Why you’d be smart to spend twice as much per bottle

Mark Price, the former MD of Waitrose recently stated that £10 a bottle is the “sweet spot” where you get the best value for the lowest price. Because many of the cost...

Aerating wine

I have always loved decanting wines, there...

Wine Terms explained part 2

There are many processes and terms in wine that cause great confusion to the general public. Wine stories and facts go through a process of Chinese whispers and this...

Wine & Music

Every so often, at one of our wine tastings, someone will educate us on an interesting little wine fact that we didn't know. However there is one of these facts that...

Top 5 food and wine myths: Debunked

Only white wine with fish This is probably the most common food and wine matching myth we hear and to be fair, it is grounded on a solid principle. Tannic red wines and...

Aromas in Wine: How can Sommeliers smell so much in a wine?

This is rather naughty, but when I was working as a Sommelier and attended tastings with other wine professionals, we’d say deliberately weird tastings notes and see if...

Understanding key wine terms

Acidity: Is what gives wines their freshness. Most noticeable detected on the sides of your tongue as a tingling sensation. Alcohol: at low levels, wine will appear...

How to be a healthy Winelover – part 2

Can you be a wine lover and still live a healthy lifestyle? With absolutely no intention of depriving myself of good food and wine. I've been finding out if it's...

How to be a healthy Wine lover – part 1

This is my Dichotomy - I want to be healthier but I love food and wine. This has always been the case and to be honest, I'm ok with it. Although I am happy to eat...

Sweet Wine Explained

How to avoid a Sticky situation with your desserts. At various wine tasting events we host throughout Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties, we are asked all sorts...

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