glass starts at £13.751 Upper James St, Soho, London, W1F 9DF Champagne + Fromage With a... read more

Spotlight on... Villa Dianella A Rare Find Villa Dianella is a charming Bed and Breakfast nestled in the Tuscan hills just outside the town of Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo di Vinci. The small property is a beautiful 16th Century hunting lodge, surrounded by gardens, vineyards and olive groves. Each of the rooms has been prepared with the greatest care to provide a comfortable, luxurious space for guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. Just a few kilometers from... read more

Stretched along the mountains of central France, right out to the Atlantic, the Loire river winds its way through the fascinating wine region of the Loire Valley. The valley is split into four key sub-regions, the Nantais, nearest the Atlantic, Anjou-Saumur, in the heartland of the Loire, Touraine, 200 km inland, and the Central Vineyards, where the famous wines of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé are made.   The key red grape varieties are ... read more

It’s no secret that South Africa makes some pretty delicious wines and Nederburg is a name long since associated with the quality wines. Recently having been awarded the prestigious inclusion in the ‘Worlds Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list, this Paarl based winery is doing big things in the industry. The wine estate is earning even further kudos from our Winerist team though, as they’re currently doing their part to change lives by mobilizing... read more

South America is renowned for its stunning landscapes from the breathtaking mountains,  the amazon jungle, stunning beaches that sweep the coastline, and truly delicious chocolate! But most people don’t know that Uruguay has been producing exceptional wine in recent years. In particular, Uruguay is becoming recognised around the world for Tannat, it’s signature red wine. Nestled between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is the perfect travel destination for a relaxing getaway. Uruguay is about to become... read more

Sandra lives in Florence, the capital of Tuscany. Her family is from the region of Friuli and, growing up, she loved watching her aunt prepare traditional homemade dishes; On the table, local wine would always accompany the meal. Sandra finished her studies in Florence, where she developed a passion for the wonderful wines of Tuscany. Her background is as a restaurateur, having owned fine dining restaurants in Italy and the U.S. She currently travels and offers wine tastings and... read more

Our Pflaz wine expert is Manuel Bretschi. He is the Head of Education at the German Wine Institute. He was a sommelier at Restaurant Vila Vita Rosenpark, Restaurant Aubergine in Cape Town and a Finalist at the Sommelier Cup 2010/2011. He studied International Wine Business at Geisenheim University. GET TO KNOW MANUEL When did you discover your passion for wine? I found my passion for wine when I began studying Industrial engineering. I was interested in... read more

Our Thrace wine expert is Murat Yankı. Murat is professional tourist guide in English, French, Japanese and Italian. His education on wine is based on AIS School (Italian Sommeliers Association - 3 levels) in Asti-Italy, WSET advanced level London, and certificate of viticulture Pumpton College / Brighton. He does research on the history of wine, and has papers and books published and also teaches about wine in several institutions.  Since 2004 he organize wine tours in different wine regions of Turkey,... read more

Although Barcelona is not a wine region itself, it is surrounded by them. 15 minutes north of the city by train you can find Alella and 30 minutes south lies Penedès. Barcelona is truly a gourmet city, passionate about food and wine. With so many places to go, the choice can seem overwhelming, so we have whittled it down with our guide to the best bars in Barcelona.  Monvinic - Carrer de la Diputació, 249, +34 932 72 61 87 Monovinic was voted... read more

Barcelona is truly a gourmet city, and many renowned chefs from Catalunya and the whole of Spain have a restaurant in the city. Many of the restaurants on our list feature world-class food, but some will set you back around €150 per person. There is a lot more to the gastronomic scene in Barcelona than Michelin starred restaurants so we have shared these with you too! photo: Roca Moo and the Roca Bar - Carrer del... read more