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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

There are several times of the year that instantly mean chocolate to us: Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day and obviously, Easter! But doesn’t chocolate kill wine, you may ask? Wine educator Jennifer Franich gives us her top tips for matching wine with chocolate... There are few things in the world as enjoyable as a good glass of wine, and chocolate is one of them, so imagine if we could expertly match your glass of wine with your... read more

A London Winery Take a left out of Bethnal Green Tube Station, walk under the railway bridge, make a sharp left down a narrow alleyway, scoot past a furniture store, and you’ll find yourself face to face with the new kid on the London wine scene. Renegade Urban Winery - the brainchild of owner Warwick Smith - is already making waves with its unique approach to the production and enjoyment of wine, and has been wildly popular with... read more

It’s English Tourism Week this week, and as there’s nothing we like more than a glass of English wine in a sunny vineyard (or just a vineyard, this is England after all…), we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate some of our favourite UK spots. If you’re a wine lover looking for a weekend escape, here’s everything you need to plan the perfect trip... The Black Swan Somewhere... 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

If you caught The Wine Show on Friday night, you were probably quite jealous to see Matt and James heading off to beautiful Cotignac in search of the perfect wine for the first course of a Provencal feast. We know we were! But wait, there’s good news: we’ve managed to snag the recipe for legendary chef Stéphane Raynaud’s enticing amuse bouche, and now you too can get involved in the action. Each... 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

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

Spotlight on Clos Figueras An introduction to the region In the 1980s, a group of wine enthusiasts led by René Barbier and Alvaro Palacios recognised the potential for producing world class wines in the Priorat - a wine region within Catalonia. They began to make their own wine in an abandoned chicken farm outside the village of Gratallops, eventually catching the attention of the international wine press and putting Priorat back on the map as one of the great... read more