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We may not have flying cars, hoverboards or any of the other weird and wonderful gadgets that ‘Back to the Future’ predicted we’d have by now, but we do have something which, in our opinion, is considerably better. That’s right, the future has arrived, and it’s arrived in the form of Wine on Demand. You can now choose from a huge variety of high quality wines and have them delivered directly to... read more

December brings with it plenty of opportunities to let your hair down and enjoy the party season, as well as lots of cosy evenings for curling up on the sofa. Whatever the occasion, it’s a great time to enjoy all of your favourite seasonal treats like mince pies or a slice of brandy soaked Christmas pudding. To make sure you get the most out of every indulgent moment, we’ve got the low-down on the best sweet... read more

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year! No one is going to argue that Christmas time doesn’t have a certain charm. Sparkling lights, carols, reindeer knitted jerseys and mince pies all have their place but whether you choose to celebrate it or not, the team at Winerist want to ensure your festive season is more like the closing scene of a Christmas movie than a manic, last minute dash to the shops, wrestling your way to... read more

Harvest season: a time for picking grapes, cultivating the vines and... taking nude photos? Ok, so taking nude pictures amongst the vines isn’t a typical occurrence during the Harvest (that we’re aware of!), but it seems like this is one winery’s approach to the season. Domaine Marcel Lapierre in the heart of Beaujolais (Burgundy) has decided that sex sells, and, to test out this theory, has designed a pin-up calendar for the wine world... read more

Food and Wine Spotlight on… Argentina Argentina has always been a fascinating destination for travellers, and as their wine industry continues to flourish, it is becoming a hot spot for wine-lovers and foodies to enjoy its bold and distinctive flavours. Argentina’s rolling hills and valleys produce the country’s famed Malbec, as well as an increasingly big variety of other grapes, with more vineyards being established each year. An increased international interest in Argentinian wine (we... read more

Recently at Winerist, we’ve been getting into a region that is not nearly as well known as it should be for making outstanding wines: Washington State. Here’s why you need to start paying attention to this classy, modern wine region. In a Nutshell: Although it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of U.S wines, Washington State actually ranks second (just behind California) in the production of premium wine... 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

As autumn days get crisp and cool, November arrives with plenty of events to warm things up for our food and wine lovers. Whether you will spend this amazing month at home or you are planning to travel to your favourite wine region, we want to inspire you with our selection of must-do food and wine events around the world, to make your November a remarkable enogastronomic experience. Do you know Vendages Tardives? Even if harvest is over in almost... read more

Grenache used to be the most planted red grape selection across the world, with substantial contributions from Spain and also the whole of the south of France, until probably being overtaken by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot during the last decade or two. Grenache Noir was discovered in the 1800s but only verified in the early 1900s by a Professor at the University of Stellenbosch. Even though there aren't ample amounts of Grenache Noir planted in South Africa, as a result... read more

What’s happening in the vineyard? The harvest season has started last August in the Northern Hemisphere, but the best is yet to come! October is the last month of this year’s peak harvest time, and it is indisputably the most beautiful period of the year. This season makes its mark on the wine-growing landscape. Vineyards look radiant as they shed the greens of warmer months for colourful yellows, red and burnt oranges of autumn.   How... read more