Peach? Tobacco!? How can wine have so many different flavours?

Peach? Tobacco!? How can wine have so many different flavours?

If they’re not added or somehow directly influencing the wine, how does grape juice end up inheriting flavours and tones of so many different things?

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Cheat’s Guide to Matching Food and Wines

Cheat’s Guide to Matching Food and Wines

Feeling overwhelmed? With hundreds of types of wines and almost infinite types and flavours of food, it's no wonder! Check out our guide to make your sipping life a little easier.

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When it's cold outside... warm up your wine!

When it's cold outside... warm up your wine!

Have you ever wanted to know more about mulled wine? It's the time of year to get into it, and all the different types of ways you can enjoy a hot glass with friends (not that we need a reason...).

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#Mandown: What makes a wine taste bad?

#Mandown: What makes a wine taste bad?

What makes a wine go bad? We give you some of the common terms to keep an ear out for, and explain the typical problems with wines not quite at their prime.

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A guide to reading (and understanding!) wine labels

A guide to reading (and understanding!) wine labels

If you’re standing in a wine shop looking to choose a drop, what do you look for, and how do you tell what type of wine it really is?

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Perfect food-wine pairings: a foolproof guide

Perfect food-wine pairings: a foolproof guide

A perfect pairing is when the food and wine work together to create something new when tasted together. Good pairings are common and well-known, but perfect pairings are actually quite rare...

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Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day!

Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day!

There really is no better reason to celebrate what we’re the best in the world at doing: producing one of the tastiest, most loved white wines.

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What’s a ‘winter wine’?

What’s a ‘winter wine’?

We're now counting down the weeks until winter officially starts... have you got seasonally appropriate wines on hand? This is what makes a winter wine - and why.

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Something fishy: the wines to pair with salmon

Something fishy: the wines to pair with salmon

A guide to which types of wine to pair with salmon - however this depends on how your fish is prepared: what flavours, dressings or sauces are used in the dish.

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Wine experts, sommeliers and masters - oh my!

Wine experts, sommeliers and masters - oh my!

What do these titles really mean? What can these people do, and would it be worth getting a qualification in wine...?

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Wine fountains… and where to find them!

Wine fountains… and where to find them!

There are legitimate places in the world where you can grab a wine glass (or water bottle, if you’re desperate!) and fill it up - just as you would with a water fountain. 

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Mysterious musical wines: the grapes that like Mozart

Mysterious musical wines: the grapes that like Mozart

Believe it or not, there are people from different vineyards around the world, who play music to improve their grapes. We like the sound of that!

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