Pairing

Wine pairing: What goes well with fish cakes?

You’re buying wine for dinner tonight and you ask yourself, “What goes well with fish cakes?” Don’t worry. Whether it’s hot Thai fish cakes or plain old cod cakes, we’ve got you covered. Food and wine pairing is part art and part science. What goes well with fish cakes for you may not be a great match to somebody else. We’ve all got our own preferences and tastes, and that extends to how we pair our wine and food. Some people swear by tried-and-tested traditions, others prefer to experiment and try new things. Whatever your approach, it is clear that serving wine and food together can change how we perceive either or both. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
How to

How to buy good wedding wine on a budget!

Worried about your wedding wine? Buying wine for a wedding can feel like a tough job, particularly when you’re on a budget. Planning your wedding is a lot of work, and it’s an expensive business, too. The good news is that buying wedding wine doesn’t need to be a nightmare. With a little bit of guidance and some idea of what you want, it’s really nothing to worry about. We’ve got together a simple guide to buy the best wedding wine without spending a fortune. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Gins

Why you’ve got to try Xoriguer gin

If haven’t yet discovered Xoriguer gin, you might want to start paying attention right about now. Gin is booming in popularity these days, with a new brand of craft or artisanal gin launching seemingly every week. Unsurprisingly, it can be difficult to follow all this gin activity, and it can be hard to know where to find quality gin at a good price. That’s where Xoriguer gin comes in! (more…)

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Wineries

3 things you didn’t know about Wolf Blass

Let’s talk about Wolf Blass. Walk into virtually any supermarket in the world, and you’ll find at least a couple of bottles of Wolf Blass wine. Chances are, you’ve had a bottle at one time or another. Maybe you got it as a gift, or maybe you bought it for somebody else. Yellow Label, Red Label, whatever the colour, Wolf Blass seems like a safe, reliable bet. Look at all those medals on virtually every bottle, for crying out loud! This ubiquitous brand is seemingly everywhere, but what do you really know about it? And is the wine any good? (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Red Wines

Is this the best Marqués de Riscal wine ever?

Marqués de Riscal wine is one of Spanish wine’s best-known exports. One of the oldest wineries in Rioja, its history dates back to 1858. Since then, the bodega has gone from strength to strength, developing into a world class wine tourism destination, complete with its own designer hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant. Alongside Muga, Faustino and Marqués de Caceres, Marqués de Riscal has done a lot for the reputation of Rioja wine worldwide. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
How to

Ever wonder how a wine corker machine works?

Making wine sounds easy. Grow a few grapes, convert their sugar into alcohol and away you go. All natural. Straightforward. Winemaking is a lot more than that, though, and these days wineries can look more like factories or laboratories given all the machinery on-site. From the wine corker to the optical sorter, there’s a whole industry that provides much-needed technology to wineries. All of a sudden, things sound a little more complicated. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Gins

What the bloody hell is Six O’Clock Gin?

Have you heard of Six O’Clock Gin yet? Gin is one of the world’s trendiest spirits these days, and English gin is particularly in fashion. Some of the best gins are handcrafted by small, artisanal companies, which are often family-run affairs. This is the case with Six O’Clock Gin, produced by British family company Bramley & Gage. If you haven’t tried this stuff already, you’re gonna want to start paying attention! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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