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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

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

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

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

As sake continues to enjoy the spotlight as one of the hottest new drinking trends, Winerist travels to Peckham to meet the husband and wife team behind Kanpai, the UK’s first and only sake brewery. An industrial park in Peckham probably isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a sake brewery, but there it is, tucked inside a communal warehouse space, Kanpai is the UK’s very first sake brewery. The brainchild... 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 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

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by a particularly long wine list, or spent hours in the supermarket staring at shelves and shelves of bottles, we have good news! As we saw in the first episode of the new season of The Wine Show this week, finding your wine preferences can be as simple as looking at the drinks you already know and love. Coffee, for instance, can tell you a lot about the styles of wine you might... read more