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As you plan the festivities for the big day, don’t forget to pick up the perfect wines to pair with all that delicious Easter food… The main event: which wines pair best with roast lamb? You’ve got the menu covered, but how about the wine list? Keep your guests happy with a wine pairing that will stand up to the big, meaty flavours of a traditional roast lamb. Earthy red wines that aren’t... 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

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

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

If it’s romance you’re looking for, there’s no better way to show your love than to give your sweetheart the gift of an unforgettable trip to an incredible destination. There’s nothing quite so romantic as sharing a glass of wine while enjoying a tropical sunset, or discovering a local wine bar, tucked away in the back streets of a gorgeous Italian city.If you’re planning a trip with your special... read more

We’ve all been there - you’re about to enjoy a lovely, cleansing sauna but you’re just not quite sure whether to hang on to your bikini, or bare all and take the plunge in your birthday suit. If you’re a Brit however, chances are that the thought of public nudity of any kind literally horrifies you. Frankly you’d probably prefer it we could all go into the sauna fully clothed,... 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

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

Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain, is well known for its vibrant cities, sandy beaches and relaxed, mediterranean way of life. From fresh Paella on the beach in Costa Brava to the distinctive ‘pinchos’ tapas dishes served on the Carrer de Blai in Barcelona, the cuisine is varied and flavoursome. Drawing inspiration from ingredients found in abundance along the Mediterranean coast, aubergine, garlic, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables feature heavily alongside many types of fish like tuna, anchovies... read more