- Published: 19 February 2016 19 February 2016
Can I offer you a protective layer of something mouth-pleasingly delightful to take your mind of this, the tail end of winter?
These wines from Rioja combine the core components of quality: complexity of flavour, value for money and colossal scope for pleasure.
- Published: 21 November 2015 21 November 2015
We dropped in on Covent Garden's no.1 French Brasserie & Restaurant, Le Garrick, to enjoy a few glasses of this fruity vintage.
If you're in the area and want to taste a little bit of France, make your way to Garrick Street and look out for the French flag!
- Published: 18 November 2015 18 November 2015
A quick taste of Secret Sommelier's interview with Nick Faldo - REGISTER via social media to stay up to date with our latest videos.
Faldo's selection includes Chablis, Loire sauvignon, Rioja Alavesa, Valpolicella Ripasso, Chateauneuf du Pape & a Barolo..
- Published: 16 November 2015 16 November 2015
- Published: 02 November 2015 02 November 2015
Winemaker from famed Chateau Des Jacques, in Moulin á Vent, explains how he differentiates wine made from gamay grapes from pinot noir.
Guillaume also gives us 3 characteristics of gamay that we can all meditate over whilst enjoying our next glass.
- Published: 29 October 2015 29 October 2015
“I love Sashimi but I don’t go to try to replace the saki with Cornas Les Ruchets. Maybe a nice rosé, maybe a viognier… not at all the Cornas Ruchets!”
Do reds go with fish? What’s a the perfect Rhone wine to go with guinea fowl?
- Published: 28 October 2015 28 October 2015
- Published: 26 September 2015 26 September 2015
- Published: 23 September 2015 23 September 2015
Meet Liam O’Dwyer, a young winemaker from Barossa Valley in Australia, traveling through Burgundy soaking up wine and adventure along the way.
We caught up with Liam at Domaine Dublére, located in Savigny La Beaune on the famous Cote D’Or. Here he tells us about his “project” wine: The Chester!
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An aperitif by the coliseum
As COVID-19 conspires with the grimmest of winds and rain to force a societal retreat behind our own front doors, the word ennui springs to mind. The muddle of displeasure is pierced when Natalia hands me a large bulbous glass of a liquid I do not recognise.
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Soave: volcanic wines with elegance and longevity
Sitting inside the ancient castle walls inside the town of Soave, a short drive from Verona in northern Italy, the unique slightly almond aroma of the indigenous grape, Garganega, rises gently from my glass. The castle sprawls up the side of an extinct volcano that gives the region its variant soil structures that mark out the better quality of Soave wines.
An American In Paris; Tanisha Townsend (@GirlMeetsGlass) discusses podcasts, Paris wine bars, & what she's drinking at the moment
Tanisha Townsend decided to move to Paris 4 years ago after regularly passing through the city en route to the world’s most famous vineyards. In fact, it was about 2 years ago at the Printemps de Champagne Bouzy Rouge tasting in Reims that I saw (who we shall now refer to as) GirlMeetsGlass chirpily speaking to her web followers on Snapchat.
Wine tasting in Galicia: The pilgrims search for Albarino
The cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of Saint James, rises out of the landscape, infested with antiquity. The rambling steep streets give way to shafts of dramatic light, emblazoned chapels, and tightly packed tapas bars, dusty, as old novels pressed together in antiquarian bookshops.