WOW. The much anticipated Halloween Special II (as it is our second one) with famous crime fiction novelist Peter James as our special guest. Expand the player, lean back and enjoy, but don’t get too cozy; you might put that Gewurztraminer down the wrong pipe! OOOOOOAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
Yaarrr! The 19th September be Talk Like a Pirate Day so it was good fortune that blew Toby Cutlass our way with his booty of rums. I got into the spirit by dressing up as Katy Perry and we met at The St James Tavern – an institution in the world of rum as they [...]
The New World is expanding. A wine from China picked up a sizeable gong at the International Wine Awards last week, and Indian wines have hit the UK high street. We had an Indian wine in the shop last year and it was pretty undrinkable so we were intrigued when Waitrose became the first of [...]
I have unearthed a fantastic modern Rioja, and its under £10. La Vendimia comes from master winemaker Alvaro Palacios who sells bottles for up to £400 so this is a great way to get your hands on some classy wine at a realistic price. So pleased am I with this Rioja that I made it [...]
Over in Espanol, we got time to sit down with Raul Bobet, the man with the plan behind Castel D’Encus. Raul is a bit of legend in Spanish winemaking as he is a powerful force behind Torres wines. They are a recognisable brand the world over, but one I admire. Yes they produce consistent wines, [...]
We often speak about growing wine tourism in the UK (Sussex especially) and Lord knows the Californians can teach us a thing or two. Portugal is a great place to vineyard visit and Spain is beautiful too. Cameraman and I found ourselves up in North East Spain at Castell D’Encus – a vineyard designed and [...]
Its summer time. The kids have broken up. Its pissing with rain. Time to book a cheap flight somewhere and chances are Stelios will be part of your search. The flight is £30 but Cameraman once famously worked up a £78 bill on a delayed flight back from Mykonos on Pringles, London Pride and Bacon [...]
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Shopkeeper: Can I help you sir, are you buying or just curious? Man: I suppose I’m buy-curious. And so begins our recommendations for wines to drink over the course of the Gay Pride festival. The innuendo comes thick and heavy, not least from your own suggestions for drinks for famous gay celebrities. The wines include [...]
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So yes, the second part of two about wine labels. Hopefully instructive. Better than that, maybe entertaining… With www.apecreative.com Send us your suggestions for a label for an English wine!
How often do you pick up a wine based on it having a nice label? How often do you put a good wine back because you don’t like its label? Don’t lie. We’re all a bit shallow and marketeers know it. The fact is some decent English wine has come under fire because the labels [...]