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ciu ciu passerina

Review of Ciu Ciu Brut Passerina Alta Marea

Like a jilted lover, the aggressive sour and bitterness of Ciù Ciù was much like being hit in the face with a Granny Smith apple… hard… repeatedly. The flavour of this sparkling passerina when first opened was too much for ...

london wine fair

The Wine Trade Reopens with a Virtual London Wine Fair

Undaunted by the move from physical events where winemakers can simply pour prospects a small sample of their wines, chatting to trade buyers and journalists alike, London Wine Fair has innovated a way to bring the wine fair to buyers ...

Chilean Wines Reasserting their Terroir and New Winemaking Expertise

Chilean Wines Reasserting their Terroir and New Winemaking Expertise

As part of "How to Fake Being a Wine Expert" I said that every different area has different outstanding years. For example, in my home province of Ontario the 2012 wines are exceptional and some of the reds from that ...

Costa Daurada - Enjoy Fresh Seafood, Fine Wine and Local Produce in This Foodie Paradise

Costa Daurada – Enjoy Fresh Seafood, Fine Wine and Local Produce in This Foodie Paradise

While initial thoughts of the Costa Daurada might be its long sandy beaches and blue waters, it's also a fantastic destination for food lovers to indulge themselves thanks to its temperate climate, rich soil and coastal location. As well as delicious ...

stellenbosch foodie paradise

Fun Food and Wine Pairings in #visitStellenbosch Gain Foodie Attentions

Foodies the world over are taking notice of the exceptional food and wine pairings offered across the Stellenbosch winelands in South Africa. From pairing sparkling wines with sweet treats, to matching delectable red wine with salts from all over the ...

The Ultimate Experience for Wine Lovers: A 15 Day Extravaganza Tasting 78 Wines!

The Ultimate Experience for Rich Wine Lovers: A 15 Day Extravaganza Tasting 78 Wines

Let's get real - this is not a cheap adventure but wow does it ever sound epic. If I could afford it I would most certainly be buying my ticket RIGHT NOW. Why? Well it is an epic adventure you'd ...

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pork pie and wine

Matching Wine or Beer to Your Picnic this Summer

Picnics and wine or beer - it's probably the most common pairing of a summer afternoon in the park. I'm not the world's biggest picnic fan what with the bugs in your glass of rose gammay or soggy sarnies. The ...

Love Sweet Love – Chocolaty Sweet Treats and Wonderful Wines for Valentine’s Day 2016

It's a day when it is absolutely not worth the risk to take a chance on something you aren't sure of. Whether it is chocolate, wine, sweets or something else, it's a minefield choosing just the right thing for Valentine's ...

irish short ribs

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS WITH RED WINE AND TREACLE

If you're hosting a dinner party, braised Irish beef short ribs with red wine is an ideal choice for your main; a rich, warming dish that's slow cooked to succulent perfection. If you've never had beef short ribs before, you're missing ...

Lily O'Brien's Stem Ginger Batons Paired with Mavrodaphne de Patras

Lily O’Brien’s and Jilly Goolden Create Masterful Wine and Chocolate Pairings

"...and a WOOSH of elderflower straight up your nose" With those words echoing through my mind I remember thinking how silly Killy seemed and yet it was those words which revolutionised the way we talk about wine and really, I ...

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