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Our Favourites from the 2016 Laithwaite's LIVE Tasting
On 4th and 5th November, Londoners had a chance to take part in Laithwaite’s Wine Live 2016, one of numerous wine related events organised by this merchant every year. Those lucky enough to be at The Lindley Hall in Westminster could revive their taste buds with over 90 Old and New World wines, bubbly and fortified, plus some spirits and food delicacies. Anyone who has been there would probably agree that the abundance of choice and the presence of huge crowds could make one feel dizzy without a…
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Waitrose Cellar launch their new Champagne Shop
Champagne is always a great way to celebrate and even better if you can buy it online and get it delivered straight to your door! However, most retailers will ask you to buy 6 or 12 bottles to place your order but when you want Champagne, this can get quite expensive and you might not need this amount. Waitrose Cellar have realised this and launched their brand new Champagne Shop. You can order your favourite Champagnes and sparkling wines without having to buy 6 bottles with FREE delivery! They…
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Recipe: Baked Salmon & Risotto with Bordeaux Sauvignon
Wine enthusiast and TV presenter, Phillip Schofield, created this delicious salmon recipe to enjoy with the amazing Roquefortissime Sauvignon from Waitrose Cellar. Plus, discover four other fabulous white wines at the end of this article, to celebrate Easter in style. Chateau Roquefort Roquefortissime Sauvignon | Bordeaux, France, 2014, 12% ABV Now just £13.99 I adore crisp Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire and the really green Sauvignons from New Zealand. Bordeaux Sauvignon is another wonderful…
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10 Tips on How to Save Money with Wines Direct
Our mission is to save you money! So we are busy behind the scenes developing new money saving tools to make it even easier for you to find the best bargains. We already have exclusive wine vouchers as well as search engines which help you find the best wine offers available on the website. You can browse products by price, most discounted, award winners, or best rated by our users to find exactly what you are looking for. Moreover, on our product pages, you can register your email address to…
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Angela Mount Reviews Majestic's Definition Range
Last September, Majestic finally entered the ‘own brand’ arena, with the launch of a small, but in many cases, perfectly formed selection of their own wines, labeled ‘the Definition Range’. There are currently 12 wines in the range, all priced between £7.99 and £13.99 (when purchased as part of any mixed 6 bottles). Early success of this selection, which exceeded all expectations in terms of sales in the first 5 months, would indicate that the range will expand, with a Pouilly-Fume and a…
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A Guide To The Wines Of Bordeaux
Whilst Bordeaux is classified as a single region, in the broadest sense of the appellation, it is an area of great contrasts, both in terms of landscape, microclimates, and especially wine styles. Dominated by the two main rivers, the Gironde and the Garonne, which naturally divide the region, Bordeaux has numerous sub-regions, each of which produces wines of unique character, style and individuality. In very broad terms, the region is divided into Right Bank, Left Bank, and ‘in-between’, the…
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Nederburg, 200 years of South African wine
Nederburg is one of oldest and most historic South African wine producers, with over 200 years of history, and a pedigree, that puts it at the front of quality South African winemaking. It began, and is still housed in the stunning Paarl region of South African, below the Drakenstein mountains, where it continues to build on its long heritage in this area. Nederburg is one of the best known South African wine brands, and produces a wide range of wines that span all main styles, and pricing…
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Easter Competition - Win £150 to Spend at Waitrose Cellar
What's the best food & wine pairing to celebrate Easter? Choose your favourite amongst our four propositions on Facebook for the chance to win £150 voucher to spend as you wish at Waitrose Cellar. Hurry, competition closes midday Monday 4th April 2016. The rules Please do contact us if you have any question and we'll be happy to help! This competition ran from the 23/03/2016 until the 04/04/2016 11:59.
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Angela Mount's Top Wines For Winter Parties
The Big Day is days away; in most households, presents are sorted, the turkey is ordered, along with all the trimmings and the Christmas pudding. However, according to research, wine is left to the last minute, and often results in last minute Christmas Eve dashes to supermarkets and wine merchants. But what to choose? Here are a few ideas to make decision making easier... NB: Angela Mount bases her wine scores on quality of wine linked to value for money. Waitrose consistently deliver across…
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Xmas Competition - Win £150 worth of Wine with Waitrose Cellar
What's your favourite drink to celebrate Christmas? Tell us by sharing a link on facebook to any drink from the Waitrose Cellar fabulous range - they have over 1,000 to choose from! This will automatically add you on our special Xmas list for a chance to win £150 worth of the wine/spirits of your choice from waitrosecellar.com! Hurry, our competition ends at midday on Friday 18th December 2015. How to enter the competition? Please do contact us if you have any question and we'll be happy to…
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Discovering English Wine With Jim Gore, DipWSET
by Jim Gore, DipWSET As most English winemaking is still a new industry and we basically keep most of it ourselves, we don’t yet cover English wine on WSET courses, but with the strides in quality being made by our contingent of passionate, dynamic winemakers, I am looking forward to watching the world find out more about English wines. There’s never been a more exciting time to be involved in English wine. In the UK our tastes are changing; more and more we are paying close attention to what is…
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Competition: Win A Case Of Wine Worth Over £270 With FromVineyardsDirect
To celebrate our brand new partnership, FromVineyardsDirect is offering you a chance to win a case of the delicious Chateau Citran 2005 from Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, worth £275.40! To enter, just fill in the form below to sign up to their newsletter. The winner will be drawn at random amongst the participants. Hurry, competition ends on Monday 30th November 2015! eRobertParker.com #219 June 2015 This competition ran from the 30/10/2015 until the 30/11/2015 23:59.
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