Wine To Pair With Classic Italian Lasagna

Lasagna is steeped in centuries of history. I think there’s still a heavy debate as to whether it was created by the Greeks, us Brits or the Italians. But let’s face it, whoever it was, deserves a medal for their effort! Now, I’m not here to bore you with the origins, or give you yet another recipe. I’m here to

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Ideal Wines For Summer Drinking

I love wine all-year round. If it was socially acceptable I’d have it for breakfast. But the summer, in particular, is my favourite time to enjoy wine. It’s all too easy (and totally fine) to dip into the staples of summer drinking such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. You can also easily end up spending the whole season drinking big

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10 Things You Want To Know About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is an interesting little grape. It might be one of the easiest of the red wine varieties to drink. At the same time it’s one of the most difficult to grow. The fact that it’s so hard to grow leads to a devotion not seen with other red grapes from both winemakers and enthusiasts. In honour of Pinot

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How To Pair Wine With Spicy Food

Spicy food can be a problem for a lot of wine drinkers. We get a fairly regular supply of wine/food matching questions, one of the most common being: “How do I pair wine with spicy food?” It’s common to reach for the ice cold refreshing beer when tucking into a spicy curry, but we’re here to tell you wine lovers

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A Quick Introduction To Picpoul

Recently I was speaking to a colleague of mine, and during the conversation we both agreed that our favourite variety of white wine was Picpoul de Pinet. A delicious refreshing variety from the Languedoc region in the south of France. Made exclusively from Picpoul Blanc, it’s a wine with tremendous character that doesn’t get nearly enough credit among wine drinkers

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Partnering Your Wine With A Good Film

One of the great pleasures in life, settling down after a long hard day at work with a good bottle of wine and a cracking film. This naturally got us thinking about the films we watch and if a certain film can partner a certain variety of wine and vice versa. With us being scientifically challenged, we just tried to

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Introducing Free Next Day Delivery For WineBank

“Our WineBank scheme is already the best way wine enthusiasts can purchase wine in the UK but we are always trying to improve everything we do and free next day delivery with no strings attached is the one thing our customers tell us they want most. Our WineBank customers are incredibly loyal so this allows us to implement this benefit without affecting prices or

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How To Match Wine & Cheese

Wine and cheese go together like chalk and…Well cheese. There is nothing quite like sitting down with a group of friends to enjoy two of the finest products to ever grace the dinner table. However which wines do you match with which cheeses? With such variety for both, selecting the right combinations can be an absolute minefield. As with normal

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Winemaking – More Art Than Science

Winemaking is often considered more art than science but the only piece of the puzzle that is visual comes in the form of the label. There have been numerous label commissions over the years, most famous being the labels of Chateau Mouton Rothschild where a new artist paints the label each vintage. Some of the finest artist’s to grace the

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5 Grape Varieties To Try

Variety is the spice of life, or at least that’s what we’re told. At Virgin Wines, we firmly believe that experimenting is the key to unlocking your senses to a world of flavour and excitement, which is why we work hard to find the wines we know you’ll love. Whether that’s hopping over the fence from a top producer to

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