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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

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

When she’s not touring the world, writing music or topping the charts with her quirky hits, Stefani Germanotta, known to her fans as ‘Lady Gaga’, likes to enjoy a glass of red wine. Celebrities, they’re just like us! Drinking wine and cooking with friends is reportedly one of Gaga’s favourite ways to unwind, but her passion for wine may be about to turn into a serious business for the ‘Poker Face... read more

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