Most Expensive Wine From Bordeaux

The World’s Most Expensive Wine Sale Have you ever asked yourself, what’s the most expensive bottle of wine in the world? Technically the 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet fetched $500,000 at a wine auction in 2000. However many people suggest that number should be reduced considering it was for charity, and as a result the price became inflated. Spending £20 on

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Mothers Day Surprise: Rack of Lamb!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re struggling for a little inspiration, it’s VW to the rescue. Now, this is a tasty little something, and honestly…it sounds pretty damn good too. “Rack of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes, asparagus puree and herby roast veg” – It’s impossible to not be impressed. Promise this for dinner and the brownie

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you haven’t sorted a present for the old dear yet, don’t panic! You’ve still got time. However a tip for the wise, it may not be a good idea to call her an old dear to her face, or you may end up wearing your dinner. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to

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A is for Amarone

I am attempting to compile an eclectic wine alphabet, with each letter focusing on everything from a grape variety, to a region, or perhaps a winemaking practice or winery. Where appropriate, I will be cooking a dish that the wine in question can accompany. This also ties in nicely with our #drinkbetter campaign, where we are putting a spotlight on

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Why is Pinot Grigio So Popular?

  Pinot Grigio (or Pinot Gris) is one of the most popular grapes in the world. It’s certainly one of the most popular varieties in our range, constantly giving Sauvignon Blanc a run for its money. What makes it so special? Why do countless people turn to it as their grape of choice? Renowned wine writer Oz Clarke once said

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What Food To Pair With Pinot Grigio

Pairing Pinot Grigio with food can be quite simple. There’s nothing quite like kicking back on a hot summers day with an ice cold glass and the perfect meal. You may be stuck in the heart of a bustling city, but this little number can transport you to the vineyards of Veneto. What does Pinot Grigio taste like? Pinot Grigio

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The Wine Amusement Park

Wine can be amusing, and it can also be drunk in a park (well some parks), but I never thought we’d be sitting here talking about a wine amusement park. However that’s the world we live in, and I’m happy to be part of it. You won’t find roller-coasters with vertical drops, or 90mph takeoffs…just think of the spillage. However

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Wine-Infused Coffee Launches In California

Two of the worlds most popular beverages have joined forces to create a super drink. No longer will you need to battle with the conundrum…coffee or wine? Now you can enjoy a non-alcohol red wine infused coffee that is the best of both worlds. Napa Valley cafe owner Rick Molinari has developed this recipe over two years, and the passion

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Perez Cruz – The Foothills Of The Andes

More Than A Decade If you’re a Virgin Wines customer, there is a chance you already know everything there is to know about Perez Cruz. It’s a winery that we’re very fond of and we’re not shy about singing their praises at every opportunity. Over the last decade we have built a close relationship with German Lyon and the rest

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Finca Manzanos – Heart Of Spain

If you’ve ever attended our live event in London, it’s likely you’ve met the guys from Manzanos. It’s even more likely that you know what a wine headache feels like! We’ve been working with Manzanos for nearly a decade and they continue to surprise and delight us at every turn. Manzanos is a family run business, and is currently led

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