Sparkling Wine

The natural wine movement has been around for more than a few years now; Natural and/or Sans Soufre (made without the addition of Sulphur Dioxide)

Produced by M&S winemaker Jeneve Williams and local expert Scipione Giuliani in northern Italian regions of Oltrepò Pavese and Veneto. A delicously light & refreshing

  I was in England earlier this year and managed to pay my first visit to a local vineyard.  Chapel Down in Tenterden, Kent is

My thoughts before a recent trip to Geneva: cold weather, dull and expensive wines made from weird grape varieties. I stayed with a friend and

One of the three traditional and indigenous grape varieties used in the making of Cava sparkling wine bringing strength and body to the blend. Cava

From Matching Food and Wine by Michel Roux Jr Serves 6 Ingredients: 18 (350gms) tiger prawns 6 tbsp vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves 2 tsp

I have used this very wine-friendly recipe on many occasions and it never fails to delight everyone.  The classic combination of Pear & Almond matches

It is the name given to the 3 litre bottle size for Champagne (4 x the normal 75cl bottle). The French like to get us

Who would have predicted that good old England would be producing some award-winning sparkling wines and really very decent still wines? I knew the industry

I’m talking specifically about the Traditional Method for making Champagne.  The “dosage” describes one of the final steps in the process.  It is the addition

I’m guessing the majority of you feel Italian wine labels offer very little indication as to the usually delicious liquids residing inside the bottle. Some

This month’s newsletter had to be all about Valentines didn’t it really?  A lovely Valentine Cake Recipe and lots of ideas about red wine and

What to drink at the “Feast of St Valentine” Apparently as early as the 15th Century lovers expressed their love for each other by offering

Chocolate Raspberry Heart From Feast by Nigella Lawson Serves 8 – 10 Ingredients: FOR THE CAKE: 150ml milk 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp real vanilla

Pear & Almond Cake with Almond Crunch Topping (Delicious Magazine Published Jan 2008 ) Serves 8 Ingredients: 175g softened butter 150g caster sugar 1tsp vanilla