Fortified Wines

How Do You Find a Dark Sherry at a Reasonable Price

Price is one of the reasons you have to sip sherry. Not wanting to be hospitalised is another, but we would all finish our bottles faster if we knew we could inexpensively pick up another good batch. It’s even worse with dark sherry, which are usually more expensive. But help is at hand, as our guide tells you what to look for, and where to look for a dark sherry at a reasonable price. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Red Wines

Why El Coto Rosé is the perfect summer wine

El Coto de Rioja is one of the world's favourite Spanish wine brands. From a base in the Rioja Alta region, El Coto produces an astonishing amount of wine, most of it red. If you're looking for a good value Rioja, El Coto will usually fit the bill. They also make the overperforming Coto de Imaz Rioja. We're not interested in red wine right now, though. Summer's in the air, and it's time to pick out a go-to wine for long hot days, BBQs and dining al fresco... Say hello to El Coto Rosé! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Gins

Why you’ve got to try Gin Mare…and how!

Spanish gin doesn't get much better than Gin Mare. For those that want what they drink to express a sense of place, Gin Mare is perfect. This is a Mediterranean spirit that tastes Mediterranean. It's full of character, flavour, and a whole host of unusual and distinctive gin botanicals. If you haven't already discovered this gem of a gin, you're in the right place. If you're already a fan, stick with us for some Gin Mare cocktail recipes. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Fortified Wines

All about Sherry cask whisky

Have you ever tasted a Sherry cask whisky? It is not always easy to find, but it's worth seeking out. It's becoming more and more popular in Scotland and Ireland, as well as further afield. Ageing whisky in wine barrels or other wooden vessels is just one of the techniques used by the world's top distilleries. Wineries in Bordeaux, California and elsewhere routinely sell their used barrels to be used in whisky production, and whisky producers love the new flavours and complexity that the vessels can bring. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Did you know

3 great white wine brands (that won’t cost you a fortune)

How many white wine brands can you think of? Familiar and recognisable brands provide reassurance for people buying wine, but the notion of wine brands can sometimes upset wine purists (read: snobs). We're going to talk a little bit about why you don't hear more about white wine brands, and then pick out three of the best brands that a) you're sure to love, b) won't cost you a fortune and c) prove the value of branding in wine. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Red Wines

What makes Pingus wine so great?

Have you ever tasted a Pingus wine? Dominio de Pingus, to give it its proper title, is one of the finest wine producers in Spain. From its tiny vineyard in the Ribera del Duero region, it routinely produces some of the best red wine in the world. For all its prestige and fame, however, few wine lovers ever get the opportunity to taste a Pingus wine. Fundamentally, this comes down to two (related) points: It's rare and it's expensive. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Sparkling Wines

Is the Ruinart Champagne price fair?

For lovers of Ruinart Champagne, price is not that important a factor. Champagne is not cheap, of course, and especially so for quality Champagne. There are cheaper sparkling wines out there, for sure. You'll get a decent Cava, Prosecco or Franciacorta for a fraction of the price or Ruinart or any other top Champagne. But when people buy Ruinart, they are buying Ruinart. It is an established, luxury Champagne label, and its price reflects that. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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