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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

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

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

Gone are the days of waiting for a really special occasion to pop the cork on your favourite bottles of wine, or hoping and praying that the wine you’ve been saving is perfectly aged! With the Coravin system you can now taste any bottle of wine, without getting out your corkscrew. The best feature of this handy little gadget is that you can easily pour a single glass of wine without having to pull the cork on a... read more

This week has been an exciting time in showbiz, with the BAFTAs, BRITs and London Fashion Week  brightening up our television screens with some incredible red carpet looks. Now, we’re no fashion experts, but if there’s one thing we do understand about glitz and glamour, its Champagne! You just can’t have a successful awards ceremony without plenty of bubbles on hand to toast the winners. So, here’s how we deciphered some... 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

You know about Bordeaux, Champagne and the Napa Valley - 2018 is the year to step off the beaten track and discover some unlikely wine destinations producing the world’s most exciting new wines… what are you waiting for? United Kingdom Although it doesn’t get as much attention as its European cousins, the UK is quickly becoming one of the world’s most exciting wine destinations. While Sparkling Wine is at the forefront of British wine... read more