Category: Ideas & Inspiration

New Year, New You? #DrinkBetter

By the time Sunday rolls around, statistically 27.4% of all New Year resolutions would have already failed. 41% of New Year resolutions fail before the first month is out, and less than 50% are still in effect after 6 months. One of the most popular New Year resolutions is cutting down on your alcohol consumption and living a healthier lifestyle. From

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Partnering Malbec With A Delicious Duck Recipe

Duck with red cabbage puree and chestnut mash As the nights have very much drawn in now and there’s a nip in the air I wanted to put something together that would be winter on a plate. The mash bringing me back to when I used to go chestnut picking with my grandfather and the red cabbage puree reminding me

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How To Make Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious. One of the most popular questions we get asked in December is “How do you make mulled wine?”. We’re just a couple of weeks away from Christmas now, so we thought it would be the perfect time to pop up a quick recipe. When we say quick, we really mean

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Virgin Experience Days Christmas Gift Guide

Note: This is a guest blog by our friends over at Virgin Experience Days Christmas is a time for giving, and it seems every year there’s more people to buy for than ever before. New friends, colleagues, family partners and more, but it’s important to remember those close to us who have always been there, and who (after several years

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Celebrating Thanksgiving

We love a good reason to celebrate, and no celebration is complete without a bottle of wine…or two. Thanksgiving will be celebrated on November 24th this year, and although we as a nation don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, our friends in the USA and Canada will be tucking into some turkey and pumpkin pie, so I think we need to recommend some

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International Coffee day

So it’s over to me to cover another ‘International Day’. On the saturated calendar of “days”, sandwiched in between “International paint your armpits orange day” and “Coat a neighbour’s fence in rhubarb day” there lies International Coffee day. How many “days” are there in a year now? It was the morning after “Help a duck find a Volvo day”, so

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Potts & Pans: #1 – A Food Fest Feast

I love late September; it’s a great time of the year. The days are beginning to draw in, the leaves begin turning brown, and the thought of kicking back in front of an open fire with a large glass of something red fills me with major excitement! It’s also a brilliant time of year for food. The shellfish season makes

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Mercado Chileno

Mercado Chileno – 13th September 2016 Wines of Chile Annual Trade Tasting and Consumer Event On the 13th September, seven wine tasting enthusiasts from Virgin Wines took the train from warm sunny Norwich, to the even warmer, oppressively humid, London for a well anticipated Trade Tasting. This tasting was held by Wines of Chile close to the trendy Spitalfields Market

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Finding The Perfect Gift

Finding gifts that our friends and family are certain to enjoy is quite a tough ask these days, isn’t it? In an age of tech, gadgets, and delivery-by-drones, it can be hard work unearthing a winning gift. Something which will genuinely be appreciated and enjoyed without lots of hassle. And as much as I love receiving another new pair of

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Wine Pairing: Taken To The Extreme

Pairing wine with Kangaroo, Crocodile and Barramundi! Seriously? We all love the typical regional food and wine matches when we go abroad, for me it’s a big part of the holiday. When I travel I love to try new / different foods. So simply because I tried to pair wine with Kangaroo, Crocodile and Barramundi when I was I travelling

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