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Wine Cocktails – Best of Both Worlds?

Wine Cocktails – Best of Both Worlds?

The idea of using wine or champagne in cocktails isn’t a new one with simple drinks such as the Bucks Fizz and Kir Royale having been around for a long time.  But there is more to the world of wine cocktails than simply adding a pretty colour liqueur to a glass of...
Cooking with Wine – The Basics

Cooking with Wine – The Basics

Today is National Drink Wine Day, a day celebrated with drinking a glass or two of a favourite wine.  But what else can you do with that bottle of wine that you bought on impulse and now decide that you aren’t really that keen on?  Is there more life to it than simply...
Surprising Pairings of Food and Wine

Surprising Pairings of Food and Wine

When people start to talk about pairing food with wine, I must admit to not taking a huge amount of notice.  Sure, I follow the idea of white wine with white meat and red with red but if the bottle happens to recommend something and I’m eating something else, it won’t...
Sauvignon Blanc vs Chardonnay

Sauvignon Blanc vs Chardonnay

So you are standing in the wine aisle staring at the bottles of wine on offer and trying to decide what to take home for the evening’s meal.  Do you go with what you always drink or try something different?  Two of the most common types of wine you are liable to be...